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SEPTEMBER 2017

GARRS WISHES YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE LABOR DAY


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GaRRS’ Radio Shows

GaRRS' Speciality Programming
    For At Your Service in September GaRRS interviewed Sean Casey, Executive Director of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Listen to this interview at 9:30 AM on September 7th.
    September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month. For the September Eye On Blindness program, Empish Thomas will speak with Rita Harris, President of the Georgia Guide Dog Users Group. Rita will share information about the group, the importance of selecting a guide dog, advocacy, and laws protecting those that use a guide dog.
    Because some newspapers are not published on labor Day, GaRRS will present the book Liberty by Garrison Keillor from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. We will play regular programming before 11:00 AM and after 6:00 PM.

Employment

  • Career Corner: Airs Sundays at 6:00 p.m. and repeats Mondays at 5:00 a.m. The 4th Sunday of the month includes Let’s Get to Work with Amanda Trice Lucey of the Georgia Department of Labor. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor.

Disability Support

  • At Your Service: Airs at 8:30 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month. Hosted by Paula Ferguson. The program informs listeners about organizations providing services for those with disabilities. This month Jane Boynton interviews Sean Casey, the Executive Director of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. This program will air on September 7th.

  • Disability Rights-Independent Living: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Hosted by Linda Pogue. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Transportation: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Mitchell. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Youth: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Meg Scalise. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Assistive Technology: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month. Hosted by Charles Berstecher. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Eye On Blindness: Interview format highlighting persons who are, or who serve, the blind, visually, or print-impaired. Airs the 4th Wednesday of the month. September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month. For the September Eye On Blindness program, Empish Thomas will speak with Rita Harris, President of the Georgia Guide Dog Users Group. Rita will share information about the group, the importance of selecting a guide dog, advocacy and laws protecting those that use a guide dog. Listen for this program on September 28th at 2 PM.

  • Tools for Live - Assistive Technology, hosted by Danny Housley: Airs at 6:56 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in partnership with Tools for Life.

  • Quality of Life

  • Eyes on Success: Discussions of products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. Airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the month.

  • Fed Five: 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, offering information about environmental awareness and conservation.

  • Out & About: Hosted by Jody Franco, Out & About airs at 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (repeated on Wednesday morning at 4 a.m.) On September 5th plan to take a tour of the beautiful Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located in downtown Atlanta. Rich in history--it was one of five churches NOT destroyed by General Sherman during the Civil War--the beautifully appointed church is a gem you will enjoy learning about. Catch Out & About on Tuesday September 5th at 9 p.m. or Wednesday, September 6th at 4 a.m. You can hear previous episodes of this program by visiting the GaRRS archive page. Out and About is funded by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

  • PSA Digest: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings. This half hour program features the current, up-to-date Public Service announcements airing on GaRRS. The program is available on the Archive page of the GaRRS website.

  • Youth

  • The Lullaby Hour: Airs on the fourth Sunday of the month at 5pm. In partnership with and sponsored by the Junior League of Atlanta.


Audio Archives

GaRRS now has a number of programs archived each week on our website. Sunday Shopper, Macon Shopper, Food Ads, the PSA Digest and New York Times Book Review are just a few which could help you each week. The morning read of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is also updated on our website each weekday.

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


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 impaired, and other authorized Internet users, and requires a username and password for access.

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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-impaired 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 impaired. 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. Click here for more information or call Rebecca Arayan, Executive Director, 404-685-2822.
 


Cars for GaRRS!! Do you have a car (or boat, or trailer...) 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


 
       



 

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260 14th Street, NW
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