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Disability Rap: October 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: September 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: August 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: June 2015

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.”

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Disability Rap: May 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: April 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: March 2015

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.

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Disability Rap: January 2015

Songs of Blind Folk.

In January 2015, we took a look at blind music artists in the 20th century, and how they experienced their disabilities in the context of other identities such as ethnicity, and gender.

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Disability Rap: December 2014

Learn about the new opportunities for low-cost Internet in our community, advocacy of people with developmental disabilities in Auburn, and the work of FREED’s counterpart also in Auburn.

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