Category Archives: Caretakers/Attendents

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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Bed Bugs, Other Pests and Disability

Listen 28 min Everyone hates it when the bedbugs come.  By law, the landlord should arrange and pay for eradication.  There’s two government agencies who could show up to inspect and advise you, the Public Health Department and Code Enforcement.  … 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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Moving Over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap

  Listen 59 minutes It began in living rooms and grew to the international stage.  The Disability Arts Movement came out of the disability movement of the 70s and 80s with brilliance and fire. We revisit the origins, remember important … Continue reading

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“Tumor Boy” & “Healing Homes”

Friday, Dec 7, 2-3 pm PST 94.1 fm or KPFA.org Head trauma and emotional trauma. . . this week we take a look. . . with hope and humor.  An hour-long fund drive special which begins 30 minutes early, at … Continue reading

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Helen Keller In Love

Listen 28 min   Eddie Ytuarte will talk to Rosie Sultan about her recently released book, Helen Keller in Love.           This relationship has been written about in biographies and in Keller’s autobiography, but the novel delves … Continue reading

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Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Listen  (29 min) Big Contradictions! Why would progressives and people with disabilities be opposed to something called the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights? The disability community is deeply divided on  state bill, AB 889, which would provide additional benefits to … Continue reading

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