BBC TV and Radio this week: the welfare state and a People's Manifesto
In February 2011 David Cameron announced a welfare reform bill he described as the most fundamental, ambitious and radical since the benefit system began.
The cost of benefits, he said, had gone up by nearly £60 billion in the last decade. Critics say the welfare state is in crisis.
And yet at the same time, research has proven that there is huge support among the British public for a benefits system.
In The Future State of Welfare John Humphrys spoke to people with the most to lose from proposed changes to this essential safety net.
Listen - World Service - Outlook
Matthew Bannister met a disabled DJ from South Africa who has become an inspiration to his local community.
Listen - Radio 4 Extra - Mark Thomas: The Manifesto
Comedian-activist Mark Thomas outlined his People's Manifesto including a policy to crush the cars of anyone illegally parked in a disabled space.
Listen - Radio 4 - You and Yours
Julian Worricker spoke to campaigners who claim that a shortage of suitable housing for young people with disabilities means many can't live independently.
Listen - Radio 5 Live - Wake Up To Money
The programme explored the new £20 million bond programme launched by disability charity Scope to generate funding.
Listen - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour
Jane Garvey spoke to Dr Brock Eide and Dr Fernette F Eide about their new book suggesting entrepreneurial success could be thanks to dyslexia not in spite of it.
Watch - BBC Three - Stormchaser: The Butterfly and the Tornado
Documentary which followed tornado researcher Sam Hall, who has the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa, on a road trip across the US in search of the earth's most violent storms.
Listen - Radio 4 - In Touch
Peter White spoke to Professor Robert MacLaren about his recent success treating the eye condition choroideremia using gene therapy.
Watch - BBC Two - See Hear
See Hear looked at how local education authorities determine which path a deaf child takes within the education system.
Catch up with disability radio and TV programmes on the BBC every Wednesday on this blog.