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David On-air2014

What’s in a Name…Seniors? Elders? Geezers? Oldsters? Old People?

Show #130


What, exactly, is in a name? Sure, you have a handle that your Mom gave you, and one that your best friends may have saddled you with. But what about that generic one that you also belong to; kind of a group or class that you find yourself in, and sometimes to your great surprise!

When you find others in your chronological age group being referred to as elderly, or senior citizens, or the aged, crotchety or geezer generation. What about  then? What would you think is the proper way for your cohort group to be discussed as? We don’t call young folks ‘junior citizens’, so why do we refer to the 65+ or older group as senior citizens?

This edition of Radio 4 the Ages is a journey into that morass. Take a listen and voice your opinion if you’d like. Just send me an email to

And we also remembered our WWII Normandy D-Day veterans as the 70th anniversary of that history changing and freedom preserving event was upon us- June 6th, 1944.

-thnx, david



Eileen, Kimberly, Tom

Memorial Day, Flags Across the Nation, Art for Veterans

Show #129


This edition of Radio 4 the Ages celebrates our Armed Services men and women! This was certainly one of the most enjoyable shows that I’ve done – ever! Eileen Schwartz founded Flags Across the Nation after 9/11, and in addition to that Eileen is the founder and resident artist for another fine organization, Art for Veterans. Eileen brought two of her Art for Veteran participants with her: Tom Shaw and Kimberly Dawn Mullis. Tom is a former Seaman in the US Navy, and Kimberly was a nurse and 1st Lt. in the USAF.

My guests shared their remembrances of the impact of 9/11 on their lives. Eileen was inspired to found Flags Across the Nation as a result of her emotional reaction to that event The history of Memorial Day was discussed, along with the importance of that day, and the regret that we, as a nation, do not honor our service men and women and our flag on a more consistent basis.

Art for Veterans is a very special program, allowing veterans to express themselves through art in all of its forms. The healing process for veterans can be a lengthy and difficult one, and Art for Veterans is a most worthy effort in that direction.

Do yourself a very large favor, and if you are a US Veteran, or love and respect Veterans, relax and listen to this show. Find out more about Flags Across the Nation and Art for Veterans at

Thanks for listening, and for being a part of my journey with Radio 4 the Ages!