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tv   Interview with Jo- Ann Jenkins  CSPAN  October 2, 2016 8:45pm-9:01pm EDT

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church in memphis on the day of martin luther king's birthday? he said martin luther king did not live in martin luther king did not die, so 13-year-old black boy could kill an eight-year-old black boy could kill an 8-year-old black boy which had just happened that we can memphis. i think that is such a tragic waste seven opportunity. >> absolutely. >> instead, he made a smart race conscious than we have ever been. >> he did not care about them. >> while he was a political force, he wanted to use it to change the country. thank you. you are right. >> because because here what an opportunity that this man had to raise up these youngsters and to tell them and now we have to show the most outrageous thing in the world and is still going on tonight, they're still killing each other, people not going to work. >> i want to say that i think that police chief is making the
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mistake about not releasing the video because it either he either had a book or a gun. it's important to clarify that. we suffered for months and ferguson before the videos make clear what really went on. that the officer acted as he should have acted. on the other hand when we saw the video of tulsa, oklahoma donald trump was the first one to say that he felt the police officer had acted wrongly. i think that i just just wish they would release the tape so we could get the facts of that. >> why don't they bring in the national guard? ? they did today question what. >> you know who controls the national guard don't you? okay. will thank you. [applause] >> i have one more question. i have a question for dick morris. it is is a bottom-line question and i hope he can answer it. do you think that donald trump
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can win the selection? >> sure, i do. i'm not prepared right now to make a prediction like it did with romney. you will all be grateful to do. but but yes, absolutely he can win it. the race is tied right now. it is tied because he has come up about ten points. there. there are so many polls, the one i would watch is by rasmussen because he is the only one of them that is a political pollster instead of a pollster that just doesn't market research and politics thrown inches rasmussen had hillary ahead by seven at the end of august. by four by four on september 9, by two on septembey ahead by seven, that had by two and then trump ahead by two and now trump had by six.
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i think that probably reflects the flow that is going on in the selection. [applause] [inaudible] >> everyone, i would appreciate if they would make a line line down the middle again and =-equals-sign all of the book for you. the books are being sold at the corner here, carol is waving over there to purchase a book and then if you could line in the center and he will sign them here and you can take some great pictures with them, we have a great photographer and if you want to take some of your own with your own camera that is perfectly all right. okay. thank you very much. [applause] [inaudible]
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[inaudible] >> here's a look at upcoming book fairs and festivals happening around the country in october. the southern festival of books will be held in nashville, tennessee beginning october fourteenth. the same weekend the same weekend it is the boston book festival held in the cities square. then it is the wisconsin book festival that takes place in the downtown madison public library on october 20 second. on october 29 it is the louisiana book festival held in baton rouge at
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the state capital and other downtown locations. for more information about the book fairs and festivals, book tv will be covering to watch previous festival coverage click on the book fairs tab on our website go to book tv.org. >> joining us here on our book tv set in the our book tv set in the lobby is the author of this book, "disrupt aging" joined jenkins jenkins who also serves as ceo of aarp. ms. jenkins, 60s and he 40, 40, right question asked. >> know, that iss not true. fifties in a 50 and it looks good so that is part of what "disrupt aging" aging is all about. the way way we are aging is changing and so 60s not the new 40, 50 is the new 50 and it is okay. we ought to be comfortable with what age we are. that middle age is really extending well beyond 60 and 65 with this increased longevity area people are living 20 or 30 years longer than they probably other ever anticipated. >> what does that mean public policy wise? >> i think it has huge implications for public policy.o and for cities, not only in the
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u.s. but around the world when social security was originally put in place some 80 years ago, life expectancy, work expectancy was around 62. you are going to work until you're 62 and then you are likely to die then you are likely to die when you are 67 or 68. today, the fastest aging group is people over the age of 8085 and the second is those over 100. we hundred. we are living 20 or 30 years older than her parents or grandparents did. as i think about public policies, as we -- not only social security and medicare but mobility and this wealth of hostnpower that is sitting there in their sixties, seventies, and eighties, how can we as society and gauge the 50 plus generation and helping us solve some of our ills in this country. >> why is it that we are living longer? we i think it has a lot to do with our advances we have made
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in medicine and technology. we are hopefully eating healthier and exercising. we know that people who have a better eating habit and i both physically and mentally active, they tend to live longer.r. if you feel good about what you are doing, are the latest researcher says you are going to live another six or seven years longer if you have meaning and purpose in your life. i think all of those things at up to this increased longevity that we are experiencing. >> from your book, over half of all households nearingtireme retirement have absolutely no retirement savings, and social security provides most of the retirement income for about half the household 65 and older. >> that has huge implications. in my hometown, and the state of alabama over 50% alabama over 50% of those folks who rely on social security, their social security payments are less than 13,000 per year. i don't know
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don't know anybody who can live on that amount. it is an opportunity for us to rethink these policies, to look at what increased longevity ist going to mean for our social support system the way were building communities. i think about the large mansions that the building industry havee built over the last ten or 15e r years, and so many of us want to downsize or relocate because the house that we grew up in is too big for us.g and needs to be retrofit.wh so part of what we talk about and disrupt aging is how do we build a housing community that goes with us through the life stages so we don't have to move. so we know what is good for the old is usually good for the young. when we're doing research about how do we build safe sidewalks, our biggest partner was mothers with strollers. that access to what was good for the elderly are good for peoplep
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with disabilities and it had also the same effect on young mothers who are trying to use their strollers. an ag elected colic creating this ageless society so we are creating long-term solutions that help all of us as we age. >> is their policy that aarp would like to see done with social security? >> we we certainly have been very engaged with our take a stand campaign. take a stand is about getting the presidential candidates to focus on telling us how their he going to makeso sure social security is not only there but adequate.o so we have been following both candidates trying to make sure they tell us what their plans are. we are going to be at the debate.but i th to see if we can get a social security question asked at the presidential debate. i think it is important for our social support system in this country,
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for us to not let these problems linger.ave to i think we all know that we have to make adjustments to socialty security in order for it to be there not only for our kids but our kids kids. >> how is aarp set up? there's an insurance aspect to it, to it, it's not-for-profit, for-profit, how is a? >> aarp is a c for nonprofit. we also have an aarp foundation which is our charitable arm that focuses solely on serving the needs of low income vulnerable people across the country. then we have asi services which is our for-profit company that provides products and services, insurance been one of them. i always like to remind people that are founder who was the first female principal in the state of california and she went to visit a friend who she heard was ill and found her living in a chicken coop in someone's backyard.
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that began aarp's associationaco with insurance. she went to 42 insurance companies trying to get them to provide an insurance plan for retired teachers. so 58 years ago she started the retired association of retired teachers and aarp. so here i am, 58 following 58 following in her footsteps.e in tha the first woman in that job to be the founder..people >> from your book, today it is socially unacceptable to ignore, ridicule, or stereotype someone based on their gender, race, or sexual orientation. so why is it still acceptable to do this it still acceptable to do this to people based on their age? >> i think that is so profound.r we still allow communities and comedians, we make jokes about our own age whether it is round your birthday, it's over thedo l hill.
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so my thought is why do we still allow this? what we still judge people by how old they are rather than how old what they bring to the table. so "disrupt aging" is really trying to get us to focus on the positive aspects of aging and that 50 today is very different than it was ten or 20n years ago. i know that me coming in thisth role as ceo, one of the reasons what i wrote the book is because i was living a very different 57, 58 then what people would say oh, you should be retired and home, vacationing. it is about letting people decide how they want to age. whether they want to stay active, whether they they want to retire, aarp dropped american association of retired persons from 12 or 13 years ago because a lot of our members are notng. retiring. they want to stay engaged. they want to stay active whether it is full-time, part-time, or whether it is volunteering.ettip
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i think that is what "disrupt aging" is about. letting people people decide how they want to t live their lives. for me, try to figure out how we can engage this 50 plus community involuntary and in providing support services in our schools, and a healthcare area, caregiving. there's such a great need out there to do that. >> joanne jenkins, how has the workforce changed as we age as a society and stay healthier? >> i would tell you that some companies today have five generations working in the workforce at one time. that is very different and very unique. what we are finding is in our marketing research is that people who have been in their 50s and older, the boomers, have more things alike with millennial's than they do with any other generation. that 85% of millennial's, when asked who is your best friend, 85% of them cite one of their parents. we know that they are
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influencing each other'ssing pow purchasing power and decisions they make in life. so in the workforce we know that the economy is changing very differently. people use to have one or two different places they worked,d now they're going to have ten or different places they work in two or three different careers, this idea of permanentem employment and work, i think in the next five or ten years is going to go when people are going to be doing more self-employed project based, which bodes very well foran millennial's as well as people who are 50 and older older who may not want to work that full-time gig, but really stay engaged and do project management and do project -based employment to do that. . . rkforce of the future and how we engage five generations in the workplace at the same time. i like to think it's the
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next phase of diversity and gender, changes going on in the workplace. the women's issues as well as gay, lesbian issues and now the aging issue in the workplace and getting the best out of all of our employees regardless of how old they are. >> what is your connection to the national book festival? >> i'm excited because when laura bush became the first lady she was the first to ever be in the white house.we so we went to her. i happened to be the chief operating officer at the time to talk about the project might be with her at the national library here in this town and it was established at the national book festival, so here we are 16so ha years later. our goal in 2001 was to have

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