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The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.

Toby S. Edelman, Ed. M., JD – Senior Policy Attorney

Toby S. Edelman has been representing older people in long-term care facilities since 1977. As a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy since January 2000, Ms. Edelman provides training, research, policy analysis, consultation, and litigation support relating to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with...

Capitol Steps

Elaina Newport

Elaina Newport is a founding writer, member and performer of the political-satire comedy group Capitol Steps. Since 1981, the show has used political events and scandals as material for its parody songs and skits, traveling around the country and performing for multiple presidents.      After 38 years of performing, Capitol Steps has gained a following for its clever satire. A list of presidents including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as members of...

Talkers Magazine
Michael Harrison has served as the editor and publisher of TALKERS, the leading trade publication in the American talk media industry for the past 30 years.
Life is a Four letter Word

Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons

by David Levy  –  Kristine Carlson (Foreword)  The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Levy encourages readers to embrace all the feelings his book may bring out as they read his stories, from laughing to wincing, and learning along the way. Discover the power of positive thinking as Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:50 — 6.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |...

The year that Changed America

1919 The Year That Changed America

Martin W. Sandler  –  WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect...

John Parisella

Carole talks with John Parisella – an American horse trainer born in Brooklyn who became a horse trainer for stars.
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Ira M. Resnick

Carole talks with Ira M. Resnick about his book The Seventies: A Photograpghic Journey.
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Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life

Carole talks with Gregory Eastwood MD – author of Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life.
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Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I

Einstein’s War is a riveting exploration of both the beauty of scientific creativity and enduring horrors of human nature. These two great forces battle in a story that culminates with a victory now a century old, the mind bending theory of general relativity. Carole Marks with Matthew Stanley Matthew Stanley teaches and researches the history and philosophy of science. He holds degrees in astronomy, religion, physics, and the history of science and is interested in the connections between...

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine, where he also writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of technology trends and current business issues. He’s a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page.
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Estrogen replacement What are we to believe?

Estrogen Matters

Estrogen replacement stops hot flashes cold and is a veritable Fountain of Youth. Estrogen replacement is dangerous: it kills women. It prevents heart disease. It causes heart disease. The message keeps changing. What are we to believe?
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Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies

Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies

We’re living exciting bonus years—decades that our parents and grandparents didn’t have. But how to navigate this complex terrain?  Author Carol Levine directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund in New York. She is an expert on aging, health, long-term care, and family caregiving, and writes on those topics for both professional and consumer audiences. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:50 — 6.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |...

before you buy another skin care product. Find out if the ingredients in a product are “worth it” according to the best science available.

Dupes, And Deals: 2019 Guide: What To Buy And Why

by Carolyn Greenwald – Starting a skin care routine isn’t as easy as it sounds. Cosmetic products are filled with scientific sounding ingredients that all promise variations on a theme: younger, healthy looking skin. But who has good advice and who just wants to sell you something? 
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Madeleine Kunin,

Coming of Age : My Journey to the Eighties – by Madeleine May Kunin

Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her newest book, a memoir entitled Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, the topic is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. And she has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more.  As recently...

Steve is a nationally recognized expert in scams, identity theft and cybersecurity as well as a lawyer, college professor and prolific author.

Steve Weisman

Steve is a nationally recognized expert in scams, identity theft and cybersecurity as well as a lawyer, college professor and prolific author. He will talk about how to protect Your Identity in a Digital Age: New Financial Threats You Need to Know and How to Avoid Them, 

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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Emmys (Again) at 96

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner – All the Way to the Emmys (Again) at 96

Carl Reiner became the oldest-ever nominee for an Emmy Award in July — for his role, appropriately enough, narrating and appearing in the HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” about people staying active into their 90s and beyond.
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My Gentle Barn

Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. 

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A Touch of Grey