AB 654 is a controversial bill currently making its way through the California State Assembly. If it passes it will pave the way for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Two long-time disability rights advocates, Pam Fadem and Paul Longmore shared their viewpoints on the political and social implications of this bill recently at a community … Continued
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.
Armenia:The 20th Century’s First Genocide Araxie Barsmain, a survivor, shares her story with Students from the University of Colorado about the20th century’s first genocide. In 1915 the Armenian people were targeted by the Turks for extermination, who proceeded to kill thousands and forced the rest to flee their homeland in Turkey.
Tonight at 6:30 pm, KPFA’S Pushing Limits Collective, in collaboration with the KPFA Labor Collective, share interviews by Pushing Limits host Safi wa Nairobi, with injured workers Rachel Williams, Dina Padilla, Larry Nign and Christine Pietz (writer and producer of "Almost Broken," the recently released documentary exposing insurance corruption).
Sunday April 3, 2005 pushing limits will broadcast a continuation of its reporting on people with disabilities in the African Diaspora. Pushing Limits will commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Hosts Leroy Moore and Gerald Sanders will talk to a Rwanda reporter, activists Mr. Bido Zyandwi and his mother plus air clips … Continued
An original audio condensation of acclaimed African-American C.J. Jones’ one- man show, "What Are You . . . Deaf?" Called "a great storyteller" by the L.A. Weekly, Jones paints colorful, riveting pictures of his life, growing up in a tough St. Louis neighborhood with his deaf Golden Gloves Champion father. It’s the insightful, comedic worldview … Continued
Tonight Pushing Limits looks at the proposed Social Security privatization and why it would be devastating for people with disabilities and others. Tune in to learn what it all means, and what we can do to fight for our rights and against the destruction of the Social Security system which is vital to the survival … Continued
A discussion about disability and how it is portrayed in films. Among the films considered, the show will review and discuss the pertinent disability rights issues highlighted in the movie Million Dollar Baby, a movie nominated for multiple academy awards while simultaneously infuriating the disability community.
Pushing Limits will discuss the issue of whether able bodied people or people with disabilities should be staffing and directing independent living centers and agencies that serve the disability community. Is the question of import to the community or does it simply not matter? Pushing limits will interview Patrick Connelly, a long time disability activist. … Continued