Boomer Generation Radio 9/13/16: Poetry for your soul, and medical insurance and nursing home placement

On the September 13, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio Show, the guests are Dr. Jeanne Walker from the English Department at the University of Delaware, talking about teaching about poetry, and Andrew and Meredith Becker discussing issues of medical insurance and nursing home placement.

About the Guests


Andrew Becker, First Financial Group

Andrew Becker is a licensed insurance professional with First Financial Group LLC. Read his LinkedIn profile here.



Meredith Becker, LNHA, is executive director of Cadbury Cherry Hill, a continuing care retirement community.

Jeanne Walker, English.
Jeanne Walker, English.

Dr. Jeanne Murray Walker (BA Wheaton College, Chicago; PhD University of Pennsylvania) is the author of seven volumes of poetry, the latest of which is New Tracks, Night Falling (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009). She is a frequent contributor to periodicals such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and Image. She gives readings, runs workshops, and speaks across the United States and abroad. Her poems appear in print anthologies, as well as on the radio, the web, and in busses and trains under the auspices of the Poetry in Motion project.

The author of many essays, she has also written extensively for the theatre. Her scripts include Inventing Montana, Tales From The Daily Tabloid, Rowing Into Light on Lake Adley, and The Queen’s 2 Bodies: The Double Life of Elizabeth I. They have been produced in Boston, Washington, Chicago, throughout the Midwest, and in London. Published by Dramatic Publishing, her scripts also appear in North American Women’s Drama, a scholarly online reference work published by Alexander Street Press. Her work has been honored with prizes and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, seven Pennsylvania State Arts Council Fellowships, the Prairie-Schooner Reader’s Choice and Strousse Awards, many new play prizes, and the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She serves on the Editorial Board of Shenandoah.

Professor Walker teaches poetry and script writing workshops at the University, as well as courses in poetry, theatre, and the English Renaissance. She helped to design Study Abroad courses in London, which she has taught for two decades, and she administers The University of Delaware Script Writing Competition.

Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.

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