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  • 00:30

    What People Are Saying About Inclusive Education

    in Family



    Personal experience with his own disability cerebral palsy (CP) drives freelance scribe and author Zachary Fenell to utilize writing and social media for promoting disability awareness.

    By working for clients such as The Mobility Resource, Handicap This!, and Think Inclusive Zachary’s obtained insights on inclusion from intervention specialists, general education teachers, parents, and more. Additionally Zachary offers his own insights from back when he was a student in his memoir Off Balanced (available on the Kindle and Nook) which explores how his CP affected him socially throughout adolescence. 

    With his finger on the pulse of recent views and perceptions of inclusive education, Zachary will tell us what people are thinking about inclusive education and why.

    For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:55

    Shaping Special Hearts: Making Worship Accessible & Inclusive

    in Religion

    Ever felt that incorporating people with special needs in worship was impossible or maybe just too big a challenge for your church to face? Good news - you don't have to do it alone!

    Join host Vangie Rodenbeck as she interviews special guest Barbara J. Newman from CLC Network about her new book Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. Learn steps and strategies for finding common ground when learning how to include people with different abilities in our worship settings. Hear Barbara uncover some principles that reveal how accessible the gospel message can really be. Then, listen as we break down worship into habits of a community that anyone can fully participate in - regardless of their abilities.

    Barbara J. Newman is a church and school consultant for CLC Network. She is the author of several books and is a frequent national speaker at educational conferences and churches. In addition to writing and speaking, Barb enjoys working in her classroom at Zeeland Christian School.

    Vangie Rodenbeck began her journey in special needs advocacy when her son, Noah, was diagnosed with autism at age four; the same year she also began full-time ministry to children. Through efforts to create a place where her son could learn about God, special needs advocacy and ministry became one and the same. Vangie has a B.S. in Christian Ministry and an M.A. in Contemporary Theology. Her thesis project, “Disability and the Image of God”, continued her desire to meld theology, practical ministry, and disability advocacy. She also serves as the Director of Resources for PURE Ministries. Vangie lives and ministers in Meridian, Idaho.





  • 00:31

    Creating Adaptations to Support Learners in Inclusive Classrooms

    in Family

    What are adaptations for student learning and why do we need them? How do we know if they are effective? Our guest this week, Jennifer Kurth, will answer those questions and more about adapting learning for students in the inclusive classroom.

    Jennifer Kurth is a faculty member at the University of Kansas in the area of Low-Incidence (severe) disabilities.  Prior to being an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University in 2008, Jennifer was a special education teacher, inclusion facilitator, and paraeducator in northern California.  These experiences inform her research in special education and inclusive practices.  

    For more information about this episode, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 02:58

    ODWIRA: KOKOBO Eradicating dissexuality/homosexuality through Ancestral Religion

    in Education

    In this episode of ODWIRA, we address the eradication of sexual deviance in the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) community through the practice of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion. While the perversity of dissexuality/homosexuality is the nature of the whites and their offspring (non-Blacks), it only manifests in the behavior of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) people as a result of some form of trauma inclusive of: child molestation, rape, torture, chemical, psychological, mental and transcarnational trauma.

    The promotion of dissexuality/homosexuality is the agenda of the whites and their offspring. Because all of them incarnate as spirits of disorder without exception, they will continue to manifest and promote sexual deviance until they become extinct. It is a component of the overall war they have waged against us for millenia.

    It is not in the nature of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) - as spirits of Order (Divine Order) - to accept dissexuality/homosexuality (disorder) on any level. It only leads to spiritual discordance - insanity. The practice of Ancestral Religion in its varied manifestations has ritual mechanisms that are employed to overcome all forms of spiritual disorder/discordance inclusive of dissexuality/homosexuality. This is the major means by which we combat the perversion.

    We will examine our publications:

    KOKOBO - Warning


    AMANEHUNU - Overcoming Transcarnational Suffering


    THE OKRA/OKRAA COMPLEX - The Soul of Akanfo



    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

    Akwamu Nation in North America 


  • 02:00

    Computer America - Doodle ; GOQii

    in Technology

    Computer America

    Hour One: Doodle, Michael Brecht, CEO

    As you probably know or at the very least you can certainly understand that scheduling a time for a meeting or any other appointment with a group of people can be a frustrating and a time-consuming process… But it doesn't have to be that way. Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they're board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else.  Doodle offers a wide selection of online solutions that radically simplify the process of scheduling appointments, ranging from the group event "poll" that doesn't require registration, to the professional booking service.

    Tonight, we unveil Doodle's latest, their exciting new IOS App for your iPhone!

    Hour Two: GOQii, Vishal Gondal, CEO

    GOQii is dedicated to enabling a permanent shift to a healthier lifestyle with the combination of advanced wearable technology, the world’s leading experts, coaches and karma. GOQii focuses on sustained engagement & goal reinforcement and offers a complete ecosystem as a single integrated solution, which is a powerful combination of technology and human connection. GOQii’s goal is to enable millions of people across the world to “be the force” by helping them unleash their untapped potential

  • 00:27

    Inclusive Leadership As A Way of Life For Women

    in Business

    We understand leadership emanates from a person and is not embedded in a position, role or hierarchy.  Women, in particular, cultivate power through connection and strengthen others by creating a sense of purpose.  The qualities generally attributed to women - collaboration, sharing and mentoring - are the very qualities we long for in leaders.  

    As agents of change in businesses, organizations and families, women tend to focus on the growth and development of their employees, students and children.  Their investment inspires passion, courage and creativity.  And with a dedication to the greater good, women nurture vibrant relationships to create a purposeful community which results in a shared commitment.

    Join the discussion today as I interview Elaine Stenger from the Cairn Venture Group about the organization and it's mission. The Cairn Venture Group launched the Women’s Leadership Retreat. At the Retreat, they bring dynamic women leaders together to: 
    •    Explore the provocative and difficult issues facing our communities  
    •    Build resources by connecting women across sectors: business, social services, education and families
    •    Strengthen our unique leadership skills through educational and self-renewing activities

  • 01:01

    AXSChat - Professionals Devoted to Creating an Inclusive World

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with the dynamic team at AXSChat, an online community of talent-minded professionals devoted to creating an inclusive world. It's becoming a global phenomenon!

    AXSChat is a virtual gathering to celebrate our diversity and human social side, and hopes to accomplish and encourage in-depth discussion and spread knowledge about the work people are doing to enable access through whatever means. They host regular interviews and twitter chats with people who are contributing to making the world a more inclusive place through technology.  Topics are wide ranging and discussion is encouraged.

    Follow the conversation on twitter by searching for the #AXSChat hashtag.

    Joining us will be:

    Debra Ruh, a seasoned entrepreneur that focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, ICT Accessibility, EmployAbility, Marketing and Communications Strategies, and Digital Media.
    Antonio Santos, a HootSuite Ambassador and Social Media Lead working in the Digital Inclusion Team at Atos.
    Neil Milliken, Head of Accessibility & Inclusion at Atos, where he created the Atos Centre of Competence encompassing Accessibility, Inclusive Design and Assistive Technology Services. 

    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.

    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 

    Thanks for listening!


  • 02:04

    The Flava Featuring Monica & Ezle Lucianci

    in Radio

    About our features:

    *Ezle Luciani:


    Ms MONI - which stands for Motivated On Nothing Inclusive... A mother of 3, a Poet, a model, a business woman,  and a student of life, found her calling in spoken word in August 2014.. Ms Moni is the example of what a young, shy girl looks like conquering her fears and becoming a confident, powerful, ferocious lioness  First featured on DSR WELL SPOKEN then later on BSR: Lifted & Gifted  and Poetic Conversations. In high school she used to write poems because that was the only way to express what she felt and as she got older and life took turns, she fell off allowing the hard aches of life to distract her from using my gift. at the end of August at a spoken word event in her home town, she was inspired and ever since then have been writing. she is looking to make a big footprint both in the modeling world and the poetry scene. She is determined thru air waves and stages to make an impact on the world through her own life, showing people that they too can come thru and out whatever it is life has thrown their way.

  • 01:11

    The 3 Musketeers - the 3 I's of Co-Envisioning and Co-Creation

    in Business

    "In every block of marble I see a statue, see it as plainly as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls which imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it. " Michelangelo.

    When two or more people deeply connect, share a resonant field and make the decision to explore the possibilities to co-envision and co-create something that is much larger than the sum of the parts of what they could envision and create by themselves, they have access to tremendous creative power.

    This creative power and potential is available to all of us through engaging the Three Musketeers – “The three I's of Envisioning and Co-Creation". The power and potential of these three I's exponentially expand in all directions when they are intentionally accessed and engaged in spontaneous, synergistic and harmonious relations.

    We will explore techniques to access these Three Musketeers and other intelligences available to us when we want to co-envision and co-create. Furthermore, we will realize that being an artist and being creative is related, but not inclusive. We are all born with creative talents; but we are not necessarily all Michelangelo’s. However, through learning how to deeply access these three I’s, we get the opportunity to actively participate in envisioning and co-creative endeavors. We no longer need to be mere spectators and can become shapers of our world.

    We live in a conceptual age where we must make sense of the overload information available to us and extract what is useful. The three I’s will assist us in this process.






  • 01:06

    Friday Night Joy Presents: Jackie Radically Blessed Williams

    in Christianity

    Rev. Ray speaks with Jackie Radically Blessed Williams again about the Power of Choice. This is Part 2 of a series.  

    Psa 27:6 KJV - And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
    Psa 27:7 KJV - Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
    Psa 27:8 KJV - When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
    Psa 27:9 KJV - Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
    Psa 27:10 KJV - When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
    Psa 27:11 KJV - Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

    When Christians Speak Talk Radio Broadcasts - "The Abounding Grace Show" with Minister Vanester Williams - Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm; "Declaring The Finished Work with Rev. Pat Randall" - Thursdays @ 12:00 Noon; "Friday Night Joy with Rev. Ray and Friends" - Fridays @ 7:00 pm; "Stronger Together with Sister Valerie Miller and Rev. Ray" - Sundays @ 7:00 pm, "The Alabaster Box with Prophet Carla R Johnson"-Saturdays @ 7:00pm 24 hour gospel music on http://www.live365.com/stations/gospelmanray. contact us @ (571) 317-1466. Free New android app and Itune app are available on the link.

  • 00:23

    Talking With Dr. William Blackwell about Inclusive Education

    in Education

    For the first episode of  Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking  with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois,  his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH. 


    William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.

    Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:

    Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.

    Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061.