Pushing Limits

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


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


Cognitive Disabilities

An informative program about the distinct disabilities of autism and cognitive disorders with two disability advocates. Austin Tam will discuss his observations and insights about cognitive disorders and disability in the Asian/Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.  Tam attended the California Renters Power Assembly and helped organize the “Making the Invisible Visible” Disability Summit in Alameda … Continued


Pushing Limits

Disability: The Best and Worst of 2017

Jacob Lesner-Buxton joins our crew for 30 minutes of analysis and reflection on the events of 2017 for people with disabilities. Some topics: 1. U.S. involved wars cause death and disability in Afghanistan, Mexico, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere 2.  Electronic Visit Verification to be required in California IHSS homes 3.  Trump – Defeat of … Continued


Dennis Billups joins Eddie Ytuarte with a first person account of the historic disability occupation of the  federal HEW building in 1977.  This protest of the delay of 504 regulations became a precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Billups’ history, as well as that of other disability activists, will be on display in the … Continued


(For a transcript of the first 15 minutes of this half hour program, click here.) Capitalism is about money. Capitalism is about the 80% of disabled people who don’t have full time employment. Capitalism is also about how we think. Capitalism tells us it’s okay the majority of people in jails have learning disabilities, mental … Continued


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