The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the right to a minimum wage, with one huge exception — people with disabilities. We interview producer-director Jordan Melograna and play clips from “Bottom Dollars,” his documentary on sheltered workshops and the sub-minimum wage. How is it that nearly 250,000 people are currently and legally paid, … Continued
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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.
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
Electronic visit verification is a component of the 21st century CURES Act of 2016. It was a sneaky little poison pill added to the act and no one likes it…Except those who believe workers and recipients are ALL fraudulent pirates who MUST BE STOPPED! It will affect all in-home care programs including California’s In-Home … Continued
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
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
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
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
A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public.