Table of contents May 2017.


  1. Henry Furtak with "The Stars and Stripes Forever."
  2. From Linda Bennett: "Happy Mother's Day."
  3. We have a correction for the model of the cordless phone discussed in March.
  4. Camille Petrecca is having trouble connecting to Youtube.
  5. Victor Schmidt tells us about an oldies station.
  7. Ginger Harms reviews a digital recorder.
  8. We learn how to increase the internal memory on your Second Generation Victor Stream.
  9. Jane McIver has a phone number for those who use the Echo family of products.
  10. We have May birthdays.
  11. Irwin talks about computer problems at Newsreel.
  12. Jeanie Meador is looking for a talking Caller ID.
  13. We learn about The Described and Captioned Media Program.
  15. E. Z. Cleghorn tells us that Netflix is accessible with audio description.
  16. From the Columbus Dispatch: "Apple to Test Self-driving Cars."
  17. Debra Saylor and Tim Hendel comment on braille music.
  18. Abbie Taylor discusses braille music; switching from a PC to a Mac and comments on what portable devices we use.
  19. E. Z. Cleghorn comments on using the Mac.


  1. We have a selection from Gerry Gabrielli from May 2003.
  2. We announce the cookbook winners in April and have some cookbooks to pass along in May.
  3. Robert Wegner will not have an article this month.
  4. Jan Blatz with some recipes.
  5. Diane Motchuk has a pie recipe.
  6. Kate shares a recipe from our cookbook.
  7. Jeanne Corcoran with some recipes.
  8. From the Columbus Dispatch: "Plenty of Tasty Foods are good for the Heart."
  9. From NBP: "Fast and Fresh Salads."
  10. Irwin has a plate for the HB talking microwave if you need one.
  11. We hear about a history teacher who is blind.
  12. Pastor Philip Jackson is looking for a clock and has questions about preserving vegetables.
  13. ACB Welcomes Re-introduction of Medicare Demonstration Bill."
  14. We learn that Bob Mahoney passed away.
  15. Several Newsreelers called to let us know that Ed Fedush passed away.
  16. From Ed Fedush: Senility Saves the Day.


  1. Thanks to the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Committee for their support.
  2. We have a song from Brad Barrows.
  3. From Nancy Scott: "The Pledge."
  4. Nolan Crabb reviews "Unspeakable" (DB 46685 and "The Day of the Triffids" (DB 33690).
  5. Kate has a Raffle update.
  6. Marianne Daley sent in: Cure me, no Thanks!
  7. Jalil Mortazavi's book "From Iran to America" DBC 11418 is now available on BARD.
  8. From the Columbus Dispatch: "Blind Man Seeks to Expand Services for Vision Impaired."
  10. Tom Lykins has an addendum to the Solar Bible article.
  11. "Blind Advocate Partners with University of Michigan for New Braille Signs on Campus."
  12. From NBP: "No Barriers: "A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon."
  13. Sherry Bicknell is looking for a Talking Time I case.
  14. From Linda Bennett: "The Voice of the Unknown Soldier."


  1. Harry C. Moores underwriting announcement.
  2. Vito Muraglia has two braille slates to sell.
  3. "Blind New Jersey Piano Prodigy Draws Comparisons to Stevie Wonder."
  5. Mike Lantz has a dating question.
  6. From NBP: a redesigned technology page, and resources for Outlook, Android, Mac and the i-phone.
  7. We have the obituary for Carol Warren.
  8. We found out who sent in "When Tillie Ate the Chili."
  9. From Jane McIver: "National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Access Technology Affordability Act."
  10. We welcome a new Newsreel member.
  11. Nancy Levy on computers.
  12. Betty LaGrange sent in hurricane names for 2017.
  13. Jeri Williams has a source for the case for the NLS Digital Player.
  14. "Our Good Dog Story" from Ann Chiappetta.
  15. Norene Trappa on Dymo Tape.
  16. Irwin tells you about a Consumer Reports article on Self-Driving vehicles.
  17. Diana Burkhardt with the jumble answer and Irwin has a new jumble.
  18. We share "Changing of the Guard Ritual."