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“Bottom Dollars” How 250K U.S. People with Disabilities Work for $2 an Hour

Listen 59 min The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the right to a minimum wage, with one huge exception — people with disabilities. We interview producer-director Jordan Melograna and play clips from “Bottom Dollars,” his documentary on … Continue reading

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Stop Electronic Monitoring of In Home Support Workers

Upcoming actions from the Stop EVV Coalition, a local grass roots coalition of consumers and IHSS workers EVV means Electronic Visit Verification.  It’s a federal requirement that could invade our homes and make it difficult to work with the care … 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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Major Disability Non-Violent Direct Actions 1935 – 2017

By Mark Romoser 1935 – League of the Physically Handicapped, NYC, sit-in at office of Emergency Relief Bureau. The League also tried to educate unions and other progressive groups about disability issues, and were branded as “Reds” (communists) for their … Continue reading

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Autism and Trans Identity

Friday, March 17, 2:30 PST on KPFA There is a growing nexus between the autism spectrum and trans identity, which we explore as we take an in-depth look at the lives of Autistic people in the Bay Area.  Host Mark … Continue reading

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Disability and Donald Trump – Call In

Friday, February 17, 2:30 pm PST Almost a month into our long national nightmare, we ask ‘how will the Trump administration affect the lives of people with disabilities?’  Trump’s campaign started with the mocking of a reporter’s disability.  Now we’ve … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead – 2017

Listen 28 min The New Year is upon us and 2017 does not look all charming and bright.  Like others of good will, the disability community is scrambling to adjust to the new president. We’re applying advice from former Congressional … Continue reading

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2016 Election, Disability Issues

With Eddie Ytuarte, Mark Romoser, Edie Halburg of the Peace and Freedom Party and Community Callers.   Original air date: Oct 10, 2016

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Women Singers with Disabilities

Friday,  June 17 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Who is Mary Lambert and what does she have in common with Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Rosemary Clooney, Karen Carpenter, and Renata Tabaldi? All these popular women singers and/or composers have experienced … Continue reading

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