Category Archives: Sheela Gunn Cushman

Envisioning a S.F. Disability Center

Listen (28 min) Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is … Continue reading

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with William Walker

Friday, November 2, at 2:30 pm PST on KPFA  Accessibility, lower fares, affordable housing, safety, broken escalators, over-surveillance… it’s all on the table in the last days of a hot election race. William Walker is a candidate for the Bay … Continue reading

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Congo Handicap with Francine Atosha Mbusa

Listen (29 min) Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   The government of the DRC … Continue reading

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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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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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IHSS Electronic Visit Verification: All We Know – and the things we don’t

Friday, April 20, 2:30-3 pm at KPFA.org Electronic visit verification is a component of the 21st century CURES Act of 2016. It was a sneaky little poison pill added to the act and no one likes it…Except those who believe … 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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“Lab Girl” with Hope Jahren

Listen (59 min) Hope Jahren, author of the best selling memoir, Lab Girl, joins us for an hour of discussion about mental illness, plants, and the life of a woman scientist. Shelley Berman, Josh Elwood, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Adrienne Lauby and … 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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