Category Archives: Shelley Berman

Ethan Explains Type 1 Diabetes

Listen (28 min) Six year old Ethan Borochoff is interested in many things and most of them are NOT Type 1 Diabetes.  Yet, like most kids with severe disabilities, he knows way more than the average bear about the disease … Continue reading

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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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