Category Archives: Jacob Lesner-Buxton

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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Different Geography; Different Disability Experiences

Friday, Feb. 16, 2:30 pm PST Food, politics and slang.  In the U.SA it seems like these things very greatly between regions. Could the way people perceive those with disabilities also very greatly between areas? Join us as we explore … Continue reading

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Disability: The Best and Worst of 2017

Listen (29 min.) Jacob Lesner-Buxton joins our crew for 30 minutes of analysis and reflection on the events of 2017 for people with disabilities. Some topics: 1. U.S. involved wars cause death and disability in Afghanistan, Mexico, Syria, Iraq, Yemen … Continue reading

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Getting Credit for Buying Toothpaste

By Jacob Lesner-Buxton Yesterday, I had a first in my life. It happened at exactly 9:10 AM and about 35 people participated in the occasion. At that point in time I received a standing ovation for, well, for just being … Continue reading

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Traveling with a disability in 2014: the good the bad and the headaches

By Kathleen Riel & Jacob Lesner-Buxton* In May the Independent Living Resource Center in Santa Barbara organized a trip to Disability Capitol Action Day in Sacramento with a group of 8 consumers, (2 in power wheelchairs.) While two consumers flew … Continue reading

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Resisting the Grid – Electronic Sensitivity

Listen (29 min) from the KPFA archives. Imagine getting an internet connection in your house and five hours later getting a massive headache.   Or, PG &E installs a smart meter in the morning and you can’t get out of bed … Continue reading

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When Your Life-Saving Drug Comes from Big Pharma

Listen (58 min) Corporate pharmaceuticals are ethically challenged in multiple ways.  But, many people with disabilities owe their lives to the drugs provided by Big Pharma.   We illustrate some of the problems of prescription drugs with excerpts from the … Continue reading

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Disability: Can We Make a Joke?

Listen (29 min) We’re the ones making the jokes these days, with comics coming out and proud about their disabilities.   This has changed the state of comedic art in relationship to disability.  But, how much?  And, what remains the same? … Continue reading

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Race and Disability

LISTEN 29 min Free phones Race & Disability.  Two powerful words.  Two reasons for discrimination and prejudice.  Two labels for mass movements that have empowered many to work for change. We broach the topic of how movements for racial equality … Continue reading

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