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Independent Idaho

Independent Idaho

By Living Independence Network Corporation

Independent Idaho is a podcast dedicated to the exploration of all things disability in the Gem State and beyond. Independent Idaho is a production of the Living Independence Network Corporation, one of Idaho's three Centers for Independent Living. Our mission is to empower Idahoans with disabilities across the lifespan to achieve our desired level of independence.
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What is indepedent living? with Mark Leeper

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Las Senoras with Griselda Camacho
Las Senoras with Griselda Camacho
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Griselda Camacho who helped found, and now works with, Las Senoras. Las Senoras is a community-based group helping families navigate disability services and resources. Griselda shares her personal story, as well as the experiences of Idaho families trying to overcome barriers in order to secure support for family members with disabilities. To donate to Las Senoras, donate here and in the comment section note it is for Juntos Creando Cambios. 
01:01:46
December 05, 2022
Little people in a big world with Jen Grush-Dale
Little people in a big world with Jen Grush-Dale
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Jen Grush-Dale, President of the Snake River Valley Chapter of Little People of America, about life as a little person, the national organization Little People of America, and much more. To learn about Little People of America, go to https://www.lpaonline.org/.
01:11:16
November 21, 2022
Accessible birding with Lorraine Poor
Accessible birding with Lorraine Poor
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, with talk with Lorraine Poor who leads accessible birding events in the Boise area with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Learn more about accessible birding at www.birdability.org and sign-up for an accessible birding trip with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society at www.goldeneagleaudubon.org.
52:14
November 07, 2022
Making homes and neighborhoods Visitable with Erik Kingston
Making homes and neighborhoods Visitable with Erik Kingston
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Erik Kingston about creating visitable single family homes and neighborhoods. You can find more information on Visitability at www.visitability.org. Other resources include www.rampupidaho.org and www.fairhousingforum.org.
01:03:20
October 24, 2022
Planes, trains, and social change with Kelly Buckland
Planes, trains, and social change with Kelly Buckland
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Kelly Buckland, Disability Advisory with the Department of Transportation, about his work making public transportation more accessible. We discuss changes in rules to the commercial airline industry, rail systems like Amtrak, and how rideshare and e-scooters have changed our landscape, good and bad. 
58:05
October 10, 2022
Disaster and disability with Germán Parodi
Disaster and disability with Germán Parodi
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we talk with Germán Parodi, Co-Director of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (The Partnership), about living with a disability and being prepared for a disaster or emergency. We also discuss how disaster response has fallen short when it comes to issues of access, and what the impact has been from past and current disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Maria, and Harvey. Finally, we take a look at the impact on people with disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Partnership is the only U.S. disability-led organization with a focused mission of equity for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs throughout all planning, programs, services and procedures before, during and after disasters and emergencies. For more information on The Partnership, go to www.disasterstrategies.org. For more information on being prepared for a disaster, or to get involved in local emergency planning activities, contact LINC. 
01:01:36
September 23, 2022
What is indepedent living? with Mark Leeper
What is indepedent living? with Mark Leeper
For a transcript of this episode, click here. In this episode, we'll talk with Mark Leeper, Executive Director of Disability Action Center Northwest about independent living history, philosophy, movement, and programs. For more information on the Disability Action Center Northwest, go to https://www.dacnw.org. 
01:08:06
September 08, 2022