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A Roman Catholic Sister in her 80s who wrote “The Grace to Race, “ she’s the oldest person ever (man or woman) to finish an Ironman Triathlon. This...

  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 10:06
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Jana Flaig calls herself a professional encourager, and talks about battling fear, and acquiring and maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 26:15
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On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 07:30
Caption: Frances Hilary McGuigan, Credit: Doug Dobery
This journey begins in the deepest recesses of the human brain--the hippocampus, and ends in the memory support unit of a retirement community. It'...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2013
  • Length: 54:59
Caption: Pearl Hardaway Reese, 1939
Pearl Hardaway Reese defied stereotypes, loss, addiction, and a world that changed dramatically in her lifetime. She insisted on living life to it...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In modern society, women in their 70's and 80's are often pushed aside and ignored in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Miriam is 85, widowed, a...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2013
  • Length: 05:13
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Edith Green tells her granddaughter, Chaya, about being a survivor of gun violence.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
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Women have been playing competitive basketball for over a century. Although before 1971, women played by modified rules that allowed play in only h...

Bought by KUOW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 13, 2012
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anna Halprin explaining the Planetary Dance, Credit: Photo by photo by John Kokoska
Anna Halprin has influenced generations of dancers and artists with her unique integration of dance and healing work, as well as her use of perform...

  • Added: May 13, 2012
  • Length: 08:42
Caption: The producer and her Grandmother, several years ago
Virginia Mae Snyder lived alone in her house in West Virginia until she was 94. She suffered a drastic fall while gardening; a fall which forced he...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 04, 2012
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: René Foreman (R) and her daughter Michelle (L)
René Foreman, who survived cancer of the esophagus, tells her daughter Michelle about speaking through an electrolarynx.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 02:15
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Americans around the country are struggling in this recession. But in southern West Virginia, coal-mining communities have been living with econom...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2011
  • Length: 06:03
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Alice Loesch has lived through a century that has seen some of history’s most sweeping changes in the lives of women.

Bought by WAMC, KUOW, WMPG, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:46
  • Purchases: 4
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Older, middle and younger generation guests compare men's thoughts on women over time...what has changed...if anything?

  • Added: Oct 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Raging Grannies Show Their Stuff, Credit: Ruth Robertson
This story highlights the women who inspired documentary filmmaker Pam Walton's latest film, "Raging Grannies: The Action League." Interviews with ...

Bought by KZYX, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KRCB-FM, KZYX, and WAMC


  • Added: Jul 30, 2009
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 5
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For a group of retired women in Maine, a garden grows more than just plants.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Marty Hagglund had it all. He had a loving wife, a beautiful home, and a great job. Then, Marty threw it all to the wind to realize a deep-seated, ...

Bought by KUOW, KVNF, and KFAI


  • Added: Jan 21, 2009
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 3
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The story of Suzanne Knode, who at 63 discovered the storyteller within her.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2008
  • Length: 09:40
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Myonne Lee has wanted to fly since she was a child. Some eighty years later, she?s finally learning.

Bought by KFAI and Third Coast International Audio Festival


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 06:38
  • Purchases: 2
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If blooper tape could talk...

  • Added: May 21, 2007
  • Length: 03:13
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In the beginning, there was light - but there were also baby chickens.

  • Added: May 21, 2007
  • Length: 02:30
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Elderly women at the annual Valentine's day dance in Chicago.

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2007
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Boxing has attracted a new type of pugilist: seniors, women, and cancer patients. A sound rich feature exploring the world of the non-traditional ...

Bought by KFAI and WAMC


  • Added: Jan 01, 2007
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Middle-aged corporate malcontent goes online, to be found by mom

Bought by PRX to iTunes and KFAI


  • Added: Jul 11, 2006
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Does getting older spell the end of sexuality? Not always.

Bought by KFAI, WMPG, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 16, 2004
  • Length: 27:46
  • Purchases: 3