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18 Unique Stations from Border to Border
Keep Moving Forward a radio series featuring people with disabilities sharing perspectives, insights, and experiences | Supported by Minnesota Council On Disability

Knocking Down Insecurities

Knocking Down Insecurities

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Mai Thor shares how motherhood forced her to confront and overcome her own self-doubt, so she can be a good mom to her kids.

Not Enough Opportunities for Work

Not Enough Opportunities for Work

Performing artist Karen Thorud speaks about her experience in theater and how she wishes there were more opportunities for people with disabilities.

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The Barrier of Access to Information

The Barrier of Access to Information

Lisa Kidder shares how access to information can be a challenging barrier when it comes to her education as a political science major at the University of MN.

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The Joy of Being Deaf/Blind

The Joy of Being Deaf/Blind

John Lee Clark shares what he appreciates about being part of the Deaf/Blind community and also what needs to change to make things better for all.

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The Injustices of Life Before the ADA

The Injustices of Life Before the ADA

Margot Imdieke Cross recalls what life was like before the ADA when she would ride a bus or needed to use a restroom, and how we need to safeguard the right to access.

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I Was the One Kid Like Me in the Room

I Was the One Kid Like Me in the Room

George Shardlow shares how his childhood was a weird roller coaster ride. He says, “you seek out communities where people accept you.”

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Speaking Out to Knock Down Walls of Stigma Around Mental Illness

Speaking Out to Knock Down Walls of Stigma Around Mental Illness

Kate Eifrig knows that for society to be equitable, we’d stop with the “mental illness” thing and simply say, “illness”. For true parity, mental health would be spoken of simply as “health”.

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This is Who I Am – I Like to Go Fast!

This is Who I Am – I Like to Go Fast!

From being born with upside feet to Gold and Silver Medals on Team USA Paralympics, Mark Braun shares his world-class triumphant story. Upside down feet, not an obstacle for Mark, he took it and “ran with it”.

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When “Accessible” Claims Fall Short

When “Accessible” Claims Fall Short

John Riddle shares his frustration about how some places that claim to be accessible are actually not very accessible to a person in a wheelchair.

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Give Us a Chance

Give Us a Chance

Ben McCarthy speaks about how his theater work both challenges him and reveals new abilities.

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“Thinking Happy Thoughts” Doesn’t Adequately Address a Mental Health Illness

“Thinking Happy Thoughts” Doesn’t Adequately Address a Mental Health Illness

Sherry advises people to work a bit harder to inform themselves and understand before they make assumptions about people with hidden disabilities.

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