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Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2015

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're talking with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.

Lauren Kessler On Turning Time Counterclockwise

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2014

THURSDAY: We're replaying an earlier interview with Eugene author Lauren Kessler. Her 2013 book, Counterclockwise, recounts her year of personal research into the world of anti-aging.

Examining Assisted Living in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2013

A collaborative documentary from Frontline and ProPublica has exposed the dark side of assisted living, where profit can often outweigh the well-being of residents.

Lauren Kessler Fights Aging

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2013

Oregon author Lauren Kessler has taken on the world of anti-aging to discover the secret to staying young.

Filming Old Goats

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2012

We'll talk to the director of the independent feature film Old Goats and some of the actors in the movie who had never acted before.

Extending Human Lifespan

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2012

Following a new study that suggests calorie deprivation does not extend life, we'll explore some of the longevity research here and elsewhere in the country.

Eating for Brain Health

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2012

A new study suggests that avoiding trans fats and eating certain nutrients may help maintain cognitive function and brain health.