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A Military Wife in Anacortes and Lessons from an Aging Parent

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
03/28/2008

Today, Alison Buckholtz talks about taking care of her family while her husband serves in Iraq. She says everything changed when they moved from Washington D.C. to Anacortes. We also learn from David Shields how an aging parent can change your thoughts on life and death.


At 2:08 p.m. – Thinking about Death with David Shields
The anti–depressant Paxil has been used to treat chronic pain for more than a decade. It is not typically prescribed for existential crisis. And yet, when University of Washington professor of English and author David Shields sought medical help for his crippling back pain, the multi–faceted therapy he got launched him into a meditation on mortality. He writes about it in his new book, The Thing about Life is that One Day You'll Be Dead. David talks to Megan Sukys in an archive interview from February 1, 2008.

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At 2:20 p.m. – Alison Buckholtz – Being A Military Wife
Military families typically move every two to three years. Alison lived in the suburbs of Washington DC because her Navy pilot husband was assigned to the Pentagon. And she loved it. But when her husband was re–assigned to Whidbey Island Naval Base in 2006, Alison, her husband, and her two small kids moved across the country to Anacortes. Then her husband deployed to Iraq. Today, Alison talks with Jeannie Yandel about how Anacortes changed her.

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At 2:40 p.m. – Robert Horton Movie Reviews
Robert Horton reviews Hollywood Blockbusters and art house rarities every Friday on Sound Focus. He joins us with a look at films screening in our region this weekend.

At 2:50 p.m. – Bad Dancing around the World
Matt Harding works in the videogame industry here in Seattle. But his real passion is taking video of himself dancing in the various countries where he travels. Then, he posts those performances on his website. He's not a great dancer, but it has helped him connect with people around the world. In an archive interview from January 15, 2008, he shares some of his favorite adventures with Megan Sukys.

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