Listen 29 min.
Passion, strategy, big money opponents, race issues, counter narrative discourse, and children. The Deafhood Forum was nothing if not stimulating. Challenge your ear-to-mind connection.
–Jim Brune and Tanja Bierschneider of DCARA,
–Rory Ostrink, the 2nd person to have a cochlear implant in the U.S.,
–David Eberwein, Conrad Baer, Philip Smith, and many others.
Shelley Berman and Adrienne Lauby join a meeting organized to oppose the fiendish AB 2072 and learn the context of that fight. This law would send parents of newborn deaf and hard-of-hearing children down a path to partial fixes, medical intervention and adult isolation. The deaf community shines a light on the lesser-known road of ASL where adults communicate with fluency and affection.
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Air date: May 7, 2010