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The Brian Lehrer Show

Thinking About Living Alone in Middle Age

Friday, January 30, 2015

Over half of people over 50 are single. We explore what it means to live alone in middle age with author Sandra Tsing Loh. 

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Glory Days? The Mid-Life Divide

Friday, June 06, 2014

Janet Taylor, community psychiatrist in New York City and a contributor to AARP's Life Reimagined project, talks about the challenges people face after age 50 and whether their early ideas of success have held up and how life has changed their plans along the way.

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Middle-Aged and Menopausal

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, comedian and author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), talks about her new book in which she describes the joys and perils of being part of "Generation Triple M" (Middle-Aged Moms in Menopause).

 

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The Takeaway

Over Fifty and Unemployed

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In study after study, we’re told that the economic recovery is real. But tell that to unemployed Americans over 55. More than half of jobless seniors, about 1.1 million people, have been unemployed for more than six months, up from 23 percent four years ago, according to a government report released last week. But these aren’t just numbers — they’re people all over the country.

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In the Middle

Monday, February 20, 2012

Patricia Cohen, cultural reporter for The New York Times and the author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age, explains how "middle-aged" became a phase of life.

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Open Phones: Youth, Middle Age, and Personal Politics

Monday, February 20, 2012

Churchill and others have said, "If you are not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you are not a conservative at forty you have no brain." We asked listeners: how true has that been for you?

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Open Phones: Youth, Middle Age, and Personal Politics

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Churchill and others have said, "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." How true has this been for you?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In the Middle

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Patricia Cohen, cultural reporter for The New York Times and the author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age, explains how "middle-aged" became a phase of life.

Fill in the blank:  You knew you were middle-aged when "__________."

EVENT: On January 26, Patricia Cohen will be at The Strand Bookstore, Broadway and 12th Street, at 7p.m.

 

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