Rob Pratte-Pgh. Media Personality Talks Career and Disabilities.

February 19, 2019
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce’s honored guest is Pittsburgh’s own, Rob Pratte. Rob is a long-time NewsRadio KDKA host and former Pittsburgh cable TV host. Rob will discuss his career in broadcasting, and why his compassion for people with disabilities is important to him. He will also explain how and why that compassion compels him to feature topics affecting people with disabilities on his shows.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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Episode Directory

February 2019

  • 2/26/2019: Mission of Starkloff Disability Institute Coming Soon
  • 2/19/2019: Rob Pratte-Pgh. Media Personality Talks Career and Disabilities. Listen Now
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  • 2/5/2019: Wells Fargo's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities Listen Now

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