Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 12 Lineup and Podcast

Clovernook - Memphis

Intel Reader

On the last new show of 2009, the guest list includes Lynn Tune, who discusses the programs and services offered by the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Memphis.

Also, Intel's Ben Foss details the new Intel Reader, which is a portable optical scanner with speech to text capability.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 5 Show and Lineup

Dr. David Cockrell

On our first December show, we'll have Dr. David Cockrell of Stillwater, Oklahoma, discussing the results of the American Optometric Association's 4th annual Eye-Q survey.

Then, Dr. Marco Zarbin of Newark's New Jersey Medical School explains how a proposed clinical trial that would use human embryonic stem cells could possibly help in the treatment of Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 14 Lineup and Podcast

Dr. Brian Brooks

Apple iPhone 3G S

On our second November show, Dr. Brian Brooks of the National Eye Institute will explain Bietti's Crystalline Dystrophy, which involves the formation of crystals in the cornea.

Also, Darren Burton of AFB Tech will evaluate the features and accessibility of the Apple iPhone 3G S.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 7 Guest List and Podcast

Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?

Dr. Ray Lund

On our first November show, we'll have author Rhonda Fischer discussing a children's book, Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?, which is a book about a boy who hates his glasses.

Also, the second guest will Dr. Ray Lund of Portland's Oregon Health and Science University. He will explaining how nerve cell stem transplants can halt the progression of macular degeneration in rats.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 24 Lineup and Podcast

Dr. Neeru Gupta

Dr. Renu Kowluru


On the second October show, we'll have Dr. Neeru Gupta of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine discussing the significance of lymphatic circulation in the eye and glaucoma.

Also, the lineup includes Wayne State University School of Medicine's Dr. Renu Kowluru discussing the role proteins H-Ras and MMP-9 might play in the development of diabetic retinopathy.

Finally, Brad Davis of Freedom Scientific wraps things up with his description of the handheld video magnifier called the Ruby.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 10 Podcast and Show Lineup

Dr. Paul Sternberg

SmartView Synergy

On our first October show, we'll have Dr. Paul Sternberg of Vanderbilt Eye Institute discussing a new treatment called CentraSight, which involves using an implantable miniature telescope to enhance central vision.

Also, the National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen explains a cooperation agreement between NFB and Motorola regarding the improved accessibility of cell phones to those with visual impairment.

Finally, Humanware's Vinnie Rappa gives us the details about the desktop magnifier called SmartView Synergy.

10/10 Podcast

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9/26 Show Podcast and Lineup

Dr. Pinakin Gunvant

Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin

Dr. David Gamm

On our second new September show, we'll have Dr. Pinakin Gunvant of the Southern College of Optometry and Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin of the University of Memphis discussing Pseudo 2d Fractal Analysis, which measures the thickness of the retina in diagnosing glaucoma.

Also, Dr. David Gamm of the University of Wisconsin will explain how normal skin cells could potentially be manipulated to become retinal stem cells.

9/26 Podcast

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

9/12 Podcast and Show Info

Dr. Mark Prausnitz

Dr. Wolfgang Fink

On the September 12 show, we'll have Dr. Mark Prausnitz of Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering explaining how extremely small needles, called microneedles, can be used to deliver drugs painlessly to the eye.
Also, Dr. Wolfgang Fink of Cal Tech's Vision and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory will explain the part the Artificial Retinal Implant Vision Simulator (ARIVS) plays in the overall Artificial Retina Project at large.

9/12/09 Podcast

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here's the August 29 Podcast

Mid-South Lions

Dr. Brian Brooks

On the third show of August, Brad Baker and Brenda Nichols of Mid-South Lions join us. Baker is the CEO and speaks about the services of the Mid-South Lions. Nichols received a double cornea transplant after being diagnosed with keratoconus.

Then, the National Eye Institute's Dr. Brian Brooks makes a return visit to the program. Dr. Brooks discusses the effectiveness of gene therapy in treating Leber's Congenital Amaurosis with the RPE65 gene.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 22 Podcast

Dr. Daniel Kohane

Orator for Blackberry

Renee West

On the second new August show, the guests include Harvard's Dr. Daniel Kohane discussing how drug-dispensing contact lenses can be more effective than eye drops.

Also, Michel Pepin of Humanware explains Orator, a text to speech program, that can be used with Blackberries.

Finally, NFB-Newsline's Renee West talks about two upcoming new features, Keystream and Podable News.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 8 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Johanna Seddon

Renee West

On the first new show of August, we'll have Dr. Johanna Seddon of Tufts Medical Center in Boston discussing both genetic and behavioral effects that factor into the development of age-related macular degeneration.

We'll also have the National Federation of the Blind's Renee West talking about NFB-Newsline and its two new features, Web News on Demand and NFB-Newsline in Your Pocket.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 25 Show Podcast Ready

Dr. James McGinnis

Donna Horn

On our second new July show, we'll have Dr. James McGinnis of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center explaining how engineered cerium oxide nanoparticles can protect against retinal damage.

Also, Donna Horn of CaptionMax, Inc. will be along to discuss a partnership among CaptionMax, the U.S. Department of Education, and Discovery Education in producing more educational videos with audio and video description.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Very Early July 11 Podcast Ready

Preventing Falls By Adapting Your Home

Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

You can hear the July 11 show long before it goes to air. This week, we have Kym Collins-Lee and Allyson Collins of the National Eye Institute discussing new online features that include the Eye on NEI magazine, vodcasts, and podcasts.

Also, Pris Rogers of the American Foundation for the Blind, Dr. Lisa Tekell of University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and one of her former interns, Brittany Hosser, talk about a new AFB video series called, Preventing Falls By Adapting Your Home.

There's another guest. Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind will be along to discuss Louis Braille and the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Eye on Vision Preempted By Capitol Steps on July 4

Eye on Vision will not air on July 4, so WYPL can bring you hilarious political humor with the Capitol Steps 4th of July special at 7 PM on Independence Day. Eye on Vision will be back with an all new program on July 11.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 20 Podcast Now Up


On the June 20 show, we have Nir Dvash explaining the TapMemo, which is a voice-activated personal data assistant that can be used as a memo pad, alarm clock, and calendar.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 13 Podcast Ready to Go

Tennessee School for the Blind

Brian Lichorowic

On our first June show, Jim Oldham of the Tennessee School for the Blind is back to discuss such things as renovations and transportation arrangements for students.

Then, Audiopoint's Brian Lichorowic explains Voice Terminal Service, which uses voice commands to access such things as the internet and e-mail on phones.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 30 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Stephen Rose

SmartView Versa

This week, we have Dr. Stephen Rose of the Foundation Fighting Blindness discussing the gene therapy products known as StarGen, UshStat, RetinoStat, and EncorStat used in the treatment of various eye diseases.

Also, Vinnie Rappa of Humanware will explain the SmartView magnifiers known as the Xtend, Versa, Nano, and Graduate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 23 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Michael Karin

Tennessee School for the Blind

On the May 23 show, the University of California - San Diego's Dr. Michael Karin will explain the protein kinase JNK1 and its influence on the development of retinopathy in premature infants.

In addition to that, Jim Oldham, superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Blind, will be along to discuss the admissions process, curriculum programs, and distinguished graduates of the school.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 9 Podcast Now Available

Visual Prosthesis

Dr. David Rein

On the May 9 show, we'll have Dr. John Pezaris of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discussing a visual prosthesis that uses a digital camera to send images directly to the brain.

Also, the Research Triangle Institute's Dr. David Rein will discuss the frequency and severity of macular degeneration cases that are predicted to occur between 2010 and 2050.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Podcast of April 25 Show Now Up

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis

Motorola Q9C Smartphone

On the April 25 show, Dr. Timothy Schoen of the Foundation Fighting Blindness discusses the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, which uses a tiny camera and electrodes that are implanted in the retina.

Also, Nuance's Torsten Brand talks about speech output software called Verizon Talks that can be used with the Motorola Q9C smartphone.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 18 Podcast Now Ready

Dr. Kristina Narfstrom

Dr. Michael Dyer

Dr. Ann Morris

It's a new show finally! This week, we'll have the University of Missouri's Dr. Kristina Narfstrom discussing a genetic link between cats and humans in retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Michael Dyer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will explain how normal adult eye cells were misidentified as retinal stem cells and how that affects cell therapy research.

Florida State University's Dr. Ann Morris talks about how a mutated gene in zebrafish gives insight into what causes retinal degeneration in humans.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WYPL-FM 89.3 Back On Low Power

WYPL-FM 89.3 is operating at about 900 watts. Listeners can hear the station in most of the city of Memphis. The show with Dr. Edward Chaum of the UT Health Science Center and Dr. Dennis Clegg of UC-Santa Barbara will air this Saturday at 7 PM. The show will re-air at some point after WYPL gets back to full power.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Statement from WYPL's Station Manager Tommy Warren

WYPL FM 89.3 Listeners,

Thank you for all of your phone calls and e-mails inquiring as to why WYPL FM is not broadcasting.

WYPL was knocked off the air last week due to lightning damage at our broadcast tower site. Our engineer, staff and other friends of WYPL have been working diligently to get us back on the air. We have located the damage and are in the process of securing the equipment needed to repair. Unfortunately the damage it at the top of our 1260 foot high tower and it will take some time to get everything in place, and we’ll need good weather for the tower crew to work at such height.

Thank you for your patience and we will do our best to have WYPL and all of your favorite programming back on the air as soon as we possibly can.

Tommy Warren
Broadcast Manager, WYPL FM 89.3 & TV-18

WYPL-FM 89.3 Temporarily Off Air

WYPL-FM 89.3 has been off the air since March 10 because of problems with our transmitter in Mississippi County, Arkansas. WYPL will be back on the air during the week of March 23. The program originally scheduled for March 21 has been moved to March 28.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 28 Podcast Up

Dr. Edward Chaum

Dr. Dennis Clegg

To kick off spring, we've got the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Dr. Edward Chaum discussing how technology used to identify defects in semiconductors can be used to better diagnose diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases.

Also, the University of California-Santa Barbara's Dr. Dennis Clegg tells us how stem cell research can help in the fight against macular degeneration.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Additional Time Slot for EOV for Night Owls

Beginning early on March 28, Eye on Vision will be airing early Saturdays at 12 midnight. That's late Friday evening going into early Saturday morning. Eye on Vision will also continue to air its usual 7 PM slot on Saturdays.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March 7 Podcast Is Here

Dr. Emily Chew

Simon Reading Machine

On the March 7 show, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute discusses a study on whether cataract surgery leads to the progression of macular degeneration.

Then, Sensability Inc.'s Ed Vitu will go over the Simon Reading Machine, which is a portable stand-alone device.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Third February Show Ready

Dr. David Brown

Seeing Machine Image

This week, we have Houston's Dr. David Brown discussing macular degeneration and a new experimental drug called VEGF Trap-Eye.

Also, MIT's Elizabeth Goldring will explain the "seeing machine", which uses a camera and light emitting diodes to project images onto the retina.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day Show Up

Andre Hardy


On the Valentine's Day show, we'll have Andre Hardy of Optelec explaining the FarView, the ClearNote Portable, and the ClearView+ Generation 2.

Then, Steve Gilbank of Iris, Inc. will talk about the various models of the IRISPen scanner, the IRISPen Express, the IRISPen Translator, and IRISPen Executive.

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