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The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS), is Connecticut's only radio reading service. CRIS broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from regional satellite studios in Danbury, Norwalk, Norwich, Trumbull, West Haven, and our broadcast center in Windsor. Read More...

CRIS Radio Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

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CRIS Radio, a 42-year-old nonprofit and Connecticut’s only radio-reading service for people who are blind or print challenged, has added four new members to its board of directors. They are: Rosa Cassells, Carla Pariser, Benjamin Schimelman, and Gonmit Sehmbi.

“We are pleased to announce the election of four new members to CRIS Radio’s Board of Directors, said CRIS Board Chair Paul A. Young. “These new members enhance the diversity and expertise of our organization’s work to improve access to print information."  READ MORE

JI: Project to give voice to suffrage

Journal Inquirer, August 29, 2020
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CRIS Radio and archivists from the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, and Watkinson Library & College Archives at Trinity College are working together to bring to life 100-year-old documents – featuring human-narrated recordings available as podcasts — about the divisive debate over the passage of the 19th Amendment that was passed in August 1920.  Read more.

100 Years: Voices of Woman Suffrage

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CRIS Radio celebrates 100 years of success for woman's suffrage by collaborating with the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, Watkinson Library at Trinity College and Hartford Public Library to bring Voices of Woman Suffrage to life.

The project is made possible by a grant from the Pomeroy Foundation.

The collection of items that CRIS has put into audio format for this project includes letters, essays, meeting minutes, leaflets and news articles.

Click on the icon or link to the different categories of materials to be taken to the available resources.  A list of resources that were used for this collection is available here.

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CRISKids Improves Reading in Enfield

Journal Inquirer, April 10, 2020
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Study: Nonprofits help improve reading scores for Enfield Students

ENFIELD — A unique collaboration between two nonprofits — the local Educational Resources for Children Inc. and the Windsor-based Connecticut Radio Information System — that enabled students … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers @ NBMAA

Volunteers from around the state came together to celebrate their dedication to Connecticut's only radio reading service for people with disabilities. Volunteers with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were honored.

Thank you to all who give their time to make … Continue Reading ››

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