Author Archives: Adrienne

Stevland Hardaway Judkin – Stevie Wonder

  Friday, Nov 3, 2:30-3 pm PST KPFA Today we celebrate the musical contributions of Stevland Hardaway Judkins who for decades has delighted the disabled and non-disabled world with his music, commitment to blind and disability rights and to universal … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Fires and Disability

Friday, October 20, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Sharon Rae Robinson who lived with memory loss, Christina Hanson, a 27 year-old woman who used a wheelchair her entire life because of Spina Bifida, and other disabled people were among the … Continue reading

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Opposing Electronic Visit Verification, Statement & Document Links

Statement in Opposition and Questions about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) My name is Hannah Karpilow, I have been an IHSS worker since 1981 and I work for people in my community, not family. I have also been involved in recruiting … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and Disability

Listen (29 min) There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to … Continue reading

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Renters Assemble & “Telling My Story”

Listen (29 min) Tenants gathered at a Statewide Renters Assembly in Alameda over the September 23-24 weekend.  Ava and Fernando Nadal were there, gearing up to lead an attack on the landlord demon law, Costa Hawkins* with ACCE Sacramento.  This, … Continue reading

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IHSS Changes- Stake Holder Meeting Oct. 12

Due to a new Federal requirement The CURES bill, California will soon monitor the coming and going of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and our care providers with some form of a call-in system for monitoring and tracking when an … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand: Helga Spizman & Anita Cameron

Friday, September 22, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio Police march down the boulevard chanting “Whose Street? Our Street,” and Oklahoma City police gun down Magdiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, despite neighbors who yell, “He can’t hear you.”   All … Continue reading

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2018 Federal Budget with Lindsay Baran

Listen (28 min) Trump has something special in mind for poor people and the disability community as he moves into the Federal budget season with a tax reform agenda.  Cuts!  We’re not talking about paring knife slices you usually notice … Continue reading

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Listen (29 min) Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they) is a queer disabled non-binary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/ Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/ Roma ascent is the guest. Her work has been widely published, most recently in The Deaf … Continue reading

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Cripping “The Glass Menagerie” – Phoebe Fico

Listen (29 min) Phoebe Fico, a disabled woman, is currently playing one of the classic disability theatrical roles, that of Laura in Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.”  The production by Cal Shakes utilizes a multi-racial cast to portray the conflicts … Continue reading

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