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December 2013


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(404) 685-2820 or toll free (800) 672-6173
email: garrsinfo@gpb.org website: www.garrs.net

 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: GaRRS WILL PRESENT A SPECIAL DAY OF BROADCASTING ON FRIDAY, JULY 4TH, FEATURING A PRESENTATION BY THE GARRS RADIO PLAYERS. JOIN US FOR THE SPECIAL, “WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS” AT 11AM AND 5PM ON INDEPENDENCE DAY.

NEW! GaRRS-ette Newsletter: Click here.

GaRRS’ Quality of Life Radio Shows

  • At Your Service: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Traina. Features interviews with service providers from across the State of Georgia. Sponsored by the John & Mary Franklin Foundation. Repeats at 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

  • Be Prepared: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month.
    Hosted by Julius Suber. Features Emergency Preparedness and Response techniques from experts.

  • Career Corner: Airs at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. John Osgood, Kee Haspel, and Spencer Peterson are the hosts; the 4th Sunday of the month includes Let’s Get to Work, with Sam Hall of the Georgia Department of Labor. Repeats at 5:00 a.m. on Mondays. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor.
  • Disability Rights-Independent Living: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Hosted by Linda Pogue. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Transportation: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Mitchell. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Eye on Blindness: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Carol McCullough. Repeats the following Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Fed Five: Is a mini radio series of consumer tips from the Federal Reserve Bank on protecting personal financial assets. Airs randomly during the broadcast day. In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

  • Go Green: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Rob Maynard. Offering information about environmental awareness and conservation. Sponsored by Gas South.

  • Out & About: Airs at 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Hosted Jody Franco. Want a 'feel good' experience on Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 9 at 4 a.m.? Meet Dana Lupton, founder and executive director of "Moving in the Spirit", this phenomenal dance program for children that teaches values along with the dance. Talk about changing lives! Tune in and find out how.

    Just a reminder that you can access previous episodes of ‘Out and About’ programs by visiting the GaRRS website at www.garrs.net, selecting ‘Audio Archives’ and then selecting ‘Out and About’ (the 5th choice from the bottom).

    Out & About is sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture.

  • Two Minute Warning: Airs at various times. Hosted by David Chandler. Features home and community safety tips.

  • VI@GaRRS (Veterans Information at GaRRS): Airs at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Hosted by Bill Davis. In partnership with the US Veterans Administration.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Airs at 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Hosted by Jane Boynton. Repeats at 4:00 a.m. on Sundays.

  • NOTE: GaRRS Quality of Life radio shows can also be found on our website’s audio archive page http://garrs.info/g/a.html.

NEW! Audio Archives --

Click here to link to our Audio Archive Site: : http://garrs.info/g/a.html


The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, better known as Wireless RERC, is based in Georgia and is a recognized leader on issues and solutions related to the accessibility and usability of mobile wireless products and services by people with disabilities. The mission of the Wireless RERC is to promote equitable access to wireless technologies by people with disabilities, and to encourage the adoption of Universal Design in future wireless devices and applications.  The Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is a partner of the Wireless RERC.   We encourage our listeners to join us in supporting this important research on use and usability by completing the “Survey of User Needs” at: http://www.wirelessrerc.org/survey

If it's easier for you to complete this survey by phone or on paper, or if you have questions or problems with the survey, please contact Wireless RERC at (800) 582-6360.


Note for our Macon listeners:

You can listen to The Courier Herald on Wednesdays at 12 noon and 9 p.m., and the Houston Home Journal on Fridays at 12 noon and 9 p.m.
 


Listen to GaRRS via Streaming Audio

Thanks to our friends at Georgia Public Broadcasting, GaRRS is available online via streaming audio. The feed is available to blind, visually and print disabled, and other authorized Internet users, and requires a username and password for access.

» Click to listen (password required)
» Request Password
 

Request a Radio -- If you'd like to apply for a special radio that will enable you to hear our broadcasts,  click here for our application form, ,  complete the form, print it out, and mail it into us.
 


GaRRS is a non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status devoted to bringing to our listeners local and national news, a wide variety of periodicals, and the best in recent fiction and non-fiction, read complete and unabridged.
 
Become a Vounteer! GaRRS
is staffed by professionals and by volunteers. We offer 24-hour programming seven days a week to a listening audience that serves over 15,000 blind, visually and print-disabled Georgians. If you wish to volunteer click here for our application form, ,  complete the form, print it out, and mail it into us.
 

Contributions
In Georgia, more than 800,000 people are classified as legally blind or visually disabled. Their numbers are increasing, and the majority of these individuals are senior citizens, many bound to their homes. The need has never been greater, and GaRRS's next steps will be determined by Georgians who seek to lift the barriers of isolation from the lives of our blind and print-disabled citizens. GaRRS is supported by government grants and by general donations from businesses and individuals. You can give, too. For more information call Jae Traina Cosby, Executive Director, 404-685-2822.
 


Cars for GaRRS!! Do you have a car that you are willing to donate in exchange for a tax deduction? Click Here

Note: The car in the Photo above is a 1953 Cadillac with coachwork by Ghia - formerly owned by Rita Hayworth

 
       



 

Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc. (GaRRS)
260 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
(404) 685-2820 / (800) 672-6173 (toll free)

garrsinfo@gpb.org

Macon Studios
182 Riley Avenue Suite F-1
Macon, Georgia, 31204
478-477-5363