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Disability Matters

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This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.

This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.
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Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.

Language:

English

Contact:

3 Penn Center West, Suite 223 Pittsburgh, PA 15276 1-866-472-5788


Episodes

Mission of Haughton Group, LLC and work of Claiborne Haughton

1/15/2019
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Joyce welcomes Claiborne Haughton, president and CEO of Haughton Group, LLC to the show. In addition, Mr. Haughton is a motivational speaker and Equal Opportunity Diversity Consultant.

Duration:00:55:58

Mission and Goals of the AUCD

1/8/2019
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Joyce welcomes Andy Imparato,executive director of The Association of University Centers on Disabilities AUCD.

Duration:00:54:50

Encore: The Honorable Tony Coelho and the Anniversary of the ADA

1/1/2019
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Joyce welcomes The Honorable Tony Coelho, former democratic congressman from California and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the show.

Duration:00:53:53

Encore: Story Teller Jack Bogut Returns for More Charity Stories

12/25/2018
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Joyce welcomes back to the show, legendary morning radio host and story-teller, Jack Bogut.

Duration:00:52:39

Mission of Christopher's Kitchen

12/18/2018
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Joyce welcomes Joan D’ Alessandro, founder of Christopher’s Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to feeding the caregivers of children admitted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Duration:00:51:04

Giving to the less fortunate during holidays and year-round.

12/11/2018
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Joyce welcomes Pastor Scott Stevens, the directional leader, overseeing Campus Pastors and the Teaching Team at North Way Christian Community to the show. Pastor Stevens will discuss the importance of giving back to the less fortunate during this time of year and year-round. In doing so, he will share the programs and services his church provides the community all year long.

Duration:00:54:52

Mission of ACHIEVA

12/4/2018
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Joyce welcomes Steve Suroviec, president and CEO and David Tinker, vice-president of Advancement of ACHIEVA.

Duration:00:54:08

Services of Epilepsy Alliance of Louisiana

11/27/2018
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Continuing with recognizing November as National Epilepsy month, Joyce welcomes Allison DeBattista executive director of Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana (EAL).

Duration:00:54:48

Services of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA

11/20/2018
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Joyce welcomes Peggy Beem Jelley, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA. Ms. Beem Jelley will discuss the programs and services of this non-profit organization to help those who are living with epilepsy Western and Central PA.

Duration:00:55:22

Programs and Services of the Epilepsy Alliance - Ohio

11/13/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kathy Schrag, executive director of Epilepsy Alliance Ohio to the show. Ms. Schrag will discuss the programs and services of this non-profit organization to help those who are living with epilepsy in Ohio.

Duration:00:51:06

Encore: Mission of Office of Disability Employment Policy -ODEP

11/6/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at U.S. Department of Labor to the show.

Duration:00:54:57

Executive Board Members of AAPD

10/30/2018
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Joyce welcomes executive board members of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), William Ris and John Register to the show. AAPD is the largest membership organization of people with disabilities in the country. Guests will discuss their roles within AAPD in-depth.

Duration:00:55:50

Stein Consulting, LLC

10/23/2018
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Joyce welcomes Joan Stein, president and CEO of Stein Consulting, LLC. Joan’s company works with its clients to find answers, options and opportunities.

Duration:00:54:41

Programs and Services of Disability:IN

10/16/2018
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Joyce welcomes Keri Gray, director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives and Becky Curran, Disability Equality Index (DEI) Program Manager at Disability: IN.

Duration:00:53:48

Mission of OVR to Help People with Disabilities

10/9/2018
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Joyce welcomes Marci Katona and Shannon Austin, District Administrators for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Duration:00:51:54

2018 Sam Miller Award Winner

10/2/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jayla Youngblood, winner of the 2018 Sam Miller Award; Gerald Homme, chairman of the Bender Lead On Team: and Ginny Emerson, mother of the late, Sam Miller, to discuss the Bender Lead On Team support group.

Duration:00:52:23

Mission of Benetech Technology Company

9/25/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jim Fruchterman a leading social entrepreneur, MacArthur Fellow and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Silicon Valley, which creates e-books and other technology innovations for people with disabilities. He will explain the mission of this organization in-depth.

Duration:00:54:20

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

9/18/2018
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Joyce welcomes Sherry Lapaglia, Manager Talent Programs, Gerald Homme, Recruitment Specialist, and Scott Hammerstrom, Team Lead, Talent Programs with Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Discussed on the show will be employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Duration:00:50:04

Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh Comedian Returns to Disability Matters

9/11/2018
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Joyce welcomes back to the show, Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh comedian and former morning-drive radio host for WDVE FM and Q-92 FM.

Duration:00:53:52

Mission of Not Dead Yet

9/4/2018
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Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet, a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled people.

Duration:00:54:20