California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign
The December 6th, 2019 episode of Disability Rap features guest host Amee Medeiros (Neighborhood Center of the Arts) and special guests Erin Noel (Sierra Foothills Village), Michelle (local artist), and Spencer (local artist). The discussion is focused on Listos California, a program initiated by Governor Newsom and state lawmakers whom “invested $50 million through urgency legislation (AB 72) to establish the California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign. The campaign aims to boost disaster preparedness among our diverse and vulnerable Californians by connecting them to culturally and linguistically competent support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach. To ensure success, the campaign empowers and engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges.
PG&E Power Shutoffs
On the November 1st, 2019 episode of Disability Rap, Ana Acton and co-host Brian Snyder interview radio personality and disability community advocate, Brian Terhorst about his experiences with PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Death, Loss, and Grief
In this strangely humorous episode of Disability Rap, Ana Acton interviews Death Positive Advocates and Chapel of the Angels Funeral Counselors, Rachel James and Tim Lilyquist. They discuss death, loss, grief in relation to disability and much more. FREED’s blind and deaf Disability Community Advocate (Brian Snyder) also talks about having a funeral for his eyesight.
June Isaacson Kailes
Ana Acton interviews leading disability policy consultant June Isaacson Kailes on disaster preparedness and other issues facing the disability community.
June Isaacson Kailes
Ana Acton and Brian Snyder interview leading disability policy consultant June Isaacson Kailes on disaster preparedness and other issues facing the disability community.
The Intersection of Climate Change and Disability.
Join us to talk about disability in the face of climate change.
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.