Category Archives: Jacob Lesner-Buxton

Disability and Media

Disability and the media – the good bad, and the cringe. Danielle Hollobaugh We air excerpts from a conversation about how Hollywood presents people with disabilities hosted by Santa Barbara’s Independent Living Resource Center Rapid Response Committee.   Then we talk … Continue reading

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CA Budget – Advocacy and Results

LISTEN Friday, June 23, 2:30 pm PDT KPFA Radio Ligia Andrade Zúñiga A week from today, Governor Newsom is expected to sign the 2023-2024 California state budget.  In this program, we look at the deals that were struck and their … Continue reading

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Disability Summertime

We jump into summer by talking with people who are making seasonal activities accessible to those with disabilities. Rachael A Zubal-Ruggieri has a passion for comic books and helped start the “Cripping the Comic Con” at Syracuse University. This bi-annual … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Disabled Nerds

Listen (29 min) We delve into the world of people with disabilities who identify as nerds and geeks. While some might think the term is insulting, our guests today wear these titles as a badge of honor. Emily Bridges(R) at … Continue reading

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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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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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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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