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 #4013)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Guests: J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., former CEO of Marriott International; Ramsey Lewis, multi Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer. On this very special episode, we take a look at two gentlemen who have pursued their passions for decades. We spotlight the life of Bill Marriott Jr., who after forty years as CEO of Marriott International, recently stepped down from the role held only by himself and his father. Mr. Marriott was instrumental in turning the Marriott family business from a small restaurant chain to one of the most recognizable names in the lodging industry. Also on our show, we take a look at the life of multi-Grammy award-winning Jazz pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis. The legendary Mr. Lewis shares with Lark McCarthy what his life has been like since striking it big with his cover of Dobie Gray's, "The In-Crowd," in 1965. Mr. Lewis has devoted his life not only to Jazz, but also to educating and inspiring youth in Chicago through the Ravinia Jazz Mentorship program. A refreshing look that proves that growing older does not mean fading into obscurity.
Too Many Meds (Episode #4012)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Guests: Todd Semla, PharmD, Co-Chair, Beers Criteria Update Panel; Dr. Thomas Finucane, Professor, Geriatric Medicine, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Barbara Paris, Director, Geriatrics, Maimonides Medical Center. Polypharmacy, the act of taking various different medications by a single person, has become the rule rather than the exception for older Americans. Close to ninety percent of those aged sixty and over are taking at least one prescription, with more than a third taking five or more. Throw into the mix the use of over-the-counter medications, and it could be a recipe for disaster. The use of different doctors, and a lack of communication, could lead to negative adverse effects, including death. On this episode of Inside E Street, we look at the current medication culture of the elderly, and whether or not we are taking, "Too Many Meds." We are joined for a panel discussion by Todd Semla, author of the Beers Criteria List, which looks at medicine interactions, and by Dr. Thomas Finucane, a professor of geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Also joining us on this episode is Dr. Barbara Paris, from the Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Paris stresses the importance of open communication between patients and their doctors, imploring all patients to let their primary care physician know exactly which medicines they are taking.
Work + Care Giving = Stress (Episode #4011)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
Guests: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition; Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute; Wendy Breiterman, Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson &Johnson. A large percentage of the US workforce provides eldercare for a relative, while at the same time attempting to balance the strenuous demands of a job. So what rights do workers have in taking time off to care for an ailing family member? Using an antiquated definition of what a "family" really means, many caregivers are left holding the bag when it comes to taking care of other adult relatives. Joining us are Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition, and Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute. Ms. Bravo and Ms. Galinksy take a look at the laws currently in place for caregivers, as well as ways in which the government can alleviate some of the pressures faced by those juggling eldercare and a job. Also joining us in the studio is Wendy Breiterman, the Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson & Johnson. She shares with us why her company has had taken on the work/life balance issue.