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Episode #103

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Gino La Mont and Carolyn Ausman interview Ines Allen, age 49, former poor immigrant from Ecuador, who is the founder of a charity that provides medicine and medical care for people in her native land; Robert W. Whitaker, age 63, World War II Vet, recovers from alcoholism, receives therapy, and works at the Veterans' Gardens, as he gets his life back together; Pat Clark, age 70, tells about her experiences with age discrimination, finding a new job, and working to make ends meet; Christie Cook, age 59, hardware store owner, shares her positive experiences in hiring "older people"; Barbara Marx shares her experiences and advice on multiple divorces and re-marriages.

Episode #102

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Gino La Mont and Carolyn Ausman interview Julie, age 59, and Don Roy, age 61, and find out how his forced retirement motivates them to re-examine their life choices. They discover the joys and financial solvency of raising Alpacas; Lawrence Goodman, age 70, Volunteer of the Year at the Braille Institute, survives cancer and conducts bridge and cooking classes for people who are blind; Jo, Dana, and Laura Laffranchini, a mother, age 65, and her 30 year old twin daughters, explain their teamwork in forming and operating a successful health food store; Patricia Means, age 58, a divorced mother of two who loses a loved one, copes with death, and at mid-life, changes careers and becomes a web site magazine publisher.

Episode #101

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Gino La Mont and Carolyn Ausman, interview Chris, age 60, and Bruce Maxson, age 63, who, bored with retirement, start a new venture - an art gallery that becomes a national award winner; Tina, age 39, and Danny Bartlett, age 46, who re-organize their lives after his near-fatal illness and successfully work to become debt free; Brigitte and Mac Lopez, ages 48 and 53, tell how he felt "expendable" in the corporate world. They talk about their new challenges and happiness as artists in their own Native American gallery; Michael Thomas, age 54, whose life-long dream to become a real cowboy, explains how his planning helped him achieve his dream.

Episode #213

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Five people, ages 49-81, inspire others as they describe their life challenges. Carolyn Campbell, age 65, confined to a wheelchair, volunteers and offers comfort and hope to families with terminally ill children. Jonathan Negus, age 49, explains his life as a homeless "hippie," and substance abuser, and the difficult changes he made to turn his life around. Evelyn Davis, age 55 and Rick Brengle, age 49, both from segregated communities find that racial bias has no place in their lives or in their business. Morris Beschloss, age 81, explains the difficulties he encountered after he retired and how he began a new, exciting, fulfilling career.

Episode #212

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 12:00 PM

Four people, ages 52-71, talk about dealing with the challenges in their lives. Shane Barrow, a 52 year old homosexual, describes the pain of losing his life partner, bias against the homosexual community, and moving forward with his life. Lori Palmer, age 58 and Jay Rubin, age 60, took an early retirement when their teaching jobs disappeared during a budget cut, and are now adjusting to living in a new community, retirement and financial planning for their future. Shirley Morton, age 71 a child of war-torn Europe, overcomes the horrors of World War II, gratefully moves to the United States and becomes a waitress to support her son. She is proud of her performance on the job and her values in life, and shares her views with the audience.

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