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[Photo: Ben McCarthy]
Ben McCarthy: I would always be nervous, like kind of stage fright kind of thing. I wouldn’t even want to talk. I knew I could in my head, like I knew I could do it, and then once I tried and kept doing it, it eventually became a breeze.
[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: Ben McCarthy]
Ben McCarthy: My name is Ben McCarthy. I have from ADHD to hearing loss. I am an artist. I’ve learned many different skills in the theater world. When you’re creating a character, and it’s fun, just expressing, figuring out what’s best for you.
When you let people with disabilities try it, you learn that, “Oh, this person can easily learn these lines.” Give us a chance, and we can show you what we can do.
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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.