Disability Rap – August 4, 2017: Disability and Politics with Ted Jackson

August 7, 2017

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 […]

Disability rap December 4, 2015

December 9, 2015

Learn about the freedoms that were won under Section 504.

disability rap October 2, 2015: desegregating the workplace for people with disabilities

October 5, 2015

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 […]

Disability Rap: celebrating our roots

September 14, 2015

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.

disability rap August 6, 2015

August 19, 2015

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 […]

Disability Rap June 2015: conversation with disability activist and author, Shawn Casey O’Brien about his new book and a project in Bali

June 8, 2015

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.”

Disability Rap May 1, 2015, Disability, Gender and popular music

May 18, 2015

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.

Disability rap April 2015 – discussing assisted suicide and the value of disabled lives

April 10, 2015

This week we discuss SB128, a California law which would legalize assisted suicide, And its implications for seniors and people with disabilities.

Disability Rap March 2015: discussing disability employment issues with Andy Imparato

March 19, 2015

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.

Disability Rap January 2015: songs of blind folk

January 5, 2015

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.