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: Steve Roberts
When longtime Washington Post editorial page editor and Newsweek columnist Meg Greenfield died in 1999, friends and colleagues learned that she’d left behind an almost-completed book detailing her observations of the nation’s capital. Several of those friends and colleagues come together to remember Meg Greenfield and to present her now-published final work, Washington, published by Public Affairs.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Don Graham chairman of The Washington Post
- Michael Beschloss historian and literary executor of Meg Greenfield's estate
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