Ep.1599: The Big 100 Ep.1600: Underwater Daughter

October 4, 2023
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Episode Description

Kathryn interviews Author William J. Kole.On Meet the Press, Donald Trump said he supports competency tests for older politicians. Earlier, Mitt Romney announced he will not seek reelection in 2024, and Mitch McConnell froze up publicly for a second time. But despite recent calls for term limits and age limits in leadership, Americans should get used to aging politicians for better or worse, according to acclaimed journalist William J. Kole. There are consequences of older leadership, It risks prioritizing seniors’ issues and concerns over those of younger citizens. Kole explains there are also racial considerations to having older leaders. The troubling truth is that extreme longevity tends to be overwhelmingly white, a product of the “weathering theory”, the idea that the health of African Americans begins to deteriorate in early adulthood as a physical consequence of socio-economic disadvantages. He recently retired as New England editor for The Associated Press, is an award-winning former foreign correspondent who’s reported from North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.Kathryn also interviews Author Antonia Deignan. Antonia (“Tuni”) Deignan spent most of her life using a whole host of coping mechanisms to avoid facing the trauma of her childhood, a sexually abusive father and a mother who seemed helpless to stop him. But when a bike accident rendered her immobile and dependent on narcotics at age of fifty-five, she finally sat down to unwind and understand the circus of her life; a journey that led her to a place of understanding, peace, and even joy. She tells the emotional story of how she grappled with her relationship with her parents, the aftermath of her rape, an eating disorder, drug and alcohol excesses, and shame as she came of age and began to build a life. In order to not lose her inner innocence, in order to protect herself, in order to believe in love, she began early on to create imaginary worlds into which she could escape—to use dreams to transport her away from her fears. She is a mother, a dancer and a writer. Her work has been published in print magazines and online.

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Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mike with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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