Connecting with Community.
Ana sits down with the Amee Medeiros of Neighborhood Center of the Arts, Stephanie Woodward of ADAPT, and Laura Peterson of the Bear Yuba Land Trust to discuss our vibrant and evolving community and the pressing issues of the day.
Disability & Politics with Ted Jackson.
On the show this month, we interview Ted Jackson, the Community Organizing Consultant with the California Federation of Independent Living Centers. We talk with Ted about disability rights and inequality issues, both here in California and nationally. Ted worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign and now works for the Democratic National Committee, so we talk with him about that, too.
Section 504 and What It Means.
Learn about the freedoms that were won under Section 504.
Desegregating the Workplace for People with Disabilities.
Join us this month as we talk with Bryon MacDonald of the World Institute on Disability and rose Sloan of the National Federation of the Blind about the practice of segregating people with disabilities in sheltered workshops where they can be paid literally pennies on the hour. We will also consider what is being done to end this practice.
Celebrating Our Roots
Join us this month as we talk with Tony Sauer, former director of FREED, and Caleb Dardick, son of Sam Dardick, about the way that FREED and the local disability rights movement have redefined ability over the last 30 years.
Information & Referral Services.
On this episode Of disability rap, FREED Executive Director, Ana Acton, discusses information and referral services of Nevada County 211 with Alice Johnson, and an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the Americans With Disabilities Act on August 7, with Youth Organizing Intern, Kristin Ansell and Deputy Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Christina Mills.
Conversation with Disability Activist and Author, Shawn Casey O’Brien.
Join us this month as we talk to Kristen Darling about her work with a school for children with disabilities in Bali followed by a conversation with disability activist and author, Shawn Casey O’Brien, about his latest book “For the Love of Longshots: A memoir on democracy.”
Disability, Gender, and Popular Music.
Identities such as disability, gender or ethnicity are hardly ever isolated. In fact they often play off of each other. Join us this month as we talk about how two different identities – gender and disability – create an unexpected experience for the musicians that we look at in this special of Disability Rap.
Discussing Assisted Suicide & the Value of Disabled Lives.
This week we discuss SB128, a California law which would legalize assisted suicide, And its implications for seniors and people with disabilities.
Discussing Disability Employment Issues with Andy Imparato.
Join us this month as Ana Acton interviews Andy Imparato , Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and long time disability policy advocate about improving employment prospects for people with disabilities.