The Fight For Marriage Equality; Community During Retirement; Martin Goldsmith On World War II | WYPR

The Fight For Marriage Equality; Community During Retirement; Martin Goldsmith On World War II

Jan 5, 2016

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Before the Supreme Court’s historic decision in 2013 that said states could no longer ban same-sex marriage, there was Edie Windsor and a big real estate tax bill. Roberta Kaplan is the lawyer who took Edie Windsor’s case to the Supreme Court, and when she won, the Defense of Marriage Act was no more. A conversation with Roberta Kaplan, who takes us behind the scenes of that historic case.

Then, Author Beth Baker says that Baby Boomers are finding all sorts of new ways to retire. She’ll tell us about the many new colors of the golden years.

Plus: Martin Goldsmith's grandfather and uncle tried to sail to Cuba and America to escape the Nazis in World War II. They were turned away, and eventually killed at Auschwitz. Goldsmith re-traces their final journey in a poignant book, Alex’s Wake.