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Ageism In Popular Media

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This episode originally aired on Aug. 31, 2020.

The senior population in Central Ohio will likely double by 2055.

But how society embraces the change of demographics too often is influenced by the stereotypes at play in popular media.

Coming up, ageism and popular media and a short-form comedy series with local ties addresses the dichotomy.


  • Gabrielle Burton, director, producer of the short-form comedy series, “Old Guy
  • Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, research director of Age-Friendly Communities, Columbus and Franklin County

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