Beyond Affliction:
The Disability History Project

Shows

The radio documentaries are airing on NPR member stations. Check AIRTIMES for your local station broadcasting. If you can't find a local broadcast listing, call your local public radio station's program director to find out if one is coming up, or you can order tapes and transcripts by calling 303-823-8000. In this site, you can listen to portions of the programs, read source material and see a history of images on each program's Web site.

Inventing The Poster Child
Looks and listens to the relationship between charity and disabilty since the 1820s.

What's Work Got To Do With It?
Explores how new and old ideas about social welfare--public programs versus philanthropic ones, affect the lives of people with disabilities

The Overdue Revolution
Studies how the identity of people with disabilities has evolved, the communities in which they have lived, and the emergence of the disability civil rights movement.

Tomorrow's Children
This program considers the complex relationship between reproductive technology and people with disabilities - in the present and in the past century.