Next Avenue Growing Bolder June episodes

As your PBS station, it is KLRU’s mission to bring people together around important issues. KLRU does this through various educational and outreach initiatives.  Our newest effort is a national collaboration called Next Avenue that features resources and an online discussion of issues facing those 50+. As part of that project we are also airing, Growing Bolder Sundays at 10:30 am on KLRU. Growing Bolder delivers empowering stories that inspire audiences of all ages to believe that it’s never too late to achieve their dreams. It features stories of masters athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, health experts, entrepreneurs and more.

6/3: Baby Boomers
What do you want to do with your life? It’s never too late to chart a new course — and as you’ll see in this episode, it can be by bike, by stroke or from stage to stage! We profile a prolific endurance swimmer, a musical community activist, and female bikers. Plus, travel expert Gary McKechnie shares his tips for getting the most out of your trips in Growing Bolder With… and we feature the incredible Aunt Doris and her love for the piano in our How Are You Growing Bolder? segment!

6/10: On a Mission
In this episode of Growing Bolder, we take a look at people who are making a difference in the world, by inspiring others, serving as role models and proving it’s never too late to impact others’ lives. We profile former Juiceman Jay Kordich, hockey coach and Growing Bolder Vice President Bill Shafer, and Mr. Bill of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando. Plus, Dr. Dot Richardson shares some of her secrets to a long, happy life in Growing Bolder With…, and we introduce you to The Midlife Gals in How Are You Growing Bolder?

6/17: True Grit
What makes you unique? How will you be remembered? This week’s episode shines the spotlight on unsung heroes of positive attitude — men and women who refuse to let obstacles overcome them. We profile a family helping others discover a new FUN way of exercising, collector Audrey Lentz, and attorney Tom Ross. Plus, Rowdy Gaines shares his insights from his (late) start in swimming in Growing Bolder With… and we feature the young Josh King, harmonica prodigy extraordinaire, in our How Are You Growing Bolder? segment.

6/24: Gospel of God
How are you making a difference? Following your dreams, or taking a stand against aging stereotypes? Donating money or proving that it’s never too late? In this week’s episode, meet the Gospels of Good. We profile writer and star Lawrence Holofcener, philanthropist Joe R. Lee, and model Oleda Baker. Plus, NBA Executive Pat Williams shares what he’s learned from some of the biggest and most inspirational people in the world in Growing Bolder With… and we feature one of the coolest collaborations of all time, between a 91-year-old drummer on an oxygen tank and a 62-year-old eccentric songwriter/filmmaker, in How Are You Growing Bolder?