A hour-long fund drive episode in which we dissect the fascinating intersection of fundraising and disability with Catherine Kudlick, editor of Telethons: Spectacle, Disability and the Business of Charity by Paul Longmore.
From Jerry Lewis – to the cancer survivor runs – to the many disability non-profits desperately hoping for support, money raising is part of our community. We laugh, poke fun at ourselves and other people, and shed some tears for the complex and often exploitative ways people with disabilities have been part of the fundraising world.
Read Catherine Kudlick’s excellent essay on the topic here.
We also play excerpts from the short comedy film, “The Scary Lewis Yell-a-Thon” and other films from the DVD, ?Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade”. All this as we tell you the hundred and one reasons that KPFA deserves some of your hard-earned dough.