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


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“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


White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search for the cure’ has ostracized and limited people with disabilities. But, then he dives deeper. Based in his … Continued


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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


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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Disability and Sports

How  do sports effect you as a disabled person? Don’t give a damn? Is this all just a bunch of hooplah that means nothing? We tackle how sports effect people with disabilities and take call ins.  It’s a participatory sport. No losers possible. With essays by Doyle Saylor, Tangikina Moimoi, and “Bob.” Produced and Hosted … Continued


Due to 12 years of budget cuts, people with developmental disabilities are taking care of aging parents by themselves, dying alone in single occupancy residences (SROs), and facing a host of other problems. Hear more about the crisis and find out the solutions. We speak to those directly affected.


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Sheela’s Housing Saga

Sixteen months!  That’s right… It took our producer Sheela Gunn-Cushman one year and four months to find an affordable place to live in the high-rent east bay of Northern California. Her story is a mythic saga of slogging through swamps, fording rushing streams and (here and there) stumbling across a golden ring. It’s a story … Continued


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