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.
Today we talk about Mental Disability through many points of view. We hear a poem about gentrification from an artist living with anxiety, stage two bipolar disorder, and depression. A psychiatric nurse describes her recovery from severe schizophrenia... and more.
Through the consumer and client empowerment movement, people are on the move.
Hear their stories as well as an analysis of the political and social landscape they navigate every day.
Schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and eating addictions. We play excerpts of interviews with consumer advocate Sally Zinman, Catherine Penny and Fable the Poet.
This is a fund drive program and we are asking you to support KPFA, the station that supports our work and the work of so many people with mental disabilities working for their own recovery and the recovery of our culture.
Produced by Adrienne Lauby. Hosts: Shelley Berman, Adrienne Lauby & Josh Elwood.
The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool. ABLE accounts  have come to California. For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being penalized with dollars deducted from our Social Security or loss of Medi-Cal benefits!
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits limit savings to $2,000. -- a very shaky safety net indeed. But the federal and state ABLE programs offer a work-around.
[caption id="attachment_310261" width="294"] Dante Allen, Executive Director of the CalABLE board.[/caption]
As usual, there's twists and turns. Find out more  as we talk with Dante Q. Allen, Executive Director of the CalABLE  Board.
Sheela Gunn-Cushman and Adrienne Lauby host.
There is a move to expand these accounts to more people. To find out more, visit the Pushing Limits website. 
Tell your Congressional representatives to sign on as a co-sponsor. Talking points at the link above.
[caption id="attachment_295514" width="458"] Congo Handicap trains, hires and supports people with disabilities in South Kivu, DRC[/caption]
Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The government of the DRC was a strong supporter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
However, local organizations like Congo Handicap  are often the only protection for disabled people in the area. Violence rages around them as “Congo Handicap” gathers statistics, leads workshops, distributes supplies and supports individual rights.
[caption id="attachment_295516" width="258"] Leroy Moore and Francine Atosha Mbusa[/caption]
Learn more as we interview Francine Atosha Mbusa, the coordinator of “Congo Handicap.” We’ll also be joined by Leroy T. Moore Jr, the founder of Krip Hop Nation  to talk about his history with Congo Handicap and get an update on his international work.
Producer, host and editor: Adrienne Lauby
Interpreter: Joseph Mutti
Co-editor: Sheela Gunn Cushman
[caption id="attachment_309632" width="306"] Susan da Silva[/caption]
The State of Our Bodies (& Minds) The State of the World The State of the Pacifica Network
We're very proud to bring you a discussion with Susan da Silva, one of the newly elected listener representatives to KPFA's local station board.
Get behind the headlines on far-right President Bolsonaro's effect on Brazil. Learn about a big financial challenge for the Pacifica network. All that, and more as we talk to this dynamic intelligent woman.
Shelley Berman & Adrienne Lauby host.
[caption id="attachment_309634" width="404"] WorldChicago Sports Disability Exchange Program in Brazil. Photo by Cindy Housner. (link below)[/caption]
photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/exchangesphotos/12956916555 Cindy Housner, photographer
Jonathan Lyens  is a blind user of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, and a former financial analyst in the San Francisco Mayor's Budget Office. He believes the BART system needs more accountability and transparency.
[caption id="attachment_298765" width="341"] Jonathan Lyens[/caption]
As a candidate for the BART Board in District 8, he is promising open clean bathrooms, working elevators and escalators and a host of other improvements.
Sheela Gunn-Cushman and Adrienne Lauby talk to Jonathan about how our beloved and beleaguered mass transit system does and does not serve people with disabilities.
Lyens' Opponants are:
Janice Li 
Melanie Nutter 
Eva Chao