© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KCUR FM is operating at lower power and KCUR HD1 & HD2 (Classical) are off air while Kansas City PBS performs repair work. Signals will be restored this afternoon.
kcur_89.3_up_to_date.png
Up To Date

Opening Up Extreme Sports To People With Disabilities

SeanOneillParadoxSports_0.jpg
Lourdes Irizarry
/
paradoxsports.tumblr.com

You wouldn’t think mountain climbing would be an activity a paraplegic person could still enjoy. But one group’s efforts to adapt activities like mountain climbing are coming to fruition.

In the first part of Friday's Up to Date, we talk about how they’re making sports more available to people with disabilities and what inspired them to get involved with this project.

Guests:

  • Tim O'Neill, founder and executive director of Paradox Sports and professional climber
  • Pete Davis, co-founder of Paradox Sports
  • Nick Colgin, war veteran who suffers from PTSD

Tags

Up To Date disabilitiessports
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.