September 2nd Half of Life shows

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. This year, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life project. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. In the coming months, 2nd Half of Life presents episodes of  The Seasoned Traveler.

September 5
Often overlooked by tourists, Michigan is a treasure trove of quaint communities and colorful festivals, and it touches four of the five Great Lakes. In the season premiere, host George Bauer introduces viewers to attractions including the Tulip Time Festival in the aptly named town of Holland; lovely Mackinac Island, where glorious old hotels take visitors back in time; the Bavarian-style town of Frankenmuth; and the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, America’s largest indoor/outdoor museum.

September 12
New York State is much more than just The Big Apple and Niagara Falls. George Bauer’s visit includes the eastern end of Long Island, home of the Hamptons but less known for its beautiful, bucolic countryside and quaint villages; the spectacular Finger Lakes district, with its picturesque communities and numerous wineries; the majestic Adirondacks; and Lake Placid.

September 19
In Canada’s largest province, George Bauer explores Montreal, whose many attractions include the Vieux Montreal historical district and Mont Royal, an extinct volcano that offers an unparalleled view of the city. In the regal capital, Quebec City, George’s stops include the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a grand hotel on a bluff overlooking Old Quebec, and the Grande Allee, a charming promenade lined with restaurants and clubs. Capping off the tour: breathtaking Montmorency Falls, Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area and #le d’Orleans, a tiny agrarian paradise in the St. Lawrence River.

September 26
In this Eastern European country, George Bauer stops in two enchanting alpine resort areas: Bled, with its perfect lake and stately 16th-century castle, and Bohinj, located in Slovenia’s only national park. Other highlights include Skofja Loka, which boasts a charming town square and centuries-old inn; the capital city of Ljubljana, whose ancient roots are evident in the ruins and relics found in its Old Town district; the amazing rock formations of 4 million-year-old Postojna Caves; Predjama Castle, carved into the mouth of a rock cliff; and Lipica, birthplace of the famous Lipizzaner Stallion tradition.

August 2nd Half of Life shows

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. This year, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life project. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. In the coming months, 2nd Half of Life presents episodes of  The Seasoned Traveler.

August 1
The Seasoned Traveler introduces viewers to one of Canada’s most picturesque cities, Vancouver. George Bauer travels from historic Gastown to the top of Grouse Mountain, a skiing and sightseeing attraction just 15 minutes from downtown. Then he boards the ferry for Vancouver Island, a largely unspoiled part of British Columbia that is home to the lovely provincial capital of Victoria and The Butchart Gardens-one of the most beautiful green spaces in North America.

August 8
The Seasoned Traveler heads to Europe for a river cruise on the Rhine. The ship departs from Amsterdam, then enters the busy Rhine River in Germany. There is much to see as the ship sails along: verdant hills, majestic castles, picturesque towns and cities, and lush vineyards. River cruises have become hot travel tickets for mature travelers; George Bauer talks to some about the journey.

August 15
There are many great places to see in southern Germany, and in this episode, The Seasoned Traveler shows viewers some beauties. Stops include Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Rothenburg and Bamberg. George Bauer shows viewers what each of these gems has to offer.

August 22
After leaving Germany-one of Europe’s largest countries-The Seasoned Traveler downsizes to take in five tiny European lands. George Bauer shows viewers the mountain highs and valley lows of the fairy-tale country of Liechtenstein-which is about the size of Washington, D.C.- and also briefly highlights Europe’s other little lands: Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and Vatican City.

August 29
Every year, as Advent arrives and people’s thoughts turn to the joy of Christmas, Europe repeats a tradition that is more than 500 years old. In countries from Sweden to Spain and in cities from Paris to Prague, Christmas markets are set up in town squares. The markets have become a commingling of commerce and community, selling holiday ornaments and gifts, as well as food and the omnipresent gluhwein, a hot, spiced red wine that cheers shoppers on a cold night. George Bauer takes viewers to several Christmas markets, beginning in Vienna and Salzburg in Austria, then going on to towns including Passau, Regensburg and Nurnberg.

Upcoming Second Half of Life shows

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. This year, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life project. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. In the coming months, 2nd Half of Life presents episodes of  The Seasoned Traveler.

June 27
Encompassing parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, the Four Corners region is the only place in America where four states meet. It is also the place where ancestors of today’s Native Amernicans lived and thrived. George Bauer visits this historically rich area, where he’ll focus on hiking through the multitude of national parks and monuments and reveal why the region is such a wonderful place to drive. Among the stops: Hovenweep National Monument, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.

July 4
Heading south of the border, George Bauer travels to Mexico for a train ride to massive Copper Canyon. While it resembles Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Copper Canyon is four times larger. George rides along with some visitors on the famous Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad and explores the canyon. The program also includes a look at safety issues that women-especially older women-should consider when traveling alone to distant places. Seasoned travelers share tips for enjoying a safe and secure vacation.

July 11
From Oaxaca to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico is a culturally blessed land, and it has preserved its heritage so others can learn about its past. The Seasoned Traveler takes viewers to these regions, starting in Oaxaca and moving northward to San Cristobal, Palenque, Merida, Uxmal and Chichen Itza.

July 18
Each season, The Seasoned Traveler picks a world-class city to explore in depth. This season, that city is Toronto, one of the largest, safest and most dynamic cities in North America. In this episode, viewers will see what makes Toronto so memorable and why it’s Canada’s most important city.

July 25
All aboard! George Bauer takes viewers on the grandest train ride in Canada. VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian service takes passengers from Toronto to Vancouver, traveling through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies en route. The Canadian passes through the lakelands of northern Ontario, the western plains and the mountain town of Jasper, ending its three-day journey on the Pacific coast. It’s a trip that train-lovers and seasoned travelers alike will cherish.

2nd Half of Life returns with Seasoned Traveler

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. This year, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life project. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50.

This week at 10:30 a.m. Sunday:
Bermuda for a Bargain
The Seasoned Traveler visits these beautiful islands some 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Spotlighting Bermuda’s attractions from end to end, host George Bauer showcases the parishes, as well as some of the islands’ history; shares tips on the best food and drink and the most fun thing to do; and reveals what may be Bermuda’ s best- kept secret.

2nd Half of Life talks ethnicity and aging

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. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife

2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Life (Part 2) – “Ethnicity, Race & Aging”
How do different communities treat their older populations? Dr. Jerry C. Johnson, senior fellow at Penn’s Institute on Aging, Melvin Delgado, professor of social work at Boston University and Giang T. Nguyen, assistant professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania enlighten us about the many ways we age in a diverse society.

Life (Part 2) – “Survive and Thrive”
While some crumble in the face of adversity, others survive and even thrive — what makes them different? Mayo Clinic physician and cancer survivor Stephen Kopecky, Kate Braestrup (Here If You Need Me, the story of surviving Widowhood,) and clinical psychologist Cheryl Gore-Felton explain how survivors bounce back from crisis.

2nd Half of Life takes on second careers

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. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife

2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Back-to-back episodes of Life (Part 2) at 8 p.m.

Life (Part 2) – “Encore Careers”
Playing gold all day might sound like a good idea…until you actually try it. That’s why Baby Boomers are busy re-inventing retirement with rewarding “encore careers.” Chris Farrell, Richard Leider (The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work) and J. Walker Smith, president of Yankelovich, explain how increasing numbers of Americans are finding fulfilling work later in life.
Life (Part 2) – “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
If you decide to retire — or turn to part-time work — should you “stay or go”… that is, should you move or stay in the community where you’ve lived your whole life? Dr. Robert Kane (It Shouldn’t Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care,) David Savageau (Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve) and Temple University professor Nancy Henkin discuss how Baby Boomers are finding new ways — and places — to retire.

2nd Half of Life: Retirement Revolution

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. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife 2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Retirement Revolution
The months since Spring 2008 have not been kind to the American economy or to the retirement accounts of millions of Americans. This program has undertaken a new mission, to help older citizens do better with a bit less and to navigate tougher financial waters with determination and good cheer. It features personal stories as well as expert commentaries. From light-hearted stories on self-defense and second careers to solid advice about money, health and Medicare, “The New Reality” talks to experts who analyze the financial problems of retirement and demonstrate ways to richer, healthier retirement years.

2nd Half of Life focuses on brain fitness/aging

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. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife 2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Back-to-back episodes of Life (Part 2) at 8 p.m.

Life (Part 2) – “Brain Exercise”
Robert Lipsyte learns about brain fitness technology and competes against some younger opponents to find out whose mind is in the best shape. Then biological psychiatrist P Murali Doraiswamy, cognitive neuroscientist Denise Park, and psychiatrist / author Gary Small explain the best ways to keep our brains in peak condition.

Life (Part 2) – “Mechanics of Aging”
Meet a professor whose students build “empathy suits” that give students new insights into how it feels to be older. Then, media giant Martha Stewart details her campaign to improve geriatric care in America. And New Yorker contributor and comedy writer Patricia Marx explains the stages of life—with the help of a bowl of fruit.

Spirituality and Happiness focus of this week's 2nd Half of Life

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. This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife 2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Back-to-back episodes of Life (Part 2) at 8 p.m.
Up first, are Americans truly becoming more spiritual as they age – and are they sincere, or just hedging their bets? Then, people of all ages discuss what makes them happy.

Boomers focus of 2nd Half of Life

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 and we’re pleased to announce a new project that will begin later this month.

This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife

This week:
Thursday, October 8
Hit the streets to find out what annoys babyboomers about 20-year-olds on Intergenerational and learn how to bridge generation gaps with social experts. Then, find out how to make smart financial decisions within your family on Money is Love.

Thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals

In cooperation with Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services