A History Of Factories, Life As a Caregiver For A Loved One With Dementia

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Factories have been a driving force in urban development and social dynamics. We look at the range of their influence through history. And former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber shares his experiences as a caregiver for his wife who lives with dementia.

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  • How The Factory Changed The World

    The world as we know it has been shaped, in part, by the proliferation of the factory. Factories over the decades have provided jobs and goods; been the epicenter of labor issues; and, been significant parts of domestic and international economies. We speak with historian Joshua B. Freeman, Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, about his new book, “Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World”.

  • Life As An Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Life as an Alzheimer’s caregiver can be stressful physically and emotionally. Former governor of Wisconsin Martin Schreiber tells the story of his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and his relationship with the person she was and the person she became later in life.

    Are you caring for a loved one? What do you wish you had known going in, and what advice would you share with others? Do you struggle to take care of yourself while also making sure that your loved ones needs are met?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Joshua B. Freeman Guest
  • Gov. Martin Schreiber Guest

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