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Past episodes, bloopers and other takes from The Gene and Dave Show.

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Episode: ADA 23rd Anniversary Special – The Truth You Never Knew

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

In October of 2012, Dave traveled to The Southwest Conference on Disability in Albuquerque, NM.  While there, he learned some amazing things and met many incredible people.  Among those people was Linda Pedro, a champion spokesperson whose testimony was heard during the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Many people were involved with […]

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Episode: Music

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Music Show Summary Our Music show showcases some Austin musicians with disabilities.  We learn how some musicians compose, edit, and play their own music.  We also learn about Music Therapy and how music was used in direct action civil disobedience actions.  We also hear and learn about the Spirit of Goodwill Band, how they were […]

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Episode: Employment

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

President Obama recently stated that employment is the key to this nations economic crisis. So in this episode, Gene and Dave take on the topic of employment. Find out how you can become employed.

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Episode: Accessible Austin

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The Accessible Austin show gave Gene and Dave the opportunity to explore the transportation and accommodation options in Austin, Texas. Austin is a fantastic place to live, and it’s an incredible place to come visit, too. And with SXSW every year, people come by the millions. This show should be especially helpful to people with disabilities who are planning on visiting Austin. Austinites should also find some helpful information as well.

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Episode: Affordable Care Act with Marge Petty

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The Gene And Dave Show Summary Affordable Care Act (ACA) with Marge Petty Gene and Dave interviewed Marge Petty about the Affordable Care Act.  Marge wanted our viewers to know about the ACA’s section on pre-existing condition insurance plan (PCIP). Reforms under the Affordable Care Act have brought an end to some of the worst […]

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Episode: Family

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Family Show Summary   Our Family show gave us the opportunity to talk with several parents with disabilities and their family.  We also learned about activities to preserve community services for families who have a child with a disability.  Gene and Dave listed several resources for families who have a child with a disability and […]

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Outtake: G and D Enter “Faces of Austin”

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Gene and Dave present Performance Arts opportunities in Austin, for people with disabilities.  We show leaders in the field as well as performance artists with disabilities.  Organization directors describe the arts while performance clips, taken at various venues, are shown. We developed this movie in response to the city’s Call for Entries for their  FACES […]

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Episode: Indoor Recreation

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Gene and Dave love keeping busy and staying active. But once the weather turns cool, what’s a wheelchair rider to do? Follow Gene and Dave as they track down the many indoor recreational sports, including bowling, hockey, soccer, and basketball, for people who use wheelchairs. They even made up a game of their own.

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Outtake: Balloon Competition

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Gene and Dave were disappointed because of few indoor sports for folks who use electric wheelchairs so they created their own sport. It’s called Balloon Blowing…

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Outtake: The Price is Wrong!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

This clip was written to illustrate the high cost of medical equipment, specifically, wheelchairs.  The skit, however, was overly complicated and took too long to make the point.  Consequently, it was never captioned or aired.  Rather than throw it away, we offer it for your review. We only had one podium.  We had to create […]

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Episode: Outdoor Recreation

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

“Mom! I’m bored… There’s NEVER anything to do!!!” Gene and Dave set out to find many ways to have fun outdoors. In this episode they explore outdoor recreational activities around the world for people with disabilities. Follow them as they Kayak on Lady Bird Lake, travel to Africa for some breath taking bridge jumping, and many more adventures in between. Watch now for the many possibilities of Outdoor Recreation.

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Episode: Dave On Lady Bird

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Gene and Dave are very hard at work on the next episode. Especially since the focus of the next episode is recreation, they are really “working” hard. In fact, Dave never knows…

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Episode: Law, Advocacy and Life

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

In this episode Gene and Dave attempt to answer all those tough law questions people with disabilities face everyday. “Can I sue that restaurant because they have a step? While I’m at it, can I sue the city and state too?” “How much money can I make and still qualify for the Medicaid Waiver program?” Come with us on a quest to stump an advocate, a city official, and a couple attorneys. And along the way maybe you too will get your question answered.

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Episode: Health

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Gene and Dave venture out to get healthy at Milk and Honey. With interviews from physical therapist, Michele Harris, Austin’s Wheelchair Fitness Center, Larry Turner, and Kitchen Korner with Mikail Davenport. This episode also features a classic Actual Lives Austin skit where Dave’s wife, Terri, convinces him to be Richard Simmons.

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Episode: Assistive Technology

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Assistive Technology focuses on the gadgets and services that improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In this episode Gene and Dave have conversations with Jamie Judd-Wall about augmentative communication devices, Britt Sitz on durable medical equipment, and Chris Hyatt talks about service dogs.

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Outtake: Gene is a Dumb Ass

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

After half a day of filming the introductions for the Assistive Technology episode, Dave has his camera rolling as Gene discovers the tape in his camera was at the end.  The entire day of filming was lost, but Dave feels it was worth it to catch Gene admitting that he is a “Dumb Ass!”

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Episode: Accessible Information Technology

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Accessible Information Technology takes a close look at accessibility from the web to multimedia. In this episode Gene and Dave interview Sharron Rush, Desiree Sturdevant, and Kate May.

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Outtake: Gene’s Exit

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Gene does most of the video editing for the show. This clip was filmed and edited by Dave. The Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free music Dave adds makes Gene’s daily roll out of his apartment both dramatic and funky.

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Episode: Politics

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Politics deals with the adventurous lives of people dealing with accessibility as it pertains to the government. Gene and Dave spend some quality time with Patrick Rose, Dennis Borel, and Bob Kafka.

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Outtake: Gene’s New Laptop

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Having more fun with the technology at Channel Austin, Gene tells Dave about his extra-large laptop that will do extra large print to satisfy one of the requirements for accessibility.