DISABILITY

 

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Watch Mondays at 7:30 pm, Tuesdays at 3:30 am, 11:30 am & 6 pm, Wednesdays at 2 am, 10 am on Channel 15.

November 2018

 

Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Nick Wilkie
Recorded: 10/10/2018

Mark Hughes, host, Chad Olson and Mark Knutson talk about about their experiences with adaptive sports and share information about finding adaptive sports programs.


Nick Wilkie, Co-host and his guest Jennie Schwartz, that about WIOA assessment program to help people with disabilities determine employment options. Jennie is the WIOA Team Manager at MCIL.
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October 2018

 

Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Joan Wilshire
Recorded: 9/19/2018

On this program:
Mark Hughes interviews Author Susan Bartlett Foote

Mark and Susan discuss her book, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls - Reforming Minnesota's Mental Institutions 1946-1954

Joan Wilshire interviews Tracey Gibson, Statewide Director, Recruitment, Retention & Affirmative Action, MN Management and Budget and Kjensmo Walker, Connect 700 Program Participant
They discuss the Connect 700 Program that provides another path to a state job for people with certain disabilities. Learn more at https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/.
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September 2018

 

Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Nikki Villavicencio
Recorded: 8/8/2018

On this program:
Mark Hughes interviews Alicia Munson, Arc Minnesota

Mark and Alicia discuss the process for registering to vote, which state offices are being voted on, voting absentee and shared information about accessible polling places.

Nikki Villavicencio interviews Tyler Frank, Organizer, SEIU Health Care MN
Nikki and Tyler discuss the challenges facing people with disabilities due to the shortage of direct care workers and the new web site at DHS connecting people with disabilities with support and direct care staff.
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