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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.
“Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment (print)? Can’t hold a physical book and/or turn its pages? Need large print, Braille or audio? Pushing Limits has an answer for you! The … Continued
What has happened legislatively and in advocacy for people who are blind or have visual impairments in 2018? What might be to come in 2019? We ask an expert. After graduating from Stanford, Jeff Thom worked as an attorney for the California Legislature for 30 years. He is the immediate past president of the California … Continued
A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public.
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