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


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


Pushing Limits

“Red Diaper Daughter” – Laura Bock

Fund Drive Special Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist family… and her own journey though a life lived in struggle, self growth and organizing. Laura Bock’s begins her story … Continued


Pushing Limits

Disability and Donald Trump Call In

Almost a month into our long national nightmare, we ask ‘how will the Trump administration affect the lives of people with disabilities?’ Trump’s campaign started with his mocking of a reporter’s disability. Now we’ve moved on to an education secretary who had to be told what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is, and … Continued


In the 1960s ‘autism’ was deemed ‘childhood psychosis’ and the incidence of autism was thought to be around 4 in 10,000 children.   Today, up to 1 in 88 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Polly Samuel, aka Donna Williams, was central to these changes and became a beacon to many in the autism … Continued


The New Year is upon us and 2017 does not look all charming and bright.  Like other people of good will, the disability community is scrambling to adjust to the new president. We’re applying advice from former Congressional staffers (and that guy we know down the street.)  We’re talking about organizing ourselves more tightly like … Continued


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