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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

Jeffrey Hawting and the Mission of LC Industries

2/20/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jeffrey Hawting, president of LC Industries to the show. Mr. Hawting will discuss the mission of LC Industries.

Duration:00:53:26

Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR is Featured Guest.

2/13/2018
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Joyce welcomes Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR, which is the American Network of Community Options and Resources headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

Duration:00:56:20

Stacia Kalinoski, Video Journalist Discusses Epilepsy Documentary

2/6/2018
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Joyce welcomes Emmy award-winning video journalist, Stacia Kalinoski, to the show.

Duration:00:51:55

Marriott International's Commitment to Those with Disabilities.

1/30/2018
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Joyce welcomes vice president of Multi-Cultural Markets and Alliances for Marriott International, Apoorva Ghandi to the show.

Duration:00:53:11

Mission of Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services for PA

1/23/2018
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Joyce welcomes Joe Strechay, director of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (BBVS).

Duration:00:53:30

Jenny Lay-Flurrie Discusses Microsoft's Accessibility Team

1/16/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jenny Lay-Flurrie, chief accessibility officer at Microsoft, leading efforts to drive great products, services, and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more.

Duration:00:54:18

Mission of the Quell Foundation

1/9/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kevin Lynch, CEO and president of the Quell Foundation. Mr. Lynch will discuss, the mission of the organization.

Duration:00:54:02

Encore: 2017 Winner of the Sam Miller Award

1/2/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kaitlyn Lore, winner of the 2017 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.

Duration:00:51:56

Christoper's Kitchen Mission

12/26/2017
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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:00:54:09

Story Teller Jack Bogut Returns for More Charity Stories

12/19/2017
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Joyce welcomes back to the show, legendary morning radio host and story-teller, Jack Bogut.

Duration:00:52:39

Northway Christian Community Church Missions and Programs

12/12/2017
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Joyce welcomes Pastor Scott Stevens, Lead Pastor at North Way Christian Community Church in Wexford, PA.

Duration:00:54:18

World Vision Mission

12/5/2017
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During this season of giving, Joyce welcomes Jeff Fields, site manager for World Vision’s Global Distribution Center in Sewickley, PA.

Duration:00:54:38

Epilepsy Awareness Month Continues. . .

11/28/2017
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Joyce welcomes Bob Smith, chairman of the national board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Duration:00:51:05

Variety-The Children's Charity of Pittsburgh

11/21/2017
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Joyce welcomes Charlie LaValle, president and CEO of Variety the Children’s Charity, and board member, Todd Edmonds.

Duration:00:50:44

Motivational Speaker, Michael Kalberer

10/31/2017
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Joyce welcomes motivational speaker, Michael Kalberer a Long Islander with cerebral palsy.

Duration:00:54:16

Encore: Bender Careers2B Program and Highmark Health

10/24/2017
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Joyce welcomes David Holmberg president and CEO of Highmark Health, a national health and wellness enterprise based in Pittsburgh that serves an estimated 40 million people nationwide.

Duration:00:55:13

Highmark Health Inc. Discussion of Implementation of New Programs

10/17/2017
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Joyce welcomes Robert James, supplier diversity program manager for Highmark Health, Inc. Mr. James will address the importance of Highmark Health’s supplier diversity program, the results being achieved, components of how the company carries out its supplier diversity program, and its new mentor-protégé pilot program.

Duration:00:55:58

Encore: Dick and Ginny Thornburgh

10/10/2017
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Joyce welcomes former Governor of Pennsylvania and Attorney General of the United States, Dick Thornburgh and his wife Ginny Thornburgh to the show. The Thornburghs will share their impressions of the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary.

Duration:00:54:50

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