Category Archives: Politics

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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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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Elections and Disability from a Third Party Point of View

Listen (29 min) Bored with the election talk?  Here’s a discussion you won’t hear on pop news media outlets or NPR. Edie Hallberg from the Peace and Freedom Party and Laura Wells from the Green Party join us to talk … Continue reading

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My ADA story: A Deafblind Lawyer Dismantling Digital Barriers

I recently had the honor of introducing President Obama at a White House reception commemorating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The President shared a moving story of how, in the years before Congress passed the ADA, his father-in-law — who … 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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Transcript — Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

ADRIENNE LAUBY: Welcome to Pushing Limits, KPFA’s program by, for, and about people with disabilities. I’m Adrienne Lauby. Local independent scholar Corbett O’Toole has first-hand experience with the creation of the west coast Independent Living Movement.  She brings those early … 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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Will Rent Control Come To Your City?

Listen 29 min As renters across Central and Northern California continue to receive rent increases of $200-500. a month, low-income people who often have disabilities are the hardest hit.   Raising the rent, as they skirt or ignore laws meant to … Continue reading

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate

Listen (29 min) Physician-assisted suicide is in the California news again.  In a flurry of media coverage, Brittany Maynard traveled to Oregon to die.  A  doctor-prescribed suicide bill was introduced in California at the end of January.    Now, a … Continue reading

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