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 join a discussion of one of this summer’s paperback bestsellers. “Water for Elephants” tells the story of how life in the circus during the Depression affected one man’s journey through life.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- LaVahn Hoh professor of drama at the University of Virginia and author of "Step Right Up, The Adventure of Circus in America."
- Gordon Livingston psychiatrist and author of "And Never Stop Dancing," "Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart," and "Only Spring."
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