Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Liane Hansen
Novelist and professor Mary Gordon discusses her new memoir, "Seeing Through Places." In the book, she presents the homes that have played significant roles throughout her life, from her grandmother’s oddly confusing house, to the Cape Cod cottage she could never afford to own, to her current haven in a Manhattan apartment.
- Mary Gordon professor at Barnard College. Her other books include the novels "Spending" and "Final Payments," the memoir "Shadow Man," and a biography of St. Joan of Arc.
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