Episode 2014: Prostate Puzzle
One in six American men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. More than 30,000 die of prostate cancer every year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths after breast cancer. Detection and treatment of the disease have made significant advances, yet confusion reigns among many patients and their doctors in both areas. Segment Three: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
Dr. Peter Pinto, National Cancer Institute
Dr. Jonathan Hwang, Washington Hospital Center
Calvin Lawrence, ABCNews.com
Episode 2015: Grandparents on a Mission
Grandparents champion causes to improve their lives and those of their grandchildren. Learning from their own challenges over the welfare of their grandkids, grandparents are advocating for new laws that benefit everyone. Segment Three: Turning 65 Then and Now.
Amy Goyer, AARP
Jaia Peterson Lent, Generations United
Episode 2016: Gimme Shelter
We look at housing as you age through the Lens of the huge Baby Boom cohort beginning to cross the 65-year milestone this year. Will the Boomers re-invent how they retire and where, as they have so many other phases in life. Will this huge potential market of home buyers and renters demand housing to fit their needs: for community, for easy physical access, for beauty in the most functional areas of their homes? We look at cutting edge housing, and discuss trends that may become more popular and available in the near future. Segment Three: Intel Prototypes.
Andrew Carle, George Mason University
Mary Jo Peterson, Design Consultant
Episode 2017: The Big Shift
Author Marc Freedman talks about his new book – The Big Shift – and a movement that attempts to redefine our notions of what comes after middle-age and when we will retire. Segment Three: Advanced Leadership Initiative.
Marc Freedman, Author of The Big Shift
Tim Will, 2009 Purpose Prize Winner
Episode 2018: Who Can You Trust?
Summary of HHS OIG report, Nursing Facilities’ Employment of Individuals With Criminal Convictions, showing that 92 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. employ at least one individual with at least one criminal conviction. One facility that employed 164 employees had 34 with criminal convictions. This occurs in the context of widespread abuse of nursing home patients by staff and fellow patients alike, both of which boil down to a management issue. Segment Three: Biplanes Wing Walkers.
Senator Dick Blumenthal, D-Connecticut
Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson
Episode 2019: Loan of Last Resort
Over 600,000 reverse mortgages have been issued since the program started in the late 1980's. Available to Americans 62 and older, the loans help homeowners tap into their home equity to get needed cash. Are they a good fit for eligible consumers? Segment Three: Captain Eugene Cernan, the Last Man on the Moon.
Peter Bell, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Susanna Montezemolo, VP Center for Responsible Lending
Episode 2020: Shared Sacrifice
Inside E Street profiles two military families; looks at programs and resources available caretakers; discusses what resources they lack; examines the controversy around the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services law, and discovers how the government plans to support military families. Segment Three: Fisher House.
Dept. of VA Asst.Sec. L. Tammy Duckworth
Sen. Patty Murray, Committee on Veterans Affairs