Saturday, November 21, 2009

Get In The Game

Listen 28 min.

Who says a one-armed man can't pitch a no-hitter or
shoot for
the net in a Division I college basketball game?

photo by Neil Marcus
Who says a deaf man can't wield the bat
in a
major league baseball game?

And who says disabled kids
don't make good athletes?

A discussion of possibility,
triumph -- and kids.

Commentator Gary Gray, who covers disabled athletes at and on his internet radio program, Gray Leopard Cove.

U.S. Adaptive Ski Team

Doug Pringle, President of the Far West chapter of Disabled Sports USA

Hosted by Eddie Ytuarte and Leah Gardner.

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)
Activities for youth include wheelchair basketball, power soccer, track and field and hand cycling.
For adults, they have the same sports plus goalball.
BORP's outings and adventures program offers hiking, skiing and other outdoor expeditions.

Tandems Across the Bay is composed of a number of volunteers with tandem bicycles. They offer excursions on weekends and some holidays. These trips often start in San Francisco in the Fisherman's Wharf area. For more info, e-mail

The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
They meet every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in Sf.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Disability Rights California

Listen (28 min)

Do non-profits operate
under too narrow
a charge?

Are they just plain
too conservative?

Catherine Blakemore

Eddie Ytuarte and Leah Gardner puts these questions to Catherine Blakemore, the executive director of one of the highest funded disability non-profits focused on California issues, Disability Rights California (DRC) -- It's also one of the most successful.