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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.

August 2018


Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Imani Cruzen
Recorded: 7/11/2018

On this program:
Mark Hughes – Direct Care workforce Crisis

Guests: Sara Grafstrom, Director of Member Advocacy, ARRM; Lynn Noren, President/CEO of RISE; Jenn Reiter, board member MN Families and Advocates Coalition

Mark and his guests discuss the impact of recent legislation on the direct care workforce crisis.

Imani Cruzen - Technology to improve independence of people with disabilities
Guest: Barb Turner, Senior Director of External Affairs ARRM
Barb shares information about how technology can improve independence for peple with disabilities.

July 2018


Host: Mark Hughes
Co-Host: Joan Willshire
Recorded: 6/13/2018

On this program:
Mark Hughes – Review 2018 Legislative Session

Guests: Jeff Bangsberg, Advocate; Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, Arc Greater Twin Cities; Joan Willshire, Executive Director, MN Council on Disability

Mark and his guests discuss the outcomes of the 2018 legislative session and steps for next year.

Joan Willshire - News series about people disabiities
Guest: Chris Serres, Reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Joan and Chris discuss how he decided to write the article on people with disabilities and employment