Author Archives: Adrienne

Audio Description with Ray Samuelson

Blind people watch movies. Today we talk about how and take you behind the scenes of audio description. Learn how to help improve it. Continue reading

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Covid 19: Black Disabled Activists Speak Out

Listen 29 minThis week on Pushing Limits, black disability justice activist Leroy F. Moore Jr. makes a stunning indictment of the black community’s treatment of its disabled members. His speech was part of a webinar called “Disability Justice and COVID-19” … Continue reading

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Call In: BLM Protests & Disability

Friday, June 19, 2:30-3 pm PDT on KPFA Radio According to the Ruderman Foundation a third to a half of all people killed by police are disabled. In a period of continued actions by the Black Lives Matter movement against … Continue reading

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Stacey Milbern Park

Friday, June 4, 2:30-3 pm PDT KPFA “You know, I want to leave a legacy of disabled people knowing that we are powerful and beautiful because of who we are, not despite it,” Stacey Milbern Park The whole world is … Continue reading

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Organizing in a Time of Social Distancing

LISTEN (59 min) When activists and advocates are up against a shelter-in-place order, when everything we usually do is completely impossible, who you gonna call? That’s right!  Disability Justice!  Call ‘em now at 1-800-CRIP-POC-CRIP!Why them, you ask.Because over the past couple … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Residents Face Covid-19

May 8, 2020 2:30-3 pm PDT on KPFA COVID-19 is everywhere these days and no place has been hit harder than nursing homes. Estimates are that up to one-third of all COVID deaths have been in nursing homes. But nobody … Continue reading

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Disability History: The Mad Movement with Michael Rembis

Listen (28 min) Today’s organizing in the Mad Community has a long and turbulent back story.  Historian Michael Rembis joins us again, this time to relay the remarkable work of mad activists in the 20th Century. The 20th century was … Continue reading

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Corona Virus & Disability, Episode Two

Listen (29 min)Floating on pandemic waves of news, fear, social distancing and mutual aid, Pushing Limits hosts cull from the news, blogs and articles written by disabled people, webinars & conference calls and personal experience to bring this overview. Here’s … Continue reading

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Michael Rembis on Disability History

March 27, 2020, 2:30-3 pm, KPFAAs you shelter-in-place, take a break from strengthening your support network to spend 30 minutes contemplating the lives of the courageously ordinary amazing people with disabilities who came before us. Lessons from past disability community … Continue reading

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Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

Listen, March 13, 2020, 2:20 PDT, KPFA How is the disability community dealing with being among those constantly told they are the “most vulnerable?” We put this question to some of our community experts, Andrew Pulrang and Shaun Cartwright. Here’s … Continue reading

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