August 12th Show

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Paul Skidmore stands with his wife, Kathy, at their home in Finksburg, Md.  At 63, Paul plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned. In our first hour, guests explain the impact early retirement is having on social security funds. Gail Burton/AP Photo hide caption

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Paul Skidmore stands with his wife, Kathy, at their home in Finksburg, Md.

Paul Skidmore stands with his wife, Kathy, at their home in Finksburg, Md.  At 63, Paul plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned. In our first hour, guests explain the impact early retirement is having on social security funds.

Gail Burton/AP Photo

Will Social Security Be There For You?
The latest report on Social Security revealed that for the first time since 1983 the fund would pay out more money than it took in from payroll taxes. But, just how does Social Security work? Guest provide a primer on Social Security and the impact early retirement has on Social Security funds.

Favorite Movie Meal Scenes
Food Fiiiiiiiight! We're continuing our Summer Movies series with a look at the greatest meals in movie history. A meal can be the setting for shared pleasure, family discord or the moment we find out if it really was the butler. Talk of the Nation's favorite film buff Murray Horwitz talks about your favorite cinematic breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Chilled monkey-brains anyone?

Pete Seeger Sings With Tomorrow's Children
Pete Seeger has said that in his youth, he had ambitions of becoming an artist or a journalist. Instead, his talent as a folk singer and songwriter became his life purpose.  Seeger's music helped popularize the folk music genre and for eight decades, Seeger has inspired generations of fans with songs about peace, social justice and civil rights.  During his career, Seeger has garnered three Grammy awards, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the nickname, "America's tuning fork." Pete Seeger talks about his latest project, "Tomorrow's Children," and his legendary career.

Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida—at 60
When most people turn 60, they think of slowing down, retiring, and playing with grandchildren. But for Diana Nyad, 60 means it's time to finish what she started more than 30 years ago. The world renowned long-distance swimmer will attempt to swim from the shore of Cuba to the coast of Florida — a 103-mile journey she tried but failed to complete back in 1978. While she proclaims that "60 is the new 40," Nyad will face different challenges in the open waters this time around. Nyad talks about the big swim and why it's never too late to start — or finish — your dreams.

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