Captioner for Chicago Humanities Festival earns special shout-out

In a call for donations posted Nov. 15 by makeitbetter.net, there is a photo of famed actor Tom Hanks giving a shout-out to the Chicago Humanities Festival live captioner.

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Houston captioner keeps audiences up to speed

The Houston Chronicle posted an article on Nov. 23 about the captioning career of NCRA member Marie Bryant, RMR, CRR, CRC.

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NCRA members address court reporter shortage in South Dakota

In an article posted Nov. 19 by Keloland.com, Sioux Falls, S.D., NCRA members Carla Dedula, RPR, CRR, CRC, an official court reporter and Pat Beck, RMR, a freelance court reporter address the state’s court reporter shortage, the benefits of the profession, the vast employment opportunities that exist, and NCRA’s A to ZTM program.

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Veterans History Project, stenographers work to collect stories

Radio station WTOP in Washington, D.C., posted an article about NCRA’s and NCRF’s involvement with the Veterans History Project program.

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Former NCRA member Robert James Frolik passes

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported on Nov. 7 that former NCRA member Robert Frolik, 94, died on Wed., Oct. 31, in Albany, N.Y. Frokil was a past president of the Oregon Court Reporters Association.

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NCRA member and firm CEO Deborah Weaver to be honored for Excellence in Legal Innovation

Debbie Weaver, owner and CEO of Alaris Litigation Services based in St. Louis, Mo., will be honored at the Missouri Lawyers Media inaugural Top Legal Innovation Awards for the creation of Alaris Online Litigation. The award is in the New Services or Products category, which recognizes innovative and high-utility tools that assist the work of an attorney.

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Retired NCRA member inducted into local Hall of Honor

Retired NCRA member Gerald Wilkinson, Kennett, Mo., was recently inducted into the Dunklin County Hall of Honor, according to an article posted Nov. 6 by the Delta Dunklin Democrat. Wilkinson, who is 90, was also an active member of the Missouri Court Reporters Association.

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Globe Newswire notes retirement of NCRF Deputy Executive Director

The Globe Newswire picked up an Oct. 30 press release from the National Court Reporters Association announcing the retirement of BJ Shorak, Deputy Executive Director of the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF). NCRF is the philanthropic arm of NCRA.  Shorak will retire in January 2019.

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Venice resident David Crane pioneered closed captioning

The November issue of Sarasota Magazine features an article that profiles David Crane, Venice, Fla., who is credited with pioneering closed captioning.

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Removing unconscious barriers in the presence of hearing loss

Women in Technology International recently posted on its website the second in a series of three articles by NCRA member Randi Friedman, RPR, CRR, CRC, a captioner from Montclair, N.J., in which she talks about her captioning work.

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