Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Laura Hershey

Disability, Women’s Rights Advocate, Poet, Writer and Proud Mother Dies Unexpectedly November 26th After Brief Illness – Death Stuns and Saddens Thousands Who Followed Her Work and Advocacy Across Nation –Known for Her Poetry & Writings Including “You Get Proud By Practicing”/

Photo of Robin Stephens and Laura Hershey in front of magnificant canyon, courtesy Ken Stein

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What the heck is going on at KPFA?

Pushing Limits' Members answer:
picture of Super Magawatt Grover

Eddie Ytuarte (3:34)
Adrienne Lauby (4:38)
Super Megawatt Grover* (3:39)
Mary Ratcliff, Editor of Bay View Newspaper (20-30 min interview by Kate Raphael on KPFA's Women's Magazine.

The world is in a terrible place and desperately needs the ideas, the energy, the enthusiasm, the positive spirit of the people who are on the bottom, who are fighting to rise to the top. That's where the energy is, where the ideas are, that passion needs to be heard on KPFA every hour of every day. And, there are so many people who are dying to be heard on KPFA, dying, literally dying, to be heard and can't get on the station as it is currently prioritized.
- Mary Ratcliff on KPFA's Women's Magazine, 11-22-10

*aka Shelley Berman

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rants, Stories and Lies #3


Short opinions, satire, interviews and commentaries from the disability community.

Guests: Bruce Allison, S.F. city hall reporter for POOR News Network and author of “You’re Retarded; You’ll Never Amount to Anything”;
Photo: Bruce Allison makes a banner for a street protest.
Jon Reed on the left.

Randall Wright, of Berkeley’s Fourth Friday Disability Night Out on how visibility combats discrimination;

Two members of the Sacramento addiction
& recovery community, Hurley Merical,
Executive Director of Oak Park Outreach

& MedMark Treatment Cente
r and
Starvel Junious of Core Medical Clinic

Eddie Ytuarte, Adrienne Lauby and Shelley Berman of the Pushing Limits Collective with personal opinions on current problems at KPFA.

Shelley Berman hosts.

Original air date: 10-17-10

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Biking While Blind

Photograph of Bobby McMullen and guide biking (courtesy of Poison Oak Productions)


After countless broken bones, a double organ transplant and sight loss, Bobby McMullen doesn't just ride his bike; this daredevil is a human cliffhanger.

He joins Pushing Limits hosts, Raphaella Bennin and Leah Gardner to talk about his life and the documentary based on his mountain biking exploits, The Way Bobby Sees It.

It’s blind biking, so hold onto your chairs; we're in for a bumpy ride.
Original air date: 1-5-10