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Episode 141 – The Caregivers: Social Practice Art

Director and Creator Nell Bang-Jensen talks about her play “The Caregivers,” created in collaboration with Philadelphia-area home health aides, hospice workers and family caregivers, several who performed in the play. Part fantasy, part reenacted stories based on the...

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Episode 140 – Frank Morelli: No Sad Songs

In his new Young Adult (YA) novel, “No Sad Songs,” author Frank Morelli explores youth caregiving through the character Gabe LoScuda, an eighteen-year-old thrust into the role of caregiver for his grandfather when tragedy strikes the family.  Gabe’s grandfather is a...

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Being There

Why are conversations about death so hard?  And how can we learn to say goodbye in a healthy way?  Author Julie Saeger Nierenberg explores these and other tough questions in her book “Daddy, This Is It: Being-With My Dying Dad.”  On today’s show, Julie tells us how...

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Episode 139: Sky Dylan-Robbins on Millennials Stepping Up

Filmmaker and visual journalist Sky Dylan-Robbins talks about her documentary short for NBC Left Field, “Millennials Stepping Up: How Will We Take Care of Our Parents?”  At this pivotal moment in society, where in the next thirty years the population of Americans over...

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Episode 138: Find Your Tribe

In 2007, television, film and social media producer Jen Vargas made a short film for Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  A year later, the economy tanked and so did Jen’s career. Then her mother was diagnosed with stage one...

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Episode 137 – Dear Max: Dr. Maxine Borowsky Junge

80-year-old Dr. Maxine Borowsky Junge explains why she co-wrote “Dear Myra, Dear Max: A Conversation on Aging” with her friend and colleague Dr. Myra Levick, who at age 93 now lives in an independent living community in South Florida while Max lives alone on Whidbey...

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