Whether they are forced to, or whether they plan to, each year more and more seniors move into retirement homes. In the year 2000, Peg Collison was one of them. Peg left the town of San Mateo, California - where she'd been living for almost 35 years - and moved two hours away into a newly built retirement community in Davis, California. These transitions are often difficult not just for the person who's actually moving but for family members and for friends left behind. Peg's son, Dan, gave his Mom a tape recorder and asked her document her transition. Together, Peg and Dan produced a three-part series in 2000 on Peg's move and what it meant to her and her family. In 2007, Dan updated Peg's situation. This documentary is a hour-long special combining all four stories.
Off the Page
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, 26 June
The New York Times holds a special place in both New York's everyday life and the flow of information nationally and worldwide. But even the "good gray Times" is suffering from changes in media. The crises and turmoil at the Times was carefully observed by Cornell English professor Daniel R. Schwarz and he writes about it in "End Times?" He joins Bill Jaker to examine the outlook for "the newspaper of record". Be part of the conversation with your e-mail and phone call during the 1pm live broadcast, or listen in at 7pm for the rebroadcast of the afternoon's show.
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:00pm
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; SNL alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right; and a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 6:00pm
Coming to you this week from the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, Oregon, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, howling bluesman Elvin Bishop, bluegrass heavyweight Sam Bush, and the feisty instrumentalists of the Portland Cello Project. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, Minn -- the little town that time forgot and the decades can not improve! You have two chances to hear it on WSKG radio, Saturday night at 6 and Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:00pm
Guts We dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 7:00pm
As a person ages, questions about downsizing, independence, and financial protection become more important. What do you need to know to successfully navigate the golden years? Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion LIVE Tuesday, June 19th at 7 p.m.
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 8:00pm
A boy's Bar Mitvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco and a Turkish novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. More stories told LIVE and unscripted Monday night at 8pm
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 7:00pm
Stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs. We meet a man who's broken out of jail more times than anyone alive, hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone, and travel to the edge of the solar system...to a boundary beyond which we know nothing. Thursday at 1pm and 7pm.
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A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 6:00pm
Coming to you this week from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, musical ambassadors of Louisiana's rich Arcadian past, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, Minnesota – out there on the edge of the prairie!
A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 6:00pm
Coming to you this week from the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, old-time string band Big Medicine, flatpicker Adam Granger and fiddler Anni Spring, good friends Robin and Linda Williams, and transcendent vocalists Aoife O'Donovan and Heather Masse. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, the little town the time forgot and the decades can't improve!