Eight-Part Series on Alzheimer's Wins a Gracie AwardThe Alliance for Women in Media Foundation announced AARP's entry, "Beyond the Face of Alzheimer's - A Few Good Men," as the winner of the Gracie Award in the Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program category. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.
In the eight-part documentary series, Barbara Kline and Kathy Bernard, cohosts of the 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour, give voice to the spouses, children and nurses who work day in and day out caring for people with Alzheimer's. The caregivers share their wisdom and lessons learned, with hope that their stories will serve as a guide for families beginning the Alzheimer's journey and provide comfort and support to those already well down the road.
"Winning a Gracie is a huge accomplishment," said Angel Livas, Executive Radio Producer. "It's a testament to the hard work of our team and validates the quality of programming that comes out of AARP's Radio department."
Winners will be presented their statues at the Gracie Awards Luncheon in New York City this June.
This week on The Babes:
March 9 - Times of crisis, heart health, jazz and food, keeping secrets, and "roots travel"
In Times of Crisis
In August of 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more than 20 patients died at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after receiving lethal injections by healthcare professionals. Dr. Sheri Fink, a physician and an investigative reporter, reconstructs the events at Memorial Medical Center in her new book Five Days at Memorial. She describes the moral dilemmas that arise when systems fail and infrastructure breaks down, and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of future large-scale disasters.
Heart disease is the nation's number one killer, and it kills more people than all cancers combined every year. Dr. Jonathon Altschuler, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, joins the Babes to discuss how we can proactively attack the culprits that cause heart conditions and prevent heart disease.
Erin Dickins is an award winning jazz vocalist and a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, a group which launched onto the music scene in the 1970's, gained a cult like following and played before crowds of thousands in sold out venues. Erin has relaunched with her solo album and cookbook, Java Jive, Jazz for Foodies, which combines her love for jazz and her passion for food.
The Price of the Truth
Knowing a secret can be exiting, especially if it's something wonderful that's about to happen. However, secrets can take on a whole new meaning when they are covering reality and deceiving those not in the know. Jane Isay, author of Secrets and Lies, is a master at delving into the psychology of relationships - their blessings, challenges, and how keeping secrets can harm relationships, while telling the truth can change our lives.
Racking your brain about where to take your next vacation? Travel expert Deb Stone suggests "roots travel" where you take a fabulous trip built around some aspect of your family's genealogy. After all, where we come from says a lot about our present, and it just might explain a few things about those crazy relatives on mom's side!