Have You Heard? Laurie Rubin

Through my volunteer work at [with]tv I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege of *meeting*
cyberspace) and corresponding with Laurie Rubin

Laurie is an accomplished Mezzo Soprano.  Listen to this CBS interview I just discovered and you will learn more about this "world class opera singer" who has "performed in the White House and in some of the worlds finest Halls…"

(Photo description: Laurie is on stage performing in her New York recital debut with pianist David Wilkinson.  Wearing a teal evening gown, she looks quite beautiful.  She’s standing in front of a grand piano; David is wearing a black suit.  We can see the backs of the heads of her audience in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, March 2004.)

Laurie has released a CD of art songs by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms, Hahn, Bizet, Copland, Rorem, Harbison and some beloved Yiddish pieces with pianists Graham Johnson and David Wilkinson on the Opera Omnia label.

"Faith in Spring" can be purchased via this link on Laurie’s web site.

A music critic I am not but I know what I enjoy, and Steve and I enjoy listening to this often…

Laurie, we look forward to the day when we can actually experience your musical gift in a live performance.  We’ll be keeping our eyes on you!

Till then!

~ Connie

Cross-posted on Blog [with]tv

New Radio Show: A Different Perspective

Howard Renensland, CEO & Founder of [with]tv, has officially launched A Different Perspective, a radio program of, by and for people with disabilities…and everyone else on WebTalkRadio

Howard’s first interview is with Stephen Kuusisto, author of Planet of the Blind and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the blog Planet of the Blind.
A minor bug during the recording process via this telephone interview
resulted in a less than ideal sound quality at times, but ninor
technical difficulties aside, the content of the interview is certainly
worth a listen!

In his second interview, Howard enjoys a conversation with Dr. Scott Rains, a recognized authority and
writer on accessible travel, Universal Design, disability advocacy and
education and access to worship for people with disabilities. Dr. Rains
is also the Executive Producer of Taking the 9:05
a unique television travel program in development on what is current in
accessible travels destinations, fine dining and entertaining at home
in an accessible kitchen!

Congratulations to Howard who has been working tirelessly behind the
scenes to learn the art of being a radio show host and "engineer" – as
if he didn’t already have enough on his plate developing [with]tv!

For readers of this blog who may be deaf or hearing impaired, these
interview is being professionally transcribed and will be available
soon.  Stay tuned!

Monica Moshenko Interviews Howard Renensland, Founder & CEO, [with]tv

Monica Moshenko, host of Disability News & Views Radio Show has interviewed [with]tv Founder and CEO, Howard Renensland.  On her website she introduced Howard by writing this:

Howard Renensland, Father, Advocate, Actor and CEO & Founder, [with]tv

is a start-up corporation devoted to providing television and Internet
programming of, by, and for people with disabilities. Driven by his own
experiences the past 22 years advocating for his own daughter Victoria,
Howard found the single most debilitating factor limiting people with
disabilities is not their disability, but their image in mainstream
media. There is no mainstream television channel in the world
addressing the needs of and targeting people with disabilities as
viewers, consumers and participants. Howard resolved to change that by
creating , an inclusive media outlet that defines all people by their
talents and the quality of their stories, rather than by disability; a
place where his daughter Victoria and everyone else can work in a
universally designed workplace with a welcoming, inclusive workforce –
with-tv is born. Listen to this compelling interview with Mr.
Renensland to learn more about with-tv and how you can get involved
now! http://www.with-tv.com Television of, by and for people with
disabilities…..and everyone else.

Renensland, President and Founder of [with]tv, has been a professional
actor, writer, director, and teacher for thirty years. He is a member
of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio
Artists, and Actors Equity Association. Mr. Renensland has appeared in
over 400 television commercials, numerous radio ads, and hundreds of
print ads as well.


Thank you, Monica!

Cross-posted on [with]tv