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 invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Frank Ambrosio associate professor of philosophy, Georgetown University
- John Dickerson chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."
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