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MAY 2017

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GaRRS’ Radio Shows

GaRRS' Speciality Programming


  • 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 Sam Hall of the Georgia Department of Labor. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor.

Disability Support

  • 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 Sonny Carver. 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. In May, host Empish Thomas speaks with Barbara Harvey, author and advocate, about Parenting. Barbara offers insights for parents with and without impairments as they care for children with and without impairments. Listen for this program on May 24th.

    On May 31st a second May edition of Eye on Blindness airs as host Carol McCullough talks about how blind runners participate in organized races. As part of the program Carol interviews Trey McAfee who volunteers as a pilot runner in Houston.

  • 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: Airs at 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (repeated on Wednesday morning), hosted by Jody Franco. Buckle up your imaginary seatbelts for a return trip to Warm Springs, GA and part 2 of the visit to FDR's Little White House. Curator extraordinaire Robin Glass takes us on a tour of the house, points out some interesting memorabilia and shares some wonderful information about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president and the man. Catch Out & About on Tuesday May 2nd at 9 p.m. or Wednesday, May 3rd 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.

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

  • Youth

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

Audio Archives --

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.

Click here to link to our Audio Archive Site: :

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-disabled Georgians. If you wish to volunteer click here for our application form, complete the form, print it out, and mail it into us.

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. 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



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