Wide Angle: Episode 48 – Lumbee Indians and the Wider Native American Experience Pt. 2

They were here before the first Europeans landed on these shores over half a millennium ago. Records suggest they typically welcomed the newcomers, even helped the Pilgrims survive that first winter and gain a foothold in this ‘New World.’ Yet Native Americans of the some 500 different tribes that called North America home prior to colonization were thereafter consistently dehumanized, marginalized and forced from their lands, if not warred against and pushed to the very brink. Joining host Peter Bermudes for a special two-part conversation about the Native American experience is Professor Malinda Maynor Lowery, an associate professor of...

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Wide Angle: Episode 47 – From the Particular to the General: The Lumbee Indians of North Carolina and the Wider Native American Experience

They were here before the first Europeans landed on these shores over half a millennium ago. Records suggest they typically welcomed the newcomers, even helped the Pilgrims survive that first winter and gain a foothold in this ‘New World.’ Yet Native Americans of the some 500 different tribes that called North America home prior to colonization were thereafter consistently dehumanized, marginalized and forced from their lands, if not warred against and pushed to the very brink.    Joining host Peter Bermudes for a special two-part conversation about the Native American experience is Professor Malinda Maynor Lowery, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as...

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Wide Angle: Episode 46 – “The Maine Approach”: A New Model of Eldercare – Web Extra

Current costs for institutional eldercare—at assisted living communities and nursing homes—range anywhere from $5,000-$15,000 a month. Yet 40% of elders today have no savings. While the well-heeled may enjoy a gentle slide into their golden years, what about the rest of us? Joining Peter to discuss “The Maine Approach,” a new model for building low-cost, community-based eldercare, is Dr. Allan Teel. Dr. Teel has over three decades of experience as a family physician in Damariscotta, Maine, and is author of the book, Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to...

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Wide Angle: Episode 46 – “The Maine Approach”: A New Model of Eldercare

Current costs for institutional eldercare—at assisted living communities and nursing homes—range anywhere from $5,000-$15,000 a month. Yet 40% of elders today have no savings. While the well-heeled may enjoy a gentle slide into their golden years, what about the rest of us? Joining Peter to discuss “The Maine Approach,” a new model for building low-cost, community-based eldercare, is Dr. Allan Teel. Dr. Teel has over three decades of experience as a family physician in Damariscotta, Maine, and is author of the book, Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to...

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Wide Angle: Episode 45 – Gross National Happiness – Web Extra

“Happiness,” said Aristotle, “is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” The notion even made the final edit in one of this country’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Jefferson, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But do we ever measure our happiness? And if we did—troubled as we are by underfunded schools, a widening wealth gap, and political division, for...

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