Category Archives: Leah Gardner

Care Giving: Naomi Ortiz & The East Bay Center for the Blind

Listen (29 min)   Those of us who live with a disability are often typecast as burdens.  Because we’re limited in some ways, the ways we give to others and participate in community work often go unnoticed.   Naomi Ortiz … Continue reading

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Spoken Word by Writers, Musicians and Radio Artists with Disabilities

Listen 58 min KPFA Guests include Jean Stewart, Lateef Mcleod, Beatriz Herrera, Leah Gardner, Leroy F. Moore Jr, and Avotcja.   See their photos below, illustrating Lateef’s poem.  This is a fund drive program.  Don’t miss the depth and passion of … Continue reading

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Pushing Limits Goes to the Dogs

Listen Who only wishes for you to succeed? Who only wants to fulfill your every need? Who will be there through thick or thin? Your mother?  Think again. It’s those guide dogs and service dogs, People. When you’re down they … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Listen (28 min) Fireworks.  Parties.  Ceremonies.  A day off work for many.  These are the various shades of Independence Day.  Hosts Leah Gardner and Jacob Lesner-Buxton celebrate freedom while discussing things that may threaten our sense of independence.   Our guests … Continue reading

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FAIR Education Act

Listen 28 min. The FAIR Education Act took affect in January of this year. You’ve probably heard of it in the context of a vicious attack by the right wing over it’s requirement to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender … Continue reading

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“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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Tricky Terrain for International Students with Disabilities

LISTEN (28 min) How do two disabled international post-secondary students feel about their experiences navigating the tricky terrain of life inside and out of the university? Encouraged or discouraged?  Irina Anisimova and Cpt. Bobby Quamar bring their stories and personal … Continue reading

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Disability and the Occupy Movement

Listen (28 min) The “Occupy” movement with a disability slant . . . a heavy disability slant.  Organizer Marg Hall analyzes current events happening almost literally on our back yards. Stephanie Miyashiro talks about sitting mere yards in front of … Continue reading

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Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Listen 28 min “Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So,”  Mark Vonnegut’s new book takes up where his first memoir, “The Eden Express” left off.  Here are more adventures in living with a mental disability while working as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Independence or “Interdependence” Day

LISTEN (28 min) Leah Gardner and Raphaella Bennin sit down to discuss the significance of independence (along with dependence and interdependence) as a member of the disability community. Call in at 510-848-4425 to tell Pushing Limits and the KPFA community … Continue reading

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