SCP54: Stomping Retard

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In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 54, Daniel is joined by guest Dan Hayes, from Southern California, for an in-depth discussion about Spread the Word to End the Word; stomping the word “retard”; and language affecting people with disabilities.

Dan and Dan discuss the following: 

  •  if r-word is hate speech;
  • how “retardation” went from clinical description to word of derision;
  • start of Spread the Word to End the Word campaign; SO Athletes and Change;
  • Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities?;
  • SO Launches R-Word.org website;
  • Combat against r-word daily usage;
  • “Tropic Thunder” movie Wastes your time; mobilizing against the film;
  •  Legislation Challenges, Changes include Rose’s Law;
  • Intellectual Disability replace Mental Retardation?;
  • People First Language;
  • Spread the Word to End the Word Help people with disabilities?;
  • Advocate against “r-word” term?;
  • “R-word” Dehumanizing people with disabilities?;
  • “R-word” effects Dan and Dan;

In the news segment, Daniel and Dan discuss the following:

  • Article from AutismNow.org: “What Reading Self Advocate Blogs Does” By Alyssa of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Recap Special Olympics District Aquatics Swim Meet:
    • Dan’s thoughts on the meet and medals he received
    • same location as “Respect Village”
  • Telephone Voicemail Report on “Respect Village” in Naperville, Ill., Reported by Teresa M. Crudele
  • Article from SpecialChronicles.com: “Wounded By Words” By Daniel Smrokowski
  • Article from Huffington Post: “A word can be a matter of life and death” By Matthew Holder,  Global Medical Advisor for S.O.
  • Op-Ed Article from “The New York Times”:  “A Word Gone Wrong” By Lawrence Downes
  • Article from Huffington Post: “What’s wrong with ‘retard’?” By Soeren Palumbo and Tim Shriver Jr.
  • Telephone  Voicemail Report on R-Word event at Pontiac Township High School in Pontiac, Ill., Reported by Michele Henson

In our Movie/TV Review segment, Dan and Dan review the short video “You Abuse The Word – PTHS Spread the Word to End the Word 2013″ – filmed and produced by McCoy Studios.

In our Feedback segment, we have 2 new reviews in iTunes, a live audio feedback from Dan Hayes, plus we encourage your listener voicemail feedback, iTunes reviews, and other ways to send in your feedback; and this week’s Signed Book Giveaway.

We close this episode with a teaser of what’s coming soon; final thoughts; and a closing song relating our feature interview today:

Final Song: “It Starts with a Voice”  by Amy And Ben Wright, Courtesy SpecialOlympics.org and the Wright family
Purchase the song on iTunes to benefit the Special Olympics | Watch the music video

Send In your Feedback:

Links discussed in this episode:

  • Telephone  Voicemail Report on R-Word event at Pontiac Township High School in Pontiac, Ill., Reported by Michele Henson
  • “You Abuse The Word – PTHS Spread the Word to End the Word 2013″ Watch the video filmed and produced by McCoy Studios.

Music Credits: 

Episode Photo Credits: “stompingretard.jpg” Photo By Daniel Smrokowski

Connect with Dan: Dan’s  Portfolio WebsiteDan’s Facebook ProfileDan’s Facebook PageFollow Dan on Twitter,   Dan’s Google+ ProfileDan’s Audioboo

This podcast was recorded on SCLive in front of a Live SCTV and SCRadio audience.  You too can join the crowd and see and hear funny bloopers that don’t make the final cut that you hear and the Pre-Show and After-Show, by going to Live.SpecialChronicles.com or Radio.SpecialChronicles.com. Just keep an eye out for a tweet from @SpecialCPodcast or facebook update from @SpecialChroniclesPodcast for when Dan will broadcast live next.

SPONSORSHIP:

  • This episode of the podcast is sponsored by  Chegg Textbook Rentals, where you can also sell back your books, and Save Money and trees.  Please use this affiliate link to help support the new media work here at SpecialChronicles.com.  
  • Sponsorship of this podcast is a gift from Holy Trinity Catholic School & Parish in Westmont, Ill. Thanks to them for their generous support of this podcast!   The BlueHost Hosting is how the SpecialChronicles.com website and audio podcast is made available to you.
  • More information about how sponsors can be found here at SpecialChronicles.com/Sponsors.

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EXTRA INFO: 

Episode Outline:

HOUR 1: In-Depth Discussion about Spread the Word to End the Word.

  • 1. Intro: Starts 00:00:00
  • 2. Feature in-depth discussion about Spread the Word to End the Word:  Starts 00:03:00 
    • if r-word is hate speech
    • how “retardation” went from clinical description to word of derision
    • start of Spread the Word to End the Word campaign-SO Athletes and Change
    • Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities?
    • SO Launches R-Word.org website
    • Combat against r-word daily usage
    • “Tropic Thunder” movie Wastes your time-mobilizing against the film
    • “focus in children”
  • Continuing in-depth discussion about Spread the Word to End the Word: Starts at:  00:17:10
    •  Legislation Challenges, Changes include Rose’s Law
    • Intellectual Disability replace Mental Retardation?
    • People First Language
    • Spread the Word to End the Word Help people with disabilities?
  • Continuing in-depth discussion about Spread the Word to End the Word: starts at 00:39:00
    • Advocate against “r-word” term?:
    • “R-word” Dehumanizing people with disabilities?
    • “R-word” effects Dan and Dan.
  • “The Break podcast” promo and our thoughts on Fr. Roderick’s podcasts at SQPN.com: Starts at 00:49:16

[Teaser/Break: Starts at: 00:58:10]

 

HOUR 2: R-WORD NEWS COMMENTARY; R-WORD VIDEO REVIEW; FEEDBACK

[Teaser/Break: Starts at: 01:16:14]

  • 4.  Movie/TV Review segment: Starts 01:33:18
    • “You Abuse The Word – PTHS Spread the Word to End the Word 2013″
              [Teaser/Break: Starts at: 01:37:37]
  • 5. Feedback segment: Starts 01:40:00
  • 7. Teaser Coming Soon/Final Thoughts segments: Starts 01:47:22
  • 8. Final Song: “It Starts with a voice” By Ben & Amy Wright:   Starts 01:50:26
  • 9. Bonus:  “End the R-Word 44-second PSA” By the Wright Family:  Starts 01:55:25
  • Total Audio Episode Time: 01:56:09

 

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