Our Mission: “TIC’s staff and volunteers provide human voice(d) broadcasts of local news, articles, and items of interest to visually impaired and otherwise disabled listeners throughout Massachusetts to promote independence and enrich quality of life.”

Special Programming

Special Programming

The TIC Radio and Podcast Players!

Click the link below to stay up to date on all the latest TIC RAPPers news and to hear past performances.

TIC RAPPers Page

South Shore Collaborative Low-Vision
Support Group

The Marshfield Council on Aging, Duxbury Senior Center, Kingston Council on Aging, the Plymouth Center for Active Living, and the Talking Information Center have teamed up to host a collaborative low vision group on the South Shore.

The goal of this initiative is to provide a space for individuals with a visual impairment to gather and share information. These meetings are broadcast live so that those who are unable to attend a low vision support group still have access to the pertinent and important information being discussed.

If you missed a meeting click the links below to hear it in its entirety.

This program is proudly sponsored by Roche Brothers.

The "Stories of Music Artists" by John Pizzi

Airs the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 p.m.

Join us the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 p.m. to hear TIC's new program, "Stories of Music Artists" by TIC Volunteer, John Pizzi! What is this show about?! We'll let John explain:

“Hey my friends, I hope you will join me for “Stories of Music Artists” here on TIC. The show will “turn print into sound” by featuring discussions from various writings on various music artists, as well as, talking music in general. Simply, we’ll be telling their stories and talking their music. In addition, the show will occasionally feature guests to talk about this together. For sure, it will be music and human interest informative and include some fun. I’m looking forward to talking about all of this here on TIC!” - Johnny Pizzi

Stories of Music Artists - Episode One 2/2/19

Johnny Pizzi (on the right) with his first guest on “Stories of Music Artists”. Boston’s and Newton’s own recording and touring Blues Guitarist, Steve Jacobs. Steve is holding a promotional picture of his Dad, the legendary Saxophonist and Big Band leader, Howard Jacobs, who was our first story.

The 'Did You Know PSA' by Faith Murray

TIC's youngest intern at the age of 11 years old! 

Faith Murray with Sally Turner & Rex Sakamoto from NowThis News

Have you met TIC’s youngest intern, Faith Murray? At just 11 years old,  Faith has been developing her radio skills as well as educating TIC listeners about different disabilities each week! Listen to Faith’s Public Service Announcements below!

Faith Murray: Did You Know 1

Faith Murray:Did You Know 2

Faith Murray: Did You Know 3

Faith Murray: Did You Know 4

Faith Murray: Did You Know 5

Faith Murray: Did You Know 6

Faith has been featured on the following media news outlets!

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

A Proud Partner of TIC Network

We are proud to partner with The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra to broadcast their LIVE concerts to over 30,000 visually impaired or otherwise disabled listeners across Massachusetts! 

The Plymouth Phil is now in its 103rd season! The orchestra is comprised of all highly trained professional musicians from all over the world! The orchestra is directed by Music Director and Conductor, Steven Karidoyanes, performing all across the region of southeastern New England! Visit their website for more information or to purchase tickets to a concert!

TIC had the pleasure of broadcasting the Plymouth Phil's Holiday Pops Concert LIVE at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The orchestra  performed holiday classics such as O Holy Night, Do You Hear What I Hear, and music from A Christmas Carl, the Musical and more! 

"2018/19 Season Opener" 10/20/18

TIC had the pleasure of broadcasting the ASO's  Season Opener concert live on Saturday, October 20th 2018. The orchestra performed the following: Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House, Op. 124 - John Adams:The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) - Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo -Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World - Adagio-Allegro molto - Largo - Scherzo: Molto vivace - Allegro con fuoco

 If you missed the live broadcast you can hear the entire performance by clicking the link below:

Season Opener: 2018/19 | October 20, 2018 | 7:30pm

Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

"2017/18 Season Finale: Pops!" 4/28/18

TIC had the pleasure of broadcasting the ASO's Season Finale Pops concert live on Saturday, April 28th 2018. The orchestra performed works by Glinka, Williams, Elgar, Brahms, and more! If you missed the live broadcast you can hear the entire performance by clicking the link below:

Season Finale: Pops! | April 28, 2018 | 7:30pm

North River Collaborative
Radio Play Performances

Introducing to you, the talented students Alex, John, Eddie and their job coach, Cait, from the North River Collaborative! Every other week Alex, John, Eddie and Cait come to TIC to perform and record a radio play for our network! They are quite the talented group! These students play multiple characters and produce all the sound effects themselves! Their debut performance was Alice and Wonderland. You can listen to all the plays performed by the North River Collaborative students by clicking on the links below!

North River Collaborative: Alice in Wonderland 

North River Collaborative: Wizard of Oz

North River Collaborative: Beauty and the Beast

North River Collaborative: Christmas Variety Show

"Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins" by Mary Shields

“Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins” read on TIC Network! Local author and Plymouth MA native, Mary Shields shared her book of “Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins” with our listeners! Mary is the founder and president of Shields Design Studio located on the historic Plymouth waterfront. The book was read and aired on our story time hour in three separate episodes! Be transported back in time as two unlikely friends travel from England to the New World together. This book was read by TIC volunteer Carol Friedman. Follow the links below to listen to this fun, educational and historical novel about the unlikely friendship of Barnicle and Husk! Click here to learn more about Barnicle and Husk and the author, Mary Shields.

Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins Episode One 

Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins Episode Two

Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins Episode Three

The Blind Girl and Dog Podcast!

The very talented Lindsay has returned to intern with us again for this summer 2018! This summer, Lindsay will host "The Blind Girl and Dog Podcast", which will air monthly. Below is the link to the first two episodes in which Lindsay discusses her experiences at The Carroll Center for The Blind and gives us an update on her guide dog Thornton.

The Blind Girl & Dog Podcast 2018: Episodes One & Two

The Lindsay and Thornton Show! 

We love summer because that means the return of our amazing intern, Lindsay! Last summer (2017), Lindsay hosted "The Lindsay and Thornton Show", which aired monthly. Below is the link to the first two episodes in which Lindsay discussed the process of getting her new guide dog, Thornton, and how it has changed her life.

The Lindsay & Thornton Show 2017: Episode One

The Lindsay & Thornton Show 2017: Episode Two

"FOCUS" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference

May 14, 2018 8am-3:30pm

Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA

Unable to attend the 13th Annual "Focus" Conference? You can listen to the opening remarks, keynote address and six sessions here by clicking the links below. For more information on the "Focus" initiative visit FOCUS.

Bay State Council of the Blind | Spring Conference and Convention

The Bay State Council of the Blind held their Spring Conference and Convention March 9th through March 11th. Click the link below to hear the presentations from Saturday, March 10th. The information discussed included topics on assistive technology and legislative updates. Thank you to ​ACB Radio for providing the audio.​

​BSCB Spring Conference | Saturday, March 10th 2018

Coffee Break Concert Series presented by the South Shore Conservatory

Listen to the Elan Mehler Trio perform at South Shore Conservatory's Coffee Break Concert Series on Tuesday, February 27th at the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury. Once a month, the Conservatory hosts a FREE one hour concert on their Duxbury campus. To hear the concert click the link below:

Elan Mehler Trio | February 27th, 11am

Missed the NFB Mass Chapter's Annual Conference? 

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation Of The Blind held their annual conference February 23-25 2018. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the morning and afternoon sessions from Saturday, February 24th here! For more information on the NFB of Massachusetts, visit their website: https://www.nfbma.org/

Saturday, February 24th - Morning Session

Saturday, February 24th- Afternoon Session

Top State Agencies Combating Elder Financial Abuse Briefing and Forum

Moakley Courthouse, Boston

January 17, 2018 | 2pm

On January 17, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation hosted a briefing and leadership forum on Combating Elder Financial Abuse. Consumer Affairs is working with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, and the Division of Banks to bring greater awareness and initiative around this issue. Select the link below to listen to the entire forum which includes information on how to detect and prevent elder financial abuse and a panel discussion of agency and initiative leaders.

Elder Financial Abuse Forum

White Cane Day

Massachusetts State House, Hall of Flags

October 23, 2017

If you missed White Cane Day at the State House you can hear all of the important information presented by the keynote speakers by selecting the link below:

White Cane Day Audio

The Massachusetts Council on Aging | 2017 Fall Conference

October 18, 2017 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Danvers, MA

The Talking Information Center was proud to attend the MCOA's 2017 Fall Conference and present a live broadcast of the afternoon session, "The STATE of Aging", which featured keynote speaker, Governor Charlie Baker followed by a panel of experts. The panel included: Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, U.S. Administration for Community Living, Bob Blancato, President, Matz, Blancato and Associates, Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Brian O'Grady, President of the Mass Council on Aging in Williamstown. 

If you missed the live broadcast, you can hear the entire session by selecting the link below!

MCOA Conference Afternoon Session | STATE of Aging​

TIC and the Furnace Brook Middle School presents

Wonder by R.J. Palacio​

TIC is proud to partner once again with the Furnace Brook Middle School to present a reading of the critically acclaimed novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the Furnace Brook Middle School's choice for this summer's all-school read. For two weeks at the end of July, TIC had the pleasure of working with students, teachers, parents, and TIC volunteers who performed and recorded the novel. We are so impressed that these students would take the time out of their summer to come in and read so that everyone can enjoy this great book. A huge thank you to Furnace Brook Middle School Librarian, Teresa DeLuca, for organizing this collaboration. Select the link below ​to hear the novel in its entirety:

Audio File of Wonder​


Presented by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

June 14, 2017, 10AM | The Lantana, Randolph MA

The annual Senior Connection conference was held on Wednesday, June 14th. The conference serves as a chance for seniors with vision loss to connect with each other, to hear keynote speakers in the vision loss community, and to learn about vendors providing resources and information that can benefit them. TIC was proud to broadcast this event LIVE this year. Attendees heard presentations by Barbara Salisbury, CEO of MAB Community Services, Paul Saner, Commissioner of MCB, Robin Lipson, Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Office for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Diogo Lousa, Manager of Transportatoin Innovation for the MBTA.

 If you were unable to attend the conference and missed the live broadcast, you can listen by selecting the link below. 

Senior Connection Conference 2017

Barrow Bookstore and TIC partnered to participate in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read! Back in April, we broadcasted the Barrow Bookstore Audio Series readings of "Life Without Principle" and a selection of Thoreau's poetry. If you missed the original broadcasts on April 20 and April 22, you can hear them by selecting the link below: 

"Life Without Principle"

Selection of Thoreau's Poetry

Blind Legislative Informational Networking Day (B.L.I.N.D.) 2017

March 16, 2017 11:30am-2pm

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall of Flags

If you missed our live broadcast of the B.L.I.N.D. event, you can listen to it by selecting the link below. The event will also rebroadcast on TIC at 8pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017. 

LISTEN: B.L.I.N.D. Event 2017

The purpose of this event is to advocate for legislative support of the FY2018 budget and funding recommendations that recognize the necessity for specialized blindness services and their critical importance and need for funding in these challenging budgetary times. For more information, visit the Perkins website: B.L.I.N.D. 2017 Info

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Undersecretary John Chapman along with representatives from the Attorney General's office, AARP of MA and the Better Business Bureau discussed the issues affecting Massachusetts consumers and what their agencies and organizations are doing to educate, advocate and assist them. If you missed our live broadcast you can listen here: Top Consumer Trends 2017

To learn more about the resources available to you to protect yourself, visit the Consumer Affairs website: Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Top Consumer Trends 2017

March 10, 2017 10:30am-12:00pm

Massachusetts State House, Nurses Hall

Veteran's Voice

Walking Point: An Infantryman's Untold Story by Michael H. Cunningham

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Episode 9

In case you missed it...

Click here to listen to the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company perform Twelfth Night! This performance was rehearsed, directed and produced specifically to be aired on TIC!