August 2015 Audio-Reader Program Guide

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August 2015 Audio-Reader Program Guide

Toll Free Number 1-800-772-8898,

The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired and print disabled persons in Kansas and Missouri. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.


Sunday New York Times, 6:00 AM weekdays, repeated at 2:00AM : Monday is the Magazine section read by Jim O’Malley; Tuesday is Arts & Leisure read by Elaine Kautsch; Wednesday is Book Reviews read by Anne Burgess; Thursday is Travel Section read by Jill LaPoint and Friday is Business section read by Donna Conway

The Morning Magazine Rack, 7:00 AM (M-F): Monday is Business News read by Beverly Wilson, Tuesday is The Christian Science Monitor-Weekly Edition read by Kathe Dougherty; Wednesday is Farming News with Edith Bond; Thursday is Environmental News with Carl Graves and Friday is Consumer Reports with Jim Powers.

Breakfast Table Times every day, 8-10AM. Readings from Kansas City Star and Topeka Capital Journal. Sunday the Breakfast Table Times lasts until 10:50. Readers are: Monday -Thelma Taylor and Mary Howe, Tuesday – Mary Ann Strong and Jan Shumway, Wednesday – Harlan Roedel and Elinor Schroeder, Thursday – Bill Beningfield and Don Frey, Friday – Carl Graves and Elaine Kautsch, Saturday – Stuart Mills and Jim McCauley, Sunday – Steve Smith, Randy Austin, Karen Boyer, Judy Taylor and Carol Beth Whalen.

Roundtable Programs, 10:00 AM (M-F). Monday is Disability Digest hosted by Hannes Combest (ACB Reports airs the 2nd Monday of each month) followed by The Week read by Michelle Wickersheim. Tuesday is Mail Order Catalogs hosted by Mary Ann Saunders followed by Discount Store Ads with Mary Jo Hobbs; Wednesday is Senior Concerns (AARP, Senior Center newsletters and other information for senior citizens) read by JoAnne Kready followed by Playing with Words, The Poetry Show hosted by Harlan Roedel; Thursday is At Home on the Range (cooking show) with Shelley Sandberg and Shopper’s Showcase (grocery ads) hosted by Diane Carnell and Friday is TV Guide with Rex Buchanan followed by Alternative Press with Jonathan Haynes.

Lawrence Journal World every day at 11AM

Readers are: Monday-Chuck Fisher, Tuesday – Jane Tedder, Wednesday – Carol Jones, Thursday – Frank Ybarra, Friday – Kathy Sanders

USA Today 12Noon and repeated at 12Midnight (M-F)

The Wichita Eagle 1:00PM weekdays

Readers are: Monday – Steve Sears, Tuesday – Craig Chappell, Wednesday – Jenny O’Driscoll, Thursday – Tom Goetz, Friday – Don Miller

Regional News featuring newspapers from across our listening area is 2-4PM weekdays. There are four breakout signals:

Central and Western Kansas includes the following newspapers: Emporia Gazette, Manhattan Mercury, Junction City Daily Union, Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, The Wamego Smoke Signal, Salina Journal, Concordia Blade-Empire, Russell County News, Hutchinson News, Garden City Telegram, Ulysses News, Harvey County Independent, Stockton Sentinel, Hays Daily News, Western Kansas World, Hoxie Sentinel, Goodland Star-News, Oberlin Herald, Colby Free Press.

Eastern Kansas includes the following newspapers: Emporia Gazette, Baldwin City Signal, Ottawa Herald, Manhattan Mercury, Tonganoxie Mirror, Valley Falls Vindicator, Oskaloosa Independent, Bonner Springs Chieftain, Wyandotte West, Shawnee Dispatch, Miami County Republic, Osawatomie Graphic, Louisburg Herald, Olathe News, Gardner News, Osage County-Chronicle, Holton Recorder, Leavenworth Times, Atchison Globe.

Kansas City Metro Area includes the following newspapers:broadcast from the studios of Alphapointe Association for the Blind. Pleasant Hill Times, The Call, The Landmark Platte County, Independence Examiner, Liberty Tribune, Kearney Courier, Cass County Democrat-Missourian, Star Herald, Lee’s Summit Journal, Raytown Tribune, Smithville Herald

Pittsburg area includes the following newspapers: Pittsburg Sun, Joplin Globe, Parsons Sun, Chanute Tribune, Girard Press, Fort Scott Tribune, Columbus Daily Advocate, Wilson County Citizen, Iola Register, Carthage Press, Webb City Sentinel, Neodesha Derrick, Lamar Democrat

Newspapers of Southeast Kansas 4:00PM Weekdays:

Coffey County Republican, Chanute Tribune, Independence Daily Reporter, Parsons Sun, Wilson County Citizen, Iola Register, Neodesha Derrick, Prairie Star, Montgomery County Chronicle, Yates Center News, Labette Avenue.

The Missouri News Hour 5:00PM Weekdays:

Maryville Forum, Albany Ledger, Fairfax Forum, Savannah Reporter, St. Joseph News-Press, Mound City News, Tarkio Avalanche, Nodaway News Leader, Trenton Republican-Times, Warrensburg Daily Star Journal, The Concordian, Sedalia Democrat.

The Magazine Rack, 6:00PM (M-F): Monday is To Your Good Health read by Martin Okekearu ; Tuesday is People Magazine read by Kelly Loeb; Wednesday is National and International News (Time magazine) read by Jane Tedder; Thursday is On-Line, the computer show hosted by Scott Anderson and Friday is Two on the Aisle, News of Theater and the Arts with Rebecca Richardson

The Non-Fiction Book Hour, 7:00PM weekdays

Armchair Adventure Hour (Fiction), 8:00PM every day

The Book Was Better (books from the movies), 9:00PM every day

Reflections: The Biography Hour, 10:00PM every day

The Mystery Hour, 11:00 PM Weekdays. Adult Magazines (Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Penthouse) Saturday and Sunday.

USA Today repeat 12 Midnight weekdays

The Wall Street Journal, 1:00AM weekdays

repeat of the Sunday New York Times from 6AM at 2:00AM

repeat of the Magazine Rack from 6:00PM at 3:00AM

The Book Club books 4:00 AM every day

Books We Love (Classics and other favorites) 5:00AM every day


Discover Magazine with Max Mayse or Science News with Bob Hohn, 6:00AM

Old Time Radio Shows, Saturday 7:00AM-7:45AM

Breakfast Table Times, readings of Kansas City Star and Topeka Capital Journal 8-10AM

Oprah Magazine, 10:00 AM with Amanda Loughlin repeat at 1:00AM

The Lawrence Journal World

Home and Family Magazines, 12 Noon with Jackie Hilton repeat at 2:00AM

The Children’s Hour, 1:00PM with Donna Riehm

Outdoors Magazines, 2:00PM with Chris Miller repeated Sunday/early Monday at 1:00AM

The American Past (history), 3:00PM hosted by Calder Pickett, repeat at 3:00AM

On The Lighter Side (humor), 4:00PM hosted by Harold Riehm

A Look Back (history). 5:00PM with Jane Tedder repeat Sunday/early Monday at 2:00AM

The Man Cave (Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire and Details), 6:00PM with George Smith

The National Enquirer, 7:00PM with Melissa Warren repeat at 12Midnight

Armchair Adventure Hour (fiction book), 8:00PM

The Book Was Better, 9:00PM

Reflections: The Biography Hour, 10:00PM

Adult Magazine (Cosmo, Playboy, Penthouse, Penthouse Forum), 11:00PM

Repeat of National Enquirer, Midnight

Repeat of O, The Oprah Magazine, 1:00AM

Repeat of Home and Family Magazines, 2:00AM

Repeat of The American Past, 3:00AM

The Book Club, 4:00AM

Books We Love, 5:00 AM


Regional Magazines (Missouri Life, Lawrence Mag, Kansas Magazine) hosted by Cathy Hamilton, 6:00AM

Inspiration and Religion with Lynn Segebrecht, 7:00AM

Breakfast Table Times, readings of the Kansas City Star and Topeka Capital Journal, 8:00-10:50AM

Ten Minute Interest, a short interview show hosted by Stephen Moles at 10:50AM

The Lawrence Journal World, 11:00AM

Prairie Fire: Readings in Kansas History, 12 Noon with Carl Graves

The Game Show, 12:30PM

repeat of the Kansas City Star and Topeka Capital Journal, 1:00-4:00PM

Short Stories, 4:00PM with Adam Desnoyers

Sports Show, 5:00PM with Steve Jack repeated at Midnight

A Double Order of Freys (humor) 6:00PM with Don and Bruce Frey

The Blind Handyman/Hear We Grow (gardening) with Michelle Suter, Sunday at 7:00PM

Hear We Grow airs the final Sunday of each month repeated Sunday/early Monday at 3:00AM

Armchair Adventure Hour (fiction book), 8:00PM

The Book Was Better (books from the movies), 9:00PM

Reflections: The Biography Hour, 10:00PM

Adult Magazines (Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Penthouse, Penthouse Forum), 11:00PM

Sunday/early Monday

12:00AM (midnight) repeat of Sports Show, 12:00AM

Repeat of Outdoors Show, 1:00AM

Repeat of A Look Back, 2:00AM

Repeat of Blind Handyman/Gardening, 3:00AM

The Book Club, 4:00AM

Books We Love, 5:00AM


The Book Club (4:00AM every day)

The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom read by Judy Rounda, July 30-August 2

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 10 Songs by Greg Marcus, read by Chris Cobb, August 3-12

The Promise of Stardust by Priscilla Sibley, read by Judi Gitel August 13-26

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, read by Elinor Schroeder August 27-September 5 this is the KU Common Book selection for 2015.

Books We Love (5:00AM every day)

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White, read by Bob Gent July 31-August 23

Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life by Tom Lewis, read by Carl Graves August 24-September 9

The Non-Fiction Book Hour (7:00PM weekdays)

Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael, read by Kevin Haight July 24-August 7

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein, read by Michael Doudoroff August 10-31

Armchair Adventure Hour (8:00 PM every day)

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, read by Linda Manley (thriller, contains adult material) July 31-August 18

Into the Woods by Tana French, read by Dean Bevan (thriller, contains adult material)

August 19-September 6

The Book Was Better (9:00PM each evening)

8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber read by Mary Hamler, July 28-August 7

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, read by Rebecca Reagan August 8-23

Murder She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Jessica Fletcher with Donald Bain, read by Karen O’Keefe August 24-September 1

Reflections: The Biography Hour (10:00PM each evening)

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz read by Mary Ackerly, July 4- August 5

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith, read by Marilyn Bradt August 4-September 21
Mystery Hour (11:00PM each weekday)

Death in the Venetian Quarter by Alan Gordon, read by Bill Beningfield

Murder on the Rocks by Karen McInerney, read by Elaine Roberts

To listen to any of these books or other programs on Audio-Reader go to


Audio-Reader provides description of select theater performances at Theatre Lawrence, Starlight Theatre and the Lied Center. Contact the theater for reservations.

Audio Description Volunteers: Harold Asner, Patrick Baker, Edith Bond, Dave Corley, Charles Decedue, Leigh Diepenbrock, Carol Jones, Lori Lange, Jane Pennington, Rebecca Reagan, Shelley Sandberg, John Trinkl, Doug Washburn, Kimi Worstell-Laabs

Upcoming Audio Description

September 12: Cirque Eloize iD at Starlight

September 26: Hands on a Hardbody at Theatre Lawrence

Special Requests (by request): Airwaves,  AKC Gazette, Anderson County Advocate, Atchison Daily Globe, Best Times, Car Craft, Columbia Magazine, Dairy Goat Journal, Family Dog Magazine, Field and Stream, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, FUMC Holton Newsletter, Guideposts, Hiawatha World, Holton Recorder, Lion Magazine, Minneapolis Messenger, Momentum “MS” Magazine, Pure  Country Music, Sabetha Herald, Salina Journal, Seneca Courier-Tribune, Soap Opera Digest, Taste of Home, Toastmaster Magazine, Tonganoxie Mirror, Veterans Voices, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Magazine, VFW Magazine, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Call 800-772-8898 to begin receiving these publications. You can also find many of them on The Lions Telephone Reader calling 800-335-1221, enter code 5887 and visit Group 2 or Group 5 publications.



MONDAY: Thelma Taylor and Mary Howe

TUESDAY: Mary Ann Strong and Jan Shumway

WEDNESDAY: Elinor Schroeder and Harlan Roedel

THURSDAY: Bill Beningfield and Don Frey

FRIDAY: Carl Graves and Elaine Kautsch

SATURDAY: Stuart Mills and Jim McCauley

SUNDAY: Steve Smith, John Naughtin, Randy Austin, Karen Boyer, Judy Taylor and Carol Beth Whalen



4 separate feeds, Central and Western Kansas, Eastern Kansas, KC Metro Area at Alphapointe and Pittsburg KS/Joplin Mo area.

Lawrence Readers :

Kris Shields, Bev Wilson, Carol Nauman, Jane Tedder, Helen Martin, Jack Wilson, Bruce Roberts, Ruby Ducate, Carol Munchoff, Pam Baughman, Rozanne Stringer, Gayle Matchett, Brandon Barnett, Jim Taylor, Cathy Callen, Al Rogers, Eileen Rogers, Austin Turney, Lenita Richardson, Carole Smith, Nancy Colyer

Pittsburg KS Readers:

Martha Baxter, Lucy Bednekoff, Bob Casino, Barbara Cooper, Vivian Davidson, Elwyn Davis, Karen Davis, Diana Kerle, Ed Koehler, Darlene Koehler, Sheila Marque, Bob Roberts, Barbara Schountz, Virginia Smith, Stephen Teller, Annette Tucker, Evelyn Turner,Gene Vollen, Colin Wiersma

Alphapointe Readers (Kansas City)

Patty Cahill, Michael Dix,Richard Gier, Garry Huber, Bill Kalahurka, Connie Mitchell, Heather Nelson, Shani Payne, Steve Sears, Merton Shatzkin, Judy Weingarten and Mark Zapien

To suggest additional publications for any of these broadcasts call 785-864-4625
Audio-Reader is broadcast via the subcarrier of:

Kansas Public Radio in Lawrence KS; KCUR in Kansas City; KRPS in Pittsburg, KS; KXCV/KRNW in Maryville, MO; KMUW in Wichita, KS and High Plains Public Radio








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