Iowa Public Radio listeners share their memories of the death of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Also historian Tom Schwartz of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum joins the conversation to share his own reflections of the event and to discuss the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
Host Ben Kieffer explores memories this hour. First, he has a talk with ISU Assistant Professor Jason Chan about his research showing how our memories can be altered by incorrect information. In the second half, you can hear about how memories are affected by aging. Guests include representatives from long-term care facilities, and a woman who tells her personal story helping her husband deal with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Marvin Bell, a former Iowa Poet Laureate, and Christopher Merrill, author and director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, are both men with many fascinating things to say. Together, the two friends talk with Charity Nebbe about the issues they explored of life, love, and memory through a correspondence in poetry, which they compiled into the book, "Everything At Once."