Today’s show is the first time that I’ve been in the studio without a co-host or a scheduled guest – ever! I debuted the show on September 25, 2011, and so this is our 93 program. And in every other one I’ve had at least one co-host or guest to share the microphone with me.
So today was a new adventure for yours truly! And I started conversations on a variety of topics. It’s always been fascinating to me how few topics it actually takes to springboard off of to fill a two hour radio program. I started out with the immense problem that is to be found in almost every community in America- Hunger! Hunger in America, for all ages, is almost invisible to most of us. We think of the pan handler on the street corner with a sign that reads something like “will work for food”. Well, I can assure you that Hunger is ubiquitous in this country. And it is almost always hidden. So many children go to school each morning without any breakfast, and if not for the school programs, would not have any nourishment of benefit that morning.
Senior citizens have to make daily choices between food and medicine; food and heat or air conditioning; food and a few dollars for their children or grandchildren. Food insecurity is a fixable problem in these United States, and the solutions are not as difficult as one might imagine.
We also rambled into “what does age look like to you”; embracing the aging process; life changes as we age; caring for the less fortunate among us; volunteerism; and the importance of exercise to maintain muscle mass.