Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond

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Books and Beyond Interviews John Weidlich Hosted on Saturday, December 19, 2009

How does a blind person work in television news? Are there any special difficulties with this?
Tonight our guest is John Weidlich, former program director of Mind's Eye and former news reporter for KPLR channel 11 here in St. Louis.
What is happening with radio reading services these days? With the availability of more modern technology, do such services even have a place in our world today?
We'll answer these questions and many more.

Download books_and_beyond_weidlich12-19-09.mp3 39.66 MB Hosted on Saturday, December 19, 2009

The life of Louis Braille and interview with Mr. Michael mellor Hosted on Sunday, December 13, 2009

On january 9, we honored the200th birthday of louis Braille who developed a revolutionary reading system for blind persons. It is only appropriate at the end of 2009 to listen to a Books and Beyond program in which Bonnie Blose interviews Mr. Michael mellor, the former Editor of The matilda Ziegler magazine. Mr. mellor has written a book on the life of louis Braille which is available on NLS.

Download books_and_beyond_Mellor.mp3 26.77 MB Hosted on Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Debbie Hazelton Interview Hosted on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Are the holidays always happy times for everyone all the time? What about for those who live alone with no family or close friends nearby?
It's been said that this is the time of year when depression is worse and there are more suicides than at other times of the year. How do lonely and isolated people get through such times?
On this week's Books and Beyond, we'll speak with Debbie Hazelton, a mental health counselor and minister, about these and other pertanent issues.

Download books_and_beyond_The_Debbie_Hazelton_Show.mp3 26.78 MB Hosted on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Books and Beyond Interviews Anna Dresner Hosted on Saturday, December 05, 2009

Anna Dresner has written many books concerned with the subject of
technology. On our show tonight, she will discuss social networking, the
subject of the book she is writing presently in which she explains twitter,
facebook, and linked in. How can we use Ipods and mp3 players more
effectively? Is it possible for a visually impaired person to use something
with a flat screen? What are her plans for the future? In the world of

Download books_and_beyond_dresner.mp3 20.14 MB Hosted on Saturday, December 05, 2009

Books and Beyond, featuring Dr. James Kutsch, President of the Seeing Eye, Inc. Hosted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This is a celebration and discussion of the 80-year history of The Seeing Eye, the first dog guide school in the United States.

Download books_and_beyond_12-02-09.mp3 26.83 MB Hosted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009