A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public.
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.
Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is helping the City of San Francisco create such a center just for us. The executive director of the … Continued
Marty Omoto watches the inner workings of the Sacramento governmental structure as an advocate/reporter, particularly as it affects people with disabilities. He advises and reports on this through his California Disability-Senior Community Action Network (CDCAN), an e-mail list that now serves 65,000 subscribers. Eddie Ytuarte, host of this Friday’s Pushing Limits radio program sometimes sees … Continued
Accessibility, lower fares, affordable housing, safety, broken escalators, over-surveillance… it’s all on the table in the last days of a hot election race. William Walker is a candidate for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board to represent San Francisco’s eighth district. We ask his opinion on BART’s current service to people with disabilities, as … Continued
Jonathan Lyens is a blind user of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, and a former financial analyst in the San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Office. He believes the BART system needs more accountability and transparency. As a candidate for the BART Board in District 8, he is promising open clean bathrooms, working elevators and … Continued
If you’re finding a determination for resistance, a rage to protect vulnerable humans, or wishing for the joy of community strength; maybe it’s time for some direct action. Stephanie Thomas, a long-time organizer with ADAPT, the disability movement’s direct action arm, joins us to explain how ADAPT actions organize some of the poorest and most … Continued
All this week, Mitch Jeserich provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Now, he takes a break to talk about his disability and disability politics in general. How far has the disability community progressed in having representation in news media jobs? Is covering the Kavanaugh hearings every day as painful as … Continued
Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The government of the DRC was a strong supporter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). However, local … Continued
IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, has been the law of the land since 1975, longer even than the ADA. Thus, it should come as no surprise that our guest, Brian Wheatley, is a person with a disability who’s running for school board in San Jose. But it probably does, even to many of … Continued
You remember when the Bay Area was filled with the sounds of punk rock? So does our guest Kathy Peck. She played bass for the San Francisco all-woman band The Contractions. Surprise! All those loud shows led to hearing loss. How did she deal with that? How does music, laughter and DIY sound? She talks … Continued