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Dorian Taylor – Sprint Kayaker
Sprint Kayaking – Dorian Taylor
Injured in a brutal police tasing, raised in the foster care system, unable to access social services and even diagnostic health providers, Dorian lives with multiple disabilities, many Facebook friends -- and hours on beautiful Lake Washington in...
Is ‘Affordable Housing’ Affordable?
Who doesn’t support the concept of “Affordable Housing?” As rents climb to ever-ascending heights and ever more people are pushed from their housing, ‘affordable housing’ is like motherhood and apple pie for activists and elected officials alike. But...
Disability Activists at the U.S. Social Forum
Miss the U.S. Social Forum in San Jose? Hear interviews with some of the disability activists who came... And, get a feel for what it was like to mill around with 500 passionate workers for justice. The post Disability Activists at the U.S. Social...
Will Rent Control Come To Your City?
As low income renters continue to receive rent increases of $200-500. a month, people with disabilities and others on fixed incomes live in fear of becoming homeless. In addition, landlords often skirt around or ignore laws meant to protect tenants....
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...
Disability Community Speaking
The phone lines are open for anyone from the disability community. (510) 848-4425 You’ve probably seen inspirational porn, those pictures of someone with a disability matched with an encouraging slogan? Remember the facebook photo of a kid with Down...
Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement
From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the...
Disability Organizations Demand Singer’s Resignation
Grassroots disability organizations are demanding the resignation of Peter Singer after he advocated the killing of disabled infants for economic reasons on a radio talk show. Singer is an important figure in the Animal Liberation Front and a tenured...
Dancing at the East Bay Center for the Blind and an...
Naomi Ortiz talks with Adrienne Lauby about how caring for others affects people with disabilities. What kinds of questions arise as we offer help? What trade offs do we make? Then, we visit the East Bay Center for the Blind in Berkeley to talk to...
Pushing Limits – April 10, 2015
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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...
Pushing Limits – March 20, 2015
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Pushing Limits – March 6, 2015
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Pushing Limits – February 20, 2015
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