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: Susan Page
The Friday News Roundup. The U.S. considers bi-lateral talks with Iran. President Obama meets with top military commanders on strategy for Afghanistan and the I.M.F. says the world economy is on the mend. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- David Loyn foreign correspondent for the BBC; author of "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation."
- Jonathan Landay national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.
- Barbara Slavin journalist and author; former assistant managing editor for world and national security at "The Washington Times."
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