Previous Guests & Stories
JAMES CROMWELL - James Cromwell is an actor whose career spans thirty-five years on stage, film and TV, and he has been nominated for an Academy Award ("Babe"), three Emmys ("Six Feet Under," "ER," "RKO 281"), and four SAG Awards ("L.A. Confidential," "The Green Mile," twice for "Six Feet Under"). James will discuss his career, his involvement in political causes, and his upcoming play, "The Einstein Plan," which plays on March 27 and 28 at the Los Angeles Theater Center. For more information on James Cromwell, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cromwell.
SUZANNE BRUAN LEVINE - Suzanne Braun Levine is the author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and two other works of nonfiction. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. She will talk about her new book, 50 is the New Fifty. For more information on Suzanne, go to: http://www.suzannebraunlevine.com/.
LESLYE LOUIE - Leslye Louie, a former Hewlett-Packard executive now working with Partners in School Innovation in San Francisco, talks about how the Silicon Valley Encore Initiative helped her make her encore transition to a career that promises purpose, passion - and a paycheck. For more information on Leslye, go to: http://www.encore.org/news/prepare/individuals-lead-way-pil.
ROBERT LIPSYTE - Robert Lipsyte is the host of the PBS series Life (Part 2), is a former New York Times columnist, an Emmy-winning television host, and the author of many best-selling, award-winning young adult novels. He also has written adult nonfiction, including his book, In the Country of Illness: Comfort and Advice for the Journey, which recounts his battle with cancer. Lipsyte contributes to ESPN and USA Today, and he is currently at work on a new YA novel, and a memoir, An Accidental Sportswriter. For more information on Robert, go to: http://www.pbs.org/lifepart2/.
MARCI ALBOHER - Marci Alboher is an expert on workplace trends and a Senior Fellow for Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce committed to solving the world's biggest problems. She writes the Yahoo! blog, Working the New Economy and is author of the book, One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success. Marci created the Shifting Careers blog and column for the New York Times, where she is a frequent contributor. For more information on Marci, go to: http://heymarci.com/.
LAURA CARSTENSEN - PH.D. - Laura L. Carstensen, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, where she is also the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Laura will talk about her new book, "A Long Bright Future." For more information on Laura, go to: http://longevity.stanford.edu/about/people/leadership/carstensen.
JUDITH BRODER - As Judith Broder watched a play documenting the mental anguish some veterans experience coming home from war, something clicked. Broder created an organization that supports free, confidential, unlimited therapy to service members and their families and for her work, she won the 2009 Purpose Prize. For more information on Judith, go to: http://www.encore.org/prize/nominate?ref=winners.cfm.
ELIZABETH & STEPHEN ALDERMAN - The death of their son on 9/11 brought Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman merciless grief. Soon afterward, they learned that a billion people around the world experience severe trauma. To honor their son and to treat those victims, they created a global foundation that helps create homegrown mental health systems chiefly in Africa, where violence of all kinds has desecrated communities. In recognition of their work, they won the 2009 Purpose Prize. For more information on the Aldermans, go to: http://www.encore.org/prize/nominate?ref=candidatepage.cfm?candidateid=4411.
IMPACT GIVING - Impact Giving is a women's collective giving organization that educates women to come together to effect positive social change in communities around the world. They seek to partner with 1000 women globally who give $1000 per year so that collectively they will award $1 million annually in the areas of the Arts, Environment, Hunger, Health, Children and Human Rights. For more information on Impact Giving, go to: http://www.impactgivingnow.org/.
TIM WILL - Purpose Prize winner Tim Will saw that his adopted, stunningly beautiful Appalachian community was decaying. Manufacturing jobs had moved elsewhere, so he used his telecommunications background to connect the area's agrarian past to a digitally supported future. For more information on Tim, go to: http://www.encore.org/prize/nominate?ref=winners.cfm.