Category Archives: Activism

“Such a Pretty Girl” with Nadina LaSpina (funddrive edition)

For this program, we bring back long-time disability activist, Nadina LaSpina, to talk more about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl: a Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. LaSpina has worked with several disability activist groups including ADAPT, Disabled … Continue reading

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Tell Me The Number Before Infinity

Listen (59 min)Becky and Dena Taylor’s book tells the story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability. Born premature, Becky was given the usual prognosis “probably going to be blind, deaf and … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

Shaman Woman’s an activist. Shaman Woman’s a person living with diabetes. Shaman Woman’s a homeless person. And Shaman Woman’s a lawyer.

Listen and meet this remarkable woman. Continue reading

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Sacramento Politics with Marty Omoto

Friday, November 16, 2:30 pm  KPFA Marty Omoto watches the inner workings of the Sacramento governmental structure as an advocate/reporter, particularly as it affects people with disabilities.  He advises and reports on this through his California Disability-Senior Community Action Network … Continue reading

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Direct Action Disability Style with Stephanie Thomas of ADAPT

Friday, September 28, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio If you’re finding a determination for resistance, a rage to protect vulnerable humans, or wishing for the joy of community strength; maybe it’s time for some direct action. Stephanie Thomas, a long-time … Continue reading

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Congo Handicap with Francine Atosha Mbusa

Listen (29 min) Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   The government of the DRC … Continue reading

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Independence 2018

Listen (29 min) Shelley Berman hosts a different view of Independence Day, through the heart-felt viewpoint of Disabled Native American Activist, Mercedes Trippo. Other disabled folks chime in on the question, “From what would you like to be Independent?” Shelley’s … Continue reading

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Disability Thinking with Andrew Pulrang

Listen (29 min) In these days of Trumpism and the virtual political domination by the political right, we turn to public intellectual, Andrew Pulrang, for a perspective on disability life, ideas, identity, culture and politics. Eddie Ytuarte hosts. Andrew Pulrang … Continue reading

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Youth and Disability with Jamie Caron

Friday, May 4, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida., youth activists have taken center stage as never before.   Disability activists made history with last summer’s ADAPT protests of the Medi-Care cuts … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Disability Rights

Listen 29 min On April 5, 2018 a Federal judge in San Francisco heard arguments against evicting the 125+ people of a Sebastopol Road homeless camp in Santa Rosa. The camp residents asked the judge to issue a temporary restraining … Continue reading

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