Category Archives: Sheela Gunn Cushman

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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Disability and Sports

Listen (29 min) How  do sports effect you as a disabled person? Are you a player/doer? Spectator? Do sports and things about them encourage/discourage you? Do you feel that you can’t participate? Do you wish you  could? How do the … Continue reading

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Blind Woman with One Working Hand Interviews DeafBlind Lawyer (wink)

Listen (29 min) Transcript Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities.  She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies … Continue reading

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Queer Disability History with Corbett O’Toole

Listen 59 min Corbett Joan O’Toole’s new memoir, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History, is arguably the best history to come out of the Disability Rights Movement of the past four decades. She joins us in the studio for a … Continue reading

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State Standards Smack Down

Listen (29 min) Sometimes, we take accessible buildings for granted; but they aren’t always accessible to people living with disabilities and our rights aren’t always granted.  Every now and then we have to make some noise, show up and be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Budget Season

Listen (29 min) Due to 12 years of budget cuts, people with developmental disabilities are taking care of aging parents by themselves, dying alone in single occupancy residences (SROs), and facing a host of other problems.  They rallied in six … Continue reading

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Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

Listen (29 minutes) We bring you highlights from Corbett Joan O’Toole’s reading from her new memoir, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History.    A transcript is available here. Arriving in Berkeley among the first wave of people with disabilities, Corbett O’Toole … Continue reading

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