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Hosted by award winning veteran radio and television anchor, journalist, and marketing/public relations professional Sam Yates, this is a compelling show for seniors, about seniors, and featuring seniors. The Great American Senior Show delves into topics that impact senior health and wellness; updates pandemic policies; is a forum for multi-political views; details financial and investment information; answers questions about aging and living longer; provides expert commentary from special g ...
 
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Sam and Emma host Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, to discuss her recent book Tangled Up In Blue: Policing in the American City, and her experiences as a part-time volunteer reserve police officer in Washington, D.C. Professor Brooks discusses how she came to the topic; following her work on “How Everything Became War and The Mi…
 
Emma hosts Tom Zoellner, Professor at Chapman University and political editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, to discuss his recent book “Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire,” on the Jamaican rebellion of 1831 and the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Professor Zoellner situates us between the Haitian r…
 
Sam and Emma host Ari Rabin-Havt, the former Legislative Director and Chief Policy Advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders, to discuss the prospects of the Senate bipartisan infrastructure bill, as well as the budget reconciliation bill that's supposed to follow it. Then, David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) joins the show in the fun half! Emma, Sam, and Ari …
 
Pete Tesch, president of the Economic Council of Saint Lucie County (EDCSLC) explains how economic development can be especially beneficial for seniors and those who are contemplating moving to The Treasure Coast. Booming Saint Lucie County owes much of its economic success to the EDCSLC and seniors, in particular, have benefited with more medical …
 
Emma hosts Van Gosse, Professor and Associate Chair of History at Franklin & Marshall University, to discuss his recent book “The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War,” on the political role of Black folks before their constitutional emancipation, and how their pre-Civil War work has been erased over …
 
Sam hosts Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, to discuss her recent book, “I Have Nothing To Hide: And 20 Other Myths About Surveillance and Privacy.” They explore the importance of taking action as individuals, fighting for the autonomy to reveal information to who we want to, and how the government keeps …
 
Sam and Emma host Cristina Beltran, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at New York University, to discuss her recent book, Cruelty As Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy, on the project of whiteness that has built the United States, and why the backlash to a changing racial consciousness in the US has seen …
 
Sam and Emma host Dr. Michael Osterholm, the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, to discuss the state of COVID-19 as it stands here in the States and around the world. Dr. Osterholm walks through the dual pandemics facing the globe right now – the one we have at home in the U.S. being ta…
 
Sam and Emma host David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, on his upcoming Infrastructure newsletter, “Infrastructure Summer,” and the recent developments with Biden’s legislative agenda. They begin with a discussion on the current state of the Infrastructure Package, its emphasis on “human” infrastructure over brick and mortar spend…
 
The Great American Senior Show has a relationship with the World health Organization (WHO) allowing us to use their Science in 5 program in its entirety to keep our seniors and others safe. Today, an important update about the Delta Variant that is now sweeping the United States and fast becoming the dominant form of the deadly COVID virus. The Gre…
 
Emma hosts Jim Freeman, director of the Social Movement Support Lab, to discuss his new book, "Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit From Racial Injustice," to discuss the hidden strategies behind systemic racism in America. Freeman walks through his concept of strategic racism and how the U.S. Government refuses to properly address p…
 
Sam and Emma host Spencer Headworth, professor of Sociology at Purdue University to discuss his recent book, “Policing Welfare: Punitive Adversarialism in Public Assistance,” on how welfare law enforcement has crippled public assistance programs. Professor Headworth begins by walking through what the U.S. sees as welfare, focusing on public assista…
 
Sam and Emma host Ari Berman, writer at Mother Jones and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (2015), to discuss the restrictive voting bill making its way through the Texas State Legislature in a special session called by Governor Abbott, which has led Texas Democrats to leave the state to avoid meeting a …
 
Sam and Emma host author Elinor Cleghorn to discuss her new book, “Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World” on how healthcare and medical treatment have underserved women and their health needs. They start the conversation by discussing Elinor’s personal experiences that brought her to this topic, focused on years of dismissal and m…
 
Sam and Emma host Pascal Robert of the This is Revolution podcast to discuss the Moïse assassination in Haiti as a product of neoliberalism and colonialism, before they touch on the US’s foreign policy role in the Caribbean, and what Eric Adams’s Democratic primary victory means for progressive democrats moving forward. Emma, Sam, and Pascal start …
 
Emma hosts political reporter David Freedlander to discuss his new book, The AOC Generation: How Millennials Are Seizing Power and Rewriting the Rules of American Politics, on the young insurgent left in American politics and how grassroots political organization is bringing material change to communities across the country, before he and Emma give…
 
Located in the heart of Brevard County, Sunflower House is a resource source operated by the much acclaimed Aging Matters -- a Lead Agency for senior services in Brevard. In this special episode, we visit with Beth Schibley, Program Director for Aging Matters and Sunflower House. Beth takes us on a journey of caring as she describes the many resour…
 
Sam and Emma host Slate's Justice and Courts writer Mark Joseph Stern to dive into last week's SCOTUS rulings on voting rights restrictions and then Brian Concannon from Project Bluelight, joins to discuss Haitian Prime Minister Jovenel Moïse's assassination. Emma, Sam, and Mark pick up their discussion from last week on the heels of two massive SC…
 
Sam and Emma are back from the July 4th holiday with Smithsonian curator Jon Grinspan, author of his latest book The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915 on the last time partisanship was the primary driver in American democracy. Grinspan, inspired by the precedence for our modern political era that he found in th…
 
Sam hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Yale Historian David Blight to discuss his recent biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and how the Reconstruction era lives on in our contemporary politics. Sam and Blight take a deep dive into Frederick Douglass the orator and the ways his politics and activism altered between ra…
 
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton to discuss the week's top stories, including the infrastructure negotiations, SCOTUS decisions to gut voter rights, and more. Then, WGA East Executive Director Lowell Peterson joins to discuss the unionization efforts at MSNBC Digital. Digby and Sam start off the show by looking back to the start of their careers in…
 
Sam hosts Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate covering law and the courts, joins Sam to discuss the biggest cases of the recent Supreme Court term, and the implications of the rulings on cases like TransUnion v. Ramirez and Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. They start with a discussion on SCOTUS’ ruling against Union Organizing on California Farm…
 
There are literally thousands of condominiums similar to the Champlain Towers South that collapsed killing scores with many more still missing in the rubble. Licensed Engineer Frederick Shaffer of the Shaffer Group, Inc. Consulting makes a return appearance to the Great American Senior Show sharing his opinions on what happens when condo Board igno…
 
The Great American Senior Show is on the road once more. This time our studio pays a visit to Aging Matters in Merritt Island, Florida. As the name implies, Aging Matters is all about aging and how the various needs of those who are aging are met by a dynamic Lead Agency for Brevard County. In Part One of our visit, we hear from Marty Mercado, Dire…
 
Sam hosts Tim Jackson, University of Surrey professor of sustainable development, and author of the book Post Growth: Life after Capitalism on what a world can look like after the fall of the free market and our incessant chase for endless growth. Professor Jackson traces his vision from his original work for the British Government, “Prosperity wit…
 
Sam and Emma host Jules Boykoff, Pacific University professor of politics and government, former US Olympian and author of NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond, to discuss the Olympics industrial complex and the growing international movement for ending the development of Olympic complexes. T…
 
A new theory on the collapse of the Champlain Tower South building collapse near Miami, Florida places emphasis on the building collapsing from the top down due to lack of maintenance related to spalling and possible structural flaws. Engineer Frederick Shaffer of Shaffer Group Inc., who has spent many years in South Florida examining buildings lik…
 
Sam and Emma host Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at the Intercept, to discuss this week's top stories including the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Pelosi and Schumer's play for reconciliation bills, and more, plus, legendary comedian David Cross joins in the Fun Half. Ryan helps walk Emma and Sam through what these second hundred days of Biden’s admin…
 
Emma hosts Haggai Matar, Executive Director of +972 Magazine, to discuss the new Israeli governmental coalition, PM Naftali Bennet's role within it, and how its formation will impact the occupation in East Jerusalem. They pick up on their conversation earlier this year, digging into Netanyahu’s ousting and how it came to be; they explore Bibi’s shi…
 
Alzheimer's patients and their families from all over the United States are relocating to Brevard County, Florida to receive leading edge care at Joe's Club. The adult day care specializes in providing a unique atmosphere of care for those in various stages of Alzheimer's disease. What is the secret to Joe's Club's success? You will find out in Par…
 
Sam and Emma host Patrick Radden Keefe, staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, on how the family behind Perdue Pharma and Oxycontin built their fortune on opioid addiction and pharmaceutical marketing. Beginning with the origin of the Sackler dynasty, Keefe walks us through how Arthur…
 
Sam and Emma host Duke University Economist Sandy Darity to discuss his latest book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century on addressing the racial wealth gap in America. After covering the modern state of the stratification, they look into the origins of the racial wealth gap, stemming from the establis…
 
Exceptional Leadership -- that's the description of Tim Timmermann, the Executive Director of the Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation. Timmermann's leadership is reflected in all aspects of the Foundation and an award winning adult day care program for Alzheimer's patients called Joe's Club. In this episode, we go behind the scenes to learn more about T…
 
Thanks to the World Health Organization and Science in 5 for updated information on the transmission of Covid indoors and outdoors. This vital information could be a significant factor in your health and the health of your loved ones. Our special thanks to the World Health Organization for allowing the Great American Senior Show to share this valua…
 
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the face of medicine worldwide. No longer is telemedicine a thing of the past. Just the opposite, telemedicine is a wave of the future for patients who have become accustomed to avoiding the crowded waiting room and opted instead to see the physician when the physician "sees" them. It's a fascinating twis…
 
Dr. Abdullah Abeyatti, founder and CEO of MyClinic.com joins the Great American Senior Show from the United Kingdom to explain what could be the future of telemedicine post COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Abeyatti chronicles the development of MyClinic and how the growth of telemedicine was sparked by COIVD. Now that the world is coming out of the pandemic,…
 
The Great American Senior Show has received permission to use the World Health Organization (WHO) Science in 5 segments to help make seniors and others more aware of some of the latest developments important to keeping our society healthy and well. From time to time, as the topic is important to seniors, we will share the information here on the Gr…
 
The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 2021 Martin County Senior Games in an Olympic style competition. Anyone fifty-years and older is eligible to compete for trophies and the honor of being Senior Winners! If you would like to compete in a variety of categories, visit the Martin County Florida website at www.marti.fl.us …
 
As America pulls out of the worst pandemic in more than 100 years, we go on location to Brevard County Florida and pay a visit with seniors and senior management of the Wickham Park Senior Center. Senior membership is growing and many seniors are quite willing to share what they plan to do now that they have their Freedom Cards -- the CDC cards ver…
 
With tens of thousands of Dreamers here in the United States, what does the future hold for these English speaking students, young professionals and everyday icons of the plight of immigration look like through the eyes of a professional Immigration Attorney? Join The Great American Senior Show host Sam Yates as he explores the plight of the dreame…
 
Join The Great American Senior Show as Jennifer Chaparro talks about what it is like to be an internationally acclaimed Street Artist. Jennifer explains how she came to be the founder of the International Street Art Society and what it is like to "discover" this nearly ancient form of art. As a true artist, Jennifer has a wide background ranging fr…
 
Calling all seniors who are 50 years old or more seasoned! The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the Olympics. Senior Olympics that is. For more than 30 years, the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department has solicited and hosted Olympic style competition for seniors who still have what it takes to be competitive …
 
Every April, health care professionals recommend you have a frank and honest conversation with loved ones about end-f-life care. In fact, many consider April as National Healthcare Decisions month. Now is the time to discuss our end-of-life options and wishes so that you and your loved ones are not reacting in fear, anger or desperation when an end…
 
For the last time in 2020...the boys have your match preview for our clash with the Dogs! Tune in for deep dives aplenty, the final match committee round table AND a 'best time we met' that you won't want to miss. Duck and Oz also host , a light-hearted and passionate podcast about the mighty Fremantle Dockers Football Club.The Purple Reign Podcast…
 
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