Chronologically Gifted: Conversations on Life after 50
Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown retired from teaching careers at Humboldt State University and started having conversations about life transitions, identity, and aging. The conversations enriched their lives. The show explores a wide range of topics with a diverse mix of guests including authors, artists, activists, and community members.
The program aired for 4 years on KHSU, wrapping up in 2018. You can still enjoy episodes here at KHSU.org.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:30pmCaptain Paul Watson has been a lifelong activist and passionate defender of the oceans. He was a founding member and director of Greenpeace until he left in 1977 to found the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society . He serves as its president and executive director. Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization that uses direct action to “expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.”
Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:30pmChronologically Gifted: 4th Anniversary with Margaret Morganroth Gullette on Processing the ElectionIn celebration of the fourth anniversary of the show, we are rebroadcasting an interview with Margaret Morganroth Gullette on processing the past election. Margaret is a scholar at the Women’s Research Center at Brandeis University. According to Brandeis website, she is “a cultural critic and prize-winning writer of nonfiction (and) an internationally known age critic, essayist, and activist.” Her latest book is entitled Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People (Global Perspectives on Aging) . She is also the author of Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America , Aged by Culture , and Declining to Decline .
Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:30pmChronologically Gifted celebrates its fourth anniversary with a look back at some of our favorite interviews. Anne Karpf is a British writer, award-winning journalist, sociologist, scholar, and teacher. Her latest book is How to Age. Anne spoke on the topic of aging while female. She stated, "There is such a degree of age shame and age shaming that goes on in both countries (US and UK)...We have to challenge the language, protesting when people make ageist comments because we internalize that kind of language and turn it back on ourselves. That's the most pernicious form of ageism: the one that you impose upon yourself."
Thursday, February 1, 2018 1:30pmChronologically Gifted celebrates its fourth anniversary with a look back at some of our favorite interviews. First up is author Victor Lodato who talked about his cross-generational friendship with a woman named Austin. His piece When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship appeared in the New York Times and describes how he met Austin when he was in his 40s, and she was in her 80s. He wrote, "Friendship, like its flashier cousin, love, can be wildly chemical and, like love, can happen in an instant." Victor is a playwright, poet, and novelist. He has published two novels: Mathilda Savitch - which the New York Times called "a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel" - and Edgar and Lucy which Lynn Freed called "a wonder, beginning to end."
Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:30pmDr. Edith Bone was released in 1956 after seven years of solitary confinement, and her story started Michael Harris’ journey into exploring and practicing solitude. As he read her memoir , he realized that there was “a certain art to being alone that she had practiced…I wanted to learn how to practice solitude in the same way.” Michael is a widely published author who writes about a broad range of topics. His books include The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection and Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World .