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Positive Futures: Nora Duncan, AARP- CT

Photo of Nora Duncan, State Director of AARP Connecticu
Nora Duncan, State Director of AARP CT

Nora Duncan, State Director of AARP CT, called into the show to talk about an upcoming AARP event and other services offered by AARP.  Many of AARP's events are free and do not require membership.

Here are some links to information discussed on the show:

  • AARP Connecticut: for local information and to join
  • Looking to volunteer: Elaine (860) 548-3168


Positive Futures: Jeannette Rodriguez Perez

Board of Education and Services for the Blind
Board of Education and Services for the Blind

Jeannette Rodriguez-Perez is a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB). Today Jeannette reviews the range of employment services that BESB offers to people who are blind throughout the state of CT.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB), within the Department of Rehabilitation Services provides resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.

For more information about BESB, follow the links below:

CRIS Radio

Photograph of microphone

CRIS Radio serves people who are blind or unable to read due to other disabilities by broadcasting news and information published in 70 newspapers and magazines (50 general interest and 20 children's magazines) that folks need to stay connected. CRIS operates with the dedication of 300 volunteers at four regional studios and our broadcast center in Windsor, Conn.

6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Goes Hollywood

What do you get when you put Scot Haney, Eight to the Bar, a dozen local celebrities, 200 people passionate about one of CT's vital services for people with disabilities, and a shiny trophy in a ballroom? We don't think there's a name for it, but the result is a guaranteed TEN.

Floyd Green awards dancers a 10, while Joe Fuery claps.
Scot Haney calls out the next dancers with much fanfare.

This year's theme is dances from the movies. Be dazzled by the surprises our dance professionals and celebrities have in store.  The money raised is key to our efforts to provide CRIS Radio to people in the community at no cost. Make a difference: join us and you will have fun in the process.

Click HERE for more info!

Diane Weaver Dunne

Diane Weaver Dunne, Executive Director

Diane Weaver Dunne
Executive Director
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Diane's career has spanned three decades as a journalist and during the past six years, as the head of the nonprofit CRIS Radio. Diane was the news editor of Education World, the managing/interim editor of he Hartford Business Journal; and a reporter for the Hartford Courant. She holds a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University. In addition to working in the news media, she was an adjunct professor in communication at the University of Hartford for several years.