Hosted by Greg Williard
MindsEye Radio serves people who cannot read the printed word. Some listeners are totally blind. Others have low vision from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, trauma or glaucoma. There are listeners who can no longer turn the pages of a newspaper because they have had a stroke or have Parkinson’s disease. Still others are unable to read because of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Anyone who cannot read a traditional newspaper because of a disability is eligible for service from MindsEye.
How we began: In the early 1970’s, there was no good way for blind people to get the contents of the newspaper. WMRY’s Talking Book was born in 1973 through a partnership of Oblates, Lions Clubs, other community organizations and many dedicated individuals. The region finally had a way to provide readings of newspapers and magazines to thousands of people who were blind. It was the third reading service of its kind in the world. Now at Mind’s eye Radio, poets, artists, producers, and directors collaborate to create a visionary hour for your imagination to explore.
Gregg Williard’s fiction, essays and visual art have appeared in Barge, Diagram, Kill Author, DeComp, Artocratic, and Anemone Sidecar, among others. He lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Sunday - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm