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Now displaying: 2021
Dec 25, 2021

Val Vera is a disability justice activist, speaker, organizer and writer.   He has intersectional experience as disabled Latinx, coupled with his Disability Justice work. Val's debut book, Crip Lyrics: the Unapologetic Poetry of Disability.

 

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Dec 18, 2021
This week Bob speaks with Rhoda Gibson, ADAPT National Activist
Lead Co-Chair:  Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Workgroup.
Dec 11, 2021

James Odato, a longtime journalist in New York, adjunct professor of journalism at the University at Albany, and author of the biography of advocacy journalist and disability rights activist Lucy Gwin, This Brain Had a Mouth: Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation.

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Dec 4, 2021
 

Amy Gotwals has been a professional advocate for 27 years.  She’s the longtime policy lead at USAging, formerly the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Nov 20, 2021

Guest Joe Stramondo Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Director, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs (IEPA)
San Diego State University discusses difficult issues facing the disability community such as involuntary DNRs, health care advocacy, how to stay positive in the movement, and more.

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Nov 13, 2021

Guest Maria Palacious * Poet, Performer with Sins Invalid, Author and Disability Activist. * Self described "Goddess on Wheels"

Nov 6, 2021

Guest William A. Dombi President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice discusses his organization's work and the prospects of the Build Back Better Plan.

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Oct 30, 2021
Guest Nadina LaSpina, Disability Rights Activist, Educator, and Author of Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride
 
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Oct 23, 2021

Barrier Free Futures * Guest: Rhonda Richards, AARP Senior Legislative Representative and Family Caregiving in Government Affairs * Topic: Policy reform for Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for seniors and people with disabilities

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Oct 16, 2021

Guest Jessica Lehman, Ex Director at Senior and Disability Action * Convener of Disability Organizers Forum discusses the evolution of direct action and activism in the disability rights movement.

 

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Oct 9, 2021

Guest:  Emily Ladau author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally.

 

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Oct 2, 2021

Guest Reyma McCoy McDeid, Executive Director of the National Council On Independent Living. http://www.reyma.org/

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Sep 25, 2021

Host Bob Kafka and guest Michael Gamel-McCormick, Director of Disability Policy for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), discuss the Build Back Better Plan, the Better Care, Better Jobs Act, and eliminating institutional bias.

Sep 18, 2021

Helena Berger, Executive Director and Co-coordinator of REV UP Virginia discusses voting, voting rights, the importance of the disability vote, and the upcoming elections.

Sep 11, 2021

Guest James LeBrecht, sound designer, disability rights activist, and co-director and co-producer of "Crip Camp."

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Sep 4, 2021

Disability Rights Activist Mike Oxford on Institutional Bias 

Aug 28, 2021
Guest Katy Neas, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
 
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Aug 21, 2021
Guest:  Julie Oliver, Executive Director, Register2Vote.org
 
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Aug 14, 2021

Guest Stephanie Thomas, curator of ADAPT Museum.

 

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Aug 7, 2021

This week's guest is Emily Voorde Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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Jul 24, 2021
Guest:  Ralph Neas, Civil/Disability Rights Leader,  Senior Counsel on Voting Rights to The Century Foundation.
 
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Jul 17, 2021
Guest Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator, Acting Administrator, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging
HHS/Administration on Community Living

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Jul 3, 2021

Guests are Allie Cannington and Isaac Haney Owens, team members at The Kelsey, an organization pioneering disability-forward housing.

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Jun 26, 2021

Guest is Ron Bassman, Executive Director of Mind Freedom.  

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Jun 19, 2021

This week's guest is Jennifer Mathis, Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

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