Category Archives: Eddie Ytuarte

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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Disability Community Speaking

Listen (29 min) The phone lines are open for anyone from the disability community.  (510) 848-4425 You’ve probably seen inspirational porn, those pictures of someone with a disability matched with an encouraging slogan? Remember the facebook photo of a kid … Continue reading

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Disability Organizations Demand Peter Singer’s Resignation

Listen, 28 min Grassroots disability organizations are demanding the resignation of  Peter Singer, a tenured bio-ethics professor at Princeton, after he advocated the killing of disabled infants for economic reasons on a radio talk show Their on-line petition garnered over … Continue reading

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When A Board of Directors Goes Bad

Listen 29 min When the Board of Directors at the Disability Rights Legal Center in L.A. announced that it had hired an executive director with a history of lobbying for physician-assisted suicide, gasps were heard nationwide.   All of the … Continue reading

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate

Listen (29 min) Physician-assisted suicide is in the California news again.  In a flurry of media coverage, Brittany Maynard traveled to Oregon to die.  A  doctor-prescribed suicide bill was introduced in California at the end of January.    Now, a … Continue reading

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