aging http://michiganradio.org en This U.S. District Judge turns 90 today, and he has no plans to stop hearing cases http://michiganradio.org/post/us-district-judge-turns-90-today-and-he-has-no-plans-stop-hearing-cases <p></p><div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; display: inline;">​</div><div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; display: inline;">&nbsp;</div><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">35 years ago this spring, President Jimmy Carter nominated Detroit attorney </span>Avern<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> Cohn to be a federal judge.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">High-tech meant IBM </span>selectric<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> typewriters back then.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Detroit had nearly twice its current population. The World Wide Web wouldn’t exist for more than a decade, and President Obama was a teenager still in high school.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Today, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn turns 90. And he’ll spend the day, as usual, in federal court, where he still hears cases, full time.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">“I get great satisfaction out of this,” he told me when I talked to him last week.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">“I’m happy. Every day is different. You are always learning something new. It is a job that keeps you young.”</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:06:15 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 18485 at http://michiganradio.org This U.S. District Judge turns 90 today, and he has no plans to stop hearing cases U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-researchers-say-sex-starved-flies-live-shorter-lives <p>There’s <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201311/fruitflysex">new research</a> out of the University of Michigan that suggests that being sexually frustrated can shorten lifespans. The lifespans of male fruit flies, that is.</p><p></p><p>U of M researchers toyed with the affections of male fruit flies for their study of sex and health.</p><p></p><p>The researchers immersed male fruit flies in an environment thick with female pheromones, but with no female fruit flies to mate with.</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15478 at http://michiganradio.org U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives Two seniors reconnect after 50 years, getting married today http://michiganradio.org/post/two-seniors-reconnect-after-50-years-getting-married-today <p>Romantic love, crazy love, puppy love -- there are all kinds of loves. But there&#39;s another kind of love some people experience, and that&#39;s love late in their lives.</p><p>That&#39;s what happened with 70-year-old Judith Narrol and 71-year-old Ed Storement.</p><p>They grew up in the same neighborhood in Salem, Ill., but went on to marry different people and raise separate families.</p><p>The two have recently reconnected 56 years later.</p><p>&quot;He was the guy who sat on my stoop,&quot; says Judith, who explains that the couple&#39;s religious differences &mdash; she is Jewish and he is a Southern Baptist &mdash; caused their families to forbid their courtship. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:11 +0000 Kyle Norris 6197 at http://michiganradio.org Two seniors reconnect after 50 years, getting married today Defying Age http://michiganradio.org/post/defying-age <p>Former Governor Bill Milliken turns eighty-nine tomorrow. When I talked to him a couple weeks ago, he said, after discussing the current Michigan budget, that I keep getting his age wrong.</p><p>&ldquo;I am actually fifty-three,&rdquo; he said, before bursting into laughter. Talking to Milliken always perks me up, because I am thirty years younger than the man who I always think of as &ldquo;the governor.&rdquo;</p><p>And I certainly hope I still have a sense of humor at his age, though by that time I may well want to give up talking about state budgets.&nbsp; I find it very encouraging that there are a great many people who are now living to tremendous ages, and enjoying life.</p><p>A week ago, I went to visit former Attorney General Frank Kelley in Florida. He had me hop into his convertible and we sped towards Marco Island, where we had lunch with a tough old Massachusetts politician, Francis X. Bellotti.</p><p>Kelley is eighty-six; Bellotti is about to be eighty-eight and looks sixty-five. The two Franks talked about old wars and about John F. Kennedy, who both knew. &ldquo;When you saw him, you didn&rsquo;t just think he should be president. You thought he was the answer to everything wrong in the world,&rdquo; said Bellotti.</p><p>Later, on the drive back, Kelley sighed. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s hell getting old,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;How would you know?&rdquo; I wanted to ask. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:53:58 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 1787 at http://michiganradio.org Defying Age Seniors find meaning in music http://michiganradio.org/post/seniors-find-meaning-music <p>In the basement of a church in Grand Rapids, there's a rehearsal for the Beginners Swing Band. Most of the musicians here are in their sixties and seventies.</p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:30:29 +0000 Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 391 at http://michiganradio.org Seniors find meaning in music