Airing Saturday, February 1st, the Georgia Radio Reading Service Program, “Out and About” with host Jody Franco provides a descriptive tour of the Herndon Home Museum.
About Jody Franco
A native Atlantan, Jody Franco has been a volunteer in the community since she was a teenager. In the late 1970’s, she was the first paraprofessional hired by Jewish Family and Children’s Services to coordinate services for several hundred Soviet Jews who arrived from the former Soviet Union. A decade later, she was elected president of the agency and also was awarded the Abe Schwartz Young Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
Her affection for the written word has manifested itself in many ways. In the past, Jody taught high school English and for the past 30 years, she has been a partner in The Write Time, a company that writes and produces high-end customized newsletters for corporations. In addition, Jody is a Braillist certified by the Library of Congress. For the past 12 years, she has been a weekly volunteer reader for the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) for the Visually Impaired. And for the past two and one-half years, Jody has produced a monthly one-half hour radio program for GaRRS called ‘Out and About’.
About the GRRS
Founded in the Mid-1970s by Jim Cashin, as the Greater Atlanta Radio Reading Service for the blind and print handicapped worked with Atlanta’s flagship daily newspapers—then The Atlanta Constitution in the mornings and The Atlanta Journal in the evenings—to be read over special “one station” radio receivers that would be donated to individuals who were visually impaired. Today Jim’s venture has grown into the statewide 24 hours/day, 7 days/week service called GaRRS, standing for The GeorgiaRadio Reading Service.