10 episodes

This podcast series takes a fresh look at important and often under-reported issues affecting people in Arizona who are aging and those living with a disability. Meet some unique individuals, hear their stories and understand more about organizations that are dedicated to helping them make the most of their lives.

Aging & InAccessible Hear Arizona

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

This podcast series takes a fresh look at important and often under-reported issues affecting people in Arizona who are aging and those living with a disability. Meet some unique individuals, hear their stories and understand more about organizations that are dedicated to helping them make the most of their lives.

    InAccessible: It's All About the Money (and Healthcare)

    InAccessible: It's All About the Money (and Healthcare)

    As the COVID19 pandemic continues, millions of Americans have found themselves without work, and people with disabilities have been hit especially hard. In this episode, Zoie Simon searches for a new job in the midst of worldwide economic uncertainty. Meanwhile, host Andrea Pasquale explores some of the options and protections for unemployed people with disabilities. How secure is Arizona's disability safety net?

    Host: Andrea Pasquale

    Producer: Jaye McAuliffe

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

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    • 18 min
    InAccessible: Looking for Help in a Public Health Crisis

    InAccessible: Looking for Help in a Public Health Crisis

    The COVID19 pandemic is uniquely affecting the lives of people with disabilities, and many people who have underlying health conditions are more susceptible to the virus. In this episode, host Andrea Pasquale and producer Jaye McAuliffe search for resources that can help people with disabilities during a public health crisis. And Jon Meyers of the Arc of Arizona proposes ideas for how to be more prepared for a crisis like this in the future.

    Host: Andrea Pasquale

    Producer: Jaye McAuliffe

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

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    • 20 min
    InAccessible: Building Solidarity Using Support Groups

    InAccessible: Building Solidarity Using Support Groups

    Without access to independent housing or reliable transportation, some people with disabilities experience intense isolation. In this episode, host Andrea Pasquale and producer Jaye McAuliffe explore the ways people with disabilities build community and solidarity among each other. And Candice Bennett and Jim Warner talk about supporting one another while living in a nursing home. 

    Host: Andrea Pasquale

    Producer: Jaye McAuliffe

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

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    • 18 min
    InAccessible: Universal Design

    InAccessible: Universal Design

    People with disabilities face a double-edged sword when it comes to finding housing. Not only is housing in Phoenix becoming increasingly expensive, but it can also be hard to find a home that’s accessible. In this episode, Host Andrea Pasquale explores the concept of Universal Design, the idea that buildings should be built with accessibility features up front instead of as an afterthought. And John Beaubien describes the modifications he needed to make to his home in order to make it livable.

    Host: Andrea Pasquale

    Producer: Jaye McAuliffe

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

    Support the show: https://secure.kjzz.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=ZHEARAZ&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=W1alwZiIWu1G791DoDhWGuzWDeZ%2BeA1M

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    • 22 min
    InAccessible: Getting Around in The Valley of the Sun

    InAccessible: Getting Around in The Valley of the Sun

    In a metro-area like Phoenix, how easy is it for people with disabilities to get around? And what happens when you don’t have the money to pay for accessible options? In the first episode of (In)Accessible, Andrea Pasquale and Jaye McAuliffe introduce us to Marcos Castillo, a wheelchair user who navigates roadblocks within the Valley’s public transit system while trying to get an accessible van to call his own. Marcos describes some of the transportation options in Phoenix that able-bodied people take for granted.

    Host: Andrea Pasquale

    Producer: Jaye McAuliffe

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

    Support the show: https://secure.kjzz.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=ZHEARAZ&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=W1alwZiIWu1G791DoDhWGuzWDeZ%2BeA1M

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    • 21 min
    Aging: Grandfamilies

    Aging: Grandfamilies

    Raising children is hard. Raising a child in your retirement years might be even harder. But that's the reality for more than 70,000 Arizona grandparents. Issues of addiction, incarceration, and mental illness are leaving many Americans unable to care for their kids, so more and more grandparents nationwide are stepping into the role of second-time parent. These "grandfamilies" face emotional, financial, and legal hurdles. But many grandparent caregivers also discover rewarding relationships and say they wouldn't have it any other way.

    Let us know what you think. Please take our survey (https://heararizona.org/survey).

    Support the show: https://secure.kjzz.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=ZHEARAZ&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=W1alwZiIWu1G791DoDhWGuzWDeZ%2BeA1M

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    • 19 min

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