School of music
Thinking Aloud
Radio Reading Service for the Blind
A second radio signal piggybacks on Classical 89's FM frequency. Few know about this unique signal with unique programming. It's a reading service for the blind. Utah marks two important anniversaries this year in the history of "talking books": the 75th anniversary of the Pratt/Smoot Act of 1931, which initiated the era of publicly sponsored reading services; also, the 30th anniversary of Utah's service from the Utah State Library's Regional Library for the Blind. TA speaks with Bessie Oakes, program manager for the Regional Library, and with Richard Cowan (faculty member, BYU Religious Education) about these important milestones. Find out how the SCA signal came to be, and how an early Utah senator (and LDS general authority) was connected with this history.—Original airdate: 8/7/2006

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