October 15, 2010 Breaking the Ice People with Developmental Disabilities. Josh Elwood, radio guy, Gregory Jordan, dancer, and more.
September 17, 2010 Community Voices Candidates for governor on disability issues. People in substance abuse programs protest the CA budget. Is your driving dangerous to people with disabilities? Why PG&E's Smart Meters are a disability issue.
September 3, 2010 Turning the Ship of State. Sunora Taylor and Mary Lou Breslin discuss policy and protest in the Disability Rights movement in light of the California budget morass.
August 20, 2010 Musicians with a Disability A sampling of musicians who found success as they lived with significant disabilities. From pop star Michael Bolton with profound deafness in one ear to the one-arm drummer withthe hard rock band, Def Leppard...
August 6, 2010 20 Years of the ADAMarilyn Golden, policy analyst for Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREADF), discusses the merits and history of the American's with Disabilities Act.
July 2, 1020 At the Arnieville Tent City people with disabilities and seniors engage in a living protest against proposed cuts in California's human services. With Marg Hall, Jana Overbo and Scott Graves. June 4, 1020 When Home Is (or could be) an Institution Director Elissa Moon of the film, Far From Home, about S.F.'s Laguna Honda public nursing home and interviews from ArnieVille, Berkeley's Tent City protest of the Governor's proposed budget cuts.
May 7, 1020 The Battle for ASL - AB 2072 The Deafhood Forum was nothing if not stimulating. Challenge your ear-to-mind connection.With Butch Zein, Tanja Bierschneider, Philip Smith, Jim Brune, Rory Ostrink, Conrad Baer, David Eberwein and others. Transcript April 9, 1020 Among Ourselves Geri's Job Interview, from the original play, Blind Man's Bluff.
Stephanie Sugars talks about an on-line community of 200-350 people who live with a rare genetic disease, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
April 16, 1020 Blind Man's Bluff An original play based on excerpts from the memoir of the same name by Geri Taekens. Starring Kris Yates and Mary Ann (Tidwell) Broussard. Produced by the Pushing Limits Collective
April 2, 1020 Intersexuality Hida Viloria and Curtis Hinkle from Organisation Intersex International talk about Olympic runner, Caster Semenya, and bring some light to this little known, but often talked about, human variation.
March 12, 1020 Play Ball! One-handed big league pitcher Jim Abbott (1989-1999) and Oakland A's players & managers from the Oakland A's 2010 spring training camp join us to talk disability and baseball.
February 5, 1020 Haiti's Disaster & Oakland's Disaster Plan We talk to Portlight Strategies, a grassroots group providing supplies and support for disabled Haitians and Karla Gilbride from DRA whose settlement with the City of Oakland brings people with disabilities firmly into Oakland's planning for disasters.
January 29, 1020 For Better or Worse: The National Health Care Bill Will people with disabilities, seniors and low-income folks benefit if the health care bill is passed? We talk to Bob Kafka, national organizer with ADAPT. And, an essay by Shelley Berman.
January 15, 2010 Sticks and Stones Marsha Saxton, the editor of a new book, Sticks and Stones, talks about abuse and violence within the disability community.
January 1, 2010 It's The Attitude A humorous discussion with Carolyn Epple, who lives with bladder cancer and a neurological condition.
December 18, 2009 The Reckoned and the Reckoning A look back at 2009, plus explosive interview with George Louie, plaintiff in Contra Costa pedestrian access lawsuit.
December 4, 2009 Dancing with Disability Radical inclusion, a diesel truck & the complex history of the word cripple.Poets and performance artists Neil Marcus, Amber DiPietra & Petra Kuppers with music by Mandy Dillard. Produced by Adrienne Lauby. November 20, 2009 Get In The Game Athletics, world class professionals, recreation and kids with sports commentator Gary Gray and Doug Pringle, President of the far west chapter of Disabled Sports USA. Hosted by Leah Gardner & Eddie Ytuarte. November 6, 2009 Disability Rights California Catherine Blakemore, Executive Director of one of the best funded disability non-profits focused on California issues, Disability Rights California (DRC), talks about legislative cuts and the disability movement. Hosted by Eddie Ytuarte and Leah Gardner. October 29, 2009 Sins Invalid Patricia Berne and Nomy Lamm talk about a groundbreaking theatrical organization which focuses on sex and disability, Sins Invalid. Leah Gardner hosts.
October 16, 2009 Service Cuts - Will You Stand With Us? Bobby Bogan, Executive Director of Seniors Organizing Seniors, talks about fear and courage in the face of major California budget cuts to health and disability services. With reports of resistance, advice about appeals and descriptions of self-help efforts.
September 4, 2009 Wildfires, Earthquakes, and Hurricanes, oh my... Are people with disabilities ready for a disaster? We talk to Ana-Marie Jones and Tracy Baker of CARD about how to prepare -- and Karla Gilbride about a couple of cities who are not ready.
August 21, 2009 Settling for Defeat? Has a private attorney (with the cooperation of just three people with disabilities) gone too far in concocting an unusual class action settlement agreement affecting fourteen cities in Contra Costa? See also: Sept 23 update
July 31, 2009 After the Devastation Evan LeVang and John B. Kelly talk about what California's people with disabilities can do to stop the slide toward death and nursing homes. Now that the 2009 California budget has passed. . .
July 3, 2009 Inter-Dependence Day As the nation heads into the fourth of July weekend, Pushing Limits interviews people pushing for independence for people with disabilities. Blane Beckwith, local representative of ADAPT, is in the studio. Patricia Waters and Concetta DeLuca tell personal stories of passionate lives in these difficult times.
June 19, 2009 Vision Loss Resource Center Jessie Lorenz and Amber DiPrieta from the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind discuss the coalition building in the face of state budget cuts, accessibility to the internet, and their new call-in advice service.
June 5, 2009 Krip Hop Meets Homo Hop When organizer Leroy F. Moore, Jr. announced the first-ever joint conference of disabled and queer hip hop musicians last April at UC Berkeley, he got some knee jerk reactions... (Excerpts from a panel discussion with Juba Kalamka, Tru Bloo, B-Sick, Miss Money, & Great Scott)
May 29, 2009 People with Developmental Disabilities on Sex and Relationship Interview with Mark Bazza and Angela Agostino, educators in sex and relationship issues. Fred Waitt and Barbara Moise discuss their marriage. Matthew Rosati refuses to share a picture of his girlfriend. And, the day Bruce Amen married himself.
March 20, 2009 (no archive available) Dangerous Impact: Hybrid Cars and "Chautauqua." Son Kim, a blind man struck by a hybrid car with his partner Mary Beltron. Frank Welte, of California Council of the Blind. And, Mab Maher's story “Chautauqua.”
About Us Pushing Limits is produced at KPFA radio in Berkeley, California, by a collective of unpaid staff members. It airs the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month at from 2:30-3 pm at 94.1 fm. Collective members are people with disabilities.
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