Author Archives: Adrienne

CARE Court Equals Oppression

LISTEN (29 min) Our governor is racing through the legislature with a bill that will bring huge changes in how homeless people are treated in California.  The so-called Care Court bill is quickly moving through the committees in both senate … Continue reading

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Ted Jackson – E.D. of Berkeley Independent Living Center

Listen (29 min) Ted Jackson Disability Activists in Berkeley made history in 1972 when they opened the first Independent Living Center in the country.  All U.S. states and territories now have multiple Independent Living Centers. Numerous people have served as … Continue reading

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Neil Marcus – In Memoriam

Neil Marcus leaning against a dark reflective background, on which we see his reflection. Courtesy of Neil Marcus and Gary Ivanek. Today we celebrate the life of actor and playwright, Neil Marcus who died last November.  Born with dystonia, a … Continue reading

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Micah Peace – White Disabled Activists Combat Racism

April 8, 2:30-3 pm PDT on KPFA radio White disabled activists combating racism against the non-white disabled community is the topic of this edition of Pushing Limits radio program.  Producer/host Eddie Ytuarte will interview Micah Peace, a co-coordinator of Disability … Continue reading

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Advisory Committees – What Are They Good For?

Friday, March 25, 2:30-3 pm, PDT  at KPFA Radio   Many nursing homes, transportation agencies, senior services, housing authorities and other groups that heavily impact people with disabilities have Advisory Committees. And, low income and disabled people are often asked … Continue reading

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So The State of California Is Requiring Me to Listen to You People

By Jacob Lesner-Buxton “Jacob, help me understand I keep coming to you with all these great ideas, and you won’t bring them up to the advisory committees you are on. You keep saying it is not the right time, or … Continue reading

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“Golem Girl” with Riva Lehrer

Listen, Friday, January 28, 2:30 pm PST on  KPFA Riva Lehrer is an artist, writer and curator who focuses on the socially challenged body.  She is best known for representations of people whose physical embodiment, sexuality, or gender identity have … Continue reading

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“Plain Jane – The Shockumentary”

Jane Hash Today’s show features Plain Jane: The Shockumentary, a film by Jane Hash, who is anything but plain. Join host Mark Romoser as he talks with Jane Hash. Find out why it’s called the Shockumentary. Spoiler alert: Mermaids are … Continue reading

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Crisis and Support with Jim Van Buskirk

Friday, November 5, 2021, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio When an old friend went to the hospital and suddenly found his moderate disability had become both severe and life threatening, Jim Van Buskirk wanted to help.  Although he lived … Continue reading

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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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