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Growing Bolder

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What is recyclable and what isn’t? Our discussion with author and sustainability expert Jennie Romer may surprise you. She explains what can and cannot go in the bin, whether recycling is working at all, and what we can do to change the system
Can old dogs learn new tricks? Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, PH.D. says cognitive decline is not inevitable as we get older. His groundbreaking research has changed the way scientists and researchers think about the brain. He joins Growing
Bradley Schurman is one of the world’s preeminent demographic futurists and author of The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny. He explains how our lives are about to be radically impacted as, for the first time in human history, there w
As the host of several travel shows including her latest on Public TV, “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”, Samantha Brown has visited more than 60 countries, 250 cities and 40 U.S. states. She explains how much we can learn by traveling and meet
Dr. Frank Lipman is one of the pioneers of integrative medicine and he says there is a whole new set of rules to follow when it comes to healthy aging. He’ll share the changes you should make in your diet that can make a big difference in your
Why do some people never change their mind and others do in an instant? After years of research, science journalist David McRaney has some answers. He speaks with Growing Bolder's Bill Shafer and gives strategies that we can all use to create m
Timothy Shriver is a philanthropist, disability rights advocate, CEO of UNITE and author of the book, Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening. He reminds us we all have to find a way to end the divisiveness and come together because we are
Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon. In an instant, she was thrust into a social movement in America and beyond. Since then she's founded a global running initiative that has created events for women
Eugenia Zuckerman was a correspondent on “CBS Sunday Morning” for over 25 years and is a world class Flutist and Author. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she’s written a courageous and heartfelt book that gives insight as to what it’s like t
GROWING BOLDER: REV. MARY DOWNEY, HELPING HOMELESS FAMILIES; CLASSIC CARS COLLECTOR SCOTT BRANDT; GET MOVING WITH THE CALENDAR GIRLS Growing Bolder Jul 18 2021 • 51 mins Rev. Mary Downey has devoted her adult life to helping homeless families
Social scientist Arthur Brooks teaches happiness classes at Harvard University. He just completed a seven-year study and discovered one important ingredient that we all need in life to allow us to become happier as we get older.  
Tracey Gendron is a nationally recognized gerontologist who believes everything you think you know about aging is wrong! She says the most important indicator as to whether your future will be one of opportunity or one of loss is your attitude.
Dr. Daniel Amen is one of the most influential psychiatrists in the country. A respected thought leader on brain health, he talks to Growing Bolder about the near-epidemic levels of depression and anxiety in this country and offers strategies w
Marlo Thomas has dedicated her life to making a difference. She first rose to fame in 1966 with her star-making role in the hit TV show, “That Girl.” Since then, she’s won Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, a Peabody, a Grammy and the Presidential Med
Maintaining strong friendships is surprisingly important and can have a significant impact on our overall well-being, especially as we age. Journalist and author Lydia Denworth explains why a healthy social life is just as important as our phys
Studies show that having a sense of purpose is linked to better health and greater well-being. Richard Leider is one of the leading experts in motivation and a pioneer in the global purpose movement. He talks about how we can unlock our own pow
Todd Kashdan is a psychology professor at George Mason University who believes sometimes it’s good to be bad. His book, The Art of Insubordination, reveals how changing your perspective and asking questions can lead to greater understanding and
Best-selling author and journalist Craig Pittman is a highly respected environmental reporter, but recently, he’s gained a following for highlighting the unusual, fascinating and bizarre events that make Florida, well, Florida. He explains what
Al Roker is a beloved fixture on morning TV. He’s the weather guy and co-host at TODAY and in his spare time, he dabbles in acting (on Broadway no less) and is an author. His latest book is called “You Look So Much Better in Person: True Storie
Known as the creator of the survivor TV genre, Les Stroud has faced the elements in Antarctica, the wilds of the rainforests, and more, to teach us not just how to survive, but how to connect with the earth, ourselves and each other. Now, the 5
Did you get a good night’s sleep last night? If you’re like most people, the answer is definitely no. Sleep expert Kathryn Nicolai joins us to reveal how to learn how to sleep like it’s your job. She is the host of the popular Nothing Much Happ
Speed seems to be a requirement in almost everything we do, but is faster better? Author, Carl Honoré is the founder of the Global Slow Movement. Find out why he strongly believes that when it comes to life, slow is the only way to go.   
If you’ve ever experienced a midlife career change, you know they can be filled with fear and uncertainty. This is true even if you are an Olympic gold medalist. Speed skating icon Apolo Anton Ohno has been through it and wants to help you make
Jill Heinerth has one of the most dangerous jobs there is. As one of the top underwater cave explorers in the world, she’s explored icebergs, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves. She talks to Growing Bolder about her experiences being the
Are you tired of all the divisiveness in America today? Many talk about it, but few actually listen. Author and public radio host Celeste Headlee explains how we can all become part of the solution if we just learn to have conversations that ma
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