Author Archives: Adrienne

Blind Legislative Issues with Jeff Thom

Friday, December 21, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio For information:  SSI/SSP recipients will be eligible for Food Stamps, click here. For  information: A fun accessible dance experience with AXIS Dance, click here. What has happened legislatively and in advocacy … Continue reading

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AXIS: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies

AXIS In Community: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies January 14, 2019 6 pm – 8 pm Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts Studio E (Third Floor) 1428 Alice St, Oakland, $12 drop-in, no one turned away for lack of funds. … Continue reading

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SSI/SSP and CalFresh SSI/SSP and CalFresh

SSI/SSP Recipients will be eligible for CalFresh (Food Stamps) in Summer 2019* In the summer of 2019, the “cash-out” policy that bans SSI recipients from receiving CalFresh (food stamps) will end. *SSI and SSP benefits will NOT be reduced or … Continue reading

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Envisioning a S.F. Disability Center

Listen (28 min) Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is … Continue reading

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Sacramento Politics with Marty Omoto

Friday, November 16, 2:30 pm  KPFA Marty Omoto watches the inner workings of the Sacramento governmental structure as an advocate/reporter, particularly as it affects people with disabilities.  He advises and reports on this through his California Disability-Senior Community Action Network … Continue reading

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with William Walker

Friday, November 2, at 2:30 pm PST on KPFA  Accessibility, lower fares, affordable housing, safety, broken escalators, over-surveillance… it’s all on the table in the last days of a hot election race. William Walker is a candidate for the Bay … Continue reading

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit System with Jonathan Lyens

Listen (29 min) Jonathan Lyens is a blind user of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, and a former financial analyst in the San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Office.  He believes the BART system needs more accountability and transparency.  As … Continue reading

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Direct Action Disability Style with Stephanie Thomas of ADAPT

Friday, September 28, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio If you’re finding a determination for resistance, a rage to protect vulnerable humans, or wishing for the joy of community strength; maybe it’s time for some direct action. Stephanie Thomas, a long-time … Continue reading

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Mitch Jeserich

Friday, September 7, 2:30 pm, KPFA All this week, Mitch Jeserich provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings.  Now, he takes a break to talk about his disability and disability politics in general. How far has the … Continue reading

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Congo Handicap with Francine Atosha Mbusa

Listen (29 min) Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   The government of the DRC … Continue reading

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