Some of our essay contributors have been interviewed by radio and television media. We would like to take this opportunity to commend them for their courage and perseverance. At a time when many do not even realize the prejudices that short people face, these people are finding ways to put the subject on the table. Through them and others, we will eventually see a day when short people are valued for who they are, and not for the measure of their height.

Interview summaries are listed in most recent order first.

  • Contributor:   Steven Goldsmith
      Station:Multiple
     Show:Your Time with Kim Iverson
     Date:18 February 2010
     Synopsis:Short Persons Support editor Steven Goldsmith dicusses height increase methods, both scam and real.
     Listen:Audio, 8 min.
     

  • Contributor:   Chris Hamre
      Station:Multiple
     Show:Your Time with Kim Iverson
     Date:18 February 2010
     Synopsis:NOSSA President Chris Hamre discusses "The Plight of the Short Man."
     Listen:Audio, 8 min.
     

  • Contributor:   Chris Hamre
      Station:CTV.ca
     Show:Newsnet
     Date:26 May 2006
     Synopsis:NOSSA Vice President Chris Hamre discusses a judge's decision to sentence a 5-foot-1 man to probation instead of prison for sexually assaulting a child.
     Listen:Video, 3 min.
     

  • Contributor:   Joe Mangano
      Station:1150AM Alternative Talk.
     Show:Conscious Talk with Rob Spears & Brenda Michaels
     Date:22 March 2006
     Title::Representative NOSSA speaks about Height Discrimination.
     Synopsis:Joe Mangano, a trustee of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults (NOSSA) speaks about this grass roots, non-profit, human rights organization that is committed to opposing heightism in society.
     Listen:Audio, 24 min.
     

  • Contributor:  Steven Goldsmith
     Station:Canadian Boradcasting Corp.
     Show:The Noon Edition with Lindy Thorsen
     Date:9 July 2003
     Title::Why are we so concerned about how tall we are?
     Synopsis:Today on the Noon Edition phone in: Do you think size matters? Is our society basing attractiveness and power on the height of an individual? Have you yourself expereinced discrimination because you are shorter than some predetermined standard?
     Listen:Audio, 55 min.
     

  • Contributor:  Joe Mangano
     Station:WHYY Radio
     Show:Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane
     Date:20 December, 2002
     Title::Heightism: is it overlooked?
     Synopsis:We'll explore the unconscious discrimination faced by short people. Among our guests will be Joe Mangano, 5" 4" and a contributing writer for the Short Persons Support website. Also from Deborah Burris-Kitchen, 4" 9" and author of Short Rage: An Autobiographical Look at Heightism in America. She is a professor of sociology and criminology at Tennessee State University.
     Listen:Audio, 50 min.
     

  • Contributor::  Michael Calwell
     Station:ITV 1
     Show:Real Life
     Date:18 November, 2002
     Title::Size Matters
     

  • Contributor::  Michael Calwell
     Station:BBC Radio Scotland
     Date:19 March, 2002
     Listen:Audio, 5 min.
     

  • Contributor::  Michael Calwell
     Station:BBC Radio 4
     Show:HomeTruths with John Peel
     Date:2 March, 2002
     Title::Short Changed II
     Synopsis:Radio 4 received numerous comments and inquires on Mr. Calwell's interview and aired some of them the following week.

    Caroline Ward, a full six inches taller than her husband, got in touch with Home Truths after Michael Calwell related his experience of 'heightism'. "I listened with interest to the feature by Michael Calwell about 'heightism' and wanted to expand on his thoughts to include women such as myself who are married to men who are significantly shorter than their wives...." [ more ]

     Date:16 March, 2002
     Listen:Audio, 2 min.
     

  • Contributor::  Michael Calwell
     Station:BBC Radio 4
     Show:HomeTruths with John Peel
     Date:2 March, 2002
     Title::Short Changed
     Synopsis: "Iíve been in denial about my height for many, many years because I was getting a lot of very subtle and not-so-subtle messages from the society in which I live that being short was not a desirable characteristic to possess".

    Society perpetuates the idea, believes Michael Calwell, that short people are weak and undesirable (amongst other negative things) and because he didn't perceive those things in himself a conflict existed within him.... [ more ]

     Listen:Audio, 6 min.