Category Archives: Individual disease and identity groups

Eli Clare, author of EXILE AND PRIDE

Friday, September 18, 2-3 pm PDT on KPFA First published in 1999, the groundbreaking book, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare’s revelatory writing about his experiences as … Continue reading

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Sally Zinman on Forced Treatment of People with Mental Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Information on the danger of current psychological drugs. Madness Network News.  Documents from the early days of the consumers-survivors movement. One of the hardest things in the world is to be… is a long-time activist who is … Continue reading

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Dangerous Drugs; Dangerous to Stop

Research currently demonstrates that most people live better lives over time if they are not using psychological drugs.  The short and long term trade offs are extreme.  Current use of drugs for those with mental disabilities deserves much more attention … Continue reading

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Forced Drugging of Mentally Disabled People

Listen 28 minutes Two days before this program, Ivan Lopez killed four people and then himself at the Fort Hood army base in Texas.  The very next day, Pennsylvania Republican Representative Tim Murphy held a hearing on a bill which … Continue reading

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Integrating New Disability

Listen (29 min) Brook was doing well living with her multiple personality disorder.  It had been a long road, but she was comfortable and able to spend more hours at work then ever before. . . Then, she had a stroke. … Continue reading

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Transcript: American Sign Language and Deaf Communication

Eddie Ytuarte: Good afternoon this is Eddie Ytuarte here on Pushing Limits on KPFA at Berkeley. This is disability radio by people with disabilities and for disabilities, but this program though, especially we like to have it appeal to all … Continue reading

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American Sign Language and Deaf Communication

Listen (28 min) Transcript Following the controversy over the botched sign language “interpretation” at December’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Pushing Limits probes into what makes a good sign language professional service in this country. We are seeing more and … Continue reading

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Resisting the Grid – Electronic Sensitivity

Listen (29 min) from the KPFA archives. Imagine getting an internet connection in your house and five hours later getting a massive headache.   Or, PG &E installs a smart meter in the morning and you can’t get out of bed … Continue reading

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Little People; Big Issues

Listen 29 min In a little over a week, thousands of short-statured people will be gathering for the annual Little People of America national convention in Washington D.C.   For them, this convention is excitement squared.    Many little people spend … Continue reading

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