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Sights & Sounds: Louise Aronson's Picks

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Anna Kuperberg
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Dr. Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter-in-place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with best-selling author and geriatrician Louise Aronson.

This award winning poetry collection laments the racial aggressions of daily life in contemporary society.

This podcast features stories told by healthcare professionals. During this difficult time it provides a window into their experiences on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19 with moving audio diaries.

While at home, catch up on some interesting films about older adults. This list from Purple Clover ranges from Cocoon to the sci-fi film Marjorie Prime.
Louise Aronson's most recent book is Elderhood, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Watch her Bay Area Book Festival interview with Jenee Darden. 

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.