Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ted Hayes: Homeless activist

Ted Hayes is a veteran activist for the homeless and inner city cricket pioneer - and a loud and persistent voice campaigning for LA's growing homeless population. 

LISTENBroadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Calum McDonald - July 9, 2019

LISTENBroadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp - August 21, 2018

July 19, 2017: Los Angeles' homeless crisis goes from bad to worse - BBC website 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Kerry Burnight - embracing mobile technology to combat loneliness among older adults

Episode 71: Live Long and Master Aging

Dr. Kerry Burnight is the Chief Gerontologist at GrandPad, a company that designs simple and easy to use electronic tablets for people 75 and older. 

New technology presents a wealth of opportunities for connecting with others. Family members across the world can video chat from mobile phones at a moment's notice, and long-lost friends from elementary school can easily reconnect. But Dr. Burnight believes that for all mobile devices have added to the world, new technology is isolating older demographics. In fact social isolation, leading to loneliness among the elderly, is one of the great scourges on society.

In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Burnight discusses how GrandPads keep older family members easily connected with the rest of the family and the world. She also describes how older generations are left behind with technology, and why personal connections are so important to a person's health and longevity.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tracy McCubbin: Living clutter-free for happier, healthier aging

Episode 70: Live Long and Master Aging

Tracy McCubbin helps others declutter for a living. As we get older, many people find it hard to let go of stuff they've accumulated over the decades. But letting go is often a transformational experience. 

Tracy, through her Los Angeles-based company, dClutterfly, helps retirees prioritize essential items for the next phase in their lives, and advises the elderly on parting ways with items that simply no longer add value to their days. 

In her upcoming book, The Clutter Code, Tracy describes the emotional blocks that prevent people from decluttering their lives, and how to overcome these obstacles. She also discusses the practicalities of clearing our homes of mementoes, furniture, bric-a-brac, books and photos. 

In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Tracy explains the importance of simplifying our lives and why there is a correlation between healthy aging and living in a clutter-free world. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Judy Greenfeld: Rabbi, Nachshon Minyan

Rabbi Judy Greenfeld established Nachshon Minyan, an "alternative congregation” in LA's San Fernando Valley. 

On BBC5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp, Rabbi Judy and I discuss her work, melding the two roles of Rabbi and Cantor.  


Broadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp  - Aug 7, 2018