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Exploring the Future Impacts of “Super Aging” with Bill Kole

Air Dates: October 2-8, 2023

One of humanity’s greatest wishes is for our loved ones to live long healthy lives.  Bill Kole explores the coming era of “super-aging,” where more and more of us will live more than a century, with dramatic consequences for retirement, finances, relationships, and even the politics of the next century.

Kole is the author of “The Big 100: The New World of Super- Aging” and recently retired as New England editor for The Associated Press.  He is an award-winning former foreign correspondent who has reported from North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  A 2022 fellow in aging journalism at Columbia University in New York and at the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C., Kole has been writing about extreme aging since the 1990s.  Among his many awards is one from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers for an investigation into the exploitation of illegal immigrants by the Walmart retail chain.

One this episode of “Story in the Public Square,” Kole discusses the impacts “super-aging” and what it will mean for our society in the years ahead.

“Story in the Public Square” broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 4:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a project of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.