Category Archives: Community

Hearing Loss with Punk Rocker, Kathy Peck

Listen (29 min) You remember when the Bay Area was filled with the sounds of punk rock?  So does our guest Kathy Peck.  She played bass for the San Francisco all-woman band The Contractions.  Surprise!  All those loud shows led … Continue reading

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Independence 2018

Listen (29 min) Shelley Berman hosts a different view of Independence Day, through the heart-felt viewpoint of Disabled Native American Activist, Mercedes Trippo. Other disabled folks chime in on the question, “From what would you like to be Independent?” Shelley’s … Continue reading

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Disability Thinking with Andrew Pulrang

Listen (29 min) In these days of Trumpism and the virtual political domination by the political right, we turn to public intellectual, Andrew Pulrang, for a perspective on disability life, ideas, identity, culture and politics. Eddie Ytuarte hosts. Andrew Pulrang … Continue reading

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“Bottom Dollars” How 250K U.S. People with Disabilities Work for $2 an Hour

Listen 59 min The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the right to a minimum wage, with one huge exception — people with disabilities. We interview producer-director Jordan Melograna and play clips from “Bottom Dollars,” his documentary on … Continue reading

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Youth and Disability with Jamie Caron

Friday, May 4, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida., youth activists have taken center stage as never before.   Disability activists made history with last summer’s ADAPT protests of the Medi-Care cuts … 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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Different Geography; Different Disability Experiences

Friday, Feb. 16, 2:30 pm PST Food, politics and slang.  In the U.SA it seems like these things very greatly between regions. Could the way people perceive those with disabilities also very greatly between areas? Join us as we explore … 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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Disability: The Best and Worst of 2017

Listen (29 min.) Jacob Lesner-Buxton joins our crew for 30 minutes of analysis and reflection on the events of 2017 for people with disabilities. Some topics: 1. U.S. involved wars cause death and disability in Afghanistan, Mexico, Syria, Iraq, Yemen … Continue reading

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Recovery and Disability

Friday, Dec. 1, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA Laurie joins us to talk about how living with diabetes, the Epstein-Barr virus, fibromyalgia and other physical problems has been improved by her long-time participation in 12-step anonymous recovery programs. “I used … Continue reading

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