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Hunting the Elusive State Job – Pushing Limits – August 12, 2022

For many years the unemployment rate of people with disabilities has hovered around 70%.   It seems that every few years, a public official announces initiatives  to address this statistic by hiring ten people, or thousands of people with disabilities for public service.  Do these programs lead to more of us obtaining government employment?   Today … Continued


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Musicians with Disabilities – Pushing Limits – July 15, 2022

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Another in our occasional series of programs about musicians who have disabilities. Lets see…           …this time, artists from Brazil,                                  from Hawaii,                                       a  famous film/ theatrical musical composer, and perhaps                      one or two rock and rollers. Eddie Ytuarte hosts.


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Ted Jackson – E.D. of Berkeley Independent Living Center – Pushing Limits – June 17, 2022

  Disability Activists in Berkeley made history in 1972 when they opened the first Independent Living Center in the country.  All U.S. states and territories now have multiple Independent Living Centers. Numerous people have served as Executive Directors of the Berkeley Center as the organization weathered ups and downs, grown and survived.  In April of … Continued


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Anti-Racist Disability Activists – Pushing Limits – May 6, 2022

  White disabled activists combating racism against the non-white disabled community is the topic of this edition of Pushing Limits radio program.  Producer/host Eddie Ytuarte will interview Micah Peace, a co-coordinator of Disability SURJ, a chapter of the national organization Showing Up For Racial Justice.   SURJ is  “a national network of groups and individuals … Continued


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Advisory Committees – What Are They Good For? – Pushing Limits – March 25, 2022

  Many nursing homes, transportation agencies, senior services, housing authorities and other groups that heavily impact people with disabilities have Advisory Committees. And, low income and disabled people are often asked to serve on them.   Are these committees just window dressing? Is a committee member like a wedding planner who’s only allowed to plan … Continued