This series targets people who believe, "it's not about age, it's about attitude." It finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging. The co-hosts, veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, bring a wealth of broadcast experience. In each episode, they introduce inspirational, optimistic and life-affirming segments about athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, actors, politicians, health experts, as well as ordinary people - all of whom share a common goal of growing bolder, not older.
Growing Bolder Previous Broadcasts
Making Memories (Episode #212H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
The Faces That Made Norman Rockwell Famous - Norman Rockwell was our nation's most beloved artist. He had always used professional models until he moved next door to the Edgerton family. Their faces are immortalized in some of the artist's most beloved works. Inside the Folk Den - Since 1995, Byrds founder Roger McGuinn has worked to keep the legacy of American folk music alive. Every month, he records a song for his Grammy-nominated Folk Den project. This is an exclusive inside look. Clothes That Never Go Out of Fashion - They say if you hold onto clothes long enough, they'll be back in fashion. But some of the really trendy stuff is hot for one season and never heard from again. And then there are the classics. As a young woman 40 years ago, Joan DesCombes bought clothes from one of the hottest designers in the world, and those outfits still hang in her closet today. She recently shared her stunning collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent fashions to prove that some pieces -- and looks -- are made to stand the test of time.
Don't Stop Believing (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Food and Family - Isabella Morgia di Vicari has two passions -- food and family. They've always been her recipe for happiness. When Isabella had a midlife crisis, she didn't come out swinging -- she came out cooking. *Miss Matchmaker - Driven by a fear of failure, Michelle Valentine learned to light the spark of passion, not just in herself, but in others as well. Her success in creating a world-class dating service helped her to a clear understanding of how to help others build powerful relationships of all kinds. Don't Stop Believin' - The recession has led to difficult times for a lot of people, including 48-year-old Don Cupo. A year ago, he had lost his job and his optimism. But then he decided to take action and a leap of faith. He enrolled at the nation's second largest university to pursue his passion -- film and music. And since he was already being bold, he decided to chase another dream. He tried out for and made the marching band. Now he's pushing himself in ways he never thought possible, and he's got a message for anyone who's lost hope -- don't stop believing. Taking the Plunge - More times than not, the one thing that gets in the way of trying something new is fear! What if there was a way to eliminate it? Would you be willing to try something like scuba diving? Find out how taking risks in life can bring you more rewards than you imagined.
No Strings Attached (Episode #210H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
No Strings Attached? - Musicians strive for perfection. That means their instruments must be flawless. But good luthiers are very hard to find. See what makes Saul Cornell the most important member of any string section, even though he doesn't play a note. International Celebrity: Rachel Veitch - "How's Rachel? Is Chariot Still Running?" We get the questions daily. Rachel, of course, is Rachel Veitch, the hard-driving, gun-toting, America-loving nonagenarian who became an international celebrity after we told her story. How's she doing? For starters, she's a little nervous to have Marc behind the wheel of her beloved Chariot. But she's also getting ready for a little body work of her own. She shares her busy plans for the coming months (you could say she's on a bit of a media blitz) and she answers the question everyone wants to know: how many miles are on Chariot now? Skydivers Over Sixty Smash World Record - Growing Bolder is something anyone can do. Knitters. Dancers. Writers. Painters. Entrepreneurs. This is how skydivers do it. It's one of the most inspiring, empowering and unforgettable world records ever, and only Growing Bolder was there to document it.
Dreams Never Die (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Field of Dreams - John Wilson's story is straight out of Hollywood. It's a story of personal redemption and hope for us all; a story of struggle and triumph played out in jails, hospitals and finally -- on a baseball field. Tubes, Transformers and Tragedy - If you have a vintage radio or know anyone who does you'll be thankful for Dennis G. Williams. He is one of a very few people you can turn to for expert, full-time antique radio repair and restoration. He has four decades of experience at his craft and his business, Radio Relics has a reputation for quality, honesty and integrity that spreads clear across the country. The only thing more interesting than what he does for a living, is who he is as a person. Growing "Bull"der - They've retired from the rodeo, but these two brothers are still, well, bullish, when it comes to how great life can be as you get older. Just don't mess with their bodyguard. Calendars for a Cause - They're bold, they're beautiful -- and they're breast cancer survivors. Now, these women are glamming it up and saluting the stars of the silver screen. It's art for a good cause, and they think you'll never look at a calendar the same way again.
Small Actions: Big Impact (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Hey, Your Nose is Growing! - There are very few full-time marionette theaters in the country. One of them, Pinocchio's Marionette Theater near Orlando, Florida, is dedicated to keeping the vanishing art alive. See why they believe puppetry is not only still relevant but even more necessary in these high-tech times. Andy's New Bike - Andy was born with fetal alcohol syndrome 40 years ago. His adoptive and loving parents have always encouraged him to get involved in life and he has. He has a job, a lot of friends and gets all around town on his beloved bicycle. So, imagine his despair when it was stolen. And imagine his surprise when the very people he thought were a nuisance turned out to be some of the best friends he ever had. Restore Your Passion and Pass it On - The mission was gratifying yet overwhelming. But isn't taking on projects that are way too big the key to great accomplishment? JT Thompson had such a bright vision for an old, run-down historic home that he never had time to consider failure. And against all odds, he far exceeded even his own expectations. Be the Maestro of Your Mind - It may be music to your ears but it's actually fuel for your brain. Many studies concur -- one of the best ways to exercise your brain is by learning to play a musical instrument. As you'll see, you don't have to be Mozart to be the maestro of your mind!