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

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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