Category Archives: Shelley Berman

Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … Continue reading

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Maytte Bustillos: Living with Brain Cancer

Listen  29 minutes Maytte Bustillos was given two years to live after the discovery of a cancerous tumor in her brain (Oligodendroglioma).  Now, seven years and three craniotomies later, she talks to Shelley Berman about her fitness routine, mothering a … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Listen, 59 min We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him.   It all went down in the California … Continue reading

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Movement for Black Lives, Platform and Critique

Listen (29 min) Guest: Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice The Movement For Black Lives posted their incredible Vision 4 Black Lives Platform in late July.  As one could expect, it is most thorough in issues related to police violence … 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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Fundraising and Disability

Listen A hour-long fund drive episode in which we dissect the fascinating intersection of fundraising and disability with Catherine Kudlick, editor of “Telethons: Spectacle, Disability and the Business of Charity” by Paul Longmore. From Jerry Lewis to the cancer survivor … Continue reading

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Queer Disability History with Corbett O’Toole

Listen 59 min Corbett Joan O’Toole’s new memoir, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History, is arguably the best history to come out of the Disability Rights Movement of the past four decades. She joins us in the studio for a … Continue reading

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Madelaine Kelly: Living with Attention Deficit Hyper Activity

Listen (29 min) Labeled a difficult child and unable to connect with other human beings, Madelaine Kelly made a cry-for-help suicide attempt before she was twelve.  Today she has a loving family, a successful business and a globe-trotting life style. … Continue reading

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Charlene Love – Disabled and Homeless

Listen  28 minutes Are you making space in your lives for messes that these holidays can’t help but drudge up? Are you looking for a place to store your brining turkey? Under the bed, perhaps? Oh, the dreaded holidays…have to … Continue reading

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Laughter, Love, Learning & Lupus

Listen (29 min) Today we speak with Arlene Moore who simply can’t be knocked down without getting up again.   Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, stroke…who cares? Arlene rises to the challenge and, with the love of her husband Gary, finds … Continue reading

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