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
Little Miracles (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Three Promises - One moment Carolyn and Chad Moor were celebrating their love. The next, he lay dying, the victim of a hit-and-run car accident. During their final moments, Carolyn made three promises that she's spent many years and tears trying to keep. Hers is a story of Growing Bolder in the face of heartbreaking loss. See how she learned to live and even laugh again and how her story even caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. Enjoying Life's Little Miracles - She's not really an athlete. She's a retired biologist who loves adventure. That's why 96-year-old Mary Anne Cooper traveled from British Columbia to Arizona to compete in the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships. Mary Anne isn't trying to be a role model or set an example, but with every stroke, she's doing just that. She even inspired her 70-year-old daughter to also compete at Nationals. Free Throw King - Andy McGuffin is the best there is. Mr. Automatic. The Free Throw King once made 400 in a row. Bill Shafer goes one-on-one with Andy to learn the secrets to his success.
Still Having Fun (Episode #303H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Orleans: They're Still Having Fun - Think you know music? Who sang "Still the One," "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time?" Orleans was the band, but who was the singer? Leave it to Growing Bolder to introduce you to one of the most recognized voices but least-known names in music. In for the Long Haul - Siphiwe Baleka is a one-of-a-kind Yale graduating, globetrotting, God-fearing, truck-driving, fast-swimming family man. And he's got a new mission -- to help long-haul truckers everywhere improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Conversations of a Lifetime - We all have a tale to tell, and that's the premise of NPR's Story Corps. We take you inside an amped up Airstream that's a one-of-a-kind time capsule and it's helping people across the U.S. leave a priceless legacy for future generations.
Better Together (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
One Lap at a Time - Susan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group. She's also a three-time cancer survivor and a victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. With luck, determination, great medical care, the support of family and friends and the benefits of the sport of swimming, Susan has fought to escape the deadly legacy of a supposed wonder drug turned nightmare. Meet the Hornman! - Bill Nemoyten was a music educator for most of his life. So why would that change when he retired? Instead, he bought an RV, packed up his wife and his collection of 16 different types of horns and set out from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area on a never-ending mission to share his passion for horns with anyone who will listen. Now, he is known far and wide as... The Hornman! The Couple That Sweats Together Stays Together - Triathlons are hard enough, but imagine competing against your spouse! Carol and Joe Neal recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, and their relationship is as strong as their bodies.