Pushing Limits – October 9, 2020

Pushing Limits

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.

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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


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


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


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