Radio Show


On CAGDU we talk about dogs as a tool when you are blind. What about a dog if you’re blind and hard of hearing? Our guest is Gary Legates who shares his journey as a blind and hard of hearing guide dog user.

October 15th was White Cane Awareness Day.  Today’s show is titled Unleash the Cane and our special guest is, Ron Brown the Road Warrior.  Ron is a blind certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist and will make the case for settling the question–can dogs and canes coexist?

Our guest is John Pak who works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Occupational Health & Safety. If you want mission success–you need a guy like Joh on your team who helps keep the nation’s largest cohort of scientists, engineers, and technologists safe as they explore Earth, the solar system and the universe.

People decide to get a service dog for a number of reasons.  Our guest is Jerome Parsons a graduate of The Seeing Eye Dog Guide School.  He shares his story of getting his first guide dog and the challenges during this season of COVID.

Today’s broadcast is dedicated to CAGDU co-founder and co-host, Charles “Charlie” Crawford who passed away today, 9/11/2020, after a short illness.

 

Our special guest is Deb Cook Lewis who wears many hats–including that of VP of GDUI–Guide Dog Users, International.  Today she dons her guest hat instead of her usual  ACB Radio Mainstream hosting hat.

The Randolph Sheppard program provides an opportunity for a blind person to become self-supporting. Cafeterias and snack bars located in federal buildings are managed by trained and licensed vendors. Our guest, Jim Papania, shares his road to becoming a vendor through the Maryland Business Enterprise Program.

Our guest:  Anthony “Tony” Stevens, Director of Development at ACB–American Council of the Blind.

Our guest is Sarah Calhoun–newly elected president of the national GDUI–Guide Dog Users, Incorporated hailing from the Show-Me State of Missouri.

Our guest for CAGDU Your Dog and You [26 June 2020 ] was Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist of the ACB–American Council of the Blind.

Cecilia Warren is the Policy Director of Emergency Management for the state of Maryland. Today she helps us navigate from policy to implementation — how to be prepared and what we need to know.

Columbia Lighthouse has been serving the blind and low-vision community of Washington, DC since 1900.  We want to welcome Tony Cancelosi–President and CEO.


Eric Bridges, Executive Director of the American Council of the Blind–ACB.
The American Council of the Blind provides the framework which allows blind and low-vision people to define success on their own terms.

Patrick Sheehan–President NCAC [Nat’tl Capital Area Chapter] of ACB American Council of the Blind.
Becky Davidson–Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc–Manager of Consumer Outreach & Graduate Support

Our hosts are Rev “Radio Ray” Raysor with his 7th dog guide, a coated German shepherd named Rayven and Charlie Crawford with his 9th  dog guide, Razen a Labrador Retriever both graduates of The Seeing Eye dog Guide School.

17 April 2020

Learning about hosts Rev “Radio Ray” Raysor and Charlie Crawford–the journey they have followed, the pitfalls they avoided and the ones they fell into.

 

10 April 2020
Glenn Hoagland, the new president of The Seeing Eye Dog Guide School. Melissa Allman, Advocacy Specialist at The Seeing Eye who works on legislation protecting dog guide users.