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Dec 3, 2022

In this episode, Bob brings on Thomas Earle, Executive Director of Liberty Resorces Inc. and Liberty Resources Home Choices, Lolita Owens of United Homecare Workers, and Lynn Wiedner, Consumer Directed Worker.

Visit Liberty Resources at https://www.liberty-resources.org/ 

For a transcript of this program, click here

Nov 26, 2022

Guest Bobby Silverstein, former staff director and chief counsel to the US Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy and chief aide to Senator Tom Harkin, the lead sponsor of the ADA in the Senate. Justin Dart often referred to Bobby as the behind-the-scenes architect of the ADA.

 

Revisit from July 4, 2021
 
Nov 19, 2022
Bob Williams, Co-founder & Policy Director of Communication First
 
For a transcript of this program, click here
Nov 12, 2022

Lisa Sloane, Director of Technical Assistance Collaborative 

Please visit www.tacinc.org to get in touch with Lisa or email her at lsloane@tacinc.org

For a transcript of this program, click here

Nov 5, 2022
Randy Alexander is a Farmer, Social and Disability Activist

Visit New Mexico AgrAbility at https://agrability.nmsu.edu/

Or get in contact with their Program Director, Dr. Sonja Koukel at sdkoukel@nmsu.edu

For a transcript of this program, click here

Oct 29, 2022

Natalie Kean is the Director of Federal Health Advocacy at Justice in Aging, a national legal organization dedicated to fighting senior poverty. 

She also co-chairs the Disability and Aging Collaborative.

For a transcript of this program, click here

Oct 22, 2022
Jeff Hughes
ED at Progressive Independence in Norman, Ok
 
Executive Committee, Natl Council on Independent Living 
 
 

For a transcript of this program, click here 

Oct 15, 2022

On this episode of Barrier Free Futures, Bob talks with American poet, musician, community activist, and founder of Krip Hop Nation. They discuss all of Leroy's feats in the music industry and certain stigmas surrounding the disability community.

 

If you would like to learn more about Leroy and Krip Hop Nation, visit https://kriphopnation.com/

or contact Leroy by sending him an email at blackkrip@gmail.com

 

For a transcript of this program, click here 

Oct 8, 2022

Today's Topic: Stigmas surrounding the disability community.

If you are interested in getting involved or getting in contact with Ariel Simms please visit www.respectability.org

For a transcript of this program, click here

Oct 1, 2022

Today's topic: Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

Bob interviews civìl, disability rights lawyer and author Jim Harrington 

For a transcript of this program, click here
 
Sep 24, 2022
Bob brings on Vesper Moore, Disability Rights Activist, Writer, and Educator; CEO, Indigenous, and Peer Run Kiva Centers. 

For a transcript of this program, click here

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.

For a transcript of this program, click here

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.

 

For a transcript of this program, click here

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. 

 

For a transcript of this program, click here

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

For a transcript of this program, click here

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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