Category Archives: Eddie Ytuarte

Interdependence with A.J. Withers

Listen (29 min) The Independent Living Movement got people out of institutions and inspired many of us to believe we could live without doctors, parents and others defining our lives.  But, no one is completely independent and, while it might … Continue reading

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Summer Camps for People with Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Suzanne Stoltz, a many-year participant at a MDA camp, charts the political underbelly of the disability summer camp experience.   Summer camp for kids is usually perceived as a fun time where participants socialize, play, run, and … Continue reading

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Anne Finger: Soviet Eugenics (Marta Russell Part 2)

Listen 29 min Modern genetics offers parents the dream of choosing the characteristics of their children and aborting those who don’t fit their ideal.  As scientists move in this direction, disabled people are understandably critical.  They cite, for instance, the … Continue reading

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Remembering Marta Russell (1951-2013) Part 1

Listen (29 min) A discussion in memory of the late activist author Marta Russell with interviews with Steve Weiss and Ravi Malhotra. Russell is especially noted for her book Beyond Ramps: Disability at the End of the Social Contract, which … Continue reading

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Karen Nakamura

Listen 29 min Pushing Limits is pleased to present an interview with cultural and visual anthropologist Karen Nakamura who recently accepted the position as Haas Distinguished  Chair of Disability Studies at UC Berkeley.   She is a highly-educated and skilled woman … Continue reading

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#DisabilityTooWhite – Call In

Listen (29 min) Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice joins us to talk about the twitter storm she raised with her hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite.  Many people of color with disabilities tweeted about the barriers they find in the movement.  White people … Continue reading

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Elections and Disability from a Third Party Point of View

Listen (29 min) Bored with the election talk?  Here’s a discussion you won’t hear on pop news media outlets or NPR. Edie Hallberg from the Peace and Freedom Party and Laura Wells from the Green Party join us to talk … Continue reading

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Inspiration Porn – Call In

 Friday, Nov. 6, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA Call-In Program on Inspiration Porn (510) 848-4425 Friday, Nov 6, 2:30-3 pm KPFA, 94.1 fm, www.kpfa.org The term ‘inspiration porn’ has hit social media with a flash and that’s this week’s topic. … Continue reading

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Is ‘Affordable Housing’ Affordable?

Listen (29 min) Who doesn’t support the concept of “Affordable Housing?”  As rents climb to ever-ascending heights and ever more people are pushed from their housing, ‘affordable housing’ is like motherhood and apple pie for activists and elected officials alike.  … Continue reading

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Will Rent Control Come To Your City?

Listen 29 min As renters across Central and Northern California continue to receive rent increases of $200-500. a month, low-income people who often have disabilities are the hardest hit.   Raising the rent, as they skirt or ignore laws meant to … Continue reading

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