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What is life like for disabled students in the Syracuse City School District? In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays Liza Citron speaks with host Samantha Pierce about her experiences in the Syracuse City School District as a public school... more

Judson Albahm's death at the hands of law enforcement officers who were called to help him shocked us all. In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays guests Joshua King and Amalia Skandalis, both friends of Judson's family, discuss what can... more

The New York state legislature has made a stunning budget deal to fully fund public education in New York state. Listen in to the conversation with Michael Rebell, a lawyer and long-time education funding advocate, about what that... more

Jeremy Pierce (philosophy) and guest Baylor professor George Yancey (sociology) discuss the colorblind and antiracist approaches to identifying and responding to racial problems, with Yancey's own collaborative conversations... more

Woulda, shoulda, coulda. We address the excuses we make for ourselves when we say, "We would have if." Real Talk with is Reine is a straight talk conversation about real life from a no-holds-barred perspective. We often address... more

How does raising children with disabilities, and having disabilities, influence the experiences of motherhood? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we talk with Robin Citron, mother of show host Liza Citron, about her experiences with raising... more

What are the differences between mental illnesses and developmental disabilities? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss the differences and similarities between mental illness and developmental disability as well as the implications... more

Autistic women. We do exist! In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss autism, sex, gender identity, and the idea that autism is a presentation of extreme maleness. Where do autistic women fit into this messy soup of ideas?

Who gets to decide what we call ourselves?

What is the difference between awareness and acceptance? What role does each play in advocacy? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss the answers to these questions and the difference between caregiver support and caregiver... more

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