Author Archives: Adrienne

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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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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