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51% Show #1356

Jeremy Dalmas

On this week’s 51%, New York is home to new legislation combating sexual assault on college campuses; a woman talks about companies that hire workers with disabilities, a female comedian says there's more than just humor in her Disabilities Act; and a young woman provides art therapy to marginalized kids in Portugal.

While advocates and politicians seek an alternative, more integrative model to the AbilityOneprogram, Gladys, a disabled worker wonders if the program disappears who will hire workers with disabilities? Kelsey Nicols reports.  

Can comedy serve as education?  As Jeremy Dalmas reports for KALW Crosscurrents, that's the hope with jokes from The Comedians With Disabilities Act.  

A young woman is helping black kids who live in the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal rebuild their confidence and take pride in their heritage. As DW Correspondent Nadia Dinis reports, Margarita does this through art. 

And that's our show this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.

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