Category Archives: Community

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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Robert Bouvard

Listen, Friday, November 11, 2:30 pm, KPFA Radio Is that old neighborhood guy a wheelchair-using amputee? Robert Bouvard, aka Robbie Ross   Or a man in an impeccably tailored formal gown with Oscar-caliber make-up and hair? Robert Bouvard is both. … Continue reading

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Disability & the U.S. Election

LISTEN HERE Lilian Aluri, American Association of People with Disabilities, Civic Engagement Coordinator The election is right around the corner. What role will people with disabilities play in the national contest, both as voters and as candidates? Pennsylvania Senate candidate … 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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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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“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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“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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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.

Listen and meet this remarkable woman. Continue reading

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Envisioning a S.F. Disability Center

Listen (28 min) Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is … Continue reading

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