Arts & Culture

Longevity Prescription

Is 80 the new 50? It is when you compare Americans’ average life expectancy today — about 78 — with what it was a century ago, when the average American lived to about 50.

In “The Longevity Prescription,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Butler says that this three-decade dividend, as he calls it, doesn’t have to be lived out in declining health as many assume.

Common ailments such as heart disease, arthritis and lung problems are arriving a full decade later than they did 100 years ago. This suggests that we have it within our power to increase the chances of staying healthy longer

David Cummings sits in with some Old Time Radio, especially episodes of Superman and an interview with Jerry Siegel, Superman’s creator.

Sistahs Who Rock The Beat -1&2
Producer/Host: Brenda Bell Brown

It's a turkey-trot, flamenco-style. Kristina plays music to cook turkey (or whatever) by, and she and dancer Melinda Hedgecorth conclude their conversation, during which Melinda announces her engagement to a Spanish gentleman.