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Ep 04 - WILL meets WAY at Burning Man

Morgan Lieberman
Rat Lady (she's the one on the turtle) and her campmates help light Black Rock City.

Burning Man is guided by the so-called "10 Princples," one of which is radical inclusion. What does that mean for people with disabilities? Especially at an event that spans seven-square miles of cracked desert, and the most common forms of transit are biking and walking. In this episode of THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man, we meet a Burner with limited vision and a camp for people with mobility issues.


"We're not caregivers ... We don't do it for you. We make it possible for you to do it." — Rat Lady

If you’ve thought about going to Burning Man and weren’t sure how to do it, check out Mobility Camp’s website. They’re always looking for new campmates of all abilities — especially ones with big trucks.

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THE INTERSECTION looks at changing cities through physical intersections. This time we’re doing something different: The city is temporary and the intersections are conceptual. We’re going to a remote corner of Nevada for Burning Man

THE INTERSECTION is a co-production of David Boyer and KALW. 

Jonathan Davis is the associate producer. This episode was edited by Lisa Morehouse. And engineered for your listening pleasure by Gabe Grabin with music from Erik Pearson and Blue Dot Sessions.

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David Boyer is the managing editor of KALW News. He is also the producer/host of the Murrow Award winning podcast THE INTERSECTION, which looks at our changing cities, one street corner at a time. Past seasons focussed on an intersection in the middle of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, an intersection in the middle of Google’s Mountain View campus and conceptual intersections at 2019’s Burning Man.