Author Archives: Adrienne

On Being An Ally

March 15, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio. We’re blowing up language, we’re blowing up humanity in talking about expansion of who we are. JOIN us! Fresh! “Lev” White Excerpts from the First Voice apprentice program’s Full Circle show on … Continue reading

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Tell Me The Number Before Infinity

Listen (59 min)Becky and Dena Taylor’s book tells the story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability. Born premature, Becky was given the usual prognosis “probably going to be blind, deaf and … Continue reading

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Homeless Activist Lawyer, ‘Shaman Woman’

Shaman Woman’s an activist. Shaman Woman’s a person living with diabetes. Shaman Woman’s a homeless person. And Shaman Woman’s a lawyer.

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Braille and Talking Book Library

Friday, February 1, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio “Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment … Continue reading

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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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