Have your say ahead of Mosen At Large. I read the news today, oh boy!

Kia ora Mosen at largers. We’ve received some great contributions ahead of this weekend’s show, but never fear, there is always room for yours. So what are you waiting for? Send me some audio, write me some email. If we didn’t hear from our immense listening family, well, the show would go boom.

Many in the US are nervous, and the world is watching. If you’ve been taking an interest in the US election, whether you live there or not, what are your predictions? With some suggestion that we may not have a winner on the night due to the number of votes that have been cast by mail this year, those of us who follow these things closely will be using news apps a lot. We sure have come a long way. Blind people with computers and smartphones now have access to an incredible amount of information, and it would have been considered unbelievable even 30 years ago. Blind people who don’t have a computer in the US have access to the wonderful NFB Newsline service. So, what do you use to read the news? If you have any app recommendations, let me know. If you use more traditional methods to get your news, let me know what’s behind that preference too.

In keeping with this theme, I’ll be talking about my favourite way to consume news, Lire. Lire is an RSS reader, allowing you to bring various sites into one app, rendering them in an accessible way. It’s wonderful, and efficient. The developer of Lire, Kunal Sood, recently released a complete rewrite of the app. If you like apps that let you configure precisely what VoiceOver says, you will love this app. The attention to detail he has shown is extraordinary.

Over the last few weeks, we have talked about several aspects of the future of mobility for blind people, including self-driving cars and whether we will have robots that do much more than guide dogs can. We have some great comments on these subjects this week, and if you’re moved to participate after hearing recent episodes, you are very welcome.

There are plenty of other interesting contributions coming in, so if you’d like to raise something completely different, feel free.

Getting your contributions in ahead of time leaves you free to hear the show, and gives me a chance to organise them all, so go for it. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. To contribute, send an email with an audio attachment or just written down to Jonathan at MushroomFM.com, or call the listener line, +18646066736, that’s 1-864-60Mosen.

The best way to hear Mosen At Large is when it airs live and in full on Mushroom FM at 2 PM Eastern, that’s one hour earlier for this week only in the UK at 6 PM on Saturday. It will then be available in abridged form on the Mosen At Large podcast, available anywhere you get podcasts.

Thank you so much for listening and contributing to the show, and see you soon for Mosen At Large.