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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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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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Radio Talking Book – September 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 handheld mobile devices. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 – July 2017

How does a book become an Audio Book? On Thursday, July 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Communication Center is hosting a session for all users of the Radio Talking Book or any Audio books entitled “How does a book become an Audio Book?” We will have presenters from various sections speaking on what is ...

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Radio Talking Book – June 2017

News for Greater Minnesota On Saturday, June 3, a new program begins on the Radio Talking Book at 9 a.m. called 10,000 Tales and it will consist of regional stories from newspapers around Minnesota that are not typically covered in our other programming. The program Crosstime Café, which consists of science fiction short stories, will be ...

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Radio Talking Book – May 2017

 Programming change Sunday night programming has a few programs that focus on blindness and disabilities. One of those that we receive from elsewhere has shifted their production so that we need to shift our programming. Beginning on Sunday, May 7, our first and third Sundays will still feature Main Menu, and our final Sunday of the ...

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Radio Talking Book – April 2017

Podcasts A podcast is a digital audio or video recording that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer. For some time now, SSB has been working with a podcast site called Blind Abilities that specializes in making podcasts that are about blindness and limited vision. You can access Blind Abilities on ...

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Radio Talking Book – March 2017

Connect 700 The State of Minnesota aspires to be a leader in employing people with disabilities. For some, interviewing, assessment, selection, and testing methods may not accurately measure their skills and abilities to perform the job. Connect 700 provides another path to a state job for people with certain disabilities. It allows eligible individuals with disabilities ...

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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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Radio Talking Book – December 2016

Holiday Programming The Radio Talking Book always interrupts our regular programming for a couple days in December to give our volunteers a brief vacation. This year, our holiday programming will begin on Saturday, December 24 at 8 p.m. Regular programming will begin again on Monday, December 26 at 1 a.m. During this time, you may hear ...

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Radio Talking Book – November 2016

Did You Know…? The Radio Talking Book was the first radio reading service in the world in 1969. As more services began, they borrowed programming from us. Today, our signal is heard around the world via our internet stream, and various programs are heard on forty other reading services around the country. In addition, many books ...

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Radio Talking Book – September 2016

Change of Program Name and Focus We recognize that the news and entertainment we consume comes to us in a variety of ways. Television, the internet, podcasts, and smartphones give us a wealth of information that can be challenging to wade through. What’s good? What’s not? And who is responsible for it? In an effort to ...

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Radio Talking Book – August 2016

ACB Convention in Minneapolis Over 1,000 people attended the National ACB Convention in Minneapolis, held the week of July 4. SSB staff attended and gave a warm welcome on July 4. The SSB booth included braille and large print copies of Minnesota themed recipes and fun facts about Minnesota, as well as SSB tote-bags. Our partner, ...

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Radio Talking Book – July 2016

Our Connections with the World The Minnesota Radio Talking Book (RTB) is part of a much larger association called the International Association of Audio Information Services, comprised of reading and information services similar to our own wherever they are in the world. For the last four years, RTB manager Stuart Holland has been president of this ...

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Radio Talking Book – June 2016

Marrakesh Treaty still not ratified by the U.S. The World Intellectual Property Organization Treaty, commonly referred to as the Marrakesh Treaty is still not ratified by the U.S. Senate. The World Blind Union estimates that blind Americans only have access to about five percent of the books published worldwide each year. In some parts of the ...

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Radio Talking Book – May 2016

Do you know someone who needs our services? Since we are part of Minnesota’s State Services for the Blind, many people forget that the Communication Center services are available to anyone who cannot read the printed page for a physical reason. That may be brain trauma or dyslexia; or it may stem from the inability to ...

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