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Disability Matters

VoiceAmerica

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

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


Encore: Mission of NTID and RIT

10/3/2017
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Joyce welcomes Dr. Gerald Buckley, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) President and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Vice President and Dean.

Duration: 00:52:20


Jimmy Krenn, Comedian and Radio Host Gives Back to Community

9/26/2017
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Joyce welcomes Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh comedian and former morning-drive radio host for WDVE FM and Q-92 FM.

Duration: 00:53:39


John Stollsteimer, member of PA State Treasury

9/5/2017
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John Stollsteimer, Deputy State Treasurer of Pennsylvania since January 2017 is the featured guest with Joyce Bender on Disability Matters.

Duration: 00:54:02


2017 Winner of the Sam Miller Award

8/29/2017
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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


Mission of AudioEye Inc.

8/22/2017
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Joyce welcomes Todd Bankofier, CEO of Audio Eye, Inc. Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its customers.

Duration: 00:54:05


Services for Veteran Students at Witchita State U. in Kansas

8/15/2017
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Joyce welcomes Sarah Sell, director of Veteran Student Affairs at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Duration: 00:54:51


Encore: Shane Claiborne -prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author

8/8/2017
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Joyce welcomes Shane Claiborne, a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia.

Duration: 00:52:43


Director of Film Pittsburgh

8/1/2017
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Joyce welcomes Kathryn Spitz Cohn, executive director of Film Pittsburgh. This non-profit organization, presents independent films from around the world, deepening audiences’ understanding of culture, tolerance, and common humanity.

Duration: 00:52:48


Mission of USBLN

7/18/2017
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Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, executive director of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN).

Duration: 00:51:31


Encore: Legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and story-teller, Jack Bogut

7/4/2017
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Joyce welcomes legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and storyteller, Jack Bogut to the show.

Duration: 00:48:04


Executive Director of Homeless Children's Education Fund.

6/20/2017
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Joyce welcomes Carlos Carter, newly elected Executive Director, of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) to the show.

Duration: 00:53:53


Mission of Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living

6/13/2017
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Joyce welcomes Daniel Kleinmann, Membership Director for Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living in Washington, PA to discuss the organization’s mission.

Duration: 00:52:04

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