45 Forward

An Audio Archive of Ron's Broadcast Interviews

45 Forward – Episode 177

– Coming Next Monday –  Tune in May 27th at Noon PST / 3 pm Eastern Time (Encore) How a Veteran’s Mother Honors the Heroes Among Us      Episode Description:   Six years ago, Virginia Cervasio decided to dedicate her life to helping veterans. The mother of a young vet who died by suicide, she learned …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 176

Listen to Ron’s Interview with John Berger Solving the Climate Crisis: A Worthy Goal for Our Elder Years     Episode description:   As we continue to celebrate Older Americans Month, we often ponder our legacy as we age—not only our personal legacy, but the larger legacy we want to leave for our planet. We know that …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 175

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Kristin Smith and Betsy Smith –   Looking for a Great Way to ‘Age in Community’? Consider a NORC.     Episode description:   When older Americans are asked about where they want to live during their later years, an overwhelming majority say they want to “age in place”—in the comfort, safety …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 174

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Ron Kaiser – How to Master “Rejuvenaging”—Growing Older with Enthusiasm    Episode description:   As we kick off Older Americans Month, what better way to celebrate their contributions than to highlight the perspective and achievements of an extraordinarily active octogenarian. In today’s episode, we talk with  Dr. Ronald Kaiser, an innovator …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 173

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Sheri Koones –   The ABCs of ADUs: How Accessory Dwelling Units are Taking Off     Episode description:   Across the country, many aging homeowners want to age comfortably in place—but they often face a number of obstacles. Sometimes, their homes, intended for their once-larger families, are too much to …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 172

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Ellen Smiley –   A Financial Literacy Expert Unpacks Skills Needed for Every Age      Episode Description:   On December 31, 1999, Ellen Smiley left the airline industry, after a career spanning more than 30 years with British Airways. She took a few interim jobs, eventually landing at a large credit …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 171

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Martha Blackwelder –   Celebrating Earth Day through the Wonder of “Awe Walks”      Episode Description:   There are special moments in life when we experience a profound sense of awe at the planet we inhabit—such as the recent solar eclipse, when communities across America gathered in public spaces to gaze …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 170

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Leslie Danoff –     How an Unretiring Life Grew into an Environmental Nonprofit     Episode Description:   When we graduate from college, we often have little idea of where we’ll find ourselves in the second half of life. We wonder how our career will evolve; how we will grow a …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 169

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Peter Janowsky –   April is National Financial Literacy Month—for Both Young and Old     Episode Description:   It’s been 21 years since the U.S. Senate declared April to be National Financial Literacy Month, and since that time, financial education has become a perennial national issue, especially among young people who …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 168

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Gail Prudenti –   A Distinguished Jurist Reflects Back—and Forward—on Her Career     Episode Description:   As we close out Women’s History Month, we talk with the Hon. Gail Prudenti, who reflects on her continually ground-breaking career as a distinguished jurist, law school dean and now partner of a boutique …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 167

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Scott Fisher and Ben Green –   Healthy Psychosocial Habits We All Need to Age Well and Wisely     Episode Description:   About six years ago, as Scott Fisher and Ben Green approached their 70th birthdays, the challenges of aging loomed ever larger for these two lifelong friends. Both of us …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 166

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Ken Redcross –   The Surprising Coast-to-Coast Journey of a Doctor-Entrepreneur        Episode description:     Dr. Ken Redcross is an internist with over 20 years of medical practice. He also is a concierge doctor to a number of families; volunteers as a physician tending to dementia patients …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 165

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Analiza Wolf –   The Challenge of Lifting Women of Color to Next-Level Leadership       Episode description:     As we begin the annual celebration Women’s History Month, it’s a good time to take a closer look at how women are progressing in their careers and in the …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 164

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Rick Gamache –   Rising Out of the Pandemic, a New Vision for Nursing Homes        Episode description:       Since 2020, the COVID pandemic has had a brutal impact on nursing homes, accounting for more than 200,000 deaths of residents and staff in long-term care facilities. …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 163

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Hudson Cooper –   A Remarkable Saga of Career Reinvention—Across 50 Years       Episode description:     Hudson Cooper is proof-positive that career reinvention can be a lifelong enterprise—past our 50s and continuing well into our so-called “retirement” years. Hudson initially thought he would have a career in …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 162

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Scott Fulton and Catherine Owens –     How to Have Those ‘Missing Conversations’ about Later Life       Episode Description:     In an era of increasing longevity, we have the opportunity to lead vital and meaningful lives far into our later years. But there are lots of …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 161

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Scott Passeser –   It’s 2024: Do You Know Where Your Job (or Retirement) Is Headed?       Episode description:     Over the last several decades, the job market has gone through a roller-coaster of change: the Black Monday stock market crash, the 1990s recession, 9/11 terrorist attacks, …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 160

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Asher Rabinowitz –   A Substance Abuse Counselor Presents his New “ABCs of Recovery”       Episode description:     Every week, we see a stream of news stories about opioid addiction, drug overdoses, and mental health issues—people from teens to seniors coping with stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, loneliness …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 159

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Carroll Golden –   How to Get Long-term Care—Without Pulling Your Family Apart!       Episode description:     When we think about our later years, we know that because we’re living longer these days, we need to create a realistic financial plan for retirement—to make sure we don’t …READ MORE…

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45 Forward – Episode 158

– Listen to Ron’s Interview with Stephen G. Post –   Can We Promote ‘Compassionate  Care in Our Health Care System?       Episode description:     In an age when health care is driven by specialization and technology, Dr. Stephen Post is a rare and remarkable blend of scientist and humanist, a best-selling author …READ MORE…

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