Author Archives: Adrienne

Defending Homeless Moms

The forced eviction of the moms in west Oakland, complete with tanks!, has been all over the news lately.  28% of Alameda County’s homeless population are children and these mothers are standing strong to do something about it. The disability … Continue reading

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“Disability, Aging and Power” (PG&E Shut Offs)

Friday, January 3, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio. Are you mad as hell about the PG&E shutoffs? Did you, or someone you know, endure a nightmare scenario, trying to navigate disability-or-age-related power needs during a PG & E or … Continue reading

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Bay Area Accessible Performances

Looking for accessible performance events? Jess Curtis/Gravity is excited to launch a new website sharing accessible live performances and events in the Bay Area for patrons with diverse sensory modalities! The site focuses primarily on events that provide sensory access … Continue reading

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“Such a Pretty Girl” with Nadina LaSpina (funddrive edition)

For this program, we bring back long-time disability activist, Nadina LaSpina, to talk more about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl: a Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. LaSpina has worked with several disability activist groups including ADAPT, Disabled … Continue reading

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#Close The Camps – Protest Coverage

Listen, 29 min.What do you get when you put a group of people with disabilities, people who are fat, LGBTQIA+, elders and many other sorts on one street corner? No, not a bad joke! You get…a PROTEST to #CloseTheCamps because … Continue reading

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Smart Ass Cripple Mike Ervin

Mike Ervin is a blogger, a blogger with a disability who does not say the nice things nice disabled people are expected to say. Pushing Limits radio has invited him to talk to the Northern California audience about all things … Continue reading

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Taking Back Our Power: PG & E’s Electric Grid Shut Off Threatens People with Disabilities

Listen (28 min) P.G.& E. expects to cut off power when fire conditions are strong this year — it’s a fire prevention measure.  But the consequences for people who use electricity for ventilators, oxygen, and other disability life supports have … Continue reading

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Letter from Supervisor Keith Carson to PG & E

COUNTY OF ALAMEDA August 20, 2018 Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 997300 Sacramento, CA 95899-7300 RE: Community Wildfire Safety Program Dear Mr. Stavropoulos: On behalf of Alameda County Board of Supervisors … Continue reading

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Power Outages and De-Energization Can Be Deadly to People with Disabilities

By Richard Skaff, Executive Director of Designing Accessible Communities Innovative technology for electricity can mean the difference between life and death for people with disabilities. Ways to ensure more reliable sources of electricity, such as solar and battery backup, should … Continue reading

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Attendant Care with Hannah Karpilow

Listen (29 min.) We’ve all heard or said things like, “My attendant is part of my family,” or “I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning without an attendant – literally.”   For many people with disabilities, attendants are a … Continue reading

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