Inside E Street
An informative talk show that delves into the issues behind the headlines. While most political talk shows focus on the news from the campaign trail and analyze poll results, this series looks at the latest developments affecting economic security, health care and retirement, and offers a front row seat to the debates that are shaping policy in Washington and impacting the lives of people across the country. Host: Lark McCarthy.
Inside E Street Previous Broadcasts
The Age of Longevity (Episode #4026)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Meet two women, both in their 80s, who won't be defined by their age. After all, what's age but a number? Lark McCarthy travels to Berkeley, California, for a conversation with multi-award winning star of stage and screen, Rita Moreno. Ms. Moreno delves into her recently published memoir, where she discusses her early life immigrating from Puerto Rico, and the trials and tribulations of a young Latina during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood. From her Academy Award performance as Anita in West Side Story, to her torrid love affair with Marlon Brando, Ms. Moreno will shock and inspire you. Our next stop is Charleston, South Carolina, to sample what is arguably the best country cooking in America and meet its chef and proprietor. Martha Lou's Kitchen, owned by 83 year-old Martha Lou Gadsden, has been satisfying the Charleston masses with its down home cooking for three decades. It's not just the locals who are loading up their plates, Ms. Gadsden has achieved serious foodie fame, and her "kitchen" has become a top ten must-do for anyone traveling through South Carolina.
The Conversation (Episode #4025)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Just how familiar are you with your loved one's end of life wishes? It's an uncomfortable and at times painful talk that many don't want to face. More often than not, however, it can help alleviate heart-wrenching decisions that occur at the most difficult of times. So, have you had the conversation? Joining us in our studio is Charles Ornstein, Senior Health Care Reporter and President of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Mr. Ornstein, who had the conversation with his aging parents, found that talking helped his understanding of their wishes. Knowing their wishes, however, did not make the choice any easier once they became ill and the reality of those life and death decisions became real. Ellen Goodman, the Co-Founder of, "The Conversation Project," also joins us to detail end-of-life chats, and how you can begin your own exchange.
Make Your Money Last (Episode #4024)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Retirement once painted a rosy picture of leisurely time spent reading or enjoying hobbies, as well as pursuing new and rewarding activities we once couldn't make time for. But just how ready are Americans for retirement, and is that once ideal notion still attainable? The downturn in the economic landscape has left many Boomers woefully unprepared for what was once thought to be one of the most pleasurable phases of life. We are joined in our studios by AARP's Financial Ambassador and Financial Editor for NBC's, "Today Show," Jean Chatzky. She discusses the best ways to plan for, and calculate, your retirement needs. Also joining Ms. Chatzky is Steve Cassaday, an independent financial planner and President of Cassaday &Co.
Alzheimer's: Remember to Live (Episode #4023)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Guests: David Shenk, Author, Executive Producer of series "Living With Alzheimer's"; Megan Mylan, Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Director "My Little Friends"; Libby Embry, Alzheimer's Patient, Alzheimer's Association
Every 68 seconds a person develops Alzheimer's disease in America. The epidemic has rightfully jumped to the forefront of public discussion and awareness. However, when one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's the immediate reaction is one of a death sentence. It's time to change that perception and remember to live.
On this special episode, we are joined by filmmakers David Shenk and Megan Mylan. Mr. Shenk is the executive producer of, "Living with Alzheimer's," a 4-part documentary series that tackles an issue that is relevant to most Americans. Ms. Mylan, an Academy Award-Winning filmmaker, directed, "My Little Friends," an installment of the series which highlights Alzheimer's patients who volunteer at a daycare facility. Our guests share their belief in helping victims understand that there is a fulfilling life after diagnosis.
Also joining us is Libby Embry, who was once an Alzheimer's caretaker for her father and was recently diagnosed herself with early on-set Alzheimer's. Ms. Embry documents her fight with Alzheimer's, she calls it "Big Al," and tells us about her refusal to let the disease win.
Segment 3: Music for Memory.
Shopping for Health Care (Episode #4022)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Guests: Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas (D); Jay Angoff, Former Director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance, Oversight, Health and Human Services Department; Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
In the US, more than 48 million Americans are currently living without health insurance. That staggering figure may soon begin to diminish, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces. The controversial provision of the ACA will now allow for ordinary citizens to openly compare and choose from a variety of different and affordable options. The marketplaces, sometimes referred to as exchanges, provide a direct link between buyer and seller, and are meant to give the consumer more freedom and clarity.
So how exactly do the exchanges work, and how can you take full advantage? Lark McCarthy gets the answers. We are joined by Governor of Arkansas (D), Mike Beebe, who implemented Arkansas' shared health care exchange with the Federal government. We also talk to Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Jay Angoff, former Director of the Consumer Information Office at the Department of Health and Human Services, the unit responsible for implementing the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Sharfstein and Mr. Angoff share with us specifics regarding implementation, as well as how to choose a plan and avoid deceitful scammers.
Segment 3: Financial Remedies.