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.
Efforts to conduct new primaries in Florida and Michigan have collapsed. Our guests discuss how the Democratic Party is going to resolve this issue, plus a new proposal that would get superdelegates to vote in their own primary ahead of this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.
- Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) Gov. Bredesen is serving his second term as Tennessee's governor.
- Tad Devine political consultant; senior strategist to the 2004 Kerry campaign and to the 2000 Gore campaign; director of delegate selection in the 1988 Dukakis campaign.
- Stuart Rothenberg editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report
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