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Dangerous Vision with Randy Cohen

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In Season two of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks about work. What people do for work, how we are defined by work, and why it is tough for some in the blind community to gain competitive employment. As a professor, Randy gets students enrolled at Harvard Business School ready to enter and be become leaders in the workforce. But when you are blind it isn't easy. Randy talks to other blind people about their jobs and to those with sight who either stand up or stand out. Randy, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, loves to learn and talk and he applies all of his professorial skills that reveal remarkable insights about what it's like to be blind.

In Season two of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks about work. What people do for work, how we are defined by work, and why it is tough for some in the blind community to gain competitive employment. As a professor, Randy gets students enrolled at Harvard Business School ready to enter and be become leaders in the workforce. But when you are blind it isn't easy. Randy talks to other blind people about their jobs and to those with sight who either stand up or stand out. Randy, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, loves to learn and talk and he applies all of his professorial skills that reveal remarkable insights about what it's like to be blind.

Location:

United States

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In Season two of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks about work. What people do for work, how we are defined by work, and why it is tough for some in the blind community to gain competitive employment. As a professor, Randy gets students enrolled at Harvard Business School ready to enter and be become leaders in the workforce. But when you are blind it isn't easy. Randy talks to other blind people about their jobs and to those with sight who either stand up or stand out. Randy, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, loves to learn and talk and he applies all of his professorial skills that reveal remarkable insights about what it's like to be blind.

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English

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Episodes

Dangerous Vision:The High Seas with Pauline Dowell

10/5/2020
Before Pauline Dowell became legally blind in her 40s she was an artist who loved to sail. After her diagnosis, she needed time to get used to things, but she wasn't willing to let go of the things she loved. In the latest Dangerous Vision episode, Pauline talks with Randy Cohen about her love of sailing. From a casual sail around Boston Harbor to competitive regattas Pauline shares with Randy her decision to stay in the game. Since she loved sailing so much she decided to make a life choice...

Duration:00:47:24

Dangerous Vision:Cyrus Habib from Politics to the Priesthood

9/21/2020
What does Randy Cohen and Cyrus Habib have in common? Vision loss /blindness is top of mind. Both went to Ivy League schools--Randy went to Harvard and Cyrus to Columbia then Yale Law School. But it is something called parliamentary debate that they bond over. Cyrus opens up about his decision to leave politics, the pull of becoming a Jesuit Priest, and the importance of being a mentor. Cyrus calls out his friendship with Erik Weihenmayer as being a pivotal relationship in his adult life....

Duration:00:31:51

Peter Sagal Bonus Story

9/16/2020
Randy and Peter were in the same class at college. Years after their 25th reunion Peter hears the story that Randy has been telling for years. The story was a bit long to be included in the podcast episode but perfect for a bonus.

Duration:00:34:44

Wait Wait Please Guide Me--Peter Sagal on running guiding and repeating

9/14/2020
Season 2 of Dangerous Vision is about work. What we do for work, why we do our work, and what are the barriers that keep some from working. In Episode 1 of Season 2 host Randy Cohen catches up with Peter Sagal. To many who listen to him on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me he is curious and witty. To runners, Peter Sagal's column in Runner's World offers insight into the sport and a look into how the activity shaped Peter's adult life. Yet running can be dangerous to those who are visually...

Duration:00:56:59

Dangerous Vision Presents: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, from Braille to Yale

6/22/2020
Washington State's Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib, has made a fast ascent in the world of politics, quickly climbing the rungs of political power--becoming lieutenant governor by the age of 35. His ascent impressed people all the more because of his disability. At the age of 8, he lost his sight: A rare cancer forced the removal of both of his retinas. He attended Columbia University. He won a Rhodes scholarship. He graduated from Yale Law. “From Braille to Yale” was how he described this...

Duration:00:44:20

Dangerous Vision Presents Byron Walker: Gaming for the Blind Gamer

3/8/2020
This edition of Dangerous Vision dives deep into the science of music. Randy's guest is Byron Walker from Stanford's CCRMA Listening Room. What changes in a musician's brain after hours and years of daily practice? How do skills that make a great violinist transfer to other abilities? Can directed neuroplasticity be used to target skill learning? Byron's knowledge of gaming as a science as directed his passion for creating videogames that are strictly audio. Byron calls them audio games...

Duration:00:47:27

Dangerous Vision Presents: Dan Berlin, Anything but Vanilla

3/2/2020
Dan Berlin is a successful entrepreneur and endurance athlete who happens to be blind. After more than 12 years of working in large, multi-national corporations, he co-founded Rodelle, a world-leading vanilla extract company which sold to Archer-Daniels-Midland Company in 2018, and subsequently exited as CEO at age 48. In addition to serving on several non-profit boards, he is a co-founder and President of Team See Possibilities, a non-profit organization which empowers young people with...

Duration:00:55:26

Dangerous Vision Presents: Boy Wonder, a conversation with Matthew Shifrin

2/23/2020
Innovation comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Meet Matthew Shifrin. As a 13 year he wanted to do one simple thing--build legos from the directions lego provided. The directions are pictures of each step, pictures that are not accessible. In this episode of Dangerous Vision host, Randy Cohen asks Matthew how he got the company to do something about this problem. Today Matthew is a college at the New England Conservatory of Music majoring in contemporary Improvision. Matthew is a...

Duration:00:54:37

Captain Kirk--President / CEO of AFB

2/10/2020
As the president and chief executive officer of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Kirk Adams is a longtime champion of people who are blind or visually impaired and is committed to creating a more inclusive, accessible world for the more than 20 million Americans with vision loss. Randy Cohen jumps into the alphabet soup once again to find out how this AFB is different from NFB (National Federation of the Blind) and ACB (American Council of the Blind). Randy and Kirk talk about...

Duration:00:46:07

Dangerous Vision Presents: New Vision in Architecture

1/13/2020
At the age of 45, San Fransicso architect Chris Downey lost his sight. It was dramatic and sudden yet it didn't alter Chris's chosen profession. In fact, Chris thinks he is a better architect because he designs with inclusion in mind. In this episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy and Chris talk about how an architect without sight designs, he experiences the building in a much different manner, ie feeling parts of the building and hearing other parts. From loss of sight came a new perspective...

Duration:00:51:05

3 B's -Business, Basketball, & Blindness: Part 2 of Conversation with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck

1/6/2020
Part 2 of Randy's conversation with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck passes between basketball and blindness. Wyc's candid conversation shares the human sides of Celtics legends Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen. However, he shares his most touching story about his son, Campbell. (this is at 30:20). There is much about Wyc that isn't talked about here but is worth noting. 1. The French Lick Band. 2. Wyc and his wife Emilia own a Tequila brand named Cincoro with other NBA...

Duration:00:32:49

3 B's --Business, Basketball, & Blindness: A conversation with Wyc Grousbeck

12/23/2019
There are few men in the Boston area who have done as much for the blind community than NBA Celtics owner and philanthropist Wyc Grousbeck. While he is a high profile owner of an NBA team it is clear from this conversation he is a devoted and loving father. In mid-November, at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, Dangerous Vision hosted a LIVE conversation between host Randy Cohen and Wyc Grousbeck. Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Sassy...

Duration:00:39:51

Dangerous Vision Presents: From Miles to Marathons

12/16/2019
In the latest episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks with Marla Runyan, a former world-class American track and field athlete and marathon runner who is legally blind. At age nine, she was diagnosed with Stargardts disease, a form of juvenile macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. Randy and Marla talk about running, determination, and reinvention. Her running career is impressive. Today Marla is Para Athlete Manager at the Boston Athletic Association. The B.A.A.,...

Duration:00:56:48

Dangerous Vision Presents: Fernando's Hideaway

12/4/2019
Randy Cohen and Fernando Albertorio have a lot in common. Both are connected to Harvard and MIT, both have an entrepreneurial spirit, and both are living with vision loss. Randy lives with retinitis pigmentosa and Fernando with albinism. Fernando talks about growing up in Puerto Rico with this condition, the valuable lessons he learned from his father, and his mother's indomitable personality. Fernando creates products that enhance people's lives, as the CEO of the Sunu Band.Designed for...

Duration:00:36:02

Harvard Professor and the New York Millennial

11/25/2019
In this episode of Dangerous Vision Randy Cohen talks with Alison Lynch. Alison may not be your typical Millennial but she is the first Millennial Randy has spoken with. She drives her more than avocado toast? Lets start with the law, running, and the bonus of living in New York as a person who is legally blind. Alison has Achromatopsia i--this s a condition characterized by partial or total absence of color vision. For more information on Alison and achromatopsia visit...

Duration:00:53:20

Dangerous Vision Presents: Relentless Romero

11/18/2019
Jason Romero has earned his nickname "Relentless Romero." He is a lawyer, a Fortune 500 business Executive, and a runner. In fact, running has launched his current profession as a motivational speaker. In the 14th episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy and Jason talk about living with retinitis pigments and sight loss, and Jason shares how he has turned certain challenges into wonderful opportunities. His epic run across America is a lesson in perseverance and true grit. For more information on...

Duration:00:53:18

Dangerous Vision Presents: The Meeting of the Minds

11/11/2019
In the 13th episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks with Sara Minkara, founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration (ETI), a nonprofit committed to developing a more inclusive society.Sara has a long list of accomplishments, including being named a Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30". Sara and Randy talk about education, their mutual love of math, and the camp Sara created in Lebanon-- a summer camp for both blind and sighted children.

Duration:00:45:41

Head of the Class

11/4/2019
One is a professor at a large east-coast university and the other is a professor at a large west-coast university. Harvard meets the University of California Berkeley| HBS meets UC Berkeley| Randy meets Georgina. In episode 12 of Dangerous Vision the Podcast host Randy Cohen chats up Georgina Kleege of the English Department. Their fields of study couldn't be any different (Math vs English) yet being a part of the blindness community quickly forges a fast friendship. Georgina shares her...

Duration:01:06:33

Dangerous Vision Presents: Podcast Palooza

10/28/2019
There are over 700,000 podcasts to choose from on a regular basis. To many in the blindness community, Nancy and Peter Torpey are familiar as the hosts of Eyes on Success. This podcast has been regular listening since 2011. Meanwhile Jenine Stanley, the host of "AIRA-cast" is more of a newbie, but has dreamed of hosting a podcast for years. In this episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy gets valuable podcast advice. Nancy Torpey sums it up by saying "it is a whole lot of work." For more...

Duration:00:53:35

NFB on the ABC's

10/21/2019
In part two of Randy Cohen's conversation with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the focus is on education. The idea of education as the major civil rights issue for many in the blind community. The education of blind students should be a continuum of educational services. Schools should be prepared to give the same educational services for all students, sighted and blind. For more information to go mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/

Duration:00:19:45