Disability with Mālama
By Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
Disability with MālamaJun 30, 2023
Episode 21: Get to Know Chris Nicholas
Roxanne and RayGil get to know Chris Nicholas, a B Ed student in the Special Education program at UH Manoa. Get to know Chris and his journey into the education system and working with Special Education classes in Waipahu High School, and his experience learning about the disability community.
Episode 20: Interview with Amy He of Turtle Travels
Roxanne and RayGil talk with Amy He of Turtle Travels, a local travel agency that specializes in luxury and accessible travel! Hear about this new agency.
Episode 19: Conversation with Mike Poblete and Kat Rothman of Corpus Productions
Disability with Malama hosts talk about Corpus Productions with Mike Poblete and Kat Rothman. Their upcoming play "You're Not Sick" premieres at the KOA Theater on April 14th at 7:30pm! Purchase your tickets at corpusproductions.org and find out more information.
SEASON TWO! Episode 18: Conversation with Current AILH Board Chair Valerie Yamada
Roxanne and RayGil have a candid conversation with current AILH Board Chair Valerie Yamada on her experiences living as a person with a disability.
SEASON TWO! Episode 17: Introduction to Co-Host, RayGil!
Disability with Malama is adding a co-host to the roster! Meet RayGil, our latest addition to the podcast. He will be providing some insight to our discussions from a Gen Z perspective as we continue to revamp our show.
SEASON TWO! Episode 16: Behind the Scenes Discussion on Podcast Development
Here is a special Behind the Scenes episode where Roxanne and Leelynn have a candid discussion with fellow podcaster Braulio Rodas on how to grow Disability with Malama as a podcast!
SEASON TWO! Episode 15: Introduction to the Hawaii Disabilities and Healthcare Coalition
AILH welcomes back Dr. Violet Horvath as we introduce the Hawaii Disabilities and Healthcare Coalition. In addition, save the date for the first Disabilities and Healthcare Symposium on January 17, 2023 from 9am - 2pm Hawaii Standard Time. It is completely FREE to attend this virtual webinar. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com or call 1-808-692-1370.
SEASON TWO! Episode 14: Interview with Access to Independence Executive Director Letty Zuno
This month we learn more about Access to Independence and its Executive Director Letty Zuno. Learn more about the services they provide as an Independent Living Center by visiting their website: https://accesstoindependence.org/honolulu
SEASON TWO! Episode 13: Interview with Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Board Member Walker Rowsey
We are back with Season Two everyone! Our first episode of the season comes early this month as we wanted to share with you details about tomorrow's Honolulu Pride Parade and speak with Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Board Member Walker Rowsey.
HNL Pride Parade is on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10am, kicking off from Magic Island down Ala Moana Blvd. The Honolulu Pride Festival will begin right after the parade from 11:30am to 5:30pm at the Waikiki Shell and Diamond Head Greens. For more information on Honolulu Pride, visit honolulupride.com
Episode 12: Discussion with Dara and Hannah on Accessibility in TV & Film
Dara and Hannah had the amazing opportunity to be extras on the set of NCIS: Hawai'i. Hear how their experience went and why accessibility in the TV & film industry is so important.
Episode 11: Discussion on Transportation with Bea
Leelynn and Roxanne discuss AILH's Transportation Program on the Big Island with Bea Sextimo. Learn more about why AILH's Transportation Program is so vital to the disability community on the Big Island and hear some success stories from our amazing van driver Bea.
Episode 10: Discussion with Best Buddies in Hawaii
Leelynn and Roxanne have a discussion with Best Buddies in Hawaii! We get to hear from Executive Director Karen Glasser, as well as Sophia and Malia who are participants of the School Friendship Program. Learn more about the benefits of Best Buddies Hawaii, and hear from our program participants on how Best Buddies works.
Best Buddies Hawaii is also having a Friendship Walk in May! Here's the link for more details: https://www.bestbuddies.org/hawaii/friendship-walk
Episode 9: Mid-Season Recap
Leelynn and Roxanne reflect on the beginnings of Disability with Mālama, and where they see it going in the future. Look back on the past guests and discussions we've had over the past 8 episodes, and share your comments on what you would like to hear next.
Episode 8: Interview with Pacific Disabilities Center Executive Director Dr. Violet Horvath on Traumatic Brain Injuries and Domestic Violence
**Trigger Warning: Discussion on domestic violence occurs in this episode.**
Leelynn and Roxanne discuss the impacts of brain injuries on domestic violence victims with Dr. Violet Horvath, Executive Director of Pacific Disabilities Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A Burns School of Medicine. You can reach out to Dr. Horvath to receive more information or request a seminar from her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other resources in Hawaii that specialize in TBI:
- Neurotrauma Program - Hawaii State Department of Health
- State Traumatic Brain Injury Association Advisory Board
- Neurotrauma Advisory Board
- Brain Injury Association of Hawaii
- Kona Brain Injury Support Group
- Think Big!
- Hawaii Disability Rights Center
Episode 7: Interview with AILH Board Member Susan Luehrs on Hawaii Fi-Do
Leelynn and Roxanne interview AILH Board Director Susan Luehrs on her organization Hawaii Fi-Do! Hawaii Fi-Do's Healing Dogs enhance quality of life, increase independence, and offer therapeutic healing to our island community. Learn more about this amazing organization here.
Episode 6: Discussion on Traveling During COVID-19
Our first panel discussion includes Executive Director Roxanne Bolden and East Hawaii IL Specialist Karin Riedel as they talk about their recent experiences traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 5: Interview with Empowerment Director Tammy Evrard on Self-Advocacy
Roxanne and Leelynn interview Tammy Evrard, Empowerment Director and Founder of Tammy Evrard Consulting. Tammy utilizes her skills to empower individuals, families, and agencies to strengthen their advocacy efforts. Listen to their discussion on the importance of self-advocacy and why "Nothing About Us, Without Us" is crucial in the fight for continued disability rights.
Learn more about Tammy Evrard Consulting, advocating, and her weekly TEC Empowerment Calls on https://tammyevrardconsulting.com/advocating/
Episode 4: Interview with LDAH Executive Director Rosie Rowe on Hawaii's Education Laws
Leelynn and Roxanne interview Rosie Rowe, Executive Director of Leadership in Disabilities and Achievement of Hawaii (LDAH), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance educational, work and life opportunities for children and youth with or at risk of disabilities by empowering them and their families through screening, identification, information, training and mentoring, and by public outreach and advocacy. Listen to their discussion on Hawaii's Education Laws and what that means for the families of children with disabilities in the State of Hawaii.
Learn more about LDAH on their website: https://ldahawaii.org/
Episode 3: Interview with AILH Board Member Scott Suzuki on Legal Guardianship
Join Leelynn and Roxanne as they interview one of AILH's Founding and Current Board Members Scott Suzuki. Mr. Suzuki is an attorney that specializes in Legal Guardianship and explains more of what that means, when parents need to start thinking about it, and why it's important for parents with disabled children.
You can find out more about Scott Suzuki on his website: https://suzukiaal.info/
Episode 2: Interview with SPIRIT Club Founder Jared Ciner
Leelynn and Roxanne interview the founder of SPIRIT Club, Jared Ciner. SPIRIT Club is one of AILH's partners in providing our consumers with fun and engaging physical activity. Learn more about our partner and how we've worked together during the pandemic to get our consumers active.
Episode 1: Interview with AILH Executive Director
It only makes sense to let you get to know who we are, so here it is! Learn more about Aloha Independent Living Hawaii from our very own Executive Director, Roxanne Bolden.
Aloha to Disability with Malama
Welcome to Disability with Malama, a brand-new podcast hosted by AILH where we discuss all things disability throughout the State of Hawaii.