Author: Jonathan Mosen

In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 7

As Glen Gordon continues to explore Jonathan Mosen’s life, we begin this episode by talking about Jonathan’s Internet radio activities outside ACB Radio, including the founding, phenomenal growth, operation, closure and resurrection of Mushroom Fm. We learn about Jonathan’s best and worst interviews, and the Internet radio station he established to protest the second Gulf …

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In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 5

Glen Gordon continues exploring Jonathan Mosen’s life by discussing the epic struggle for governance reform of the Blind Foundation in New Zealand, another initiative that was to attract international interest. Jonathan was instrumental in ensuring blind New Zealanders took ultimate control of how the Board of the agency was put there. We learn how he …

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In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 4

As Glen Gordon continues to explore Jonathan Mosen’s life, we begin by talking about why it was necessary for Jonathan to quit full-time radio in the interests of starting a family. But their attempts to start a family began tragically. Jonathan talks candidly about his then lack of domestic skills and what that did for …

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In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 3

As Glen Gordon continues to explore Jonathan Mosen’s life, we learn about Jonathan the undergraduate at the University of Auckland, and some of his early technology use including the VersaBraille from TSI, the Apple 2 E, the Keynote XL and its companion KeyTerm program that connected him to dial-up bulletin board systems and the CompuServe …

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In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 2

As Glen Gordon continues to explore Jonathan Mosen’s life, Jonathan describes picking himself up from the depths of despair using a formula that had worked so well for him before. This time, it earned him his first full-time commercial radio gig. We learn about his first after-school job. Like many other blind people, Jonathan was …

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In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 1

Glen Gordon begins this 9-part exploration of Jonathan Mosen’s life by asking about his childhood. We learn about Jonathan’s family, and the impact of radio from a very early age including his being well-known on radio in Auckland from the age of four. You’ll hear a rare extract of one of Jonathan’s Christmas shows which …

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A personal update from me, and announcing a new podcast series beginning in June

I just posted the following to the Mosen Consulting Announcements list. If you’re not subscribed to that list, here’s the announcement.   Hello from me, on what is a beautiful autumn day here in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. It’s been many months since I was in touch via this Mosen Consulting channel, the last time …

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Now Hear This, 2019 edition. Evaluating Widex Evoke and Oticon OPN S 1 hearing aids

Introduction In 2013, I wrote a couple of blog posts about my hunt for the best hearing aids to meet my needs. They were popular posts, partly because in the process of explaining the reasons why I ended up with the hearing aids I did, I also described some general challenges faced by blind hearing …

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The Blind Side Podcast 107, the final episode in this series. Jonathan Mosen’s smart home

As Jonathan prepares to take up his new role with Aira next week, this is the last episode of The Blind Side Podcast that will be produced on a weekly basis. As circumstances allow and subjects arise of interest, you will still see the occasional episode being produced.   After listener comments, we conclude our …

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