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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

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“Lab Girl” with Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren, author of the best selling memoir, Lab Girl, joins us for an hour of discussion about mental illness, trees, and the life of a woman scientist. Shelley Berman, Josh Elwood, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Adrienne Lauby and Mark Romoser talk to Ms Jahren, read from her book and entreat listeners to become members of KPFA. … Continued

The difference in the disability experience throughout the U.S.A Food, politics and slang. In the U.S.A. it seems like these things very greatly between regions. Could the way people perceive those with disabilities also very greatly between areas? Join us on Pushing Limits as we explore some of the variations in attitudes that people with … Continued

Writer, agitator, and commentator s.e. smith* joins us for the half hour.   Based in Northern California, s.e. smith has a journalistic focus on social issues, particularly gender, prison reform, disability rights, environmental justice, queerness, class, and the intersections thereof, with a special interest in rural subjects. s.e. smith has been published in The Guardian, Bitch … Continued

Maybe the way to end poverty is to give poor people money. The idea of a universal basic income in the U.S. isn’t new. Progressives pushed the concept in the 1960s and 70s, and several other countries have tried local experiments. But, tech industry leaders like Tesla’s Elon Musk have recently taken up the idea … Continued

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Pushing Limits – January 5, 2018

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.