Category Archives: Research

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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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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White Supremacy and Disability

Listen (29 min) There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to … Continue reading

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Karen Nakamura

Listen 29 min Pushing Limits is pleased to present an interview with cultural and visual anthropologist Karen Nakamura who recently accepted the position as Haas Distinguished  Chair of Disability Studies at UC Berkeley.   She is a highly-educated and skilled woman … 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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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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Transcript — Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

ADRIENNE LAUBY: Welcome to Pushing Limits, KPFA’s program by, for, and about people with disabilities. I’m Adrienne Lauby. Local independent scholar Corbett O’Toole has first-hand experience with the creation of the west coast Independent Living Movement.  She brings those early … 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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