Category Archives: IHSS

Seniors, Disability and Action

Listen 29 min Eddie Ytuarte speaks to Jessica Lehman, executive director of Seniors and Disability Action in San Francisco about the intersection of the disability community and the senior communities.       Ms Lehman is a strong disability activist … Continue reading

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Controversy in the IHSS Community

Listen (28 min) The SEIU-UHW union has proposed a November ballot measure affecting home care workers who work under California Medi-Cal programs. It would 1) Provide home care workers who work under these programs (IHSS) a minimum wage based on … Continue reading

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Budgets, Budgets and more Budgets

Listen (60 min Special)  Part One, Part Two IHSS Consumers Union Interview  (5:41) To contact the IHSS Consumers Union: call 562-435-4236 or email ihss.consumers.union@gmail.com< What’s in the Way of Winning the Budget Fight. Commentary by Jacob Lesner-Buxton (3:11) When the … Continue reading

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Disabled Musicians Ring in the New Year!

Listen (29 min) Today we ring in the new year with a program featuring some of the many musicians who live with disabilities.  More musicians and music videos. Staff Benda Bilili hales from Kinshasa, Congo.            … Continue reading

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The Promise and Repercussions of the Olmstead Decision

Listen (28 min) In 1999, the Supreme Court ruled that Georgia’s department of human resources could not segregate two women with mental disabilities in a state psychiatric hospital long after the agency’s own treatment professionals had recommended their transfer to … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

Lauren Steinberg Go here to listen. (29 min) The Next Generation of disability advocates and academics are coming to Pushing Limits this week.   Join us for frank talk about the dangers and benefits of technology, stories of prejudice and … Continue reading

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Cents and Non-Cents

Shelley Berman and Leah Gardner discuss making cents out of non-cents. Federal and local budget woes abound, and populations that can least afford it are finding key services slashed with the flick of a pen. We talk about the impact … Continue reading

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Gustopo Tactics Against IHSS Users & Workers

Modesto Bee article

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Arnieville Protest of CA Budget Cuts

Listen (28 min) At the Arnieville Tent City people with disabilities and seniors engage in a living protest against the continued cuts in California’s human services. Two weeks long and counting… Photo of Bruce Allison and Jon Reed by Helen … Continue reading

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Berkeley’s Emergency Services for People with Disabilities

Listen 28 min It’s tax-payer supported & wildly innovative. It gets people out of trouble. It saves lives. It’s also a nice chunk of money in a community where money is as scarce as a trouble-free wheelchair. We talk to Bonnie … Continue reading

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