The State of Our Bodies (& Minds) The State of the World The State of the Pacifica Network We’re very proud to bring you a discussion with Susan da Silva, one of the newly elected listener representatives to KPFA’s local station board. Get behind the headlines on far-right President Bolsonaro’s effect on Brazil. … Continued
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
If you’re finding a determination for resistance, a rage to protect vulnerable humans, or wishing for the joy of community strength; maybe it’s time for some direct action. Stephanie Thomas, a long-time organizer with ADAPT, the disability movement’s direct action arm, joins us to explain how ADAPT actions organize some of the poorest and most … Continued
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
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.
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.
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
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