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Dec 22, 2023

Bob interviews:

Allison C. Carey - Professor in Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at Shippenburg University;

Pamela Block - Professor of Anthropology at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada;

Richard K. Scotch - Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Univ of Texas at Dallas

TOPIC:

ALLIES and OBSTACLES - Disability Activism and Parents of Children w/Disabilities

Contact Information:

Allison - ACCare@ship.edu

Pamela - pblock@uwo.ca

Richard - Richard.Scotch@utdallas.edu

Temple University Press - https://tupress.temple.edu/books/allies-and-obstacles

 

TRANSCRIPT:  https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Dec 15, 2023

Bob interiews Erica McFadden, Director Office of Independent Living Programs

https://acl.gov/ils-programs

TOPIC: Independent Living Office: Programs and working with Independent Living advocates

CONTACT:.Erica.Mcfadden@acl.hhs.gov

 Resource: A History of the Independent Living Movement on YouTube

https://youtu.be/YjaUwQMsPYs?si=C46ldeb_rbKB9P4c

 

TRANSCRIPT: https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Dec 8, 2023

Bob interviews Janine Bertram, Disability Journalist, Activist and keen observer of the Independent Living Movement.

TOPICS: Remembering Evan Kemp;  Issues confronting the Independent Living Movement

CONTACT: janinebk@mac.com

RESOURCES: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1997/08/14/evan-j-kemp-jr-dies/8720e012-1c21-4646-baee-8873a8b2dc56/

https://issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/ada25_complete_book/s/144842

 

TRANSCRIPT: https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Dec 1, 2023

Bob interviews Kimberly Tissot, President and CEO ABLE-South Carolina

https://www.able-sc.org/about-us/staff-board/kimberly-tissot/

 

TOPIC: Independent Living Centers: Past, Present, Future 

ACTION: A group called "Liberators for Justice" is developing a Call to Action focused on                           A Recommitment to IL Principles 

FOR INFORMATION:  ktissot@able-sc.org

 

TRANSCRIPT: https://bff.justwork.io/

Nov 18, 2023

Bob interviews Bill Gaventa who is a Speaker, Trainer, Consultant in Faith and Disability.

He is Founder and Director Emeritus of the INSTITUTE ON THEOLOGY AND DISABILITY.  https://faithanddisability.org/institute-on-theology-and-disability/

He is author of "DISABILITY AND SPIRITUALITY: RECOVERING WHOLENESS  https://www.baylorpress.com/9781481309400/disability-and-spirituality/

CONTACT: bill.gaventa@gmail.com

 

TRANSCRIPT:  https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Nov 10, 2023

Bob interviews Michael Gamel-McCormick, U.S. Senate Disability Policy Director

TOPIC:  The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Relief Act of 2023;

             Institutional Bias;

             Potential effects of government shutdown;

https://www.casey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/the_home_and_community-based_services_hcbs_relief_act_of_2023.pdf

CONTACT:  Michael_gamel-mccormick@aging.senate.gov

                   202 224 4193

 

TRANSCRIPT: https;//bff.justwork.io/ 

Nov 3, 2023

Bob interviews Jill Jacobs, Commisioner of the Administration on Disabilities at the Administration for Community Living, ACL and Jennifer Johnson Deputy Director of the Administration on Disabilities at ACL.

TOPIC:  Programs, policies and how Adm on Disabilities works with grassroots

CONTACT:  https://acl.gov/about-acl/administration-disabilities

 

TRANSCRIPTION: https://bff.justwork.io/

Oct 27, 2023

Bob Kafka interviews Dennis Borel, Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) for 23 years. CTD founded in 1978 is one of the oldest state cross disability coalitions in the United States.

TOPIC: 20th Anniversary Team Everest:  A Himalayan Journey 2003 (Organized by CTD) 

CONTACT:  https://www.txdisabilities.org/

RESOURCES: 

https://youtu.be/Dt6vBVNWOro?si=l7Cyr6HbeIZY2UXO

 https://vimeo.com/21365400

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=20030315&slug=everest115

https://www.amazon.com/Awesome-Accident-adapting-accident-extraordinary/dp/B0B28KPPD2

TRANSCRIPTION:   https://bff.justwork.io/

 

 

Oct 6, 2023

Bob Kafka host of Barrier Free Futures KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe, NM interviews Darcy Milburn, Director of Social Security and Healthcare Policy at The Arc of the US.

TOPIC:  SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act

CONTACT:  The Arc of the US      https://thearc.org 

RESOURCE:  SSI Savings Penalyt Elimination Act

https://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/wyden-brown-cassidy-announce-first-bipartisan-bicameral-bill-in-decades-to-update-supplemental-security-income-program

 

TRANSCRIPTION: https://bff.justwork.io/

 

 

Sep 29, 2023

Bob Kafka host of Barrier Free Futures KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe, NM, interviews Scott Cooper, Director of   "IT's OUR STORY".  Scott is currently working with the DISABILITY HISTORY AND CULTURE COLLABORATIVE  (DHCC)

CONTACT:

http://www.itsourstory.com/

itsourstory@gmail.com

202 340 2575

DISABILITY RIGHTS MUSEUM - GOOGLE GROUP

https://groups.google.com/g/disability-rights-museum/

 

TRANSCRIPTION:

https://bff.justwork.io/

  

Sep 22, 2023

Bob interviews two long time National ADAPT activists, Nancy Salandra and Mike Oxford.

Nancy recently retired as an Independent Living Specialists Liberty Resources Philadelphia.

Mike is involved with the Community Living Policy Center/Brandeis and Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.

TOPIC: 20th Anniversary of the ADAPT FREE OUR PEOPLE  March  144 miles Phila to DC

CONTACT INFORMATION: www.NationalADAPT.org

RESOURCES:  2003 FREE OUR PEOPLE March

https://adapt.org/2003-philadelphia-free-our-people-march-nancy-salandra/

ADAPT Museum Collection

https://adaptmuseum.net/gallery/index.php?/category/55

 

TRANSCRIPTION:  https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Sep 16, 2023

Bob interviews Day-Al Mohamed, Human/Disability Rights Advocate, Author, Filmmaker/Director and Disability Policy Expert.

CONTACT:  daysmail@gmail.com

RESOURCES:

Lift Me UP - Tribute to Judy Heumann

https://g.co/kgs/8NYE83

Kitty O'Neil - American Masters/PBS

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/renegades-pilot-kitty-oneil/18248/

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/ 

Sep 9, 2023

Bob interviews Teresa Nguyen, Director of the Community Living Equity Center, The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University.

CONTACT: https://heller.brandeis.edu/community-living-policy/clec/home.html

email: clequity@brandeis.edu

#clpolicy

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

 

 

Aug 25, 2023

Bob interviews Ariana Aboulafia, Policy Counsel, Disability Rihts in Technology at the Center for Democracy & Technologgy, CDT and Henry Claypool, Disability Rights Adocate, served in the Clinton and Obama Administration and nowis a Disability Consultant.

Topic: "Centering Disability in Technology Policy   Joint Report released by AAPD and CDT

https://cdt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/centering-disability-120821-1326-final.pdf

Center on Democracy & Technology

https://cdt.org/

American Association of People with Disabilities

https://www.aapd.com

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Aug 19, 2023

Bob interviews Sue Swenson, President Inclusion International.  Sue served in the Clinton and Obama Administrations and is a former Executive Director of The Arc of the US.

Topic: Right to live in the Community

CONTACT INFORMATION:

sue.swenson@inclusion-international.org

RESOURCES:

Inclusion International

https://inclusion-international.org/

International Disability Alliance

https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/

Listen, Include, Respect

https://www.listenincluderespect.com/

Pitchfork Approach to Social Change

https://freeourpeople.net/disabilityorganizing101andbeyond/?page_id=54

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Aug 11, 2023

Bob interviews John Kemp, President and CEO of The Lakeshore Foundation.  John has many acheivements in the corporate and non-profit world.

CONTACT INFO:

JohnK@lakeshore.org

205 313 7441

RESOURCES:

Lakeshore Foundation

https://g.co/kgs/xgzBms

AstroAccess

https://astroaccess.org/

 

TRANSCRIPTION:

https://bff.justwork.io/

  

Aug 3, 2023

Bob interviews Paul Marchand, Former Disability Policy Advocate working with The Arc and UCP advvocating for community integration policies for people with cognitive disabilities.  Paul led the Disability Policy Collaborative and the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities for many years.  Paul retired in 2011.

CONTACT INFO:  pmarchand@comcast.net

RESOURCES:

https://thearc.org/

https://www.c-c-d.org/index.php

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Jul 29, 2023

Bob interviews Sharon Gardner, Minister, disability advocate and entrepreneur.  Sharon coordinated Justin W. Dart Jr and Yoshiko's 50 state tour(s) collecting stories of discrimination from people with disabilities.  These stories were used by Congress to justify the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

https://ncd.gov/publications/1988/jan1988

https://www.ncd.gov/publications/1986/Febuary1986

 

TRANSCRIPT

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Jul 21, 2023

Bob interviews Alexia Kemerling, REV UP Coalitions Coordinator.

TOPIC: POWER The Disability Vote 

akemerling@aapd.com

REV UP is a program of AAPD.  https://www.aapd.com/rev-up/

Disability Voting Rights Week 

https://www.aapd.com/disability-voting-rights-week/

 

TRANSCRIPT

https://bff.justwork.io/

Jul 14, 2023

Bob interviews Lex Frieden, Director of the ILRU program at TIRR, Memorial Hermann.

Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

TOPIC: American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD)  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

lexfrieden@outlook.com

lfrieden@bcm.edu

https://www.ilru.org

713 520 0232  

RESOURCES:

What We Have Done (Chapter 13)

https://www.amazon.com/What-We-Have-Done-Disability/dp/1558499199

Handicapping America: Barriers to Disabled People

https://www.amazon.com/Handicapping-America-Barriers-disabled-people/dp/0060104228

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

 

 

 

Jul 7, 2023

Bob interviews Lauren Pongan, National Director Diverse Elders Coalition

www.diverseelders.org

COALITION MEMBERS

     Natl Asian Pacific Center on Aging

     Natl Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc

     Natl Hispanic Council on Aging

     Natl Indian Council on Aging

     SAGE - Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

     Southeast Asia Resources Action Center

 

 

TRANSCRIPT

https://bff.justwork.io/

    

Jul 1, 2023

Bob interviews Mary Lou Breslin, Co Founder, former Executive Director and now Senior Analyst for the Disability Rights Education Defense Fund (DREDF)

Topic:  History of DREDF; DREDF's role in the passage and implementation of disability rights legislation; Challenges in front of the disability rights community.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

https://dredf.org//

mlbreslin@dredf.org

 

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/ 

Jun 24, 2023

Bob interviews Mike Oxford, ADAPT Activist, Independent Living Advocate, Interim Ex Dir Atlantis Community Inc Denver, Disability Rights and Services Consultant.

Topic: Olmstead Decision: Getting and Keeping People Out of Nursing Facilities and other Institutions

Contact Information:

mikeoxford@atlantiscommunity.org

mikeoxford@rocketmail.com

785 224 3865

TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/  

Jun 17, 2023

Bob interviews Mark Johnson, long time ADAPT activist, Connector, Author and new Granddaddy.

Topics: ( Names may change)

Campaign for Disability Justice and Freedom;

Disability Justice and Freedom Caravan;

Friends of Disability Justice, History and Culture.

FOR INFORMATION:

john4404@bellsouth.net

 

FOR TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Jun 10, 2023

Bob interviews Dan Kessler, Interim Executive Director, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

dkessler@april-rural.org

www.april-rural.org

 

FOR TRANSCRIPT:

https://bff.justwork.io/

 

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