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Feisty Side of Fifty


Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging! Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging! Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.


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Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging! Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.




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Live Well, Die Broke: Tony Walker

Are you ready to start living well and making wonderful memories for your family and yourself? If so, you’ll want to hear what our guest today has to share. Tony Walker is a retirement expert, financial advisor and best selling author. Rather than stockpiling our money to give our children as an inheritance after we pass away, Tony believes that we should help them out while we’re around to enjoy the result. Sharing the wealth will also help to create memories that our children and...


Our Wisdom Years: Dr. Charles Garfield

Are you entering your wisdom years? If you are a baby boomer, you are going to want to learn how to access the joys, insights and special meaning these years can bring to your life. Our guest, psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Charles Garfield believes that those of us in our later years need to shift from “success thinking” (in other words, how much can I achieve?) to “legacy thinking,” with a focus on making our lives ones of contribution, personal meaning and sharing compassion...


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Race is one of the most divisive issues in this country. And, until recently, it’s been one of the most hidden and least discussed … that is, among whites. That’s where our guest comes in. Marguerite Penick-Parks, Ph.D. is the Graduate Program Coordinator and Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy at the University of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Multicultural Literature and Pk-12 African American Literature. She joins us today to...


Adult Children of Grey Divorce

There are a number of challenges we face as we age and, without a doubt, the years can sometimes take a big toll on our marriage. If couples decide to split à la gray divorce, such a family shakeup will create emotional shockwaves that can’t help but impact the adult children involved. That’s why today’s show is especially important. Our guests, Carol Hughes, PhD, LMFT and Bruce Fredenburg, MS, LMFT are both therapists who, among other marriage and family issues, specialize in working with...


Show Me History! Mark Shulman

Our guest, Mark Shulman is the author of over 150 children’s books. His SHOW ME HISTORY! GRAPHIC NOVELS series is beloved by kids of all ages—in other words, readers 8 – 12 and their grandparents. Mark has just come out with two new books to add to the series: Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator, and Susan B. Anthony: Champion for Voting Rights!. If you appreciate history, especially when it’s told through fascinating, sometimes little-known facts along with a big dose of humor, you are going...


Forget Dieting: Candice Rosen, RN, MSW

Are you tired of endless dieting that only serves to leave you feeling lousy, discouraged and heavier than ever? If so you are going to want to be sure to hear what our guest today has to say. Candice Rosen is a nurse, a clinical health educator and an author, who claims that we “don’t have to starve ourselves to achieve a healthy weight.” In fact, she’s just published a book entitled Forget Dieting! It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling. The book takes the guesswork and fad-based dieting out...


Marta Zaraska: Growing Young

Who among us wouldn’t want to live a long, fulfilling and healthy life? Our guest, Marta Zaraska, is joining us to share the latest scientific research on health—much of which reveals we are fixating on the wrong things. In truth, longevity isn’t necessarily the result of the latest miracle diets, super foods, supplements and/or exercise craze. Marta is a science journalist whose articles have appeared in The Washington Post, New Scientist, Scientific American, and The Atlantic, as well as...


David Lereah, PhD: The Power of Positive Aging

What is positive aging and how can we can we promote more of this in our own lives? Our guest, David Lereah, is the founder and Executive Director of United We Age. Over the years, David has enjoyed a highly successful career as a recognized economic expert in the financial services and real estate industries. But a major challenge in his own life brought about a shift in his focus. Now his passion lies in supporting senior citizens and helping them to live active, fulfilling and personally...


Mary Owen: A Conversation About Her Mom, Donna Reed

At this time in our lives, few things can give us boomers greater pleasure than a spirited walk down memory lane. For the first TV generation, the memories of those early shows and the stars who created them hold a special place in our hearts. And that’s why you will want to be sure to hear what our guest has to share. Mary Owen is the real life daughter of one of our all-time favorite TV moms, Donna Reed. Donna initially made her name and her career starring in some of the most important...


James S. Bostwick: Acts of Omission

Everyone loves getting lost in a great read. This is especially true if the book both informs and captivates the reader with a tale that’s so fascinating it’s guaranteed to keep you eagerly turning pages until the end. Our guest, James Bostwick, has written just such a book. James is best known as one of the most respected medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in the nation. But somehow he’s found the time to produce a debut novel that not only gives you an insider’s look into the...


Tom Angleberger: Geronimo Stilton

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing a lively, colorful and action-packedbook with your grandchildren. Geronimo Stilton and the Sewer Rat Stink! is just that! Author/artist Tom Angleberger has created this highly entertaining, wonderful romp through the sewers of New Mouse City that your grandchildren will love. He joins us to share all about this stinky tale of how Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, save the city from a smelly...


Dr. Michael Greger: How to Survive a Pandemic

I always begin my show referring to the program as “a celebration of baby boomers who are embracing life, as we grow older.” But celebrating life has certainly proven challenging as of late. That’s why this broadcast is especially important. Our guest, Dr. Michael Greger, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He oversees the popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and has written numerous bestselling books—How Not to...


Eugenia Zukerman: Like Falling Through A Cloud

Those of us over fifty know only too well that age brings challenges. And some of them, in fact, are so big they can seem insurmountable. Yet we can find comfort and solace when people of real grace share their own struggles with openness and honesty. Eugenia Zukerman is just such a person. You know Eugenia from her 25-year career as the arts correspondent for the much loved and long running show, CBS Sunday Morning. Eugenia is also an internationally renowned flutist, an artistic director...


National Geographic Kids: Zeus the Mighty

If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a lively, information-packed adventure book with your grandchildren. And that brings us to our guest, Crispin Boyer. Crispin has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids, wherein he’s covered numerous topics that young readers find fascinating. His non-fiction books have run the gamut from bugs to sharks and from ninjas to knights in shining armor. But Crispin joins us now to share all about the...


National Geographic Kids: Almanac 2021

If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing fun and fascinating information with your grandchildren. And, to those ends, you are going to want to hear what our guest, Becky Baines, has to say. Becky co-hosts the “Weird But True Show” on Sirius XM radio’s Kids Place Live, but she is also the Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids Books. In that capacity, Becky is joining us to share all about a fabulous resource you are sure to want to share with...


Joel Sartore: National Geographic’s THE PHOTO ARK

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 25-year contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as numerous other prominent publications. Moreover Joel is on a personal mission as “Animal Ambassador, a voice for the voiceless.” His lifetime goal is to document the varied species and present them in such breathtaking photographs that we can appreciate the contribution of each one to the health of our planet. Joel is also the creator of one of the most beautiful...


All The Horrors of War: Bernice Lerner

Despite the many upsides of age, a long life means that we have witnessed a number of horrendous events. However, one of the most horrendous events in all of mankind’s history was experienced by our parents’ generation. And that, of course was the holocaust and the tragic events of World War II. Our guest, Bernice Lerner, has written a riveting, real life account of two people who experienced the horrors of Bergen-Belsen. The account she writes is of her own mother, Rachel Genuth, and...


Katherine Lerner: Unleashing Your Creative Zest After 50!

Margaret Mead coined the famous term, “menopausal zest” but she may have actually been thinking of “creative zest.” As hormonal changes, family obligations, careers and other life circumstances transform with age, our creative urges can grow by leaps and bounds. And that’s where our guest comes in. Katherine Lerner has a Masters Degree in Social Work and has enjoyed a longstanding career working with geriatric patients and their families. But, after years of being on call 24/7 for client...


Bonnie Taub-Dix: Cooking With the Kiddies

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing both food and fun with your grandchildren. That is where our guest comes in… Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN is the award-winning author of, Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table, and creator of the website and blog called, BetterThanDieting.com. She’s a media personality, motivational speaker and journalist whose messages focus on food, health and wellness. Bonnie is a recipient of The Academy of...


Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.: Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

Are you a childfree adult who is considering retirement and concerned about your financial security, physical health and general wellbeing? If so… you’ll want to be sure to take a listen to what Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D. has to say. Sara is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. Her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults, was selected as a “best book on aging well” by...