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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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:
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:
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!
“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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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:
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/
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.
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:
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!
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:
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.
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:
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.
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
B.L.I.N.D. Event 2017 Sponsors:
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