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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A nurse's aide helps an elderly patientThe cost of caregiving
    More than 40 million Americans are caring for a loved one. Caregiving for a family member is rewarding but a new study points to the financial and emotion toll it also takes.9:06 a.m.
    Dr. Robert Kane: Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and author of "The Good Caregiver."
    Jane Gross: NY Times writer, creator of "The New Old Age" blog and author of "A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents - and Ourselves."
  • Housing in HaitiHaiti after the earthquake
    On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. He joins us to discuss his experiences and his newest book, Haiti After the Earthquake.10:06 a.m.
    Paul Farmer: Medical anthropologist and physician at Harvard University and a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
  • A look at Kickstarter
    Are you an artist or inventor with a great idea? Need money to make it happen? Or, do you want to donate to an up-and-coming project? Kickstarter can help. Independent filmmakers Thomas Bean and Luke Poling discuss their experience using Kickstarter to fund their new film, Plimpton!10:45 a.m.
    Thomas Bean: Filmmaker who has worked in many capacities on documentary and feature films alike. He co-produced and wrote a feature length documentary about the Iranian hostage crisis, featuring Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite.
    Luke Poling: Filmmaker who has worked on many productions, including The Departed, and The Fog of War. He was a writer/director for the omnibus film Twelve. He also worked as a staff writer and director on the award-winning podcast Hello Simon.

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