Friday, August 10, 2018

Menus4All and Resolution of NFB Lawsuit Against Greyhound on August 12 Show

National Federation of the Blind (Baltimore, MD)

Helen Fernety and Stephanie Jones of Menus4All explain how the menu-reading, web-based app assists those with visual impairment make dining choices at restaurants. 

Then, Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind discusses the resolution of a lawsuit filed against Greyhound regarding the lack of accessibility of the bus company's website.

8/12/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Brad Baker of Mid-South Lions and Dr. Vadim Arshavsky On July 22 Show

Mid-South Lions (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Vadim Arshavsky (Duke University - Durham, NC)

Brad Baker, CEO of Mid-South Lions, discusses all of the many services that the organizations provides for those with visual impairment.

Duke University's Dr. Vadim Arshavsky explains how enhancing cells' abilities to process misfolded proteins can delay the onset of inherited blindness.

7/22/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Dr. Emily Taylor Graves and Mitch McCracken On July 8 Show

Dr. Emily Taylor Graves (University Of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis)

Mitch McCracken (That Memphis Music Radio Show)

Dr. Emily Taylor Graves of the University of Tennessee Health Science Hamilton Eye Institute discusses cataracts and the Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon.

Memphis area radio personality Mitch McCracken talks living with diabetes, his battle with diabetic retinopathy, and how that has affected his work on That Memphis Music Radio Show.

7/8/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Dr. David Calkins and Dr. Jason Meyer On July 1 Show

Dr. David Calkins (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Jason Meyer (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)

Dr. David Calkins of Nashville's Vanderbilt Eye Institute discusses how the brain fights back to preserve vision during the early stages of glaucoma.

Dr. Jason Meyer of the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science explains how different retinal ganglion cells have very different functions.

7/1/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Retinal Prosthesis with Photovoltaic Cells, Myopia Study, and App For Parents of Visually Impaired On June 3 Show

Dr. Daniel Palanker (Stanford University - Stanford, CA)

Dr. Marie Bodack (Southern College Of Optometry - Memphis, TN)

Karla Antonelli (Mississippi State University NRTC - Starkville, MS)

Stanford University's Dr. Daniel Palanker discusses a retinal prosthesis that uses photovoltaic cells in conjunction with a pair of goggles.

Southern College of Optometry's Dr. Marie Bodack talks about myopia and the CHAMP study, which evaluates the effectiveness of two different doses of an investigational eye drop in children.

Karla Antonelli of Mississippi State University's NRTC explains an app in development for youth with visual impairment and their parents.

6/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Federation Of The Blind Of Tennessee On May 20 Show

National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee

Christina Clift of the National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee discusses the organization's activities, programs, and legislative efforts.

May 20 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Macrophages and Employee Mentoring Program For The Blind on May 13 Show

Jonathan Lin (Washington University College of Medicine - St. Louis, MO)

Karla Antonelli (Mississippi State University NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision - Starkville, MS)

Jonathan Lin of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains how immune cells, known as macrophages, as they age, have a link to age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Karla Antonelli of the Mississippi State University National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision details the results of an employment mentoring project for college students who are blind.

5/13/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, May 4, 2018

U.S. Currency Reader Program and Tennessee Blind Veterans Association On May 6 Program

Len Olijar (U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Washington, D.C.)

Len Olijar of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing discussing the U.S. Currency Reader Program, which provides iBill talking banknote identifiers to eligible U.S. citizens and national residents.

Then, Calvin Poole talks about the activities and programs provided by the Tennessee region of the Blind Veterans Association.

5/6/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Myopia and NuEyes Smartglasses On March 4 Show

Dr. Andrew Pucker (University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL)

NuEyes (Newport Beach, CA)


Dr. Andrew Pucker of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry discusses myopia, its causes, its treatments, and the UAB Myopia Control Clinic.

Then, Regina Chatman details NuEyes, hands free electronic screen reading smartglasses for those with visual impairment. (Stephen Usery engineered the Chatman interview.)

3/4/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dr. Vikki Weake and Dr. Curtis Brandt On Jan. 28 Show

Dr. Vikki Weake, Ph. D. (Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN)

Dr. Curtis Brandt (University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI)

Purdue University's Dr. Vikki Weake explains why blue light kills photoreceptors in fruit flies and what that could mean for research in human retinal diseases.

Dr. Curtis Brandt of the University of Wisconsin-Madison goes over experimental gene transfer techniques that could improve the treatment of glaucoma.

1/28/2018 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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