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A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability and airs on Odd Weeks.

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A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability and airs on Odd Weeks.

    Mental Disabilities, Mary Lambert’s Music & More. Pushing Limits – May 7, 2021

    Mental Disabilities, Mary Lambert’s Music & More. Pushing Limits – May 7, 2021

    [caption id="attachment_358385" align="alignleft" width="328"] Mary Lambert, cover of her latest album "Grief Creature"[/caption]

    In this program we play music from Mary Lambert, talk some about being disabled and finding yourself in a yet another crisis, and give a big shout out to those of us with mental disabilities.   We also open the phones for listener calls.

    You might know Mary Lambert [1] from her work with Macklemore on the song “Same Love” or, as I call it, “My Love She Keeps Me Warm” or from her hit song, “Secrets”.  Her latest album, Grief Creature, she says, centers around trauma and mental illness.  She’s courageous, fun and a wonderful singer!

    Because of the music in this program, this archived version will only be available for 14 days.

    Hosted by Mollie McLeod & Adrienne Lauby

    Production help from Shelley Berman, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Rod Akil and Jose Gonzalez

    [1] https://marylambertsings.com/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Beyond Disability Etiquette w/ Laura Millar & Bobbi Pompey – Pushing Limits – April 23, 2021

    Beyond Disability Etiquette w/ Laura Millar & Bobbi Pompey – Pushing Limits – April 23, 2021

    [caption id="attachment_357602" align="alignright" width="438"] Bobbi Pompey[/caption]

    Able-bodied people tend to freeze up when someone with an unfamiliar disability shows up in their environment.  They suddenly turn away, speak foolishly, or bumble too aggressively in our direction.  The result is awkward - and sometime dangerous.

    Questions arise:  Should I help someone by pushing their wheelchair?  Can blind people cross the road without assistance?  What do I do if I don’t understand someone with a speech limitation?

    The disability etiquette that answers these questions is our starting point with our guests this week.

    Laura Millar and Bobbi Pompey, two activist/service providers from the disability community, don't stop with etiquette.  They use these common questions to open doors to fundamental issues.  Going deeper than Miss Manners ever did, they’ll talk about assumptions, the limits of assistance, stereotypes, the beneficent helper syndrome and more.

    Join Eddie Ytuarte for a validating and challenging thirty minutes.

    Biography of Laura Millar:  Laura Millar a blind sex educator, community organizer, researcher and self-proclaimed disruptor! With a Master of Public Health as well as a

    Masters in Human Sexuality, Laura conducts research and facilitates conversations that examines how individuals who are blind or low vision learn about and navigate the world of dating, sex and intimate relationships.

    [caption id="attachment_357603" align="alignleft" width="373"] Laura Millar[/caption]

    Laura offers everything from one-on-one education to in-services, trainings and workshops, for individuals who are blind or have low vision, their family members and the organizations that serve them. Laura is committed to ensuring that sexual health information and services are comprehensive, inclusive and accessible for everyone. If you have questions or would like to talk to

    Laura directly you can email her at laura@lauramillar.com [1].

    Let’s create a culture of consent together.

    Bobbi Pompey is a Rehabilitation Teaching Specialist at San Francisco's Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. [2]

     

    This program was produced and hosted by Eddie Ytuarte.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    [1] https://kpfa.orgmailto:laura@lauramillar.com
    [2] https://lighthouse-sf.org/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Pushing Limits – April 9, 2021

    Pushing Limits – April 9, 2021

    A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. The show alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks Friday 2:30pm.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Pushing Limits – March 26, 2021

    Pushing Limits – March 26, 2021

    A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. The show alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks Friday 2:30pm.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Pushing Limits – March 12, 2021

    Pushing Limits – March 12, 2021

    A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. The show alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks Friday 2:30pm.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Pushing Limits – February 26, 2021

    Pushing Limits – February 26, 2021

    A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. The show alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks Friday 2:30pm.

    • 1 hr 39 min

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Lisa cushman ,

Great show

Adrian, Sheila, Mark and the rest of the collective put together a great show every week. It is an interesting and informative show about disability issues. They all have interesting perspectives and bring on great guests.

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