Ageing

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A Ring of Bells

A Ring of Bells

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Afterlife

Afterlife

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Ageing

Ageing

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Altered States

Altered States

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Angels

Angels

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Bicultural Women

Bicultural Women

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Parents lose their parents and become the oldest generation...Kid geniuses cry on their 25th birthdays...Chic young things find they need bifocals... And music understands. Join Ellen Kushner for an excursion into the way humans deal with ageing and the aged in words and music. Hear African songs of respect for elders and Biblical psalms of age, a psychotherapist's discussion of the painful reversal of roles as adults become the nurturers and caretakers of their own ageing parents, and finish up with Mel Brooks' "The 2000 Year Old Man."

 

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