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They are two of the five artists with disabilities who are participating in the KPFA Crafts Fair, Dec. 20-21 in Richmond, California.Â Keep reading for the names of the other artists and links to their websites.
Tamar Mag Raine is assisted by Lauren Hiltebeitel who uses a technique called echoing to translate her speech.Â Her business manager, Meghan Dunn, was also on hand to talk about Casa Allegra’s program for hopeful entrepreneurs living with disabilities.
Then the ever-stylish Lateef Mcleod shows up to talk about his Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ACC) device.Â He demonstrates what it is like to order a pizza with one of these marvelous pieces of technology.Â Â This segment was originally produced for International Media Project / Making Contact, one of our sister programs on KPFA.Â Lateef Mcleod spent time in their studios as a storytelling fellow earlier this year.
Mary Berg, long-time music producer and host of Sunday morning’s “Musical Offering” of classical music died in her Berkeley home late last week.Â We offer a tribute with some details about her late-life disability.
Finally, here’s a treat for you on-line readers.Â A photo of the beautiful mosaic which covers a small wall in Tamar Mag Raines work room.Â
This program was produced and hosted by Adrienne Lauby, with production assistance from Doyle Saylor and Shelley Berman.Â Original air date: December 5, 2014 SHARE