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Ina Jaffe

Ina Jaffe appears in the following:

Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

Sunday, August 28, 2016

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.

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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.

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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Friday, August 26, 2016

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As Japan's population shrinks and ages, the government wants older adults to remain employed. The traditional retirement age is 60, but a few companies are welcoming those who want to keep working.

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.

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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan and tells Rachel Martin what she learned about why the population is aging.

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Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

People who have positive images of aging and have a purpose in life live years longer than those who are negative, studies find. They also have less risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

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Older Voters To Candidates: Don't Forget About Us

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Voters age 65 and older make up more than a fifth of the electorate, but they're not hearing the presidential candidates talk about the issues that matter most to them.

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California Primary Weighs Heavily On Republican Race

Sunday, May 01, 2016

California Republicans are holding their state convention this weekend. It's a chance for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to make their case to party leaders.

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Donald Trump Delivers Keynote At California GOP Convention

Friday, April 29, 2016

Donald Trump gave the keynote address Friday afternoon at the California Republican convention. He's trying to lock-up the party's presidential nomination, and California could put him over the top.

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California Republicans Move Into Spotlight, With Prospect Of Crowning Trump

Friday, April 29, 2016

The state GOP convention hears from Donald Trump Friday. If he clinches the nomination, it'll be when California's 172 Republican delegates are awarded in June — and many are working to prevent that.

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Industrial Science Hunts For Nursing Home Fraud In New Mexico Case

Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Mexico is using time-motion studies to sue a chain of nursing homes for fraud. State prosecutors say the facilities couldn't possibly have provided the care promised — and billed for.

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Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Federal rules mostly prohibit nursing homes from refusing to readmit residents after a hospital stay. But states rarely enforce the regulations. Some California families are now suing the state.

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In Nevada, Generation Gap Over Democratic Candidates Widens

Friday, February 12, 2016

Democratic women are overwhelmingly supporting Hillary Clinton — or rather, those over 45 are. Women under 30 are strongly supporting Bernie Sanders. With the caucuses in Nevada comin...

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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Saturday, January 23, 2016

If you pictured a dancer, you probably wouldn't imagine someone with Parkinson's disease. Worldwide, there are 10 million people with the progressive movement disorder, and they struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance.

But over the past 15 years or so, a few thousand have taken dance classes that ...

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Southern California Moves To Protect Homeless As El Niño Rain Hits Region

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Rain, and lots of it, is falling in parts of California as the first of several El Niño storms makes its way across the state. In the Los Angeles area, county officials have spent ext...

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Elizabeth Laird, Who Gave Hugs To Soldiers At Fort Hood, Dies At 83

Friday, December 25, 2015

Elizabeth Laird was known as the hug lady because she met every deployment — coming or going — from Fort Hood and gave each soldier a hug. She died Thursday on Christmas Eve.

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Is Everybody Mumbling? Try A Hearing Test You Take On The Phone

Monday, December 21, 2015

Testing your hearing is just a phone call away. Doctors hope a cheap, simple at-home test will encourage more people to get their hearing checked, and get help if they need it.

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Gloria Steinem Shares What She Learned 'On The Road'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

At 81, Gloria Steinem is still going strong. The noted feminist has been on tour promoting a new book, My Life On The Road, which she insists is not a memoir.

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