Category: Blog

March 18, 2021

by Olivia Olson
Falling is the number one cause of injury and seventh leading cause of death in adults ages 65 and older. Over a quarter of that population falls annually, with approximately a third of those falls resulting in medical treatment or lifestyle changes. Unfortunately, however, today’s elderly are the most indebted in history and frequently lack the resources to invest in the non-urgent measures?“devices to call for help, grab bars, ramps, shower seats, and other modifications for wheelchair accessibility”?that would allow them to safely age in place and minimize the severity of falls.

March 1, 2021

Announcing our March book picks: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianismby Anne Applebaum.

February 24, 2021

by Katie Bonnett Women are taking on more stress than is necessary in the household. This comes from a difference in the responsibilities of hetero-sexual household members. When the work…

February 17, 2021
February 1, 2021

Announcing our Februay book picks: One of Us: conjoined twins and the future of normal by Alice Domurat Dreger and Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

January 8, 2021

by Aubrey L. Hicks, Executive Director, Bedrosian Center Democracy isn’t a state of being, it is a process. To be democratic, to live in democracy, is to participate boldly with…

January 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce that our January picks are A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama & PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler.

December 1, 2020

Author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling takes us to Grafton, NH and a libertarian experiment called the Free Town Project. What happens when government doesn’t exist? When Americans want to live in a…

November 13, 2020
November 1, 2020

For the last five months, our most popular episode is our discussion of White Fragility. So … we wanted to bring the conversation further. As, the publisher writes on the…

October 7, 2020

by Katie Bonnett Children will likely face PTSD as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One study found that “[c]riteria for PTSD was met in 30% of isolated or quarantined…

October 1, 2020

Read our October “Bedrosian Bookclub” pick with us!

Joan Samson’s The Auctioneer is a classic of rural American horror. The novel has been compared to Shirley Jackson’s “The Lotter,” and inspired Stephen King’s Needful Things. Travel back to the 70s with us to a farming community in New Hampshire. We couldn’t put it down.

September 23, 2020

Expansion and Permanent Funding of the Highly Effective SNAP Program Will Help Low-Income Families and Provide Immediate Economic Stimulus by Katie Bonnett and Rhys Richmond What is SNAP and How…

September 1, 2020

Six months in the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be good to see how past pandemics have shaped our lives … and continue to do so. Steven Johnson’s The…

August 18, 2020

One of the first things you learn in Deirdre Mask’s The Address Book is that “most households in the world don’t have street addresses.”

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May 22, 2020

I left Los Angeles for Spring Break and I never came back. As eerie as that sounds, I remember packing up my car for the Bay Area with the sinking feeling that I might not be returning.

May 4, 2020

Today, in the United States, we are facing incomprehensible numbers of dying neighbors as well as economic depression. What can we learn from these young people about living with hope even amidst great tragedy?

April 16, 2020

To support our mission to give opportunities for Native American and non-Native students to learn, collaborate, study, and amplify the stories of indigenous peoples, USC Bedrosian Center & Red Nation Celebration Institute are accepting submissions of full length plays written by American Indian/Indigenous authors.

March 12, 2020

We understand that some of our audience finds the sheer number of cancellations and closings overkill, or overwhelming, or even frightening. The good news is that, 80% of the cases…