Nick Isenberg

Nick Isenberg is an experienced journalist living in the Roaring Fork Valley. He is determined to express his craft as a lively storyteller no matter the obstacle. Even legal blindness and partial deafness can't stop Nicky News from sharing information for and about real and diverse people. Nick premiered "The Tactile Traveler" as a new public affairs show on KDNK on July 30, 2019.

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On this month's program we explore social distancing when you can't see six feet, or even at all, Philly Touch Tours, guide dog assembly lines and much, much more. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

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On today’s program we look at: an increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms for some people who are social distancing and the way we might be able to reduce that increase, an interview with last year’s winner of the James Holman prize for blind ambition, a way to prevent hurting your back if you’re blind in one eye, a cell phone accessory that takes stress out of traveling, and tips on how to keep your guide dog and pet dogs in tip-top shape while social distancing.

Lucas Turner

On this month's program, we explore the dynamics of blind people who are being grabbed by sighted people wherever they go. We also receive a guide to 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens, meet the world’s best known blind traveler, get tips on easier ways to find luggage, play a little blind tennis, and get special tips on reducing our chances of getting the Coronavirus.

For a full transcript of for the deaf, click here. Or go to tinyurl.com/tactile5

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Episode 4 of The Tactile Traveler includes more useful advice for navigating the world as a blind or visually-impaired person with stories about the discovery of Charles Bennet syndrome, how-to guide a blind person, tips for eating at restaurants, using white-canes on cobblestone streets, and riding the California Zephyr.

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Episode 3 of The Tactile Traveler features an array of stories produced by Nick Isenberg and KDNK News Director Lucas Turner. These include information on becoming a political delegate, Jason Strother's experience of running a marathon with a guide dog, the app OverTHERE that helps blind people know what is in front of them, questions to ask a driver when getting dropped off, and Nick's trip to the ocularist for a new prosthetic eye.

This second installment of The Tactile Traveler features reporter Nick Isenberg visiting the Braille Trail on Independence Pass, plus we learn about the National Federation of the Blind Convention and a reporter from the Philippines tells us how blind people survive typhoons.

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"Nicky News" Isenberg provides a unique perspective on travel. Applying journalistic skills acquired while Nick could still see, "The Tactile Traveler" seeks to empower blind and low vision people to explore the world and help the sighted to see the world in a new way. Topics include the Second Annual Six Dot Dash, assessing avalanche damage in the White River National Park, self-driving cars for the blind, and riding the trolley through Denver.