By Living Independence Network Corporation
Independent IdahoAug 14, 2023
Keeping it real in the Wood River Valley with Tricia Dunne
For a transcript of this episode, click here. Our guest today is Tricia Dunne. Tricia is a mother, an advocate, and a resident of Idaho's Wood River Valley. She shares the story of her journey out west and her life in a small, rural Idaho community.
Breaking Barriers: Disability History in the United States with Sean Spence
For a transcript of this episode, click here. Today, our guest is Sean Spence. Sean is the author of a new book titled, "Breaking Barriers: Disability History in the United States." The book is available for purchase online, and profits will go to charity. More information, including how to purchase the book, can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/disability-history-book#/.
From cattle ranching to incarceration: the unstoppable Blue Hadden
For a transcript of this episode, click here. Our guest today is Blue Hadden. Blue is a born and raised Idahoan who grew up as a hunting guide, ranch hand, and horse trainer in Shoshone, Idaho. Blue shares his story of surviving a serious automobile accident, learning to live life in a wheelchair, and fighting for his life as a person with a disability who was incarcerated. Blue also shares how he is moving forward and charting a course for an independent future, including a career in cybersecurity. Warning: this episode contains detailed discussions of illness, suicide, and the realities of being incarcerated with a disability.
A New American's Independent Living Journey
Our guest today is Cecile Atimango. Cecile is an Independent Living Peer Support Specialist with LINC who moved to the United States from a refugee camp in Uganda when she was 14 years old. Cecile shares her journey of growing up in a refugee camp without a wheelchair, to completing high school, learning to drive, and finding employment. Cecile talks about her recent trip back to Uganda to spend time with family and friends.
The KW vs. Armstrong Class Action Lawsuit
For a transcript of this episode, click here. Our guests today are Ritchie Eppink, Noll Garcia, and Delray Warner. We talk about the KW vs. Armstrong class action lawsuit in Idaho over the Idaho Medicaid program for adults with Developmental Disabilities. You can find more information about the lawsuit at https://ourhealthandwelfare.org/.
Becoming a self-advocate with Nick Wyatt
Our guest today is Nick Wyatt. Nick, originally from Las Vegas, shares his journey of becoming a self-advocate working towards his first job. Nick is a graduate of the Partners in Policymaking program and LINC's Self-Advocacy and Leadership Training program. He lives in Boise with his wife.
Coloring outside the lines with Ian Bott
For a transcript of this episode, click here. Our guest today is Ian Bott. Ian is an Idahoan who loves the outdoors and being an advocate for social change. A self-described painter outside the lines, we talk with Ian about growing up with autism, his time in college, and life lessons for young people.
Idaho's family caregivers with Marilyn Sword
Serving the underserved with MolinaCares Accord
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with the Vice President of Molina Healthcare of Idaho, Marnie Packard, and Molina Healthcare of Idaho's Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Mary Mlot. Marnie and Mary share with us the work of MolinaCares Accord serving under and unserved communities in Idaho. For more information on MolinaCares Accord, go to https://molinacares.com/.
Blind trailblazing with Dana Ard
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we visit with Dana Ard, Affiliate President of the National Federation of the Blind. Dana shares her experience growing up as a person who is blind and her recent work advocating for Idaho's blind community. To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind in Idaho, go to https://nfbidaho.org/.
Las Senoras with Griselda Camacho
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Griselda Camacho who helped found, and now works with, Las Senoras. Las Senoras is a community-based group helping families navigate disability services and resources. Griselda shares her personal story, as well as the experiences of Idaho families trying to overcome barriers in order to secure support for family members with disabilities. To donate to Las Senoras, donate here and in the comment section note it is for Juntos Creando Cambios.
Little people in a big world with Jen Grush-Dale
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Jen Grush-Dale, President of the Snake River Valley Chapter of Little People of America, about life as a little person, the national organization Little People of America, and much more. To learn about Little People of America, go to https://www.lpaonline.org/.
Accessible birding with Lorraine Poor
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, with talk with Lorraine Poor who leads accessible birding events in the Boise area with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Learn more about accessible birding at www.birdability.org and sign-up for an accessible birding trip with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society at www.goldeneagleaudubon.org.
Making homes and neighborhoods Visitable with Erik Kingston
Planes, trains, and social change with Kelly Buckland
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Kelly Buckland, Disability Advisory with the Department of Transportation, about his work making public transportation more accessible. We discuss changes in rules to the commercial airline industry, rail systems like Amtrak, and how rideshare and e-scooters have changed our landscape, good and bad.
Disaster and disability with Germán Parodi
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Germán Parodi, Co-Director of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (The Partnership), about living with a disability and being prepared for a disaster or emergency. We also discuss how disaster response has fallen short when it comes to issues of access, and what the impact has been from past and current disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Maria, and Harvey. Finally, we take a look at the impact on people with disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Partnership is the only U.S. disability-led organization with a focused mission of equity for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs throughout all planning, programs, services and procedures before, during and after disasters and emergencies. For more information on The Partnership, go to www.disasterstrategies.org. For more information on being prepared for a disaster, or to get involved in local emergency planning activities, contact LINC.
What is indepedent living? with Mark Leeper
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we'll talk with Mark Leeper, Executive Director of Disability Action Center Northwest about independent living history, philosophy, movement, and programs. For more information on the Disability Action Center Northwest, go to https://www.dacnw.org.