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The VCB Podcast

The VCB Podcast

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The Valley Center for the Blind's VCB Podcast is hosted by our very own Jason Smith and Reynaldo Villarreal. Jason is a client and works in one of our call centers, and Rey is an assistive technology instructor and former client. We will discuss all things VCB, life with vision loss, and many more topics. It's up to you! Let us know what else you'd like for us to discuss by emailing info@myvcb.org.

To learn more about the Valley Center for the Blind, visit valleycenterfortheblind.org
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The VCB Podcast Episode 7 - Jul. 6 2021

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The VCB Podcast Episode 12 - Dec. 3 2021
Episode 12 of The VCB Podcast is here! Listen for more updates on how the Disability Equity Project can help you get vaccinated, how to get a ride to your vaccine appointment, job opportunities, and what's going on at VCB. Lastly, we've got a new VCB story for you! Tune in to listen to today's edition of VCB Stories.  We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments for us, email us at info@myvcb.org or call (559) 222-4447. 
57:44
December 4, 2021
VCB Updates: Week of November 8, 2021
Listen for upcoming events this week, ways to support the VCB, and news on opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine! To attend our events, contact us at (559)222-4447. If you have any comments, questions, or ideas, contact us at info@myvcb.org or at (559)222-4447.
02:56
November 8, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 11 - Nov. 4
Episode 11 of The VCB Podcast is available now! In this episode, we talk about how our White Cane Day Walk event went this year and upcoming events on our calendar. Jason will also be talking about his experience at VCB. As always, if you have questions, ideas, or comments for us, email us at info@myvcb.org.
41:37
November 5, 2021
VCB Quick Hits: Week of October 15, 2021
Every week, our VCB Quick Hits will remind you of upcoming events at VCB. Give it a listen and let us know which upcoming virtual or in-person events you plan on attending. If you plan on attending these events, let us know by emailing info@myvcb.org or by calling us at (559) 222-4447.
03:59
October 8, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 10 - Oct. 1 2021
This is our tenth episode of The VCB Podcast! In this episode, we talk about how our Game Night went, and some more upcoming events. If you'd like to attend our virtual or in-person events, let us know at info@myvcb.org or call (559)222-4447. We also hope you can join us on October 15 for White Cane Safety Awareness Day! Listen to learn more about what we are working on for this year's event. Let us know how we are doing by emailing info@myvcb.org. 
31:24
October 2, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 9 - Sept. 3 2021
Episode 9 of The VCB Podcast is here! In this episode, we talk about upcoming social hours and game nights as well as employment positions available at VCB. We also discuss opportunities to donate to VCB through Amazon Smile and to receive your COVID-19 vaccine through our Disability Equity Project. Lastly, it's not a VCB Podcast episode without an inspiring VCB Story. Listen to the entire podcast to listen to a VCB Story we've been wanting to share for a year! If you have questions or comments, send us an email at info@myvcb.org or call (559) 222-4447. 
43:25
September 3, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 8 - Aug. 2 2021
In this episode, we talk about suggestions and ideas for podcasts at VCB and upcoming events. One of our upcoming events is a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the VCB office in Fresno. No registration is needed because walk-ins are accepted! If you have questions about vaccines and this event or others like it, call the Disability Equity Project at 8884689115. We also talk about our Coffee Hour, our Bakersfield VCB Social Hour, our VCB Fresno Social Hour, and our Trivia Nights. If you'd like to attend, call 5592224447 or email VCB. This month, Nancy Hill, Together Independent Manager and Instructor, joins us for this month's VCB Story! Give it a listen and let us know what you think! If you have any questions or comments for our podcast, email us at info@myvcb.org. 
35:57
August 4, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 7 - Jul. 6 2021
Our newest episode of The VCB Podcast is up and ready for you to give it a listen. Listen to Jason and Rey talk about how the game night went, upcoming events such as social hours and game nights, and opportunities to get vaccinated. Shellena Heber, Executive Director of VCB also joins us today to provide updates on VCB. Also, stick around to listen to our next VCB Story, Cristal Castillo! If you want to join a social hour or game night, or want to learn more about what we are up to at VCB, call (559) 222-4447 or email info@myvcb.org.
42:15
July 7, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 6 - Jun. 8 2021
In this episode, we talk about the exciting Social Hours, Game Nights, and Book Club meetings planned at VCB! Make sure to email us or call us to let us know if you are interested in joining or just watching our fun Game Nights. We are also sharing information about the COVID-19 vaccine clinics available every Tuesday. Lastly, we are joined by VCB Assistive Technology Instructor, Joey Ruiz, for another installment of "The VCB Stories"! Give it a listen and let us know what you think! Email us at info@myvcb.org if you have questions about what we discussed.
40:24
June 9, 2021
The VCB Podcast: Star Wars Edition
May the Fourth be with you! Here is the Star Wars Edition of The VCB Podcast! Listen to Jason and Rey talk about Star Wars and the new VCB Star Wars Book Club in this special episode. Let us know if you are interested in joining the book club at info@myvcb.org. 
18:42
May 5, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 5 - Apr. 30 2021
Stay up-to-date with all that is happening at VCB! In this episode, we talk about all the growth and fun things happening at VCB as well as how you can schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine if you have a disability. This is also a very inspiring episode because we are hosting a new segment called "The VCB Stories." Stick around to listen to Joaquin's inspiring story. Email us at info@myvcb.org if you have questions about what we discussed or to let us know how we're doing!
40:60
April 30, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 4 - Apr. 2 2021
Episode 4 of The VCB Podcast is out now! In this episode, we talk about what we're up to this month, Rey will talk about his experience at guide dog school, and we'll be asking Alexa if she can repeat some Easter egg quotes.  Email us at info@myvcb.org if you have questions about what we discussed or let us know how we're doing!
46:44
April 2, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 3 - Mar. 5 2021
Welcome to Episode 3 of The VCB Podcast! In this episode, Jason is joined by Jamie, an Independent Living Skills instructor and Employment Specialist, and Matt, our Support Services Assistant. Also, we discuss how our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic went, upcoming conferences, Jamie's work at VCB, and audio description. Email us at info@myvcb.org if you have questions about what we discussed or let us know how we're doing!
35:36
March 5, 2021
The VCB Podcast Episode 2 - Feb. 12 2021
Welcome to Episode 2 of The VCB Podcast! In this episode, we discuss upcoming events at VCB, the Amazon Echo, and we have our first podcast guest, our Executive Director, Shellena Heber. If you'd like to be included in our upcoming conference calls or want to send us your resumé to be considered for a position at VCB, send an email to info@myvcb.org. To learn more about the Disability Equity Project, visit depfresno.com or call (888)468-9115. For comments and questions for our podcast hosts, Jason and Rey, email us at info@myvcb.org. Enjoy listening to our second episode!
38:54
February 12, 2021
VCB Podcast Episode 1 - Jan. 15 2021
Hello supporters of Valley Center for the Blind! We are excited to release our first episode of the VCB Podcast hosted by our very own Jason Smith and Reynaldo Villarreal. Jason is a client and works in one of our call centers, and Rey is an assistive technology instructor and former client at VCB. In this episode, we discuss what we have been up to during 2020 and how we adapted, the career opportunities we provide, the skills we teach, and what we want this podcast to be. If you want us to discuss certain topics, if you want to create a social group and have virtual group meetings, or have questions or comments, email us at info@valleycenterfortheblind.org To learn more about the Valley Center for the Blind, visit: valleycenterfortheblind.org
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January 23, 2021