A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. The show alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks Friday 2:30pm.
2:30 PM Pacific Time on Fridays: Odd weeks
A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability and airs on Odd Weeks.
During a pandemic, if you are a renter and can’t pay your rent, you don’t go directly to eviction. But, the current tangle of federal, state and local eviction moratoriums does not give most poor and disabled people the sense of housing security we need. Click here for local help! Christina Collins, a prominent eviction … Continued
Jenn Peoples’ childhood was frightening and traumatic. As a result she’s faced terrifying demons of self-destructive behavior. Now she’s far along in recovery, not from her mental illness, but from the self-destructive behaviors that followed. Today, she is a dual diagnosis counselor at a peer support recovery center in downtown Santa Rosa, California. The concept … Continued
Blind from birth, Warren Cushman was a passionate advocate for blindness, cross-disability, and environmental issues for over 15 years. But, in 2007, something happened that changed him deeply and set him on a new path which he names as mental illness.Now, 13 years later, Warren is at long last talking publicly about what happened.He’s chosen … Continued
The pandemic is spreading quickly among people in prisons and other locked institutions. That means many people with disabilities are massed together directly in the path of Covid-19. Armanda Shackleford and Sarah Wild join Eddie Ytuarte to discuss their effort to #FreeThemAll in Chicago and beyond. Many incarcerated Chicago Police Department torture survivors sit behind … Continued
“Blind people watch TV. Blind people watch movies.” But, how DO they DO that?!! How does one make “A picture worth a thousand words” show up for people watching with their ears? Welcome to the “Blind Alley” version of “Pushing Limits”. What turns a movie into a radio drama? Roy Samuelson, for one. Roy is … Continued
This week on Pushing Limits, black disability justice activist Leroy F. Moore Jr. makes a stunning indictment of the black community’s treatment of its disabled members. His speech was part of a webinar called “Disability Justice and COVID-19” that also included Elandria Williams, Lateef Mcleod and Dorian Taylor. We bring you excerpts from these black … Continued
Seventeen days from this broadcast The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns thirty. This Federal civil rights legislation, one of the few favors Republicans have granted people with disabilities, has cleared the way for us to win our independence…but there’s STILL a VERY long way to go. It is fitting, then, that on the 4th … Continued
According to the Ruderman Foundation a third to a half of all people killed by police are disabled. In a period of continued action by the Black Lives Matter movement against police violence and brutality, we turn to you, our listeners with disabilities. Are you participating? Supporting? Staying home but calling government officials? Helping activists … Continued
“You know, I want to leave a legacy of disabled people knowing that we are powerful and beautiful because of who we are, not despite it,” Stacey Milbern Park The whole world is mourning the recent murder of George Floyd. The disability community is no exception. We were already grieving the loss of Stacey … Continued