Disability

Kennedy's letter to Obama

Sept. 10,2009 Here's the letter from Ted Kennedy to President Obama, written shortly after the Senator learned his cancer was terminal. Dear Mr. President, I wanted to write a few final words to you to express my gratitude for your repeated personal kindnesses to me – and on... Read more

We need a fighter

Sept. 7, 2009Again, Bill Moyers rides to our rescue.Let's get on with it, Mr. President. We're up the proverbial creek with spaghetti as our paddle. This health care thing could have been the crossing of the Delaware, the turning point in the next American Revolution — the ... Read more

Jean Parker gives a Speech for the American Council of the Blind

Airs at: Sun, 08/23/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Sounds of Awareness
Sounds of Awareness Hosted by: Paul Van Dyck   Jean Parker, blind American journalist, discusses her role as a radio journalist in India, for NPR, CBC, BBC, and other radio networks, in a speech given at the American Council of the Blind convention in 2008. Read more

The Powers that Be have ensured that our health remains for sale.

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2009 at 5:00pm
 The Powers that Be have ensured that our health remains for sale.   Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris, (But...  Joe Uris remains on vacation...  For now...) In what will surely one day be known as a case study in the downfall of our Republic, the Congress and -- presuma... Read more

Cuz, y'know, it helps me think

August 17, 2009 So, apparently public debate about health care is ... intimidating somehow, because more and more folks are showing up to town hall meetings with guns. From the Arizona Republic: A man, who decided not to give his name, was walking around the pro-health care... Read more

Featuring Terry Dorn, author of The Cross and the Psychiatrist

Airs at: Sun, 07/26/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Sounds of Awareness
 Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Terry Dorn, author of The Cross and the Psychiatrist.  They discuss his life and his self help book for people with mental illness.  Read more

How do we change the national conversation about war and peace? Also: Update on health care reform legislation

Airs at: Wed, 07/22/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Seven months into a new administration and the nation still finds itself embroiled in two Asian wars. Many Americans would have difficulty explaining how the Obama administration's conduct of these wars differs from the last administration's. They're certainly not being hel... Read more

The Secret Surveillance Program, and the Health Care Bill

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2009 at 5:00pm
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris   Joe Uris is still on Summer Vacation.  Today, Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Const... Read more

Is health care reform in critical condition?

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out b... Read more

Interview with Ray Reynolds from the Vancouver Police Department's Community Resource Team

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Sounds of Awareness
 Host Paul Van Dyck talks with Ray Reynolds of the Vancouver Police Department's Community Resource Team.    Read more