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The Best Times

The Best Times is a half-hour magazine-style series featuring segments on health, finance, technology, lifestyles, and more tailored specifically for WKNO’s viewers aged 50+. Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, The Best Times is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times, and is made possible by the generous financial support of The Plough Foundation.

What's On Your Plate?

The latest scientific studies highlight the link between eating well and aging well. A recent study showed that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale and collard greens, had a slower rate of cognitive decline, compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens. So healthy eating can lead to a longer life. Plus a performance from Creative Aging


Thurs, 06/17 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 06/18 at 12:30 AM

Sat, 06/26 at 5:30 PM

Sun, 06/27 at 11:30 AM

Creative Aging's Senior Studio

Numerous studies have shown that learning a musical instrument can improve cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of dementia. Singing or acting can build self-confidence and painting or ceramic art helps improve motor skills. For 16 years Creative Aging has been bringing the arts to our senior population. Then, we'll ask the age-old question, "Are You Ready to Become a Grandparent?"


Fri, 06/18 at 11:00 AM

The History You Do Not Know, Part 1

We'll visit with Wayne Dowdy, archivist of the Memphis Public Library to talk about the early days of Memphis as the city celebrates its bicentennial, and hear more stories of Memphis History that ‘You Do Not Know.’ Also, one in four deaths in this country is a result of heart disease, many of them heart attacks. Host Cris Hardaway will show you some simple things you can do to lessen your risk.


Thurs, 06/24 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 06/25 at 12:30 AM

There's No Place Like Home

Cris Hardaway journeys back in time with a visit to three of the oldest houses in the city of Memphis. Take a tour of The Mageveny House, The Mallory-Neely House, and the Woodruff-Fontaine House. And we'll examine why seniors are turning to an all-natural treatment that's over 2,000 years old to ease their aches and paines... acupuncture.


Fri, 06/25 at 11:00 AM

The History You Do Not Know, Part 2

The history we learned in school was mostly about wars and disasters, kings and queens and Presidents and Generals. But much of the time, history is made by people you’ve never heard of. In part two of our conversation with Wayne Dowdy, archivist with the Memphis Public Library, we find out a few more stories about Memphis and ‘The History You Do Not Know.’


Thurs, 07/01 at 7:30 PM

Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, "The Best Times" is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times.
It is made possible by the generous financial support of our production funders: The Plough Foundation and the monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times.

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