Around the Dial - December 2020

Around the Dial - December 2020

Disability Channel Minnesota

Disability Landscape/Disability Channel Minnesota has launched its YouTube channel. Mark Knutson, Charlie Brose and their team are regularly posting shows. They are looking for contributors to the channel. Contact them at disabilitychannelmn@gmail.com 

Disability and Progress

KFAI Radio, 6-7 p.m. Thu. Shows are now available on podcast. Just a few episodes are on podcast now but more will be there in the future. 

Host Sam Jasmine and her guests explore a wide range of topics that are important to people with disabilities. KFAI is at 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul. Listeners outside of the Twin Cities, or those looking for a past show, will find the show’s archives online. A smartphone app is also available to hear archived programs. To make comments or make suggestions, call 612-341-3144, or email disabilityandprogress@tcq.net. Postal mail can be sent to KFAI, 1808 Riverside Ave. S., Disability and Progress, Box 116, Minneapolis MN 55454. 

Disability Viewpoints 

Disability Viewpoints is an award-winning public access television show by and for people with disabilities. Mark Hughes and his team of co-hosts feature current news, interesting people and groups, and events in Minnesota’s disability community. The show is produced by volunteers at St. Paul Neighborhood Network. Some shows are archived on YouTube. You can also search for Disability Viewpoints at SPNN to find past shows. Visit the show’s Facebook page.

Conor’s Corner 

Happy one-year anniversary to Conor’s Corner. St. Paul Highland Park resident Conor O’Meara can be heard at 10 a.m. Mondays, replayed 8 a.m. Saturdays, at 94.1 or online at WFNU. org Frogtown Community Radio. The show can also be found on Spotify and Mixcloud.

Conor at the mike
Conor O’Meara

The on-air studio line, offered 10-11 a.m. Mondays, is 651-313-5125. 

O’Meara conducts a wide range of interviews, talks about what is going on in his life and even sings a little Elvis Presley when the time is right. He is a past Minnesota State High School League adapted bowling champion. T-shirts from the show are for sale at the St. Paul Highland Park Lund’s & Byerly’s store. 

Other programming 

Access Press is interested in listing regularly scheduled broadcast, cablecast or podcast programs by and for people with disabilities. Programming needs to have a tie to Minnesota or the Upper Midwest. 

Around the Dial is published on a space-available basis. Anyone with questions can contact jane@ testing.accesspress.org