Category Archives: Arts

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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Envisioning a S.F. Disability Center

Listen (28 min) Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss with Punk Rocker, Kathy Peck

Listen (29 min) You remember when the Bay Area was filled with the sounds of punk rock?  So does our guest Kathy Peck.  She played bass for the San Francisco all-woman band The Contractions.  Surprise!  All those loud shows led … Continue reading

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Disability in Film with Movie Critic Kristen Lopez ~ Part Two

Listen  (29 min) Movie goers are often subjected to portrayals of people with disabilities that reinforce the many stereotypes about them. But film critic Kristen Lopez says some films are bucking this trend and sees hope on the horizon.  Hosts … Continue reading

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Disability Goes To The Movies

Friday, March 15, 2:30 pm, KPFA radio Is disability as portrayed in American popular cinema slowly transforming itself? Are filmmakers getting away from the good old days when a person with a disability was often viewed as a friendly, intellectually-challenged … Continue reading

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“Lab Girl” with Hope Jahren

Listen (59 min) Hope Jahren, author of the best selling memoir, Lab Girl, joins us for an hour of discussion about mental illness, plants, and the life of a woman scientist. Shelley Berman, Josh Elwood, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Adrienne Lauby and … Continue reading

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Stevland Hardaway Judkin – Stevie Wonder

  Friday, Nov 3, 2:30-3 pm PST KPFA Today we celebrate the musical contributions of Stevland Hardaway Judkins who for decades has delighted the disabled and non-disabled world with his music, commitment to blind and disability rights and to universal … Continue reading

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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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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Listen (29 min) Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they) is a queer disabled non-binary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/ Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/ Roma ascent is the guest. Her work has been widely published, most recently in The Deaf … Continue reading

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Cripping “The Glass Menagerie” – Phoebe Fico

Listen (29 min) Phoebe Fico, a disabled woman, is currently playing one of the classic disability theatrical roles, that of Laura in Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.”  The production by Cal Shakes utilizes a multi-racial cast to portray the conflicts … Continue reading

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