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Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall: Coronavirus and The Black Community: Your Vaccine Questions Answered Part 2

4/14/2021
Recorded Live April 1, 2021 This live Q&A event addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Black community. It provided information on the vaccine and how it’s being distributed to older adults, people of color, and those with underlying medical conditions. The experts: Rachel Villanueva, M.D. Clarence Anthony Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Ed.D. For the latest coronavirus news and advice, go to AARP.org/coronavirus.

Duration:00:19:17

Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall: Coronavirus and The Black Community: Your Vaccine Questions Answered Part 1

4/12/2021
Recorded live April 1, 2021 This live Q&A event addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Black community. It provided information on the vaccine and how it’s being distributed to older adults, people of color, and those with underlying medical conditions. The experts: Rachel Villanueva, M.D. Clarence Anthony Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Ed.D.

Duration:00:18:40

[127] Spotting Misinformation About the COVID Vaccines

4/8/2021
As vaccines have been rolling out, misinformation and scams have run rampant. This week, expert fact-checker and Senior Multimedia Reporter for MediaWise Alex Mahadevan returns to continue his mission: to teach people key digital literacy skills, and to discuss how to spot and avoid misinformation. For more on the topic, listen to our discussion with Alex Mahadevan on episode 106: "Fact vs. Fiction: How to Spot Misinformation Online."

Duration:00:14:53

[126] Movies for Grownups Award Winners Talk Aging, Experience

4/1/2021
As the world continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the entertainment industry has now become more acclimated in engaging audiences from their homes. This year, AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards Show took place virtually as it honored many award recipients from this past year’s best movies and shows. On today's show, Tim Appelo, AARP Film Critic, returns to highlight some key moments from this year’s ceremony.

Duration:00:17:50

One Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Vaccines, Staying Safe and Caring for Loved Ones Part 2

3/31/2021
Recorded live March 11, 2021 Falling on the one-year milestone of the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a global pandemic, this live Q&A event addressed the challenges we’re still experiencing. Experts provided information on how federal, state and local governments are distributing the vaccine to older adults, people living and working in nursing homes, people of color, and those with underlying medical conditions. The Experts: Thomas Campbell, M.D. Adriane...

Duration:00:28:47

One Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Vaccines, Staying Safe and Caring for Loved Ones Part 1

3/30/2021
Recorded live March 11, 2021 Falling on the one-year milestone of the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus a global pandemic, this live Q&A event addressed the challenges we’re still experiencing. Experts provided information on how federal, state and local governments are distributing the vaccine to older adults, people living and working in nursing homes, people of color, and those with underlying medical conditions. The Experts: Thomas Campbell, M.D. Adriane...

Duration:00:38:49

[125] Older Asian Americans and the History of Anti-Asian Violence

3/25/2021
The mass shooting in Atlanta last week killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. This week on 'Take on Today,' we hear about the response from older Asian American people on the tragedy, the history of Asian-targeted hate crimes in the U.S., and resources available to support the community. Take on Today, Episode 95 Take on Today, Episode 111

Duration:00:22:52

[124] Planning for Retirement with Suze Orman & The Tax Season Demystified

3/18/2021
On March 11, Suze Orman and a panel of finance professionals answered caller questions on savings, retirement, and taxes in a recent AARP tele-town hall. Listen in as we discuss the critical queries asked and expert advice given. For more information: The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ One Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Finance Tips AARP Fraud Watch AARP Tax Aide

Duration:00:37:31

Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall: Managing Personal Finances and Taxes Part 2

3/16/2021
Taxpayers are navigating an extremely complex tax season as result of unemployment, scams, the loss of a loved one, or their own health issues related to the pandemic. This tele-town hall helped listeners navigate questions related to stimulus payments, retirement investments and minimum distributions. This is the second of two parts of the live town hall that originally aired on March 11, 2021. The event continued with a panel of experts who responded to caller questions and shared...

Duration:00:34:44

Suze Orman and AARP CEO Discuss COVID’S Impact on People, Their Finances and Their Taxes

3/14/2021
Taxpayers are navigating an extremely complex tax season as result of unemployment, scams, the loss of a loved one, or their own health issues related to the pandemic. This tele-town hall helped listeners navigate questions related to stimulus payments, retirement investments and minimum distributions. This is the first of two parts of the live town hall that originally aired on March 11, 2021. The event began with a moderated discussion between Suze Orman, the world’s personal finance...

Duration:00:35:14

[123] How Centro Community Partners is Mentoring Entrepreneurs

3/11/2021
As a child, AARP Purpose Prize recipient Arturo Noriega saw his immigrant parents fight to access credit. Inspired by their struggle, Arturo established Centro Community Partners, mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. On today's show, we hear about the organization that Noriega founded -- whose services have helped thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs from underserved populations.

Duration:00:23:32

[122] It’s Awards Season in Hollywood! AARP’s Film Critic Discusses the Winners of the Annual Movies for Grownups Awards

3/4/2021
For many of us, stay-at-home orders have meant that movies and TV shows are a bigger part of our lives than ever before. For that reason, our guest is excited to have "such a bumper crop of masterworks" to enjoy from the past year. And now its time to celebrate those works. Today, Tim Appelo will discuss his favorite films, shows and talent that are being honored at AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards. For two decades, the awards have recognized the films made by and for grownups,...

Duration:00:20:28

[121] Veteran Caregiver Receives A Helping Hand

2/25/2021
Before the pandemic, our guest Lara Garey had family members and clinicians coming in and out of her home every day to assist in providing care for her husband Tom, a veteran of the Air Force who lives with ALS. Once quarantine restrictions began, all of that that help stopped -- until recently. This week, hear from Lara about her caregiving journey. We’ll also learn about the Respite Relief Program, a free benefit for military and veteran caregivers from caregiving advocate Lee Woodruff,...

Duration:00:29:42

[120] Learning New Ways to Connect Online

2/18/2021
The pandemic has changed how we work, learn, and interact as social distancing guidelines have led to a more virtual existence, both personally and professionally. On today’s show, Scott Frisch, AARP COO, and Tom Kamber, Executive Director of OATS from AARP, will discuss two programs designed for older adults: the AARP Virtual Community Center and OATS’s Senior Planet online courses. Think of this episode as a toolkit for those who want to use technology better, have their questions...

Duration:00:15:52

[119] How Hope Co-Founded the Bronx Children's Museum

2/11/2021
Up until 2016, the Bronx was the only of New York’s five boroughs without a Children’s Museum. As a native Brooklynite, Hope Harley saw first-hand the impact of having a safe, exploratory space for children that instilled borough pride and wanted to bring that to the Bronx. We sit down with Hope and discuss the Bronx Children’s Museum, her AARP Purpose Prize, and how continued determination has gotten her to where she is today.

Duration:00:22:07

A Virtual World Awaits: Finding Fun, Community and Connections

2/9/2021
We want to make sure you heard this live Q&A tele-town hall that originally aired on January 28, 2021. The event highlighted the virtual resources available to help older people heal, make friends and build community. Jo Ann Allen, writer and host of the podcast Been There, Done That, and Dr. Andrea Bonior, clinical psychologist and best-selling author of Detox Your Thoughts were our guest experts. Jason Young, AARP SVP of External Relations hosted the event.

Duration:01:15:55

[118] The Cupid Crew Joins the Fight Against Social Isolation

2/4/2021
This Valentine’s Day, thousands of volunteers are preparing to deliver heartfelt messages to isolated older adults who may be struggling to stay connected. They're known as the Cupid Crew, a volunteer-driven effort from Wish of a Lifetime from AARP to combat social isolation among older adults. Today, we’ll hear from a Girl Scout and her troop leader as they voice what the program means to them. The Founder of Wish of a Lifetime from AARP will also discuss the inspiration behind the...

Duration:00:17:26

[117] Anna Sale's Insider's Guide to Podcasts

1/28/2021
We've found so many ways to stay connected with friends new and old amidst the Pandemic. Anna Sale, host and creator of WNYC Studio's podcast "Death, Sex and Money," explores why podcasts are a great way to form meaningful connections with your loved ones and with new communities.

Duration:00:22:56

[116] What Makes The Perfect Scam?

1/21/2021
We learned last year that even a pandemic isn't enough to stop scammers from going after your money and identity. This week, Bob Sullivan, the new host of AARP's ‘The Perfect Scam’ podcast, discusses how scams are evolving in the new year.

Duration:00:10:47

[115] Getting Back Into the Workforce

1/15/2021
As millions of people suffer from joblessness due to the pandemic, older Americans - particularly women - have been hit especially hard and are more like to endure long term unemployment. Today we sit down with AARP Vice President of Financial Resilience, Susan Weinstock, and Suited for Change volunteer and former Board Member, Lisanne Crowley, to discuss valuable advice that jobseekers can use to help them get back into the workforce.

Duration:00:19:23