Category Archives: Raphaella Bennin

Celebrating Independence or “Interdependence” Day

LISTEN (28 min) Leah Gardner and Raphaella Bennin sit down to discuss the significance of independence (along with dependence and interdependence) as a member of the disability community. Call in at 510-848-4425 to tell Pushing Limits and the KPFA community … Continue reading

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Popcorn-Eating Day

Listen through the KPFA Archives: 30 min A discussion about two films by people with disabilities. “When I am Not Alone” is an award-winning movie about the trials and triumphs of Sam Durbin, a transgendered man.  Sam lives with … Continue reading

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Aging with HIV or AIDS

Last year, in 2011, a switch happened.  People living in San Francisco with HIV/AIDS had birthdays, and the majority of them were over 50. In the years to come, other cities will follow, and the country will have to consider … Continue reading

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Revising the ADA

Want to tell the government how they should improve the ADA? This Monday, January 10, the Department of Justice will be holding one of three national public hearings in San Francisco to get feedback on proposed revisions of the ADA. Pushing Limits is taking … Continue reading

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The Ed Roberts Campus

Listen 28 min After 15 years of planning, seven disability movement organizations have opened an 80,000 sq ft building at a major Berkeley transit hub, the Ed Roberts Campus. A little history. In the early 70’s, Ed Roberts was a quadriplegic living in … Continue reading

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Biking While Blind

Listen After countless broken bones, a double organ transplant and sight loss, Bobby McMullen doesn’t just ride his bike; this daredevil is a human cliffhanger. He joins Pushing Limits hosts, Raphaella Bennin and Leah Gardner to talk about his life … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities

LISTEN 29 min After hundreds of years of stigma and exclusion, people with cognitive disabilities are out and about in our communities. Many work at jobs with able-bodied co-workers and live independently, or in small group homes, in many neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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Morningstar Vancil

LISTEN (28 min) Morningstar Vancil photo courtesy Fabled Asp To celebrate 2010, The Year of Honoring Lesbians With Disabilities, Morningstar Vancil speaks candidly about her life as a lesbian stage-3 cancer survivor. Vancil is a butch activist dyke of mixed … Continue reading

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