Category Archives: Leah Gardner

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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Does It Get Better for Queer Disabled Teens?

Listen (28 min) Listen (10 min excerpt) Listen: Access Issues We’ve all seen the T-shirts, the articles and the splash on the Internet.  “It Gets Better” is the new buzz.  Spurred after a dramatic upsurge in youth LGBTQI suicides, Dan … Continue reading

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ABRUPT DISABILITY

Suddenly, you’re driving your truck, and you realize you can no longer see the road clearly.  Suddenly you wake up in the hospital and the last memory you have is 3 weeks past. Join Adrienne Lauby and Leah Gardner on … Continue reading

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Cents and Non-Cents

Shelley Berman and Leah Gardner discuss making cents out of non-cents. Federal and local budget woes abound, and populations that can least afford it are finding key services slashed with the flick of a pen. We talk about the impact … Continue reading

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Revising the ADA

Want to tell the government how they should improve the ADA? This Monday, January 10, the Department of Justice will be holding one of three national public hearings in San Francisco to get feedback on proposed revisions of the ADA. Pushing Limits is taking … Continue reading

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Biking While Blind

Listen After countless broken bones, a double organ transplant and sight loss, Bobby McMullen doesn’t just ride his bike; this daredevil is a human cliffhanger. He joins Pushing Limits hosts, Raphaella Bennin and Leah Gardner to talk about his life … Continue reading

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Beyond the IEP

(Individualized Educational Program) Listen Cynthia Molina and Christine Zimmerman, mother-advocates for students with disabilities in Oakland’s Programs for Exceptional Children talks with cohosts Eddie Ytuarte and Leah Gardner. What is it in the institutional culture that helps students succeed beyond … Continue reading

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Musicians Living with a Disability

Listen 28 min A sampling of musicians who found success as they lived with significant disabilities. From pop star Michael Bolton and his profound deafness in one ear to a one-arm drummer with the hard rock band, Def Leppard… Chick … Continue reading

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Arnieville Protest of CA Budget Cuts

Listen (28 min) At the Arnieville Tent City people with disabilities and seniors engage in a living protest against the continued cuts in California’s human services. Two weeks long and counting… Photo of Bruce Allison and Jon Reed by Helen … Continue reading

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When Home Is (or could be) an Institution

Listen A discussion of the film, Far from Home, with director Elissa Moon showing at Berkeley’s Superfest. Saturday, June 5, 2:10 pm Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA, A documentary focused on the political and personal realities of living in San Francisco’s Laguna Honda, … Continue reading

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