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Sacramento Politics and Disability with Marty Omoto

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

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with William Walker

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

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Mitch Jeserich

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

Hearing Loss with Punk Rocker, Kathy Peck

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