Education & Entertainment | Podcast Recommendations – August 2019

3 great podcasts worth listening to

Disability, Rights, and Discrimination by THINK+change

THINK+change is The Arc of Aurora’s social enterprise training and education program that strives to change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with I/DD, their families, and the professionals in their lives.

This five-part series focuses on disability rights that support access to everyday life and community involvement for people with disabilities, including:

  • Overview: Learn about the history of rights’ progression and discrimination for people with disabilities.
  • Educational Rights: Learn about free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities.
  • Physical Setting Rights: Learn about laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.
  • Community Living Rights: Learn about programs that ensure people with disabilities can live and participate in the community as citizens.
  • Voting Rights: Learn how people with disabilities are entitled to have access to vote.

Disability Matters with host Joyce Bender

Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations, and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

Everybody In hosted by Faith Vidrine & Andrea Moore

Faith Vidrine, the co-host of “Everybody In,” experiences Down syndrome. But this podcast isn’t really about that, exactly. This podcast is about conversations and connections. It’s about how we are the same, and how we’re different. For each episode, Faith and her co-host Andrea Moore interview a different guest. Some of their guests experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, also known as I/DD, and some don’t. They talk about friendship, family, adulthood, and — when it comes up — disability. The podcast is called “Everybody In” because they are so interested in… EVERYBODY.

“Everybody In” is conceived and produced by The Wayfaring Band, a Denver-based 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Wayfaring Band is not a rock-and-roll band, but a band of travelers. They create opportunities for people to increase their leadership and life skills through travel, serving adults with and without disabilities.