P.G.& E. expects to cut off power when fire conditions are strong this year — it’s a fire prevention measure.  But the consequences for people who use electricity for ventilators, oxygen, and other disability life supports have not been taken seriously. These sustained power outages will have dire consequences if better preparations aren’t made — … Continued

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On Being An Ally

We’re blowing up language, we’re blowing up humanity in talking about expansion of who we are. JOIN us! Fresh! “Lev” White Excerpts from the First Voice apprentice program’s Full Circle show on allyship. This show starts a conversation to re-imagine ourselves and our world…and teaches us A LOT! Jess Dene Schlesinger and Fresh! “Lev” White … Continued

“Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment (print)? Can’t hold a physical book and/or turn its pages? Need large print, Braille or audio?  Pushing Limits has an answer for you! The … Continued

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with William Walker

Accessibility, lower fares, affordable housing, safety, broken escalators, over-surveillance… it’s all on the table in the last days of a hot election race. William Walker is a candidate for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board to represent San Francisco’s eighth district. We ask his opinion on BART’s current service to people with disabilities, as … Continued

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Education Issues with Brian Wheatley

IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, has been the law of the land since 1975, longer even than the ADA. Thus, it should come as no surprise that our guest, Brian Wheatley, is a person with a disability who’s running for school board in San Jose. But it probably does, even to many of … 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

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