Apr. 24, 2014   37°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS
The Sound of Ideas

Healthcare, Social Security and the Coming Retirement Boom

Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet

AARPMore than 37 million Americans are over the age of 65. And as the baby boomers begin to retire, that number is going to get bigger... a lot bigger. In fact, the there are some 75 million boomers, the oldest of whom are just beginning to retire. Economists say that demographic shift portends a whole host of challenges on the horizon. We'll talk with the leaders of the national and statewide AARP about the hurdles facing those who have or are about to retire. Also, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is speaking at Oberlin College Wednesday night. The author of Supercapitalism joins us to talk about the challenges facing the nation's next president, not least of which are the demographic challenges mentioned above. You're invited to join us. The conversation starts at 9 a.m. on 90.3.

Tags

Government/Politics, Health, Aging/The Elderly, Community/Human Interest, Parenting/Child Care

Guests

Jennie Chin Hansen, President-Elect, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Joanne Limbach, President, AARP, Ohio
Robert Reich, professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.

RSS RSS Podcast Podcast

Live Video Stream

Watch the Sound of Ideas live

Watch the Sound of Ideas during the broadcast - view now! Live video stream available during normal broadcast, Mon-Fri, 9-10 AM (EST).

About

Every weekday at 9:00 AM (EST), The Sound of Ideas reports the news, explains the news, and sometimes makes news. The Cleveland Press Club awarded it “Best Radio Show” in Ohio and thousands daily find it to be an indispensable source of information about what’s most important to Northeast Ohioans.

Interact with The Sound of Ideas

During the show: 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903
Last Word line: 216-916-6397 or email
Show ideas & comments? Contact Executive Editor, David Molpus.

Twitter: @soundofideas

Facebook

Recently Featured all entries

Air Dates

90.3 WCPN
Weekdays 9:00 AM

The Ohio Channel
Weekdays 9:00 AM

Funding for Ideas & The Sound of Ideas

Funding for Ideas/Sound of Ideas comes from The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Eaton Corporation Charitable Fund, the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation and the Nord Family Foundation.