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What We Get Wrong About Disability

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When was the last time you saw someone with a disability? Do you have a loved one who is part of the community? Did you see a character on TV, or did you just pass someone on the street? For some it may take a while to answer that question. Why is that?

Are we giving people with disabilities the attention they deserve? Do we have the right perception of those with disabilities? If you saw a character on TV that was disabled was he/she in fact played by a disabled actor/actress?

One in five people in the U.S. has a disability. Our guests deal with these issues head on and they will help us examine what we, as a society, get wrong about disability.

People with disabilities are the original life hackers. There is a good chance that someone with a disability has already been working on a problem that someone without a disability is trying to solve. So why not ask them?

To read Jason Perez's personal essay on what inspired him to produce this episode, click here. 


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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to the show.

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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