Category Archives: Deaf

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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“Red Diaper Daughter” with Laura Bock

Friday, May 19, 2-3 pm PST on KPFA Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist … Continue reading

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Blind Woman with One Working Hand Interviews DeafBlind Lawyer (wink)

Listen (29 min) Transcript Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities.  She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies … Continue reading

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Eli Clare, author of EXILE AND PRIDE

Friday, September 18, 2-3 pm PDT on KPFA First published in 1999, the groundbreaking book, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare’s revelatory writing about his experiences as … Continue reading

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Honoring International Disabled Women Musicians

Listen 29 min In honor of the 2014 celebration of International Women’s Day we play incredible music produced by disabled musicians around the world. Donna Williams is autistic and darn proud of it.  Artistic ability exudes from her pores.   … Continue reading

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Transcript: American Sign Language and Deaf Communication

Eddie Ytuarte: Good afternoon this is Eddie Ytuarte here on Pushing Limits on KPFA at Berkeley. This is disability radio by people with disabilities and for disabilities, but this program though, especially we like to have it appeal to all … Continue reading

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American Sign Language and Deaf Communication

Listen (28 min) Transcript Following the controversy over the botched sign language “interpretation” at December’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Pushing Limits probes into what makes a good sign language professional service in this country. We are seeing more and … Continue reading

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Community Accountabiity

Deaf Hope

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Helen Keller In Love

Listen 28 min   Eddie Ytuarte will talk to Rosie Sultan about her recently released book, Helen Keller in Love.           This relationship has been written about in biographies and in Keller’s autobiography, but the novel delves … Continue reading

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“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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