*** TIC is slowly re-starting in-person operations with limited hours. To keep all staff and volunteers safe from the spread of the COVID – 19 virus, TIC is following all safety protocols and measures mandated by state and federal guidelines. Our hours of operation at our studios are temporarily 8:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. until further notice with the remainder of our mission carried out remotely. TIC will continue to work hard to bring our listeners the news and information they need to stay informed, especially during these uncertain times. Please give us a call at 781-834-4400 with any questions or concerns. ***
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.
2020 CARES Act
Listen to important information regarding the 2020 CARES Act (Coronavirus Aide Relief and Economic Security Act). This act was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. This act covers economic relief during the covid-19 pandemic. Click on the links below to listen to program entirely.
This show will air on TIC Network on Saturdays, at 7:00 p.m.
Listen to important information on social distancing and staying safe during the outbreak of covid-19 when you have a visual impairment or other sight disability. Director of Orientation and Mobility from The Massachusetts Commission for The Blind, Meg Robertson gives an update. Click on the link below to listen to program entirely.
Plymouth Area Community Television
TIC aired a special broadcast of Plymouth Area Community Television (PACTV) Covid-19 Forum back on May 23, 2020! Thank you to PACTV for letting us share your program with our listeners. PACTV spoke with MA State Rep. Josh Cutler about disability workplace matters!
National Braille Press
TIC aired a special broadcast of “Beats for Braille!” back on May 2, 2020! Thank you to the National Braille Press for letting us share your program with our listeners. This program originally aired live on their Facebook and YouTube channel last Saturday. TIC listeners who did not have access to the internet enjoyed this beautiful program! “Nineteen talented musicians came together to share music and why braille and literacy is important to them. These challenging times can dampen our spirits and make things even more challenging to our community, but together we can enjoy music and one another's passion for literacy.” For more information on the music and artists, visit their website.
In case you missed it, click on the link below to listen to the program!
Talking Information Center
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 low vision support group at TIC studios in Marshfield.
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.
2020 Next meeting: To be Announced - Topic: To be Announced - Speaker:To be Announced
This program is proudly sponsored by Roche Brothers.
2020 NFB Mass Chapter's Annual Conference
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation Of The Blind held their annual conference February 22-23 2020. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the morning and afternoon sessions from Saturday, February 22nd here! For more information on the NFB of Massachusetts, visit their website: https://www.nfbma.org/
Mission Possible Episodes
Monday, October 21, 2019
TIC had the pleasure of attending and recording The Massachusetts White Cane Day Celebration at the Massachusetts State House! We had a wonderful time!
Thank you Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for letting us be apart of this important day!
If you missed the broadcast you can hear the entire recording by clicking on the link below:
TIC had the pleasure of broadcasting the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra's Season Opener concert live on Saturday, October 19th 2019. The orchestra performed the following: Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Copland: Appalachian Spring, Dvořák: Symphony No. 8. If you missed the live broadcast you can hear the entire performance by clicking the link below:
If you missed the live broadcast you can hear the entire performance by clicking the link below:
Reading of The Declaration of Independence by TIC Volunteer, Bill "The Z Man"
The "Stories of Music Artists"
by John Pizzi
Airs every Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
Join us every Saturday at 10:00 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
"Hey everyone, I’m Johnny Pizzi, host of “Stories of Music Artists” here on the Talking Information Center. I’ve been fortunate to be a volunteer and a host of the show since January, 2019. How?...why?...it all happened one evening. I was checking out the news and I saw a segment on the Talking Information Center. The news segment reminded me of the service that is provided to their listeners by the staff and volunteers. They were all providing this service with informative and entertaining programming at a radio station. I called the next day because I knew that’s where I would like to volunteer, and hopefully, add an entertaining and informative music-talk radio show for their listeners. I also wanted to be part of a radio station and an organization that provides a valued service where the programming benefits many in need. It’s been all that and a way for me to give back while learning” - Johnny Pizzi
14th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Alzheimer's Partnership of The South Shore and The Alzheimer's Association held their annual educational conference and caregiver day on April 24, 2019. The conference took place at Oak Point in Middleboro MA. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to all three presentations from the conference by clicking on the links below!
1.) Kelsey Gosselin, Alzheimer's Association Manager of Medical and Scientific Research Engagement, presented "The Science of Hope: Learn about the latest in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research".
Blind Legislative Informational Networking Day (B.L.I.N.D.) 2019
March 19, 2019 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 19, 2019.
The purpose of this event is to advocate for legislative support of the FY2020 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. 2019 Info
B.L.I.N.D. Event 2019 Sponsors:
- Bay State Council of the Blind
- Carroll Center for the Blind
- Lowell Association for the Blind
- Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- National Braille Press
- National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts
- Perkins School for the Blind for the Friends of the Perkins Library and the Worcester Talking Book Library
- Talking Information Center Network
"FOCUS" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference
March 13, 2019 8am-3:30pm
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA
Unable to attend the 14th 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.
- Open Remarks by Commissioner Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, David D'Arcangelo. Keynote Speaker: Lotfi B. Merabet, OD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School Director, the Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Managing Light to Enhance Visual Functioning, Bob McGillivary, Director of Low Vision Services The Carroll Center for the Blind
- Cortical Visual Impairment: The Role of the Ophthalmologist, Gena Heidary, MD,PhD., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Director, Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Children's Hospital
- Intro to Assistive Technology Assesments and Recommendations, Kate Katulak, M.Ed., TVI, Assistant Director of College Success Perkins School for the Blind. HuyenTran Vo, M.Ed., Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist, Perkins School for the Blind College Success Program
- Lunch & Award Presentations: Remarks by David D'Arcangelo, MCB Commissioner
- Learn how "FLIRT"ing and "KISS"ing fit into Rehabilitation Teaching, Carolyn M. Ovesen, M.Ed., COMS, COTA/L Rehabilitation Teaching Supervisor Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
- Optometric Vision therapy - What it is? How it works? Who Would Benefit?, Theresa J. Ruggiero, O.D., FCOVD Northampton Vision Specialists
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!
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
"2018/19 Season Finale: POPS!" 4/27/19
TIC had the pleasure of broadcasting the ASO's Season Finale concert live on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The orchestra performed the following: Gershwin: Catfish Row — Porgy and Bess symphonic suite. Williams: E.T. Theme: Adventures on Earth. Anderson: Fiddle Faddle, Syncopated Clock, Chicken Reel, First Day of Spring.
If you missed the live broadcast you can hear the entire performance by clicking the link below:
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!