Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Fighting for a Home of One’s Own

Posted on · We're reporting this week on disability issues, twenty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees access to public spaces. But it cannot guarantee that most prized human desire: a home of one's own. In part four of our series, KUHF health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel reports on what it takes to stay out of a nursing home, living independently and with dignity.

Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Blind Teens Take Summer Camp in Stride

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel is going in-depth to explore the law and other real-life issues for those who have a disability. For the third story in our series, she visited a summer camp for blind teenagers in Burton, Texas.

Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Disability a Disadvantage in Job Hunt

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. While the law has had many benefits, people with disabilities still tend to suffer economically. As a group, they have the highest unemployment rate in the country. KUHF Health, Science, and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel explores that problem today as part of her week-long series on disability and society.

Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: 20 years of the ADA

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of an important civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA has made it easier for people with disabilities to take buses, go to movies, even vote. But the law was not a panacea. People with disabilities still struggle with poverty, isolation and unemployment. In the first story of a weeklong series, Carrie Feibel talks with one Houstonian about his disability — and his refusal to let it define him.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Six

Posted on · Around 500 men and women have traveled into space. Twelve men have walked on the moon. NASA is now making plans for it's future with a new science-driven agenda. Ed Mayberry has the conclusion of our six-part series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Five

Posted on · As NASA celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the agency, known mostly for its triumphs, is also reflecting on its tragedies. Seventeen astronauts have died since 1967 in three different accidents. In the fifth of a six-part KUHF series, Jack Williams spoke with one man who has been at NASA for the past 42 years. He's watched the agency change after each of those mishaps.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Four

Posted on · Twenty years after Russia put the first man into space, a new type of vehicle was ready for lift-off at Kennedy Space Center. Pat Hernandez says the re-usable shuttle fleet was designed for a hundred trips into space — in part four of our series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Three

Posted on · The space race was over. Russia won. And Americans felt demoralized. But President John F. Kennedy made a radical promise to the nation — within a decade an American astronaut would walk on the moon. Laurie Johnson has this report on the moon landing — in part three of our series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Two

Posted on · Bill Stamps takes us back to the early sixties while KUHF celebrates the 50th Anniversary of NASA. America was in space race with the Russians and we needed the right people and equipment to win.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part One

Posted on · NASA is 50 years old this month. The act of Congress that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration went into effect on October 1st of 1958. In part one of KUHF's special series on the NASA anniversary, Jim Bell looks back at the events that led to the beginning of what we now call "The Space Age".