[Logo: Ampers radio station, with tagline that reads, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.]
[Photo: Karen Thorud]
Karen Thorud: Everybody’s got a disability, whether you’re labeled with a disability or not. Everybody has something that they can’t do well.
[Logo: Ampers radio station, with taglines that read, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and Keep Moving Forward.]
Host: This is Keep Moving Forward.
[Photo: President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library.]
George H.W. Bush: Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.
[Logos: Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015, and Disability Rights Are Civil Rights. Logos courtesy of the ADA National Network.]
Host: Exploring the legacy and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
[Photos: Karen Thorud]
Karen Thorud: My name is Karen Thorud. I am a singer and an actress and a mover, and I’m a person with a disability. I have bipolar and developmental disabilities.
I won’t always be the first person to catch on, but eventually I can be taught, I will catch on. Someone told me, “Karen, you are slow, but you are good.” I’m slow, but I’ll catch on. I’m slow, but I’m teachable. I’m slow, but I am good.
People with disabilities were made to not give up. If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.
[Logos: the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, and the Ampers radio station.]
Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, online at Ampers.org.