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spc_wspc_TheDisabilityShow 0010

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spc_wspc_TheDisabilityShow 0010

media files:

m4a -> http://media.libsyn.com/media/msb/spc_wspc_TheDisabilityShow_0010.m4a

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Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

This show is "not" any kind of a medical show /podcast.

It is by and for the disabled, and if we can help reach across the chasm of questions and indifference to the other side of the rainbow of ability ... well and good.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disabilities.

The path to disability is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.

---- "Building To Last Forever" by: "after touch" http://website.lineone.net/~nkay/afttch.html

We got PSAs:

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Campus Safety urges students, faculty and staff to sign up for text alerts, online @ spc.edu/alerts

This will be used to inform students, faculty and staff in an emergency.

This was useful last year in the bomb scare.

To sign up, students must know their Spirit ID # (Bring their Saint Peter's College ID.)

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Here's a proper, honest to goodness, real promo. :-)

Promo_WSPC_PeacockNation2008/12/05

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Cross-promo with Pauwwow.com

---- We got a sponsor!

Sponsorship message: Prince of Pizza

Portions of today's programming are underwritten by

Prince of Pizza

763 Bergen Avenue in

Jersey City

ph: 201-434-9453

Pizza, Hot food, Salads, Wings, Heroes, Panini and Cold Beverages.

Prince of Pizza; serving St. Peter's College and Jersey City for more than 40 years.

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Intro

I just spent an interesting Saturday at the College attending a leadership seminar.

I sort of came automatically with my new role as marketing something or other for WSPC.

It turned out to be a whole lot more interesting than I'd originally though.

Lets get one thing straight, I've gone to a lot of "team building exercises", "management retreats", colloquia and seminars.

I knew what to expect. Lots of huggy feelly crap, clap-trap, and twaddle.

But surprise surprise; it actually turned out to be better run than some of the ones my previous employers had shelled out the sheckels for.

---- "Building Blocks" by: "Anthony L Smith" http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandid=106300

Thesis:

The only problem with the career building part of the day long sessions was that it was not, I repeat not, disabled friendly in any way, shape of form.

I am, uh,  mobility challenged and as such was left literally sitting, wall flower like, along the wall while observing the action occurring at the center of the hall.

Okay, I enjoyed it because I have a perverse and nasty sense of humor which would probably get my face slapped, at the very least,, should my thoughts ever be open for public scrutiny. :-)

---- "Building Around It" by: "Elika" http://www.elikamusic.com/

Synthesis:

Its a sad fact, but I will never fit in.

Now that I've finally got over myself, I still can't fit in...

It took me years to recognize that I really was uh, uniquely qualified and that not everybody could do what I did.

it took me many more years to accept my MS, after it became obvious to everybody else that something was wrong, though schlepping around with a friggin' cane made it kind of plain and simple, even to me.

It is just as plainly obvious to everybody with eyes that I am a lot older than everybody else on  campus.

So why am I, make that was I, so pissed off that people were missing the obvious about the fact that all of the team building exercises were designed in such an exclusionary fashion?

---- "Burning Building" by: "Joe Peters" http://cdbaby.com/all/joedaiwarriors

Synthesis continued.

Its all a part of the exclusion principle.

Its in fact the most pernicious part.

Unless somebody is in my shoes, they don't ever think of anybody who might be in my shoes, of anybody who might be in any other shoes but their own.

That is why all of the professions and skilled trades in the world have a bunch of checklists, to make sure that they don't friggin' well forget that there are at least fifteen percent percent of the world who is different from them, no matter how different they think they AREN'T.

That's more that one in eight people who are having to struggle, to strain or to cope with the fact that they're structured differently the system builders from themselves.

---- "Building A Better Boy" by: "Machine Boy" http://www.machineboy.co.uk/

Conclusion:

Yeah, I'm handicapped.

I can't dance.

That doesn't mean I can't think.

---- "Stop That Building" by: "Verticals" http://myspace.com/surftheverticals

Outro

The show notes, incuding the complete text of this episode, and any and all links to the artists featured, are on a server ... somewhere.

And this show is also being podcast in m4a format, which means that it you use a compatible player, like iTunes, you get the content divided up into chapters with images and "hot links" to the the web, on the topic of the chapter or to accompany the music.

Sponsorship message: Prince of Pizza

Portions of today's programming are underwritten by

Prince of Pizza

763 Bergen Avenue in

Jersey City

ph: 201-434-9453

Pizza, Hot food, Salads, Wings, Heroes, Panini and Cold Beverages.

Prince of Pizza; serving St. Peter's College and Jersey City for more than 40 years.

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The music this time was

---- "Building To Last Forever" by: "after touch" http://website.lineone.net/~nkay/afttch.html

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

---- "Building Blocks" by: "Anthony L Smith" http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandid=106300

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

---- "Building Around It" by: "Elika" http://www.elikamusic.com/

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

---- "Burning Building" by: "Joe Peters" http://cdbaby.com/all/joedaiwarriors

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

---- "Building A Better Boy" by: "Machine Boy" http://www.machineboy.co.uk/

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

---- "Stop That Building" by: "Verticals" http://myspace.com/surftheverticals

 album: "none"

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

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