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The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

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After a visit to the ER coincided with the death of her father, journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty had a sudden realization. She was at the bottom of life’s U curve, sagging between a dying generation and a younger one raring to go. In other words, she’d reached midlife. It’s a time supposedly defined by crisis. But as Hagerty learned during a two-year exploration, midlife is really a time of renewal, a time to shift gears. She joins us Tuesday to discuss the science, art, and opportunity of midlife.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty spent nearly 20 years as a correspondent for NPR, covering law and religion. Her new book is called Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife [Amazon|Indiebound].

Read an excerpt from Barbara Bradley Hagerty's book Life Reimagined that appeared recently in The Atlantic magazine.

Throughout the week, NPR will feature a series of stories by Barbara Bradley Hagerty about the rewards and challenges of midlife. Listen to the first one by following this link.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.