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[23] The Risk of Untreated Hearing Loss

12/6/2018
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Nearly 40 million Americans experience hearing loss, and less than 20 percent use hearing aids. Find out the importance of treating hearing loss, from Charlotte Yeh, chief medical officer for AARP Services Inc. And AARP remembers President George H.W. Bush and his legacy of public service.

Duration:00:19:26

[22] The Fight for Lower Prescription Drug Costs

11/29/2018
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Bob Edwards takes a look at the fight against rising prescription drug costs and the effects on older Americans.

Duration:00:16:05

[21] Startups Shaping the Future of Aging

11/15/2018
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Americans age 50 years and older drive trillions of dollars of economic activity every year. And yet, only few companies have established any sort of business strategy focused on older adults. Learn about innovative companies working to solve big issues facing us all as we age.

Duration:00:01:13

[20] A Crackdown on Fake Charities Exploiting Veterans

11/8/2018
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Experts from the Federal Trade Commission join host Bob Edwards to discuss a sweeping crackdown on charities that allegedly sought to bilk people under the guise of helping veterans.

Duration:00:17:08

[19] Countdown to Election Day

11/1/2018
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With the election right around the corner, Bob Edwards dives into the key issue that, regardless of party affiliation, voters want Washington to address and AARP’s Leigh Purvis breaks down a recent report on the surging cost of prescription drugs.

Duration:00:10:22

[18] Health Care is Front and Center in Midterm Elections

10/25/2018
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Voters across the country have made it abundantly clear that health care is the hot-button issue they care about most. So, do you know where candidates in your district and stand? On this week's episode of An AARP Take on Today, AARP’s David Certner discusses last year’s health care debate and how AARP is informing its 38 million members about how their elected officials voted.

Duration:00:08:18

[17] Millennial Voters and the Midterm Elections

10/18/2018
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A recent poll by AARP and Association of Young Americans looks at the issues that matter most to Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers, and why all three generations agree the top issue facing the country: honesty in government.

Duration:00:16:03

[16] 50-plus Voters may be the Deciding Factor in the Midterm Elections

10/11/2018
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Bob Edwards chats with John Hishta about AARP’s nationwide voter mobilization efforts in the 2018 midterm elections and why candidates should listen to the issues that matter most to today’s most powerful voting group: 50-plus voters. Also, AARP unveils “Raise Your Voice”, the nation’s first smart speaker app designed to help Americans use their smart speakers to engage on a range of advocacy issues and to find voting information, including where to vote.

Duration:00:20:48

[15] Leland Melvin on his Journey from the NFL to NASA

10/4/2018
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Leland Melvin shares his journey from the NFL to the International Space Station.

Duration:00:12:51

[14] Rickles, Sinatra Manager on the Making of Dinner with Don

9/27/2018
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Tony Oppedisano, the longtime manager and friend of Don Rickles, discusses the making of the Dinner with Don series and reflects on the comedy legend’s career. The original video tribute series that Rickles worked on before he passed away in 2017 includes an all-star cast – including Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese – and more.

Duration:00:15:30

[13] Maria Elena Salinas and Her Return to Puerto Rico

9/20/2018
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On this week’s episode of An AARP Take on Today, Bob Edwards chats with Maria Elena Salinas who reported on Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. This spring, she and AARP teamed up to return to the island and hear from residents about the recovery.

Duration:00:14:38

[12] Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and AARP Meal Pack Challenge

9/13/2018
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Bob Edwards and celebrity chef Carla Hall discuss the importance of food and the fight against senior poverty and hunger at the AARP Foundation’s Meal Pack Challenge event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Duration:00:12:49

[11] Baseball Great Tommy John

9/6/2018
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Tommy John explains how his namesake surgery is now common practice among youth athletes. And he’s not a fan. Baseball legend Tommy John and his son, Dr. Tommy John, call attention to how the youth sports industry is affecting our kids’ and grandkids' future.

Duration:00:16:22

[10] A Rare Victory Over Age Bias; Remembering John McCain

8/30/2018
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Two college instructors face age discrimination and, in a rare feat, prevail; AARP remembers Sen. John McCain and his legacy of public service.

Duration:00:16:52

[9] Closing the Doughnut Hole and Aretha Franklin’s Lasting Legacy

8/23/2018
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Bob Edwards uncovers how drug makers are lobbying Congress to roll back progress on closing the infamous drug coverage gap and the toll high drug costs have on older Americans. AARP's Nancy LeaMond joins Bob to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and shares the story behind the Queen of Soul's original recording for AARP.

Duration:00:19:26

Coming Soon: Aretha Franklin’s Lasting Legacy

8/22/2018
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Tune in on Thursday, August 23.

Duration:00:01:05

[8] Suze Orman's New Rules of Retirement

8/16/2018
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Personal finance expert Suze Orman shares some of her best planning advice for people seeking financial security and highlights her new rules of retirement in the August/September issue of AARP The Magazine.

Duration:00:13:24

[7] Reid Cox, Founder of iFoster

8/9/2018
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The AARP Purpose Prize celebrates people 50 and older who are doing outstanding work for social good. On this week’s An AARP Take on Today podcast, Bob Edwards talks with Purpose Prize winner, Reid Cox, founder of iFoster, an organization that helps those involved in. that helps those involved in the child welfare system — kids, their foster hosts, agencies and businesses — build a community of support for one another.

Duration:00:11:02

[6] Celeste Mergens, Founder of Days for Girls International

8/2/2018
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The AARP Purpose Prize celebrates people 50 and older who are doing outstanding work for social good. On this week’s An AARP Take on Today podcast, Bob Edwards talks with Purpose Prize winner, Celeste Mergens, founder of Days for Girls, which helps girls with health solutions and microenterprises worldwide.

Duration:00:14:40

[5] Broke from Cancer

7/26/2018
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VJ Sleight, a two-time cancer survivor, and Peter Moore, author of “Broke From Cancer” from the AARP The Magazine, discuss the financial cost of a cancer diagnosis and tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Duration:00:16:30