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Nadina LaSpina On Struggle, Empowerment, & Disability Pride

Jan 8, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina discusses her new memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride.


Disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold is known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. She pioneered a dispute resolution method called “Structured Negotiations.” Instead of suing companies to be more accessible to the disabled, she talks to them, builds relationships, and brings her disabled clients to the negotiating table. Feingold is the author of  Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.


  On the October 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with organizers and directors with Superfest, the world’s longest-running disability film festival.

  Employment Law -- Disability-related Discrimination Issues in the Workplace, with Guests: Employment Law attorneys, Jinny Kim, Director of the Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco; and Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, an  attorney who represents management. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  A discussion of laws protecting persons who are disabled. Guests: James Shea, a Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law; Scott Ford, a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

StoryCorps: The fight for disability rights

Jul 14, 2015


Protest has long been a part of Bay Area culture, from the recent Black Lives Matter marches to the AIDS activists of the '90s, to the anti-war demonstrators of the '60s and '70s.



Social Security Disability Benefits Laws and Issues. Guest: Robertson Wendt, Jr., a Specialist in Social Security Disability Benefits Laws, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), with law law office in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Robertson Wendt, please call 866-798-8255.

New partnership combats bullying

May 28, 2015
The Arc San Francisco


People with disabilities and LGBT folks are teaming up to fight bullying. There are many similarities in why and how people in different groups are bullied, and how to stand up to and overcome it. Eric Jansen's guests on Out in the Bay (7pm Thursday) are Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO of The Arc San Francisco, a learning center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties; Lance Scott, The Arc's Socialization Program Director and instructor of The Arc's anti-bullying classes; and Gabby Castro, an Arc client, peer leader and spokesperson for disability rights. The Arc's anti-bullying curriculum was inspired in part by workshops at the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) -- Consumers' Rights, the Obligations of Businesses, and the Help Available to Small Businesses.
Guests: Steven Schraibman, ADA Compliance Expert; Martin Orlick, ADA Compliance Attorney; Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Exec. Director of the San Francisco Office of Small Business; and Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.


On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with longtime disability rights activists. One of the most important aspects of the disability rights movement was the focus on independent living, which emerged in California in the 1960s. Five decades later, people with disabilities are still on the front lines, often getting arrested in Washington DC . What gains have they made and what are they still fighting for?  That’s on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.