Category Archives: Seniors

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, 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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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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Seniors, Disability and Action

Listen 29 min Eddie Ytuarte speaks to Jessica Lehman, executive director of Seniors and Disability Action in San Francisco about the intersection of the disability community and the senior communities.       Ms Lehman is a strong disability activist … Continue reading

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Stories about Housing on Independence Day

Listen (29 min) Elizabeth Ore (age 64) and Corliss Rogers (age 86) are all fired up and won’t take it anymore.  It rolled out of their toilet and into their home.  The memory of the mess it made keeps them … Continue reading

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Kiilu Nyasha

Listen 29 min You can’t do 40 plus years of activism and not be changed for the better, especially if you become a revolutionary on wheels.   This Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:30 pm Pushing Limits talks with Kiilu Nyasha, … Continue reading

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Cuts: Subsidized Housing and A Plan for Social Security

Listen Major cuts to the HUD housing voucher program are leaving people on the streets and threatening the homes of the very poor.   Today, we give you the dirty details of how Federal sequestration is playing out in central and … Continue reading

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Renters, Warm Pools and Human Attraction

 Listen First, Gloria Alee, a renter with disabilities, remains in her apartment two and a half years after the building was abandoned for foreclosure and she was told to leave. How did she do it? She brings us the details, … 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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