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  • 02:40

    Empowerment Zone -The Disability Collective - Les Paul

    in Motivation

    The Disability Collective - The Empowerment Zone - Les Paul Morgan


    Tonight I am going to be talking in quite a bit different than I usually do. What I mean is that I am going to be talking about the need for all survivors of all disabilities no matter what they are and about person to person interaction on another level. So no matter what you disability is I want you to feel the inclusion that Independent Living Centers offer to all people with disabilities everywhere because I see the greatness in diversity among all disabilities not just the chosen few!


    Happy New Year’s its 2016 and I am ready to see change, Advocacy and action take on an entire new meaning and level for this New Year how about you!!!


    Why the disability collective? Because now it’s time to lay your disability title down and work across the isles with every type of disability and yet be comfortable as who we are! Live Chat and talk over the phone and internet!



    Why so Many Labelle’s

    Understanding there are many million with other disabilities  

    No more to each his own

    Never forgetting we are TBI or Aneurism survivors

    Independent Living all for one and one for all

    The ADA is?

    Separate is never equal

    The good fight

    Legislation

    Federal Local

    State

  • 00:42

    Dr. Robert Pasternack-Disability Leadership Insider-Let's Pull Back the Curtain

    in Family

    What does it take to change disability policy?  What is it like to make the policies that affect millions of lives.  We speak with a real insider - The Hon. Robert Pasternack, former U.S. Asst Secretary of Education and current Chief Education Officer for Accelify. 

  • DATING WITH A DISABILITY

    in Relationships

    Tyson and Stephanie discuss dating with a disability.

  • 01:00

    Advocating for your disability in the work place and embracing your talents

    in Non-Profit

    In today's show Matthew talks about advocating for yourself in regards to your disability, problem ownership and embracing your disability and talents.

  • 01:28

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Perceptions of Beauty and Disability

    in Education

    Do most people perceive disabled persons as beautiful and productive? Ask Dr. Applewhite. People with visible and non-visible physical disabilities are reminded constantly by advertisements that able-bodied persons are beautiful, productive, and successful. However, most people hold the perception that a physically or mentally disabled person is just the opposite. Supermodel Beverly Johnson, Spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2014 and recipient of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award,  is our Special Guest and will share a unique perspective of how perceptions of beauty and disability can be changed. Host Dr. Danita Applewhite, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Educator, encourages fellow Veterans, students, and employees with Disability to change their self-perceptions and images to enhance education and workforce success. Our show also features VET2VET Talk with Co-Host Mitch Caviness and other Veterans sharing their perspectives and nationwide announcements. Your tax-deductible donation of $5 or more monthly at http://whiteappleinstitute.org will support our men and women Veterans with school and workforce challenges. Click on RADIO to listen to archived episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite (formerly Student2Teacher) Radio Talk Show anytime 24/7. This episode is a rerun previously broadcasted live May 2015.

  • 00:50

    Wounded Warrior Accusations & Disability Benefit Help

    in News

    Wounded Warrior Accusations & Disability Benefit Help

  • 01:36

    Part 2 of Felony Murder, Disability and Miranda

    in Non-Profit

    We have been talking about Luke Pelham, barely 18 at the time of a horrible crime that took the life of his friend.  In the first interview we discussed Luke's birth, his early childhood and struggles that he has had throughout his life.  Struggling to fit into a judgemental and unforgiving world of people who do not understand disability.  Luke, having been in the special ed system his entire educational career, had done an excellent job of masking his problems in a superficial social setting.  That was the result of years of hard work and focus from his mother and special educators.  


    In this interview we will be discussing the basics of what happened that lead up to Luke being arrested and charged with Felony 1st Degree murder,  Under the Felony Murder rule, you do not have to actually harm nor kill anyone to be charged with this.  In Colorado, Felony Murder then becomes felony 1st degree murder (other states vary in the usage and wording) and carries an automatic mandatory minimum sentence of life without parole and in some cases the death penalty.  Even though the jury would have learned about Luke's disabilities and how they had an impact on his inability to foresee pieces of a puzzle coming together that would equal such a horrible crime, the jury is not allowed to know that the defendant is facing life without parole.  That means they are deliberating blindly.  

    The clarification that we will bring from this interview is that Luke was not a participant in the beating death of his friend, he did not know that his friend was going to be beaten in such a manner, Luke was not even present when the beating took place, he was outside of the residence.  Luke later called 911 to get medical help for his friend but in doing so would find himself at the police station talking to police.

  • 01:41

    Part 2 of Felony Murder, Disability and Miranda

    in Non-Profit

    We have been talking about Luke Pelham, barely 18 at the time of a horrible crime that took the life of his friend.  In the first interview we discussed Luke's birth, his early childhood and struggles that he has had throughout his life.  Struggling to fit into a judgemental and unforgiving world of people who do not understand disability.  Luke, having been in the special ed system his entire educational career, had done an excellent job of masking his problems in a superficial social setting.  That was the result of years of hard work and focus from his mother and special educators.  


    In this interview we will be discussing the basics of what happened that lead up to Luke being arrested and charged with Felony 1st Degree murder,  Under the Felony Murder rule, you do not have to actually harm nor kill anyone to be charged with this.  In Colorado, Felony Murder then becomes felony 1st degree murder (other states vary in the usage and wording) and carries an automatic mandatory minimum sentence of life without parole and in some cases the death penalty.  Even though the jury would have learned about Luke's disabilities and how they had an impact on his inability to foresee pieces of a puzzle coming together that would equal such a horrible crime, the jury is not allowed to know that the defendant is facing life without parole.  That means they are deliberating blindly.  

    The clarification that we will bring from this interview is that Luke was not a participant in the beating death of his friend, he did not know that his friend was going to be beaten in such a manner, Luke was not even present when the beating took place, he was outside of the residence.  Luke later called 911 to get medical help for his friend but in doing so would find himself at the police station talking to police.

  • 00:44

    Left Handed People Now Eligible For Disability Are You one of Them?

    in Social Networking

    Join the show as we discuss the new disability that's available for people who are left handed. Join us at 6:30p.m. Call (818)301-5834.

  • 01:04

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Mental Disability and Shame

    in Education

    The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental and physical disability in African-American,Native American and Hispanic groups. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite and special guest Dr. E. Douglass Brown, share a unique insight about the stigma of mental illness and how it relates to depression and addiction. Hear students, teachers, and Veterans discuss how to identify symptoms, overcome shame, and get confidential help. Dr. E. Douglas Brown is a clinical psychologist and author.  Your donation of at least $5 or more will support our radio broadcasts, and allow us to continue helping Adult Learners/Students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE.  Click on RADIO to listen to episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite™ Radio Talk Show anytime 24/7.  This broadcast is a rerun of The Shame of Mental Illness aired 1-18-14.

  • 00:29

    News Headlines for News Junkies-Election Issues: Illegals & Welfare Disability

    in News

      What to do about the illegals!   This is the biggest question facing this nation -  that big bad storm called Hurricane Patricia is drawing our attention to this big big problem.  Natural disasters are the inevitable result of winds of change.  I am going to propose some changes that could be solutions to the problems of the illegals.   Also, let's look at the welfare disability programs in this country.  Do these programs really help or do they perpetuate a situation that needs to change?

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