TPiH 56 – Beyond Barriers

In this episode of That Podcast in Hutch, I visit with my friends from Beyond Barriers – formerly known as Prairie Independent Living Resource Center. 

Erica Rivera, Kelly Miller, and Emerald – a black lab service dog – join me to talk about what it means to live life with a disability – but more importantly what it means to live life independently. 

One of the things that really stood out to me about this episode was our conversation about how having a disability isn’t what we might normally consider. As we all move through life, our health conditions change. A disability can affect any of us at any time in our life – be it through an accident, a health concern, or simply through aging. 

But organizations like Beyond Barriers serve to help anyone with a disability secure the tools and resources needed to live life on their own terms. And as you listen to this episode, you’ll learn how important it is for everyone to have what they need to live life on their own terms. 

To learn more about Beyond Barriers, visit