The radio debut of The Mud and the Lotus with Sonja K Peterson and Tim Abbott, talking about endometriosis and infertility. www.mudandlotus.com for more information. We are on Twitter @lightchronic and Facebook
Dolly Sen takes the helm to explore the difficult subject of suicide, to do some myth busting, explains what the warning signs are and how to get help.
Some of the resources available are:
Samaritans (08457 90 90 90 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Campaign Against Living Miserably for men between 15 and 35. (0800 58 58 58 / 5pm til midnight Saturday-Tuesday)
Technical Difficulties is back.
The name we finished with is Wheelchair Sports Camp, and her name is Kalyn Heffernan. I apologise for mis-speaking on the audio.
Contact us at www.lightchronicles.info.
This week’s show looked at Work/Benefits Balance, the winning submission from Benefitscamp, with Lisa Ellwood in Glamorgan, Lisa Egan in the studio and Nancy Farrell in the Isle of Wight on a scratchy microphone via Skype. We also heard about Lisa Ellwood’s Rise Up UK project for enabling disabled entrepreneurs.
This week we are joined by Dennis Queen (aka. Clair Lewis), disability rights activist with the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network
Do you receive disability benefits or are you over 75 years old, read on…
TV is switching to digital all over the UK and the traditional TV signal is being switched off area by area. Everyone needs to be ready for the switchover or you will lose TV channels.
If you have 5 channels or fewer on any TV in your home, you will need to convert it to digital.
We spoke to the regional co-ordinator of the Switchover Help Scheme for London, Samantha Latouche for more.
The Switchover Help Scheme can be contacted at 0800 40 87654 or online at www.helpscheme.co.uk wherein you can also apply for help.
On this week’s show, we are joined by Lisa J. Ellwood, Disability and Mental Health campaigner to cast light into the relationship between out-of-work benefits, employment and sanctions and the rise of ‘workfare’ in the UK. More from her can be found at www.thecreativecrip.com and on Twitter .
This week, Tim talks to the co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts, Linda Burnip about the current state of play in the Welfare Reform Bill, discontent amongst disabled people and a joint protest with UK Uncut (which we will also be witnessing for later broadcast).
Discussion about the #spartacusreport, published earlier this week by disability activists, largely ignored by the broadcast and print media but trending no. 1 on Twitter for most of the launch day. We will be joined by one of the report’s co-authors Kaliya Franklin, and I hope you can join the discussion on Google + , Facebook and Twitter . Wear your scars with pride, and remember. We all have Technical Difficulties.
Glorious hard work and collaboration by a group of people to bring the transcript for this podcast at http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/articles/kaliya-franklin-interview