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The Pulse is a podcast discussing issues impacting the disability community across Canada on AMI-audio. Host Joeita Gupta, who is blind, also works full-time at a nonprofit in Toronto, specializing in housing/tenant rights.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

The Pulse is a podcast discussing issues impacting the disability community across Canada on AMI-audio. Host Joeita Gupta, who is blind, also works full-time at a nonprofit in Toronto, specializing in housing/tenant rights.

    Leona Godin: Cultural History of Blindness

    Leona Godin: Cultural History of Blindness

    Joeita talks with author and NYU professor Leona Godin about her new book "There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness". This is the November 24, 2022 episode.

    • 25 min
    Canada Disability Benefit explained

    Canada Disability Benefit explained

    Disability activist, lawyer and AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky on what needs to be improved in Bill C22 and the proposed Canada Disability Benefit. This is the November 17, 2022 episode.

    • 27 min
    The Dialysis Project: Portrait of a Chronic Illness

    The Dialysis Project: Portrait of a Chronic Illness

    Leah Lewis discusses her play, The Dialysis Project a one-woman multi-media performance piece, which investigates grief and resilience through the lens of self-administered home dialysis. Leah “performs” a dialysis treatment live on stage, and in doing so delivers a powerful visual metaphor for the accompanying stories of isolation, mortality, and sexuality. This is the November 10, 2022 episode.

    • 29 min
    Siblings, Disability & Financial Security

    Siblings, Disability & Financial Security

    Helen Ries of Siblings Canada discusses a new financial literacy program for adult siblings of People with Disabilities. She talks about her personal experience as an adult caregiver for a sibling with a disability and explains why Savvy Siblings can help build Financial Security for People with Disabilities. To learn more about the course visit https://learning.siblingscanada.ca/courses/savvy-siblings This is the November 3, 2022 episode.

    • 26 min
    Disability, Employment, and Workplace Advocacy

    Disability, Employment, and Workplace Advocacy

    Disability activist Judith Heumann talks about Fable Tech Labs' new training course for job seekers with disabilities. She discusses her course, teaching advocacy in the workplace, and the relationship between workplace advocacy and systemic disability activism. To take Judy Heumann's course or other free workshops from Fable Tech Labs please visit https://makeitfable.com/pathways/ This is the October 27, 2022 episode.

    • 25 min
    Narrating the Housing Crisis: Madness & Homelessness in Documentaries

    Narrating the Housing Crisis: Madness & Homelessness in Documentaries

    Tim Martin of York University talks about how homelessness & disability is shown in documentaries and his article in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies "Narrating the Housing Crisis: Encountering Madness, Homelessness, and Neoliberal Logic in Recent Film-based Narratives". This is the October 20, 2022 episode.

    • 24 min

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