Category Archives: Activism

Non-Violent Direct Action Protest and Disability

Listen (28 min) ADAPT is a dynamic direct action group that blocks streets, sits in at the offices of D.C. politicos, and raises hell about the rights of disabled people. They bring hundreds of people with disabilities to their national … Continue reading

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Disabled Artists in South Africa, Trump on Disability

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA Josh Elwood talks with Mitch Jeserich about President Trump’s attitude toward disability.  Then, we seek out disabled and deaf artists in South Africa with Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Simon Manda. Leroy … Continue reading

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Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … 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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Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price

Listen (29 min) Transcript here. At age 14 Fable was diagnosed with anxiety, stage two bipolar, and depression. His home life was abusive and, as he says, “everything else was very, very, very hard to deal with.” Today he works … Continue reading

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Interview with Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price (Transcript)

On Mental Health, Police Brutality…Fable shares His Political M & Ms Through His Book, Adrift in a Sea of M & Ms: Mixed-Race Issues and Mental Disorders. by Leroy F. Moore Jr. Leroy Moore Interview Transcript by Cheryl Green, Additions … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Listen, 59 min We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him.   It all went down in the California … Continue reading

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Movement for Black Lives, Platform and Critique

Listen (29 min) Guest: Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice The Movement For Black Lives posted their incredible Vision 4 Black Lives Platform in late July.  As one could expect, it is most thorough in issues related to police violence … Continue reading

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“Telethons” with Catherine Kudlick

Listen 59 min. It’s a fund drive period at KPFA and, true to our radical nature, we have fun AND ask ourselves hard questions about modern non-profit money raising. Catherine Kudlick, editor of Telethons, is with us for the hour.  … Continue reading

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Fundraising and Disability

Listen A hour-long fund drive episode in which we dissect the fascinating intersection of fundraising and disability with Catherine Kudlick, editor of “Telethons: Spectacle, Disability and the Business of Charity” by Paul Longmore. From Jerry Lewis to the cancer survivor … Continue reading

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