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Now displaying: January, 2024
Jan 26, 2024

Bob interviews David Goldfarb, Director of Long Term Supports and Services Policy, The Arc of the United States.

TOPIC:  Status of HCBS at the federal level

CONTACT: goldfarb@thearc.org

RESOURCES: www.thearc.org/action

https://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/hcbs_access_act_one_pager1.pdf

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

 

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

 

Jan 19, 2024

Bob interviews Stephanie Thomas, Disability Activist/ADAPT;  Author" Disability Organizing 101 and Beyond" Manual;  Curator of the ADAPT Museum.

TOPIC:  Community Organizing

CONTACT: stephanie.adapt@sbcglobal.net

                  wheelwoman3@gmail.com

 

RESOURCES: 

Disability Organizing 101 and Beyond

 https://freeourpeople.net/disabilityorganizing101andbeyond/ 

ADAPT Museum

www.adaptmuseum.net

 

TRANSCRIPT:  https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Jan 12, 2024

Bob interviews Douglas Kruse and Lisa Schur, Professors at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations;  Co-Directors of the Rutgers Program for Disability Research.

TOPIC : Disability Vote Statistics

CONTA CT: lschur@rutgers.edu

                   dkruse@rutgers.edu

 

RESOURCES: https://smir.rutgers.edu/faculty-research-engagement/program-disability-research/voter-turnout-and-voting-accessibility

 

TRANSCRIPT:  https://bff.justwork.io/

 

Jan 5, 2024

Bob interviews Peter Thomas, Managing Partner, Powers Law Firm focusing on                        Health Care and Rehabilitation Issues.

TOPIC:  Health Care Issues in 2024. Opportunities and limitations.

CONTACT:  Peter.Thomas@powerslaw.com

                   202 872 6730

 

TRANSCRIPT: https://bff.justwork.io/ 

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