Segment 1: History of deaf discrimination in the United States.
Members of the hearing-impaired community oft face unique challenges when living in America. We discuss the history of persecution against people with deafness in the United States as well as milestones alongside the path to equal rights. Also, meet the local instructor who teaches deaf refugees their first language: American Sign Language.
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- Rev. Debbie J. Buchholz, pastor, Deaf International Community Church
- William Ennis, assistant professor of history, Gallaudet University
Segment 2, beginning at 34:37: For one local artist, music is a quest to find self-love.
Stephonne Singleton, a singer-songwriter, has spent eight years working on his first album. The Wyandotte County native shares how growing up listening to the singers like Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle and Barbara Streisand shaped his musical style.
- Stephonne Singleton, musician