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.

May 2017

Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Joan Willshire
Recorded: 4/8/2017

On this program:
Mark Hughes - Partners in Policymaking
Mark visited a number of young advocates who have successfully participated in an important program that provides a personal voice from the disability community to legislators.  

Joan Willshire - Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota
Joan congratulates former co-host Sheri Melander-Smith, the winner of 2017 Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota, to discuss her exciting activities.  

Legislative Update

Randy Bachman from MNCCD provides an update on the top priorities in this year's legislative session and their current status.

 

April 2017

Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Nick Wilkie
Recorded: 3/08/2017

On this program:
Mark Hughes - Legislative Update Special
Steve Larson from ARC MN joins Mark to give an update on activities at the State Capitol.  

Nick Wilkie - Music Therapy
Anna Eltringham, Music Therapist for Regions Hospital, and Thabiso Rowan, Musician, explain the benefits of music as part of your health. Later they perform "As I Rise" in the studio. 

March 2017

Host: Mark Hughes
Recorded: 2/08/2017

On this program:
Mark Hughes - Caregiver Employment Shortage
Mark hosts a forum on a growing crisis with finding enough caregivers. Panel guests are: Chris Serres from Star Tribune, Drew Henry from ARRM, Pam Gonella from Best Life Alliance, Mike Gude from ARC MN, and Jeff Bangsberg, Advocate.  

Legislative Update
Mike Gude, director of ARC MN, provides an update on the latest efforts at the capitol. 

Mark Hughes - Local Media Coverage
Mark welcomes Chris Serres, award-winning reporter from the Star Tribune, to talk about his efforts to address outstanding issues in the Disability community.