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I'll be the first to admit that I had a little trouble wrapping my brain around this one, but I think I've got it now. Sure the appeal of closed-captioned radio for the hearing impaired is clear, but what wasn't immediately apparent was why, precisely, one would want a standalone box for such information if you could potentially get it just as easily through, say, the station's website. This first iteration (which is very much still in the proof-of-concept phase) is intended for emergency relief organizations like FEMA and NPR and its partners are currently testing it out in the Gulf states. The box uses a tablet as a display, getting emergency information through the radio spectrum, so you can use it when the power is out and your WiFi isn't working -- assuming you've still got juice in your tablet, which powers the box.

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Kojo NnamdiWatch The Kojo Nnamdi Show – 12:06 pm Today!

At noon today, the Kojo Nnamdi Show will broadcast “The Legacy of Gallaudet’s ‘Deaf President Now’ with Greg Hlibok, T. Alan Hurwitz, Fred Weiner and Sen. Tom Harkin .

Live captions will be provided at the Kojo Nnamdi Show website through streaming text by Speche Communications:

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