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: Katty Kay
The author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” returns with a new novel set near a famed London cemetery. It’s a mystery, a ghost story, and a love story rolled into one.
Audrey Niffenegger stayed after the show to answer a few questions we couldn’t get to on the air.
- Audrey Niffenegger a visual artist and a guide at Highgate Cemetery; author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" and two illustrated novels, "The Three Incestuous Sisters" and "The Adventuress."
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