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Now displaying: 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Bob brings on Vesper Moore, Disability Rights Activist, Writer, and Educator; CEO, Indigenous, and Peer Run Kiva Centers. 

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Sep 18, 2022

Historian Steven E. Brown (PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1981) is Co-Founder, Institute on Disability Culture and retired Professor of Disability Studies, Center on Disability Studies (CDS), University of Hawaii. 

 

For a transcript of this program, visit https://bff.justwork.io/

Sep 10, 2022

Bob talks with Colleen Wieck, Executive Director, Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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Sep 3, 2022
Jim Ward, Founder and President
Coalition for Disability Rights and Justice
 
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Aug 27, 2022

Lilian Aluri is the REV UP Voting Campaign Coordinator at the American Association of People with Disabilities. As a person with mental illnesses and the sister of a young man with Down syndrome, disability has played a large roll in her life and through her work at AAPD.

 

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Aug 20, 2022

On this episode Bob talks with Jeff Moyer. Renowned musician, social commentator, and movment leader. 

 

Visit https://jeffmoyer.com/ for more info. 

 

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Aug 13, 2022
Bob interviews Colleen Starkloff on the topic of Universal Design.
 
She is co-founder, with her late husband Max Starkloff, of two disability focused nonprofit organizations: Paraquad and The Starkloff Disability Institute.  
 
You can contact Colleen by email or phone.
 
cstarkloff@starkloff.org
 
For a transcript of this program, click here
 
314-249-1029
 
https://starkloff.org/ 
 
Jul 30, 2022

Guest Alan Holdsworth, AKA Johnny Crescendo, poet, composer, performer, disability rights activist joins Bob to discuss inclusive education and his new project with Netflix.

For a transcript of this program visit http://bff.justwork.io/

Jul 23, 2022

Guests Jan Nisbet (Founder, Institute on Disability; Associate Professor of Education and Founding Director of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire) and Nancy Weiss (Director of Disability Initiatives, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware; Director, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at University of Delaware) discuss electroshock therapy and their book Pain and Shock in America: Politics, Advocacy, and the Controversial Treatment of People with Disabilities.

Jul 16, 2022

Dessa Cosma, Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power, discusses the challenges and triumphs of facing persons with disabilities exercising their voting power.

Jul 12, 2022

Bob kicks off Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a conversation about the limitations of guardianship/conservatorship with guests Dr. Ronald Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom International, and Misty Dion, CEO of Roads to Freedom for Independent Living.

For a transcript of this program visit:  http://bff.justwork.io/

Jun 18, 2022

Stephen Gold is a nationally renowned disability rights attorney and has spent a third of a century fighting alongside people with mental and physical disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Project called him “the foremost attorney in the disability rights movement.

Jun 11, 2022

Alisha Vasquez, Southwest Folklife Social Media Administrator, Mexican American Heritage and History Museum Co-Director

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Jun 5, 2022

Comedian for 22 years, Disability Activist and worked at Summit Independent Living and the Montana Youth Leadership Forum for 19 years.

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May 21, 2022
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate 
ADAPT National Organizer 
Downstate NY ADAPT
 
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May 14, 2022
Bob Kafka interviews Mark Johnson, Natl Disability Rights Leadèr 
Topic:  Discussion on the status of Disability Rights Movement 
 
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May 7, 2022
Host Bob Kafka interviews Dr. Amanda Kraus, President of the Assn on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) on issues confronting disability focused campus offices throughout the country.

 

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Apr 30, 2022

Lex Frieden, Director of independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, joins host Bob Kafka for an oral history of the ACCD. 

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Apr 23, 2022

Host Bob Kafka interviews Maggie Bush, Programs and Outreach Director of the League of Women Voters of the US.

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Apr 16, 2022
Host Bob Kafka welcomes Emmaly Wiederholt and Silva Laukkanen for a discussion of their new book, Breadth of Bodies: Discussing Disability in Dance. Both authors share how their dance backgrounds informed the project, and talk with Bob about the experience of interviewing 35 dancers with disabilities from 15 countries.  www.stanceondance.com

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Apr 2, 2022

Host Bob Kafka speaks with Stephanie Woodward, disability rights activist and executive director of Disability EmpowHer Network.

www.DisabilityEmpowHerNetwork.org

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Mar 26, 2022
Kelly Buckland, Disability Policy Advisor of the 
US Department of Transportation, joins host Bob Kafka. They discuss accessibility in public infrastructure projects of the past, present, and future.
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Mar 19, 2022

Host Bob Kafka speaks with Shaylin Sluzalis of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Marcie Roth of the World Institute on Disability. For a transcript of this program, click http://bff.justwork.io/

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