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Navigating ableism in life and politics

Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman
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Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman

Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania John Fetterman continues to recover from a stroke, but some have questioned his capacity to serve as a potential Senator.

But disability rights advocates have come to his defense. This hour on Where We Live, we talk about ableism in life and politics.

Dr. Janet Williams, CEO and president of Minds Matter, LLC., and Lydia X. Z. Brown, join us. We also hear from Dr. Kevin Sheth, director of the Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health.

If you are part of the disabled community, we want to hear from you. Drop us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.


  • Dr. Janet Williams - CEO and president of Minds Matter LLC, an organization that assists people with disabilities to live work and play in the community
  • Dr. Kevin Sheth -  Director of Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health
  • Dan Schwartz - Employment Law Partner at Shipman and Goodwin and publisher of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog
  • Lydia X. Z. Brown - disability rights advocate and candidate for Maryland State House

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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
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