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Independence 2018

Shelley Berman hosts a different view of Independence Day through the heart-felt viewpoint of Disabled Native American Activist, Mercedes Trippo. Other disabled folks chime in on the question, “From what would you like to be Independent?” Shelley’s sarcastic, biting repartee pushes the limits of acceptability and reminds us that ALL children are under fire under … Continued


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Disability Thinking with Andrew Pulrang

In these days of Trumpism and the virtual political domination by the political right, we turn to public intellectual, Andrew Pulrang, for a perspective on disability life, ideas, identity, culture and politics. Eddie Ytuarte hosts. Andrew Pulrang is a disability blogger, online activist, and former disability organization administrator. His blog is Disability Thinking and he … Continued


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Youth and Disability with Jamie Caron

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, youth activists have taken center stage as never before.   Disability activists made history with last summer’s ADAPT protests of proposed Medi-Care cuts in Washington, Colorado and elsewhere.   So, what’s going on today at the intersection of youth and disability?   Jamie Caron … Continued


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Homelessness and Disability

On April 5, 2018 a Federal judge in San Francisco heard arguments against evicting the 125+ people of a Sebastopol Road homeless camp in Santa Rosa. The camp residents asked the judge to issue a temporary restraining order against the eviction, claiming the County of Sonoma, whose land they reside upon, is violating their 4th, … Continued


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Fake Disability News

Do you remember where you were when the Bowling Green Massacre happened? You don’t? It was all over the news last year! But of course you don’t remember, because it never happened. It was fake news. As we approach April Fool’s Day, we learn that even the news must be treated with suspicion in these … Continued


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Disability Goes To the Movies

Is disability as portrayed in American popular cinema slowly transforming itself? Are filmmakers getting away from the good old days when a person with a disability was often viewed as a friendly, intellectually-challenged creature to be cuddled and protected because us disabled folk could not fend for ourselves or offer gifts to society? Are popular … Continued