Category Archives: Story Telling – Disability

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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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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Ethan Explains Type 1 Diabetes

Listen (28 min) Six year old Ethan Borochoff is interested in many things and most of them are NOT Type 1 Diabetes.  Yet, like most kids with severe disabilities, he knows way more than the average bear about the disease … 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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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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Interdependence with A.J. Withers

Listen (29 min) The Independent Living Movement got people out of institutions and inspired many of us to believe we could live without doctors, parents and others defining our lives.  But, no one is completely independent and, while it might … Continue reading

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Summer Camps for People with Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Suzanne Stoltz, a many-year participant at a MDA camp, charts the political underbelly of the disability summer camp experience.   Summer camp for kids is usually perceived as a fun time where participants socialize, play, run, and … Continue reading

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Donna Williams on Autism

Listen (29 min) In the 1960s ‘autism’ was deemed ‘childhood psychosis’ and the incidence of autism was thought to be around 4 in 10,000 children.   Today, up to 1 in 88 children are presently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Polly … Continue reading

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Maytte Bustillos: Living with Brain Cancer

Listen  29 minutes Maytte Bustillos was given two years to live after the discovery of a cancerous tumor in her brain (Oligodendroglioma).  Now, seven years and three craniotomies later, she talks to Shelley Berman about her fitness routine, mothering a … Continue reading

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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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