Inside E Street Highlights Grandparents

I recently had the pleasure of joining my long-time friend and colleague Jaia Peterson Lent, Deputy Executive Director at Generations United, for a discussion on AARP’s TV show, Inside E Street which provides a civil look at issues critical to Americans. We talked about a topic we both feel very passionate about: grandparents. Inside E Street’s host, Lark McCarthy, was fabulous (I remember watching her on the local DC TV station so it was great to meet her in person!). In this segment, Grandparents on …

Inside E Street: Interviewing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

This is a guest post from Inside E Street managing editor Richard Harris.  About the time my oldest daughter was in elementary school in the early 1990’s, she mentioned she had a friend who had an Uncle John whom I might know.  When you’re in the news business, your kids think you know everyone even though you “know” most of them simply because you report on them. (I’ve met Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth exactly once each – doesn’t mean …

Inside E Street: Aging Inmates

“We’re left trying to be both a nursing home and a prison,” – Keith Davis, warden at Deerfield Prison in Virginia. That’s the Washington Post today, talking about what happens when stricter parole laws keep more offenders behind bars (42 percent of eligible inmates were granted parole before 1995; fewer than 5 percent were granted after) and those inmates get older. The result is a jail that functions as nursing home and hospice:

The Cost of Aging Inmates

Take a look at this compelling Inside E Street episode that tackles the issue of older prison inmates: in short, keeping older people in prison is very costly considering medical care and other needs older inmates need more than their younger counterparts. So what to do? Check it out.

Inside E Street: Difficult Choices, Extraordinary Measures

We try to bring you news you can use here. Sometimes it isn’t fun, but this segment of Inside E Street highlights some of the choices you need to think about when we think of end-of-life care.

Investment Fraud 101

The economic crisis has not only left financial investments very complicated, but has also left ample opportunities for scam artists. The most recent Inside E Street episode talks to experts about how consumers can protect themselves from dangerous situations arising when investing. Make sure to check it out.