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Displaced Families of the Blue Ridge

Margaret Marangione, Blue Ridge Community College

When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. New information has emerged suggesting that some of them were sent to state colonies and sterilized.

10 mins

Veterans of the Revolutionary War

Benjamin Irvin

At the end of the Revolutionary War, claiming a pension was difficult and threatened the pride of many veterans.

11 mins

Funeral Industry

Rhonda Pleasants, John Tyler Community College

Aging baby boomers are beginning to influence the funeral industry. We speak with an expert about changes in the funeral industry.

6 mins

Aging Brain

Rosemary Blieszner, Virginia Tech

As we age, we all experience changes in our brains that make our memories less sharp than they used to be. But some older people actually have a condition called Mild Cognitive Impairment, or MCI, which is different from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

12 mins

Wisdom of Age

Terry Lee, Christopher Newport University

Too many young people imagine old age as a time when we become no longer useful or interested in the world around us. We speak with a documentarian who uses his camera to challenge ageist stereotypes.

12 mins

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