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.
Diane and her guests talk about U.S. aid to Afghanistan, progress in that country’s peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts, and the persistent obstacles to peace and prosperity.
- Frederick Starr chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
- Omar Samad Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada
- Roy Gutman foreign editor, McClatchy Newspapers; author "How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan."
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