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THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO THE WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH ME? PODCAST

My name is John, I’m 42 years old, husband, father, owner of Hoppin Hot Sauce, KFJC radio DJ, podcaster and I have multiple sclerosis (MS).

I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.

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I moved to San Leandro. Season 5 has begun. I’m unpacking slowly and starting to plug in to the community.

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Interview

Thoughtline Interview

In this episode of the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast, we’re presenting an interview with newly-elected San Mateo School District Board Member Ligia Andrade Zuñiga, who is a disabled wheelchair user. I interviewed her because I thought it was remarkable for a disabled woman to win an election. It originally aired Monday, December 28th from 6-7PM.on KFJC 89.7FM on the Thoughtline public affairs program. This material was developed to bring under-represented voices onto the air waves at KFJC, in order to “promote and increase diversity at the station.”

Powerful Representation

What Ligia says is very powerful, and it resonated with me, about how disabled people are invisible. My airname on KFJC is Hemroid The Leader. Please do not be alarmed. it is just an alias.

Connections

Interviewing Ligia was suggested to me by Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project, who we’ve covered before, and hopefully we’ll hear from again.

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Interview
Interview someone and learn about them

In The Habit

We’re nearing the end of four seasons on the podcast. Like I said last time, I’m thinking of changing or stopping it. For now, I’m still in the habit.

I recorded an interview with the activist Ligia Andrade Zuniga that I hope to air on KFJC.

Reflecting on the mental health epidemic that accompanies the coronavirus epidemic, the podcast takes an unexpected turn.

It comes back on track at the end, courtesy of the words of Marc Maron.

Cya next time. As always, get me via the Contact Form. Hasta luego!

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Lots of boxes

I’m thinking about changing this.

I started this podcast with a determination to try and understand who I was as a disabled person, to grow my disability consciousness. Now that I am on the cusp of relocation, I wonder, did I accomplish what I came for? Let me know what you think via the Contact form.

This episode quotes from the first episode of What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast, “Trying.”

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