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Independence 2018

Shelley Berman hosts a different view of Independence Day through the heart-felt viewpoint of Disabled Native American Activist, Mercedes Trippo. Other disabled folks chime in on the question, “From what would you like to be Independent?” Shelley’s sarcastic, biting repartee pushes the limits of acceptability and reminds us that ALL children are under fire under … Continued


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Maytte Bustillos: Living with Brain Cancer

Maytte Bustillios was given two years to live after the discovery of a cancerous tumor in her brain (Oligodendroglioma).  Now, seven years and three craniotomies later, she talks to Shelley Berman about her fitness routine, mothering a child with a heart problem and dealing with the daily limitations of disability.   With an analysis of … Continued


(Due to a technical error, this program begins 5:31 into the half hour and ends abruptly. Our apologies.) Injured in a brutal police tasing, in and out of the psychiatric system as a child, and even unable to access social services and diagnostic health providers, Dorian Taylor’s life has not been easy. Now, Dorian lives with multiple disabilities, many Facebook friends — and hours on beautiful Lake Washington in Seattle.


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It’s A Fools Game

This April Fools Friday, nothing’s off limits on Pushing Limits.  Sheela Gunn-Cushman hosts. Shelley Berman puts Robin Williams and Eliahu Ha Navee in the same paragraph.  And Josh Elwood hands nuggets of wisdom to some politicians who particularly need them.


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Fatness and Fitness

Three women take a frank look at a fitness challenge geared towards fat people. They talk about how weight interacts with their disabilities. How does the judgment and disdain of society toward fat people get in the way of heath and fitness? Leti Flores, Cora Neal and host Shelley Berman share their personal “Biggest Loser” … Continued


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People with Developmental Disabilities

After hundreds of years of stigma and exclusion, people with cognitive disabilities are out and about in our communities. Many work at jobs with able-bodied co-workers and live independently, or in small group homes, in many neighborhoods. We visit a class where people with limited speech are learning to choreograph and dance to Taiko drumming … Continued


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