Category Archives: Arts

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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“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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Alice Wong

Listen (29 min) Join us for a spirited discussion of #CripTheVote,  (an online non-partisan campaign about voting and disability issues) and hear how people with disabilities are affecting today’s media narrative.   We talk to disability media mover and shaker, Alice … Continue reading

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Black Kripple Delivers Poems and Lyrics

Listen 59 min We’re high on poetry this week… stories of disabled people told to the beat of the heart. And, we’re focusing on black and brown people with disabilities because we’re hosting Leroy F. Moore Jr., and his new … Continue reading

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Parinda Wanitwat: Living with Food Addiction

Listen 29 min We all know what someone who lives with an eating disorder looks like:  Young, white and skinny!  Right?  But, as KPFA’s host physicist, Michio Kaku, says so often, “Hold on just a minute.”  In actuality, research says … Continue reading

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Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

Listen (29 minutes) We bring you highlights from Corbett Joan O’Toole’s reading from her new memoir, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History.    A transcript is available here. Arriving in Berkeley among the first wave of people with disabilities, Corbett O’Toole … Continue reading

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Eli Clare, author of EXILE AND PRIDE

Friday, September 18, 2-3 pm PDT on KPFA First published in 1999, the groundbreaking book, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare’s revelatory writing about his experiences as … Continue reading

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Celebrations: “Patient No More” Exhibit; Happy 50th, Medi-Care

Listen (28 min) We take you to the opening of Patient No More! People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights, an accessible, interactive exhibit celebrating the Bay Area’s contributions to the disability rights movement.  The opening ceremonies focus on the participants … Continue reading

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Jean Stewart: Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests

Listen (28 min) On August 28, 2015, environmentalists stood in front of the Berkeley office of the Sierra Club and burned their membership cards. Today we spend the half hour with one of the organizers of that action — disability … Continue reading

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