Category Archives: Politics

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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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with William Walker

Friday, November 2, at 2:30 pm PST on KPFA  Accessibility, lower fares, affordable housing, safety, broken escalators, over-surveillance… it’s all on the table in the last days of a hot election race. William Walker is a candidate for the Bay … Continue reading

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Mitch Jeserich

Friday, September 7, 2:30 pm, KPFA All this week, Mitch Jeserich provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings.  Now, he takes a break to talk about his disability and disability politics in general. How far has the … 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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Universal Minimum Income & Disability

Friday, Jan. 19, 2:30 pm PST, on KPFA radio Maybe the way to end poverty is to give poor people money. The idea of a universal basic income in the U.S. isn’t new. Progressives pushed the concept in the 1960s … Continue reading

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Renters Assemble & “Telling My Story”

Listen (29 min) Tenants gathered at a Statewide Renters Assembly in Alameda over the September 23-24 weekend.  Ava and Fernando Nadal were there, gearing up to lead an attack on the landlord demon law, Costa Hawkins* with ACCE Sacramento.  This, … 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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2018 Federal Budget with Lindsay Baran

Listen (28 min) Trump has something special in mind for poor people and the disability community as he moves into the Federal budget season with a tax reform agenda.  Cuts!  We’re not talking about paring knife slices you usually notice … Continue reading

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Homelessness is Local – Sonoma County, California

Listen  (28 min) The Myth is that homeless people are older white men with addiction problems.  The Reality is that nearly half of homeless people (in one local community – 41%) live with a disability. The Myth is that homeless … Continue reading

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Dennis Billups – “Patient No More”

Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:30 pm PST Dennis Billups joins Eddie Ytuarte with a first person account of the historic disability occupation of the federal HEW building in 1977.  This protest of the delay of 504 regulations became a precursor … Continue reading

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