Author Archives: Adrienne

The Jan. 6 Insurrection Thro A Disability Lens

Listen (29 min) Once more around the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building- – this time through the eyes of disability. The uprising threatened particular individuals in a building with a lot of history. Some of those individuals live … Continue reading

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Call In ~ Call Out

Listen (29 min) Today we integrate some of the events of our nation into our disability routines.  We’re nine days from an attempted coup at the Capital Building in D.C. as the pandemic rages and vaccine hope arises.  Three callers … Continue reading

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KARAYZY Past~Hopeful Future 2020-2021

Friday, January 1, 2021, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Radio KARAYZY Past~Hopeful Future~Disability in 2020~DEEP breath~Before the PLUNGE~Disability in 2021~Pushing Limits~Not quite business as usual We are honored and thankful to spend part of New Years Day with YOU! Go … Continue reading

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COVID Death Toll In Nursing Homes

Listen (59 min) Less than 1% of U.S. residents live in nursing homes*, yet over 30% percent of all COVID-19 deaths has occurred in these institutions.  One hundred thousand people have died due to the coronavirus in various types of … Continue reading

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Disability in Nazi Germany

Friday, Dec.4, 2020, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio Disability writer and teacher Kenny Fries discusses the plight of German people with disabilities during the Nazi era.  At least 200,000 people with a wide range of disabilities were murdered in … Continue reading

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Christopher Bowers: Heart-Liver Transplant

Facing a transplant of both heart and liver, Christopher Bowers and his wife talk to us about massive anxiety, heart-felt gratitude and sustaining love. Continue reading

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Stuttering with Bailey Levis

Listen (29 min) Stuttering is caused by differences in the brain and there’s no cure for it.  What there is is significant stigma and judgment from others. Yet. . .   All the same. . . Bailey Levis says he … Continue reading

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No Pandemic Evictions

What are the rules tenants need to know during this pandemic? What are tenants doing around the county to organize and save their housing? Learn the answers on this program. Continue reading

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Tenant Resources – Fight Eviction

RENTAL ASSISTANCE IN EAST BAYBay Area Community Legal Services      510  238-5091Catholic Charities of the East Bay           510  768-3100 LEGAL SERVICES (Income qualifications)Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach   510  251-2846Bar Association of Alameda County      510  302-2222Bay Area Legal Aid (Rights Line)            888  … Continue reading

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Jenn Peoples: Living in Recovery, Mental Illness, Addiction & Covid-19

Listen, 29 min. Jenn Peoples’ childhood was frightening and traumatic.  As a result she’s faced terrifying demons of self-destructive behavior.  Now she’s far along in recovery, not from her mental illness, but from the self-destructive behaviors that followed.  Today, she … Continue reading

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