New Series Recording This Week

We have been out of the  studio for a few weeks now. Though we have not been taking things easy.

Behind the scenes at blindside fresno
Behind the scenes at Blindside Fresno

As with all of life in general we had some problems arranging some interviews, people were busy and there were some puppy shortages at local puppy raising groups to name but two of the obstacles to our calendar.

It is not easy being a producer of a magazine program like ‘Blindside Fresno’, but hey what am I complaining about? The program is great fun to make and we are now just about to go into the studio for some more recording sessions.

 

So What Will Be In The New Series?

We will be trying a new idea for one of our programs. We will have a series of sketches reflecting blind peoples experiences of “Good Samaritans” insisting on ‘helping’ and how we are often treated by servers in restaurants.  We will show the good way to do things and the bad way to do things.  Servers especially should take notes here, bad service impacts YOUR tip. So see if you are doing the right things and  learn how to make your blind customer a great tipper.

 

Also we will be taking a look at blind parenting from the other side. The point of view of children of blind or visually impaired children. That will be an interesting show, following our interview with two blind moms last season.

 

We will also take a look at the world of puppy-raising, talking with current puppy raisers in Fresno and the Central Valley. Asking them about the great work they do for organizations like Guide Dogs for the Blind. What is it like to give back a puppy that goes on to make a guide dog? Is it aas heartbreaking as we imagine?  Watch out for that one, we are hoping they will bring a cute puppy or two into the studio.

Plus we will have more news from the Blindside in Fresno.

Guide Dog Application Process

Late in 2012, the programs producer, William Elliott, began the process of applying for a guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind based in San Rafael, California.

 

In this interview he talks about what happened during the application process, his two weeks at the guide dogs training school and what it is like to work with a guide dog on a daily basis.

 

There are some points where building noise interferes with sound quality. We apologize for this and hope that it does not spoil your enjoyment of the program.