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December Radio Talking Book

  New this fall: Tanner’s Tech Den Keeping with our emphasis on disability advocacy programming on Sunday evenings, RTB is proud to present “Tanner’s Tech Den” with David Tanner. Dave invites you to an hour of news, reviews, and explorations of the latest in accessible technology. We hope you’ll join us on the first Sunday of each ...

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Radio Talking Book- November 2018

New this fall: Tanner’s Tech Den Keeping with our emphasis on disability advocacy programming on Sunday evenings, RTB is proud to present “Tanner’s Tech Den” with David Tanner. Dave invites you to an hour of news, reviews, and explorations of the latest in accessible technology. We hope you’ll join us on the first Sunday of each ...

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November 2018 edition

Here's the November 2018 edition in its entirety, in pdf form.  Please note you may need to create a log in to read and/or download the file. Enjoy!    

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Accessible Events and Happenings

Accessible Events and Happenings More events information: VSA Minnesota is here. The website has a large calendar at in the upper right hand corner of its home page. For information on galleries and theater performances around the state join the Access to Performing Arts email list at access@vsamn.org or call VSA Minnesota, 612-332-3888 or statewide 800-801-3883 (voice/TTY). To hear a weekly listing ...

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Radio Talking Book – October 2018

Radio Talking Book 50th Anniversary In January 2019 Radio Talking Book celebrates its fiftieth anniversary on the air. We’re enthusiastically making plans to celebrate this milestone, and we’re eager to get feedback from listeners old and new. If you have reminiscences to share about listening to RTB, whether recently or in years past, we’d enjoy hearing ...

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HISTORY NOTE: ‘The Last Deaf Club’ provides valuable historical perspective

HISTORY NOTE: ‘The Last Deaf Club’ provides valuable historical perspective Deaf clubs for decades provided crucial points of contact for an otherwise isolated sector of the disability community. People would gather to enjoy social events, meet new friends, learn skills and seek resources and support. But changes over time have forced many of the clubs to close their doors. Additional access to assistive technology, more ...

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Radio Talking Book – August 2018

   Volunteer Readers Sought Radio Talking Book seeks volunteers to broadcast from our sites in Rochester and St. Paul. If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering, we’d like to hear from them. Please contact Roberta Kitlinski at 651-539-1423 to learn more.   Radio Talking Book App for Smartphones Listeners can now enjoy Radio Talking Book on their ...

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August 2018 edition

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Radio Talking Book – July 2018

  Volunteer Readers Sought Radio Talking Book seeks volunteers to broadcast from our sites in Rochester and St. Paul. Please contact Roberta Kitlinski at 651-539-1423 to learn more.   Radio Talking Book App for Smartphones Listeners can now enjoy Radio Talking Book on their handheld mobile devices. The SERO app is available on both Apple iOS and Android platforms. On iOS: go to the ...

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July 2018 edition

Here's the entire July 2018 edition, in .pdf format.  Please note you may need to create a login to download and/or read this file. Enjoy!      

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HISTORY NOTE: Souls were not ‘forgotten’ due to the work of many people

HISTORY NOTE: Souls were not ‘forgotten’ due to the work of many people A new book details the story of the reform movement that laid the groundwork for a modern mental health system in Minnesota. The Crusade for Forgotten Souls recounts Minnesota’s reform movement that broke the stigma surrounding mental illness, publicized the painful truth about the state’s asylums and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a ...

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Radio Talking Book – June 2018

Volunteer Readers Sought Radio Talking Book seeks volunteers to broadcast from our sites in Rochester and St. Paul. Please contact Roberta Kitlinski at 651-539-1423 to learn more.   New Exercise Program: “BlindAlive” RTB debuts “BlindAlive” beginning June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays. “BlindAlive” is a fitness program hosted by Mel Scott. Mel, who is blind since childhood, works with ...

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June 2018 issue

Here's the entire June 2018 edition, please note you may need to create a login to read and/or download the .pdf file. Enjoy!    

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Radio Talking Book – May 2018

Volunteer Readers Sought Radio Talking Book seeks volunteers to broadcast from our sites in Rochester and St. Paul. If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering, we’d like to hear from them. Please contact Roberta Kitlinski at 651-539-1423 to learn more.   Radio Talking Book App for Smartphones Listeners can now enjoy Radio Talking Book on their ...

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Josiah’s Fire shares family’s autism journey

Josiah’s Fire shares family’s autism journey By Jan Willms A diagnosis of severe autism disorder for son Josiah rocked the lives of parents Tahni and Joe Cullen. At 22 months Josiah became nonverbal. Family life became an emotional, financial and spiritual roller-coaster ride. Life changed abruptly when Josiah began writing on his iPad. Words of great wisdom, spirituality and understanding were written daily ...

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Radio Talking Book – April 2018

Volunteer Readers Sought Volunteers at Radio Talking Book broadcast local news and information to blind and print-impaired listeners from sites in Duluth, Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. We provide timely information to listeners throughout Minnesota and across the nation. If you know someone who may be interested in becoming a ...

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Radio Talking Book – March 2018

Volunteer Readers Sought Volunteers at Radio Talking Book broadcast local news and information to blind and print-impaired listeners from sites in Duluth, Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. We provide timely information to listeners throughout Minnesota and across the nation. If you know someone who may be interested in becoming a ...

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Radio Talking Book – January 2018

Happy New Year from Radio Talking Book! On New Year's Day and every day we wish you joy, fulfillment, and treasured moments. Best wishes for a happy 2018 from everyone at Radio Talking Book.   Weekend Program Books Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) presents “The Power of Meaning” by Emily Esfahani Smith, followed by “Hallelujah Anyway” by ...

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History Note: New book details anniversary of special education’s start

History Note: New book details anniversary of special education’s start For many years children with disabilities were all too often denied an education in public schools. Children who weren’t institutionalized had few options. Programs in larger cities were often in the oldest buildings, with few resources. For children in rural areas special education was typically just a wish, unless a persistent parent or persevering teacher ...

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New anti-bullying handbook available

New anti-bullying handbook available A new resource is available for anyone concerned about bullying, especially the bullying of students with disabilities. The Minnesota Governor’s Council  on Developmental Disabilities has released The Ambassadors for Respect Anti-Bullying Handbook. The replication manual provides background information about the program and addresses the problem of bullying, including the incidence of various types of bullying, academic ...

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Radio Talking Book – December 2017

  During this holiday season, here’s to a joyful present and a well-remembered past. May the closeness of friends and the comforts of home renew your spirits. Season’s greetings from Radio Talking Book. Holiday Programming Please join us at Radio Talking Book for our Holiday Programming broadcast. This annual tradition begins at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, ...

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Radio Talking Book – September 2017

  Scott McKinney, Radio Supervisor Help us to welcome our new Radio Supervisor. Scott has a BA in psychology from Augsburg College and comes to us with vast experience in broadcasting, journalism and community services. Scott has leadership experience as a station manager and as an agency planner. He is the current editor of the Braham ...

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Radio Talking Book – August 2017

Radio Supervisor Stuart Holland retires Radio Talking Book supervisor Stuart Holland began working for the department in September, 1975, and has been the supervisor of the radio since 2000. September 5, his last day at SSB, there will be an open house for him from 3 to 6 p.m. All are invited.     Minority Languages Available There are ...

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August 2017 issue

Here's the entire August 2017 issue.  Please note you may need to create a log in to view and/or download the pdf file. Enjoy!

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Radio Talking Book – February 2017

Aging Eyes Initiative Seniors faced with vision loss are often riddled with anxiety and stress. A few years ago, SSB started The Aging Eyes Initiative to meet the growing need to provide services to seniors losing vision.  This program trains people currently working with seniors to provide a first level of support to seniors in the ...

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