Friday, June 24, 2016

Running with the Champ: My Forty-Year Relationship with Muhammad Ali

 Running with the Champ:
My Forty-Year Friendship with Muhammad Ali
 Friday, June 17
12 p.m. (PT)/2 p.m. (Central)/3 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "History" talks, listen to an interview with Tim Shanahan. He'll talk about his extraordinary friendship with Muhammad Ali.  In 1976, Shanahan was a living in Chicago and was associated with a charity that arranged for athletes to speak to underprivileged kids.  Ali was also living in Chicago, having just reclaimed his title as heavyweight champion of the world.  When Shanahan contacted Ali to ask whether he would consider participating, not only did the Champ agreed, but he went so far as to invite Shanahan to his home so he could learn more about the program.  The two spent several hours talking; it was the beginning of a forty-year friendship that continues today.  As their unique friendship evolved, Ali began inviting Shanahan to his sparring sessions and eventually to his Deer Lake, Pennsylvania training camp where he prepared to fight greats like Ken Norton and Earnie Shavers.  Outside of the ring, Shanahan will share his memories of the celebrities the two unlikely friends met together and the numerous, unpublicized incidents of Ali's generosity to people in need.

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Travel That Matters:
When Being a Tourist Isn't Enough
For Beyond 50's "Travel" talks, listen to an interview with Anne Berry and Angela Jacobus.  They are a mother-daughter team and co-founders of Travel That Matters that is based in Oregon. They'll discuss about planning for your next vacation. You could be picturing yourself sitting in a cafĂ© in Paris sipping a glass of wine, hiking in nature or relaxing at a beautiful beach. You’re probably not saying to yourself…okay when I’m on vacation, I’m going to be a responsible traveler. Sounds boring right?  Well actually, there are some super easy ways to have a positive impact on the places you visit without giving up the fun! Anne and Angela are going to share some tips on how you can have a fabulous vacation and be a responsible traveler at the same time.  

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Fraser Heston:
Remembering My Father,
Charlton Heston
In celebration of Father's Day, listen to an interview with Fraser Heston.  He is the son of Hollywood actor, Charlton Heston.  You'll learn about what it was like being raised by his famous father.  At 2 months old, Fraser played the infant Moses in "The Ten Commandments."  He had to be rescued from the bulrushes when his cradle sprang a leak.  He directed his Oscar-winning dad in several films, including "Charlton Heston Presents The Bible." for A&E and Agamemnon, and the documentary "Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur" for Warner Brothers.  Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary called "The Search for Michael Rockefeller," solving the mystery of the famous scion’s disappearance in New Guinea in 1961 that can be viewed on Netflix.  

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Sunday, June 19
“There should be a children’s song:
‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’”
— Jim Gaffigan

Beyond 50 Wishes You a Happy Father's Day!

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