Sorry for Your Loss: Life Advice and Politics

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With a high number of retirements and vulnerable incumbents, the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance this election cycle.

It can be hard to know what to say to someone who’s sick or who’s lost a loved one. Philip Galanes gives advice on how to best deal with the uncomfortable subjects of illness and death. Jon Alpert, founder of the Downtown Community Television Center, and two young filmmakers talk about the documentary series “Our Cameras, Our Stories.” Siri Hustvedt tells us about her new novel, The Blazing World. Ari Berman, joins us to sort through the results of yesterday’s elections!