Tag Archives: Sheela Gunn Cushman

Youth and Disability with Jamie Caron

Friday, May 4, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida., youth activists have taken center stage as never before.   Disability activists made history with last summer’s ADAPT protests of the Medi-Care cuts … Continue reading

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IHSS Electronic Visit Verification: All We Know – and the things we don’t

Friday, April 20, 2:30-3 pm at KPFA.org Electronic visit verification is a component of the 21st century CURES Act of 2016. It was a sneaky little poison pill added to the act and no one likes it…Except those who believe … Continue reading

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Disability: The Best and Worst of 2017

Listen (29 min.) Jacob Lesner-Buxton joins our crew for 30 minutes of analysis and reflection on the events of 2017 for people with disabilities. Some topics: 1. U.S. involved wars cause death and disability in Afghanistan, Mexico, Syria, Iraq, Yemen … Continue reading

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Blind Woman with One Working Hand Interviews DeafBlind Lawyer (wink)

Listen (29 min) Transcript Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities.  She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies … Continue reading

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Celebrations: “Patient No More” Exhibit; Happy 50th, Medi-Care

Listen (28 min) We take you to the opening of Patient No More! People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights, an accessible, interactive exhibit celebrating the Bay Area’s contributions to the disability rights movement.  The opening ceremonies focus on the participants … Continue reading

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Bed Bugs, Other Pests and Disability

Listen 28 min Everyone hates it when the bedbugs come.  By law, the landlord should arrange and pay for eradication.  There’s two government agencies who could show up to inspect and advise you, the Public Health Department and Code Enforcement.  … Continue reading

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