There is a 30-year gap in the life expectancies of Black and white Chicagoans depending on their ZIP code. Journalist Linda Villarosa says the disparity in life expectancies has its roots in government-sanctioned policies that systematically extracted wealth from Black neighborhoods — and eroded the health of generations of people. She writes about her family's own story in The New York Times Magazine article "Black Lives Are Shorter in Chicago. My Family's History Shows Why."
Doctor Muriel Gillick talks about the problems associated with care for the elderly. As life expectancy increases, how can we properly care for the elderly? Gillick's new book is called Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart.