Sharon Rae Robinson who lived with memory loss, Christina Hanson, a 27 year-old woman who used a wheelchair her entire life because of Spina Bifida, and other disabled people were among the 42 who died in the Northern Calif. fires in the last ten days. Among the 20 thousand humans evacuated in Santa Rosa were … Continued


There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to the Holocaust, little has been said about alt-right, neo-Nazi attitudes toward people with disabilities. In this program, Nadin … Continued


Tenants gathered at a Statewide Renters Assembly in Alameda over the weekend.  Ava and Fernando Nadal were there, gearing up to lead an attack on the landlord demon law, Costa Hawkins*.  This, despite the impending loss of their home and Fernando’s upcoming major surgery.  Adrienne Lauby talks with them. If you’ve been asked to “tell … Continued


Police march down the boulevard chanting “Whose Street? Our Street,” and Oklahoma City police gun down Magdiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, despite neighbors who yell, “He can’t hear you.”   All this in a week when the Republican congress hopes to pass a health care bill that will radically restructure and deeply cut Medicaid, … Continued


Trump has something special in mind for poor people and the disability community as he moves into the Federal budget season with a tax reform agenda. Cuts! We’re not talking about the paring knife slices you usually notice over time.  It’s bayonets, weed wackers, bulldozers and tanks — that kind of cuts. What cuts Trump … Continued


Upcoming Federal Budget: Lindsay Baran

Trump has something special in mind for poor people and the disability community as he moves into the Federal budget season with a tax reform agenda. Cuts! We’re not talking about the paring knife slices you usually notice over time.  It’s bayonets, weed wackers, bulldozers and tanks — that kind of cuts. What cuts Trump … Continued


Our guest, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, (she/they) is a queer disabled non-binary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/ Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/ Roma ascent. Her work has been widely published, most recently in The Deaf Poets Society, Glitter and Grit and Octavia’s Brood.  Her memoir, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her … Continued