Ed Sabatino filled in for Paul Pacelli on Connecticut Today and touched on a variety of items on this Thanksgiving Eve. First, Ed spoke to Mekdela, author “Plus Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia and Social Change,” about the idea commenting on people’s weight, and why you shouldn’t (0:00). Penny Mishkin, retired Occupational Therapist and author of the new book, “How I See It: A Personal and Historical View of Disability,” joined Ed later on in the program to talk about if it’s okay to still use the word “disabled” and some of the issues facing those living with disabilities (15:18). Finally, Ed spoke to Michael D. Jaques, Decorated U.S. Army Chaplain, author of “A Chaplain’s Battle: Transcending Powerlessness in an Explosive World.” The focus of the conversation centered around how hard it is for some veterans around the holiday season and the struggle they face with PTSD and depression that they go through (32:14).
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