KJZZ/K-BACH Book Club Hosts Author Dr. Pauline Boss

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Dr. Pauline Boss, author of “Loving Someone who has Dementia” will speak at the inaugural KJZZ/K-BACH Book Club event on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Dr. Pauline Boss is an educator and researcher widely recognized for her groundbreaking research on the theory of ambiguous loss.


The author’s appearance comes as the KJZZ News team, led by reporter Kathy Ritchie concludes an in-depth look at “The State of Aging in the Valley”  supported by AARP Arizona. Ritchie will lead a discussion with Dr. Boss on her research into “ambiguous loss”. Questions for Dr. Boss can be sent to @KJZZ via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #askdrboss, or email questions to kritchie@rioradio.org.

Admission is free however, RSVP’s are required.  

Public RSVP – via email to philanthropic@rioradio.org  or call 480-774-8257

Media RSVP – via email to ndudenhoefer@riorado.org or call 480-774-8232



Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Book signing to follow with books on sale

Conference Center @ Rio Salado College

2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)



The Book Club is a special benefit for Sustaining Members who give $10 a month or more to the station. Book Club members can participate in book discussions, author signings, and storytelling sessions


KJZZ 91.5 FM and K-BACH 89.FM are listener-supported public radio stations broadcasting to the Phoenix metro area. These stations feature a commercial-free mix of local, national and world news, entertaining weekend shows, classic music and classic jazz.

About Dr. Boss

Dr. Boss’s research and practice have revealed that those who suffer ambiguous loss, losses without finality or resolution, bear a particular and challenging burden.  The experience of loss is magnified and is more significantly challenging to overcome because the loss is linked to a lack of closure.  People who experience and live with an ambiguous loss find it hard to understand their situation, difficult to cope and almost impossible to move ahead with their lives without professional counseling, love and support.

Dr. Boss received her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975.  From 1975 to 1981, Boss was an assistant and then associate professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1981, she joined the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota and continued to work in that position until 2005.  In 1995-96, Dr. Boss was appointed Visiting Professor at the Harvard Medical School, and in 2004-2005, she was the Moses Distinguished Professor at the Hunter School of Social Work in New York City.

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.


Submitted by Rio Salado Community College

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