Category Archives: Sheela Gunn Cushman

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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White Supremacy and Disability

Listen (29 min) There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to … Continue reading

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Renters Assemble & “Telling My Story”

Listen (29 min) Tenants gathered at a Statewide Renters Assembly in Alameda over the September 23-24 weekend.  Ava and Fernando Nadal were there, gearing up to lead an attack on the landlord demon law, Costa Hawkins* with ACCE Sacramento.  This, … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand: Helga Spizman & Anita Cameron

Friday, September 22, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio Police march down the boulevard chanting “Whose Street? Our Street,” and Oklahoma City police gun down Magdiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, despite neighbors who yell, “He can’t hear you.”   All … Continue reading

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2018 Federal Budget with Lindsay Baran

Listen (28 min) Trump has something special in mind for poor people and the disability community as he moves into the Federal budget season with a tax reform agenda.  Cuts!  We’re not talking about paring knife slices you usually notice … 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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Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … Continue reading

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SuperFest – Amputees, Audio Description

Listen (28 min) Today we talk movies with Ross Turnbull the creator and director of Terminal Device, a feature film inquiring into the way “hooks” are represented in movies. As a life-long amputee who uses a prosthetic hook, Ross Turnbull … Continue reading

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“Telethons” with Catherine Kudlick

Listen 59 min. It’s a fund drive period at KPFA and, true to our radical nature, we have fun AND ask ourselves hard questions about modern non-profit money raising. Catherine Kudlick, editor of Telethons, is with us for the hour.  … Continue reading

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Fundraising and Disability

Listen A hour-long fund drive episode in which we dissect the fascinating intersection of fundraising and disability with Catherine Kudlick, editor of “Telethons: Spectacle, Disability and the Business of Charity” by Paul Longmore. From Jerry Lewis to the cancer survivor … Continue reading

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