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

Reading of The Declaration of Independence by TIC Volunteer, Bill "The Z Man"

South Shore Collaborative Low-Vision
Support Group

Next meeting: September 23, 2019

Topic: Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Speaker: Kathy Devine (Director of Prescription Advantage)

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 every Saturday at 10:00 p.m.

"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

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

Stories of Music Artists - Episode Fourteen 6/22/19

Stories of Music Artists - Episode Fifteen 6/29/19

Stories of Music Artists - Episode Sixteen 7/6/19

Stories of Music Artists - Episode Seventeen 7/13/19

Stories of Music Artists - Episode Eighteen 7/20/19

"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. AndersonFiddle 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:

Season Finale: 2018/19 | April 27, 2019 | 7:30pm Part 1

Season Finale: 2018/19 | April 27, 2019 | 7:30pm Part 2

Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

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".

2.) Joan Wright, CDP, CADDCT, Director of Community Relations at NVNA and Hospice, presented, "It's Dementia: A diagnosis of dementia is not enough".

3.) Panel of caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease

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 16, 2017. 

LISTEN: B.L.I.N.D. Event 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

"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.

2019 NFB Mass Chapter's Annual Conference 

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation Of The Blind held their annual conference February 22-24 2019. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the morning and afternoon sessions from Saturday, February 23rd here! For more information on the NFB of Massachusetts, visit their website: https://www.nfbma.org/

Saturday, February 23rd - Morning Session

Saturday, February 23rd- Afternoon Session

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

North River Collaborative: Mary Poppins

"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

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

Veteran's Voice

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

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

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!