Dave Steele, award-winning poet, author, public speaker, singer, and advocate for the blind, joins the program to share his story and journey. He also reads some of his poetry on-air! Don't miss this moving special holiday episode.
Crystal C. Rivera, Program Officer for Special Projects at the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s Office of Financial Empowerment, joins the program to discuss the importance of financial empowerment for persons with disabilities. Discover why self-advocacy and empowerment are the first steps to achieving true independence, and shares details about EmpoweredNYC, a public/private initiative that offers free, tailored and confidential one-on one financial counseling to New Yorkers with disabilities and their families.
This episode features an interview with Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer at Ruh Global Impact, and LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global Impact, as they share their personal and professional perspective on caregiving. You'll hear powerful stories from Lamondre and Rosemary about their good and not-so-good experiences with caregivers and some of the systemic changes that need to happen in order to improve the quality of caregiving for persons with disabilities. LaMondre also reveals a new media initiative that will highlight and amplify diverse voices.
In this special episode, Debra Ruh is interviewed by her producer, Doug Foresta, as she discusses the importance of including the community of persons with disabilities in the conversation about artificial intelligence. Discover some of the ways in which A.I. will impact job development, the economy, and even the criminal justice system.