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A Second Wind: Elders Act for Justice


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Retirement is for the rest and relaxation that eludes us during our working years. But some people use their golden years to work for change in their communities.

On this edition, we profile three elders who became activists in the second half of their lives. We visit Appalachia, New England, and the streets of Oakland, California.

From left: Margaret Gordon of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Hubie Jones of Boston Children's Chorus and Bo Webb, of Mountain Justice. Credit: Civic Ventures.


Bo Webb, Mountain Justice Co-Founder; Hubie Jones, Boston Children’s Chorus Founder; Margaret Gordon, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project Co-Founder and Co-Director.

Contributing producer: Shaunnah Ray

For More Information:

Boston Children’s Chorus
Boston, MA

Coal River Mountain Watch
Naoma, WV

Encore Careers

Mountain Justice
Whitesville, WV

Pacific Institute
Oakland, CA

Purpose Prize

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Oakland, CA


Appalachian Waltz – Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Conner
International Orchitis – 21st Century Dub
Uberlebensgross – Boston Children’s Chorus
Dreams – Boston Children’s Chorus
Song of the Zaytoon Trees – Boston Children’s Chorus
Up to the Mountain – Boston Children’s Chorus

Author: Radio Project

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