Advance Directives and Other End-of-Life Issues
Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz, MA, provided a general overview of the different types of advance directives available (esp. to residents of Illinois), how one's life story and other narrative forms can be helpful, and how to address other end-of-life issues. (24.3 MB file; playback time of 84 minutes)
Parenting Your Parents
Dr. Ishani Ali, MD, Director of the Geriatric Assessment Center at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, discusses what to expect as your parents grow older, available resources and services, as well as tools to help you cope. (9.7 MB file; playback time of 34 minutes)
Beyond Limits: A Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion with Lucia Perillo, Stephen Kuusisto and Paul Guest
Three poets discuss their inspiration, adaptations, and assistive technology as poets with physical limitations or disabilities. Lucia Perillo ( www.luciaperillo.com ) is the author of three books of poetry and winner of several awards, including a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. Stephen Kuusisto is the author of Only Bread Only Light (poems) and Planet of the Blind: A Memoir. He is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University ( http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/kuusisto1/ ). Paul Guest is the author of The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World (poems) and co-editor of the online poetry journal Mot Juste ( www.motjustepoetry.com ). (13.3 MB file; playback time of 46.5 minutes)
Beyond Limits: Introduction to a Poetry Reading with Lucia Perillo, Stephen Kuusisto and Paul Guest
Diana Brawley Sussman from the Southern Illinois Talking Book Center provides an introduction to this poetry reading and discussion with Lucia Perillo, Stephen Kuusisto and Paul Guest. (0.7 MB file; playback time of 2.5 minutes)
Battle of the Bands: Noir
Live performance of the band, Noir, recorded on August 5, 2005. (6 MB file; playback time of 19 minutes)
Battle of the Bands: Mr. Fish
Live performance of the band, Mr. Fish, recorded on August 5, 2005. (7 MB file; playback time of 25 minutes)
Battle of the Bands: Led Herring
Live performance of the band, Led Herring, recorded on August 5, 2005. (6 MB file; playback time of 22 minutes)
Battle of the Bands: Grim Day for Justice
Live performance of the band Grim Day for Justice, recorded on August 5, 2005. (6 MB file; playback time of 20 minutes)
Book Discussion: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A book discussion of the 1998 novel, The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith, conducted on August 11, 2005. (15 MB file; playback time of 53 minutes)
Cowboys, Buckaroos, Vacqueros - Who Were They, Really?
This program, recorded on August 10, 2005, provides an overview of the history in the U.S. Western states of cowboys, buckaroos, and vacqueros. It was presented by Peter Armenti and Judy Graves at the Library of Congress.
The Business of Being an Artist
Artist Jessa Huebing-Reitinger and her husband James Reitinger discuss the business of being an artist. This program was hosted by the Johnson County Library in Kansas.