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New book about Lucy Gwin and the voice of Disability Nation

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University of Massachusetts Press

Longtime area journalist Jim Odato joins us about his new book, "This Brain Had a Mouth, Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation," about author, advocacy journalist, disability rights activist, feminist, and founder of Mouth magazine, Lucy Gwin.

Gwin made her mark by helping those in "handicaptivity" find their voice. Gwin produced over one hundred issues of the magazine―one of the most radical and significant disability rights publications―and masterminded its acerbic, sometimes funny, and often moving articles about people from throughout the disability community.

In his biography, Jim Odato provides an intimate portrait of Gwin, detailing how she forged her own path into activism.

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Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.