Category Archives: Science

“Lab Girl” with Hope Jahren

Listen (59 min) Hope Jahren, author of the best selling memoir, Lab Girl, joins us for an hour of discussion about mental illness, plants, and the life of a woman scientist. Shelley Berman, Josh Elwood, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Adrienne Lauby and … Continue reading

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Karen Nakamura

Listen 29 min Pushing Limits is pleased to present an interview with cultural and visual anthropologist Karen Nakamura who recently accepted the position as Haas Distinguished  Chair of Disability Studies at UC Berkeley.   She is a highly-educated and skilled woman … Continue reading

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Eli Clare, author of EXILE AND PRIDE

Friday, September 18, 2-3 pm PDT on KPFA First published in 1999, the groundbreaking book, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare’s revelatory writing about his experiences as … Continue reading

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Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look … Continue reading

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