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Episode 103: The Comic Nurse

MK Czerwiec was not the kid in school who could draw.  But in 1994, during her first nursing job on AIDS Unit 371 in Chicago’s Illinois Masonic Medical Center, she began writing and creating comics as a way of coping with what she witnessed daily: the terrible toll of...

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Episode 102: Leaving Tinkertown

Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico writer Tanya Ward Goodman was joined at the hip with her father Ross Ward, a nationally known carnival artist and creator of the whimsical Tinkertown Museum.  Years later, when Ross was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s...

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Episode 101: The Legacies Project

Jay Nelson believes that regardless of background everyone has a story worth sharing, and that the stories of our elders are especially worth sharing and preserving.  In today’s show Jay talks about The Legacies Project, an oral history project designed by his company...

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Episode 100: Deirdre Fishel On Her Film “Care”

CELEBRATING OUR 100th EPISODE! Director Deirdre Fishel walked around in a state of rage during the making of her documentary film, “Care,” which delves into the world of paid care from the perspective of both workers and care recipient.  In today’s show, Deirdre talks...

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Episode 99: Aging Together With Grace

Peter Fox has a natural connection with older adults.  An only child whose parents had him later in life and who were his best friends growing up, he also cared for an elderly neighbor in New York and now looks after a 92-year-old in his Palm Beach condominium.  But...

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Episode 98: Invisible Costs Of War

This Memorial Day weekend we celebrate military veterans and their caregivers by discussing how to get beyond the phrase “thank you for your service” and really treat veterans well.  Joining us is US Marine Corps veteran Sherman Gillums, Jr., Executive Director of...

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