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.
A majority of Americans believe in the death penalty for convicted murderers. But the number of executions in the U-S is dwindling and cash-strapped states are re-considering the cost of sentencing prisoners to death. Diane and her guests discuss the state of capital punishment in America today.
- Robert Blecker law professor at New York Law School, supporter of the death penalty, and subject of the documentary, "Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead."
- David Dow professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and founder of the Texas Innocence Network. Author of the book, "The Autobiography of an Execution."
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