[nabs-l] An Apology To The List And An Important Message

NABS President | Kathryn Webster nabs.president at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 17:15:58 UTC 2017

David, you are so right! Chris called me yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately I was at work. I returned his call this morning, so we are playing a little bit of phone tag, as his phone was off.
In any case, I am excited to speak with both you and Chris as we move forward, whether or not we collaborate. If you have any questions, please email me individually, as I don't want to clutter the list.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Dunphy [mailto:discoduck221 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:58 AM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: NABS President | Kathryn Webster <nabs.president at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] An Apology To The List And An Important Message

My understanding from Chris Nusbaum was that he has been making attempts to reach out.

On 12/11/17, NABS President | Kathryn Webster via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Good morning David:
> Is there a reason 195 The Globe has not reached out to the NABS Board, 
> or myself to discuss this further?
> Sorry if there are any harmed feelings involved, but I personally love 
> supporting our blind students in their pursuit to a successful life, 
> which would include your endeavors.
> Love,
> Kathryn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David 
> Dunphy via NABS-L
> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:33 AM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list 
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: David Dunphy <discoduck221 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] An Apology To The List And An Important Message
> Hello To Everyone!
> This is David Dunphy, asking each of you to read what I have to say 
> here. I will be as brief as I can, but I have three things I want to 
> put out here for you.
> 1. Apologies:
> Since some objections were raised off list, I want to begin by 
> apologizing for the post about the launch of 195 The Globe to this 
> list that came out last Saturday.
> . Initially, KJSC Radio was doing coverage for Nabs convention events 
> and similar things. With KJSC Radio having been shut down, 195 The 
> Globe was supposed to be taking over those responsibilities, which is 
> why you received the notification of our launch on this list. However, 
> this, too, has changed. Please read below. But to anyone who was 
> offended, I as owner take full responsibility for that and apologize.
> 2. I sadly regret to inform you all that as of this time, 195 The 
> Globe will not be covering any nabs events of any kind. This includes 
> phone calls, national convention meetings, etc. While sometimes we 
> promoted things that may not be directly related to students, there 
> have been several occasions where I and Chris Nusbaum in particular 
> has done things directly related to Nabs with The Blind Side and 
> similar programming. Even when this has happened, people have sent to 
> the list and to us complaints about the content. We as a station and a 
> group very much support students. They are not only the future of an 
> empowering organization like this, but many people, including myself 
> when I was in college, wouldn't even know what's available to students 
> if it wasn't for Nabs.
> That being said, it is very clear that there isn't a clear direction 
> as to how we as a station can best serve this organization in a way 
> that will be as positive as possible to all people. Obviously, not one 
> size fits all, but there has been enough concern raised that it is 
> clear that things aren't being done in a way that is as suitable to 
> membership here as a whole as it should be.
> While positive feedback and encouragement for us to keep going with 
> our coverage would be great to read, if you would like to see the 
> globe or another station covering your organization's events, please 
> contact the president or your other board members. You have elected 
> them to serve you, and they are moderators to this list, too.
> So contact them. We are happy to work with them to provide content to 
> you in a way that would be more positive. But clearly, there is some 
> misdirection and disagreement as to how that should be done, and in 
> order to keep our station going well and in a positive light, and to 
> keep your organization happy, we are pulling out of all Nabs related 
> coverage until such time as we are told how we can best serve you by 
> your leadership. If we are no longer given this opportunity, it was an 
> honor personally for me to have recorded and streamed your calls and 
> to have been part of your national convention meetings. I hope for the 
> opportunity to serve you in this way again, but it will be up to your 
> leadership and to you.
> Should you wish to get in touch with me, please email me at 
> ddunphy at 195theglobe.com but I would encourage you to contact your 
> board if you'd like us as a station to be involved again.
> 3. I'm including at the end of this email for those who would like to 
> keep up with the globe information for doing just that. If this is of 
> no interest to you, you can safely close your email down or move on to 
> your next messages that you would like to read.
> But for those who are interested, since no more emails will be sent 
> out, at least at this time, about what's going on with the globe, read 
> below this message so you know how to keep up. Thank you for taking 
> the time to read my email, and I hope you all have a happy holiday.
> All the best,
> David Dunphy
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