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Episode 112: Tony And Elia – The Sequel

When we spoke with fine artist Tony Luciani in 2016, his then 93-year-old mother Elia, who has dementia, had recently moved in with him.  Tony had just produced his book, “Mamma: In The Meantime,” a collection of photographs he’d taken of his mother, and while he...

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Episode 111: Marissa Moss on “Last Things”

“Last Things: A Graphic Memoir About ALS” is a radical departure from the previous work of award-winning author and illustrator Marissa Moss, who is best known for her popular “Amelia’s Notebooks” series.  In today’s show Marissa talks about the process of writing...

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Hidden Lives (May 12, 2016)

We often think of caregiving as something only adults do, but in the US there are at least 1.3 million youth caregivers (ages 8 to 18), many of them forced to drop out of school to provide care to a family member.  That’s what happened when a surgical error left...

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Navigating With Grace (May 19, 2016)

Humor, optimism and resilience have helped writer and trained social worker Susan Margolis Stillman get through a host of family medical challenges. Susan is a breast cancer survivor, but her mother lost her battle with malignant melanoma and Susan’s son has a rare...

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Billie Jordan: Going Out Dancing (Sept. 15, 2016)

Billie Jordan survived a major earthquake in New Zealand, but she was so traumatized after seeing people die in front of her she fled to tiny Waiheke island, where she bonded instantly with the senior citizens: death was on their minds, just as it was on hers. She...

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Episode 110: What You Make Of It

Help Our Wounded (HOW) Founder and President Rosalinda Babin is one of a growing number of parents caring for their veteran sons and daughters.  The Iraq war was less than a month old when Rosie’s son, Alan “Doc” Babin, sustained a near-fatal gunshot wound serving on...

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