An archive of select radio and podcast interviews featuring NEADS.

Racing for Heroes: Interview with Katie Hanna and Katy Ostroff

NEADS Client Services Specialist Katie Hanna US Army (Ret) and Katy Harrison Ostroff, Manager of NEADS Client Services discuss NEADS® World Class Service Dogs and the veteran community.

103.3: Boston Outlook Talks with NEADS

Big 103.3's Boston Outlook interviews NEADS Trainer Tyler Gribi and NEADS Volunteer Manager Kate Sullivan.


Magic 106.7: Cathy Zemaitis & Katy Ostroff on Exceptional Women

Interview with Cathy Zemaitis, NEADS Director of Development, and Katy Ostroff, NEADS Client Services Manager on Exceptional Women with Sue & Kendra, Magic 106.7.

Racing for Heroes: Interview with Kevin Lambert

Kevin Lambert of NEADS World Class Service Dogs speaks about service animals for the veteran community.

WBUR: Franklin The Service Dog ‘Provides A Real Calm’ At Medfield School

Lisa Mullins, WBUR: There's a celebrity at Ralph Wheelock School in Medfield. He has his own mailbox, he gets extra recess time, and he's Mr. Popularity. His name is Franklin. He's a 3-year-old golden retriever-yellow lab mix.

You can read Franklin's story here, or listen to it now:

WBUR: NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

WBUR: NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

by Robin Young, Here and Now, WBUR

Here & Now has spent the last year following Bailey, a budding service dog raised by the Western Massachusetts-based NEADS organization.

During the week, NEADS dogs are trained by, and live with, prison inmates (under the expert guidance of professional dog trainers). Then, on weekends, the dogs go to families. Bailey started his life with inmate Bernard, but after committing an infraction, Bernard lost Bailey, who was transferred to inmate Antonio.

In this segment, Bailey meets his new owner, Ashley, who has weakness in her arms and also uses a wheelchair. Here & Now's Robin Young reports.

Listen to the previous segment here:

WBUR: How A Dog Becomes A NEADS Service Dog

Robin Young, WBUR: Western Massachusetts-based NEADS is nationally known for its remarkable success training dogs to be service dogs for deaf and disabled Americans. In the first of a series, Here & Now's Robin Young takes a look at how a dog becomes a NEADS service dog.