Category Archives: Activism

The End of One Year; The Beginning of Another

Listen We bid farewell (we‘ll let you decide if it’s fond or not) to 2022, by talking about the past year with activists from throughout North America. In Los Angeles, Cynde Soto successfully advocated with others to get an accessible … Continue reading

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Alliances between Senior and Disability Groups

Listen Ashton Applewhite We explore alliances between senior and disability communities.  From the outside, it seems both groups would be perfect partners in advocating for social change. Both groups are affected by challenges such as accessing accessible housing, healthcare, and … Continue reading

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Vote For Your Life

Listen:  October 21, 2:30-3 pm PDT,  KPFA Nick Feldman arrested in a 2009 protest with a sign “Feel the Power of the Disability Vote.”. Photo by Steve Rhodes, courtesy of Disability Rights California and UDWA Weather’s getting colder.  November’s drawing … Continue reading

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Reproductive Justice and Disability

Listen,  Friday, September 9, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA, 94.1 fm in Northern California Patty Berne The clamor about the Supreme Court’s decision to revoke Roe v. Wade and allow the states to make their own rules about a woman’s reproductive … 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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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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“Disability, Aging and Power” (PG&E Shut Offs)

Friday, January 3, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio. Are you mad as hell about the PG&E shutoffs? Did you, or someone you know, endure a nightmare scenario, trying to navigate disability-or-age-related power needs during a PG & E or … Continue reading

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“Such a Pretty Girl” with Nadina LaSpina (funddrive edition)

For this program, we bring back long-time disability activist, Nadina LaSpina, to talk more about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl: a Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. LaSpina has worked with several disability activist groups including ADAPT, Disabled … Continue reading

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Tell Me The Number Before Infinity

Listen (59 min)Becky and Dena Taylor’s book tells the story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability. Born premature, Becky was given the usual prognosis “probably going to be blind, deaf and … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

Shaman Woman’s an activist. Shaman Woman’s a person living with diabetes. Shaman Woman’s a homeless person. And Shaman Woman’s a lawyer.

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