Author Archives: Adrienne

Ethan Explains Type 1 Diabetes

Listen (28 min) Six year old Ethan Borochoff is interested in many things and most of them are NOT Type 1 Diabetes.  Yet, like most kids with severe disabilities, he knows way more than the average bear about the disease … Continue reading

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Dennis Billups – “Patient No More”

Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:30 pm PST Dennis Billups joins Eddie Ytuarte with a first person account of the historic disability occupation of the federal HEW building in 1977.  This protest of the delay of 504 regulations became a precursor … Continue reading

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“Red Diaper Daughter” with Laura Bock

Friday, May 19, 2-3 pm PST on KPFA Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist … Continue reading

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Cripping Capitalism – Cheryl Green

Listen Friday, May 5, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA radio Capitalism is about money.  Capitalism is about the 80% of disabled people who don’t have full time employment.  Capitalism is also about how we think.  Capitalism tells us it’s okay the … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Direct Action Protest and Disability

Listen (28 min) ADAPT is a dynamic direct action group that blocks streets, sits in at the offices of D.C. politicos, and raises hell about the rights of disabled people. They bring hundreds of people with disabilities to their national … Continue reading

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Major Disability Non-Violent Direct Actions 1935 – 2017

By Mark Romoser 1935 – League of the Physically Handicapped, NYC, sit-in at office of Emergency Relief Bureau. The League also tried to educate unions and other progressive groups about disability issues, and were branded as “Reds” (communists) for their … Continue reading

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Disabled Artists in South Africa, Trump on Disability

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA Josh Elwood talks with Mitch Jeserich about President Trump’s attitude toward disability.  Then, we seek out disabled and deaf artists in South Africa with Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Simon Manda. Leroy … Continue reading

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Autism and Trans Identity

Friday, March 17, 2:30 PST on KPFA There is a growing nexus between the autism spectrum and trans identity, which we explore as we take an in-depth look at the lives of Autistic people in the Bay Area.  Host Mark … Continue reading

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Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … Continue reading

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Disability and Donald Trump – Call In

Friday, February 17, 2:30 pm PST Almost a month into our long national nightmare, we ask ‘how will the Trump administration affect the lives of people with disabilities?’  Trump’s campaign started with the mocking of a reporter’s disability.  Now we’ve … Continue reading

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