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Bright Spot: Non-profit is helping kids improve their literacy from home (WFSB)

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(WFSB) – A local non-profit is helping kids improve their literacy from home.

For 8 years now CRIS Radio (Connecticut Radio Information System) began to expand their services to students around the state.

“Teachers came to us and said ‘Hey we have special needs kids that are not able to access classroom material. Can you do custom recordings?' So, we started doing that,” explains Diane Weaver Dunne, Executive Director of CRIS Radio.  CONTINUE READING

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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