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OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Otho Mae

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Otho Mae
This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily chat with Otho Mae Braziel, a veteran employee of Goodwill’s Contracts Department. She discusses her transition from the Youngstown Society for the Blind in 1992 and her mission to help motivate people with low vision to replace the word “can’t” for “can” in everything they do. Otho Mae shares about the training program she is piloting in Radio Reading and her growth mindset way of.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Alex

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily chat with Alex Budrevich. Alex talks about his transition from the Work Adjustment Program to employment at Goodwill and now to broadcast technician trainee in Radio Reading, like Otho Mae and Larry. He also shares his history with music, starting as an accordionist and acquiring the drums, bass, harmonica, and now ukulele. His comfort behind the mic comes from his experience playing in a band,.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Larry

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Larry
This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily introduce Larry Karabin, a long-time Textiles employee-turned Radio Reading trainee along with Otho Mae and Alex. Larry entertains with his zingers while claiming to be a boring person – which listeners will find out quickly he is not. Larry, Mike, and Emily talk history of Goodwill and the growing options of accessibility for people with vision impairments. Listen to Our Goodwill Stories through the News.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Mike & Alexa

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily talk with Mike Bosela, Radio Reading’s Broadcast Technician, who has been with the program for several decades. Mike makes an important announcement for Radio Reading listeners about the new Alexa Skill and the increased accessibility it will offer individuals who are blind or print impaired.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Rebecca

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily interview Rebecca Stabile, a volunteer with the Vision Screening Program at Goodwill. Rebecca shares her experiences as a volunteer for 17 years and what the program has meant to her all that time. Rebecca talks about her many other interests including cats, cycling, and traveling and tells the story of how she found a skunk-fur coat at a Goodwill in Columbus when she lived there.