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The Penny Forward podcast is a show about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Together, we're learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

Penny Forward Podcast Chris Peterson and Liz Bottner

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The Penny Forward podcast is a show about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Together, we're learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

    Penny Forward Podcast: Wander Without Limits with Ted Tahquechi of Blind Travels Blog

    Penny Forward Podcast: Wander Without Limits with Ted Tahquechi of Blind Travels Blog

    In this installment of the Penny Forward podcast, we are joined by Ted Tahquechi, a visually impaired adventurer and the mind behind the Blind Travels blog. He recounts his personal odyssey and imparts wisdom for traversing the globe with impaired vision. He also sheds light on the significance of adaptive technology and service animals, and the crucial skills of problem-solving and raising awareness. we also discuss atypical career paths for those with visual impairments. To wrap up, Ted emphasizes his initiative on tactile imagery to enhance accessibility.

     
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    Ted Tahquechi of Blind Travels Blog

    Blog: Blind Travels

    Photography: Tahquechi.com

    Facebook: BlindTravels

    X (Twitter): @nedskee

    Andy Warhol Foundation: Home page

    Redline Contemporary Art Center: Home page

     
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    • 23 min
    Penny Forward Podcast Inclusion In Tune, The Shine Music Festival with Shawn Satterfield

    Penny Forward Podcast Inclusion In Tune, The Shine Music Festival with Shawn Satterfield

    Date and Time

    02/06/2024

    Length24 hours
    Description
    In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, Shawn Satterfield, founder of Shine Music, discusses the Shine Music Festival's mission to create a radically accessible live music event in Colorado. She shares her journey, the challenges faced, and the innovative accessibility features implemented at the festival. The discussion also covers Shawn's background, the importance of community feedback, and the festival's inclusive design. Additionally, Shawn talks about fundraising goals and her excitement about joining the Penny Forward team to contribute her web development skills.
    The Penny Forward Podcast releases a new episode to the public every other week. If you would like to listen one week early, become a member of our website and enjoy exclusive access. We offer a complimentary guest membership for you to get started.
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    Shawn Satterfield/Shine Music Festival
    Org. Information: shinemusic.rocks
    This Year's Page: https://shinemusicfestival.com/

    Epilepsy Foundation: https://epilepsycoloradowyoming.org/

    Davis Phinney Foundation: https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/

    Special Olympics: https://specialolympicsco.org/

    Autism Community: https://autismcommunitystore.com/

    Full Body Sound: https://www.fullbodysound.com/

    Feel the Beat: https://www.feelthebeat.dance/

    XRAI glasses: https://xrai.glass/

    Autism Community Store: https://autismcommunitystore.com/

    Goose: https://www.goosetheband.com/

    So Ready For ADA.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soreadyforada

    Felix Pastorius: https://www.felixpastorius.com/

    Harry Waters: https://www.harrywaters.com/

    SunSquabi: https://www.sunsquabi.com/

    Neal Evans: https://www.dopapod.com/

    Swallow Hill: https://swallowhillmusic.org/

    CleanRobotics: https://cleanrobotics.com/

    School of Rock: https://www.schoolofrock.com/locations/denver

     
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    • 32 min
    Penny Forward Podcast : Penny Forward Moving Forward with Chris Peterson

    Penny Forward Podcast : Penny Forward Moving Forward with Chris Peterson

    Date and Time

    01/23/2024

    Length24 hours
    DescriptionThis week we have Chris Peterson, CEO of Penny Forward, on to discuss our organization's evolution and future plans. We recount his personal journeys, the unexpected challenges like surprise babies and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these led to the creation of Penny Forward. Our organization has developed online courses, a mobile app, and received significant grants. Looking ahead, we aim to partner with state agencies to expand services nationwide, improve content and user experience, and increase the number of accredited financial counselors. We introduce a new initiative, the Tuesday Turning Pages Book Brunch, to encourage proactive financial learning in the community. Penny Forward hopes you will keep moving forward with us for all our new adventures.
     
    The Penny Forward Podcast releases a new episode to the public every other week. If you would like to listen one week early, become a member of our website and enjoy exclusive access. We offer a complimentary guest membership for you to get started.
     
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    Penny Forward
    Action teams: www.pennyforward.com/actionteams

    Groups.io Main list: main+subscribe@pennyforward.groups.io

    Mastodon: www.mastodon.social/@pennyfwd

    TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@pennyfwd

     

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    • 25 min
    Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 2 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

    Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 2 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

    As Penny Forward is celebrating the holiday season, we are pulling up from the archive a previously played episode that is not on our current podcast feed, with a newly added transcript.

     

    Date and Time

    01/09/2024

    Length24 hours
    DescriptionWelcome to the second half of a two-part episode of the Penny Forward Podcast. In this continuation, Nancy and Billy Irwin discuss their professional journeys and the experience of buying their first home. Nancy speaks about her career shift to educating visually impaired students and the challenges of balancing work with her master's degree. Billy shares his story of securing a job at Clemson University, underscoring the value of support and perseverance. The couple also delves into the home buying process, the obstacles they overcame regarding accessibility, and the advantages of homeownership. They conclude with their future aspirations, highlighting their positive outlook and readiness to tackle new challenges.
     
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    This episode was recorded in the very early days of the Penny Forward podcast, and certain advertisements or information may be out of date. Please use the below links to connect with us.

     
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    • 32 min
    Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 1 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

    Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 1 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

    As Penny Forward is celebrating the holiday season, we are pulling up from the archive a previously played episode that is not on our current podcast feed, with a newly added transcript.

     

    Date and Time

    12/26/2023

    Length24 hours
    DescriptionReplay Part 1, Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin
    In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, we interview Billy and Nancy Irwin, a visually impaired couple. They discuss their early lives, education, and careers, including their struggles and achievements. Nancy shares her journey from being a prematurely born child with visual impairment to becoming a theater major and working with the Episcopal Service Corps. Billy recounts his experiences with discrimination, his passion for amateur radio and computer technology, and his role as a county's IT director. The couple also discusses their financial struggles early in their marriage. The episode ends with a story about the importance of persistence. This is a first part of a two part episode. In the next episode we learn more about where the couple is currently.
     
    In addition to our online courses, member's calls, weekly newsletter, and access to one to one financial counseling, Penny Forward members are able to access every Penny Forward podcast episode one week early. Join Penny Forward today to access all of our membership benefits.
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    This episode was recorded in the very early days of the Penny Forward podcast, and certain advertisements or information may be out of date. Please use the below links to connect with us.

     
    Penny Forward
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    • 36 min
    Penny Forward Podcast: Diving into Development, Dialogue with Kolby Garrison

    Penny Forward Podcast: Diving into Development, Dialogue with Kolby Garrison

    *Note* We are trying something new and directly linking this to our calendar event, so that updated changes may be easily shared with all posts.

     

    Date and Time

    12/12/2023

    Length24 hours
    Description 

    In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, hosts Liz Bottner, Chris Peterson, and MOe Carpenter interview Kolby Garrison, the development officer of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). Garrison shares her journey as a blind person, from her mainstream education to her struggles with job applications due to societal prejudices. She discusses her role at ACB, her advocacy for improved accessibility, and her daily responsibilities, which include fundraising and donor relations. Garrison emphasizes the importance of membership organizations like ACB for personal growth and support.
     
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    Kolby Garrison (American Councel of the Blind Developement Officer)
    Email Kolby: kgarrison@acb.org

    Get the ACB Community Schedule by emailing: community@acb.org

    Get ahold of ACB by phone: 1-800-424-8666

     
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    • 30 min

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