What's on This Week

11.23.2014
In this hour, we explore the medical, spiritual and psychological questions about the moment of death. One hospice worker shares the story of how her fear of sickness and death...
11.23.2014
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Reality is catching up to science fiction.  But there are still new science-fiction writers who are thinking the unthinkable and daring to go beyond the limits of our imaginations...

On Our Minds

Adele and Kurt Godel
The scientific genius Kurt Godel is on our minds this week.  So Anne Strainchamps talks with the French writer, Yannick Grannec, about her novel, "The Goddess of Small Things...
At the risk of stating the obvious, we’re all going to die. As that event creeps closer, the reality of that situation has an often-unsettling effect on people. Sadness and...
“Advances in resuscitation science are beginning to challenge our understanding of what death really is,” says Sam Parnia. He's the director of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
Matches
In the second hour of the death series, Pam Wald talked about helping her husband Ben - then terminally ill - use Oregon's Death with Dignity Act to speed the end of his life...
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In her latest book, "This Changes Everything," journalist Naomi Klein takes a critical view of our current approaches to climate change. She sees the solution resting in the...

More Resources for Dealing with Death

To supplement on ongoing series on death and dying in America, we've asked some of our guests —and our host, Anne — to personally recommend web resources that provide information on various aspects of death and grieveing. For example, Chuck Lakin, the woodworker who’s building coffins that you can keep in your house as furniture, is also a home funeral educator. He’s put together a list of his favorite resources for home funerals and green burials.

Buddhist chaplain Steven Spiro has suggestions for gathering information about conscious dying.

If you want help dealing with grief, Karen Reppen shares her recommendations.

And if you’re thinking about talking with your loved ones about end-of-life issues, Anne shares some of the best resources she’s found.