On the 6/7/2016 Boomer Generation Radio show, the opening guests are Anna Beresin and Lindsey Sparagana, educators from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, discussing their intergenerational work in the arts. In the second half of the show, financial planner Peter Hecht returns to discuss financial issues.
About the Guests
Anna Beresin is a multi-disciplinary scholar with two Ph.D.s, one in Psychology and one in Folklore. A regular visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Anna serves as Associate Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts. A Lindback Teaching Award winner, she has created several new courses for the University: Observing Humans, Observing Children, Introduction to Folklore, and Analyzing Talk, and teaches in the Game Design minor in Multimedia.
All of Anna’s research focuses on play and creative processes, and she has published on a range of topics from toys and children’s museums to the history of movement games. Her first book, Recess Battles, won the Opie prize from the American Folklore Society. Her second book, The Art of Play, has been recently published by Temple University Press.
Dr. Beresin is a regular contributor to conferences in Folklore, Anthropology and Education, and is committed to the use of media in the documentation of cultural life. She sees the goal of her teaching at the University of the Arts as helping her students think like observant social scientists, and the goal of teaching at UPenn as helping social scientists think more like artists.
Lindsay Sparagana has taught in the Continuing Studies and Pre-College programs at the University of the Arts. She continues to teach in the undergraduate department while pursuing an M. Ed with a certificate in Community Art at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Sparagana works with both traditional and digital photographic processes. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally.
Though her passion and formal training are rooted in photography, Sparagana enjoys teaching in alternative classroom settings throughout the Philadelphia area in order to facilitate social change in the city through art making. She works collaboratively with several arts organizations and with students ranging in age from 3-80. In 2010, Sparagana was a panelist for “The Arts for All Ages: A Creative Conversation” sponsored by the Creative Arts and Aging Network. In 2008 and 2009, she was the recipient of the New Courtland Artist Fellowship through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Peter Hecht is principal of Hecht Investment Group, an affiliate of Janney Montgomery Scott. to discuss family financial planning issues for “club sandwich generation” baby boomers. Peter is a Certified Financial Planner and specializes in estate and retirement planning.
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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