Author Archives: Adrienne

High Support Needs? An Interview with Cal Montgomery

In 2005, Cal Montgomery burst into the disability movement as an intellectual who both made sense and was fun to read.  His three-part series on medicalization in the disability magazine, Ragged Edge, took book reviews to a entirely new level.  … Continue reading

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Fighting Normalcy – Interview with Jonathan Mooney

July 2, 2021, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA Radio Jonathan Mooney tried to fit into the box of normalcy.  It cost him his education, his sense of self, his friendships and nearly his life.  In his opinion, “Normal Sucks.” Jonathan lives … Continue reading

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War, Wheelchairs & Housing

Support Disabled People; Prevent War The stories of people with disabilities are often lost in the midst of armed conflicts, seen as just another tragedy amid the horrors of war.  But a new paper by Human Rights Watch shows a … Continue reading

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Mental Disabilities, Mary Lambert’s Music & More.

Listen (29 min)In this program we play music from Mary Lambert, talk some about being disabled and finding yourself in a yet another crisis, and give a big shout out to those of us with mental disabilities.   We also open … Continue reading

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Beyond Disability Etiquette w/ Laura Millar & Bobbi Pompey

Able-bodied people tend to freeze up when someone with an unfamiliar disability shows up in their environment.  They suddenly turn away, speak foolishly, or bumble too aggressively in our direction.  The result is awkward – and sometime dangerous. Questions arise:  … Continue reading

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The Jan. 6 Insurrection Thro A Disability Lens

Listen (29 min) Once more around the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building- – this time through the eyes of disability. The uprising threatened particular individuals in a building with a lot of history. Some of those individuals live … Continue reading

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Call In ~ Call Out

Listen (29 min) Today we integrate some of the events of our nation into our disability routines.  We’re nine days from an attempted coup at the Capital Building in D.C. as the pandemic rages and vaccine hope arises.  Three callers … Continue reading

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KARAYZY Past~Hopeful Future 2020-2021

Friday, January 1, 2021, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Radio KARAYZY Past~Hopeful Future~Disability in 2020~DEEP breath~Before the PLUNGE~Disability in 2021~Pushing Limits~Not quite business as usual We are honored and thankful to spend part of New Years Day with YOU! Go … Continue reading

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COVID Death Toll In Nursing Homes

Listen (59 min) Less than 1% of U.S. residents live in nursing homes*, yet over 30% percent of all COVID-19 deaths has occurred in these institutions.  One hundred thousand people have died due to the coronavirus in various types of … Continue reading

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Disability in Nazi Germany

Friday, Dec.4, 2020, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio Disability writer and teacher Kenny Fries discusses the plight of German people with disabilities during the Nazi era.  At least 200,000 people with a wide range of disabilities were murdered in … Continue reading

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