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Death

The Longest Shortest Time

Kids Ask About Death

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

All kids have questions about death, and they can start really young. We brought in an expert to answer YOUR kids' questions about death.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

Oliver Sacks' books, about the hidden lives of patients, sold millions of copies. In February, he announced that he had terminal cancer. He died yesterday at the age of 82. 

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Death, Sex & Money

In New Orleans: How to Get Elected Coroner

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse is the Orleans Parish coroner—a job he describes as the “interface between law and medicine.” A decade ago, he was preparing for a life in academia, not public office. 

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Death, Sex & Money

Death, Sex & Money: In New Orleans

Monday, August 17, 2015

There's no single story about Hurricane Katrina or life in its aftermath. This special series looks at the storm's impact on five very different New Orleans residents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christian Taylor: A Football Star’s Death in the Lone Star State

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A closer look at the shooting death of black teenager Christian Taylor, at the hands of an Arlington, Texas police officer-in-training.

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Innovation Hub

8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

Friday, August 07, 2015

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into how we may be able to live significantly longer. Then, Zipcar co-founder and author Robin Chase on how the sharing economy is bringing the power of the corporation to the individual. And, writer Nir Eyal on the psychology behind how we tip. Plus, Skidmore professor Sheldon Solomon on the motivating force of thinking about your own death.

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Innovation Hub

8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

Friday, August 07, 2015

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into how we may be able to live significantly longer. Then, Zipcar co-founder and author Robin Chase on how the sharing economy is bringing the power of the corporation to the individual. And, writer Nir Eyal on the psychology behind how we tip. Plus, Skidmore professor Sheldon Solomon on the motivating force of thinking about your own death.

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Innovation Hub

How Death Shapes Our Decisions

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Thinking about our mortality can change the way we vote, how we dole out punishment, and who we sit close to. Sheldon Solomon tells us about research into this phenomenon.

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Innovation Hub

How Death Shapes Our Decisions

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Thinking about our mortality can change the way we vote, how we dole out punishment, and who we sit close to. Sheldon Solomon tells us about research into this phenomenon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Experiencing "The Other Death Penalty" in Prison

Monday, August 03, 2015

A new documentary about daily life inside a maximum security prison in California, where many inmates are sentenced to “the other death penalty,” life without the possibility of parole.

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Death, Sex & Money

Joy Williams' Public Breakup and Private Grief

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

As her Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars was falling apart, Joy Williams was privately dealing with a rocky patch in her marriage, a new baby and her father's cancer diagnosis.

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Death, Sex & Money

A Funeral Director's Life After Burnout

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We check in with Caleb Wilde, the sixth-generation Pennsylvania funeral director who told me about his struggle with depression last year. 

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Death, Sex & Money

Siblinghood

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After hearing from more than 200 listeners about their siblings, it's clear that the people we spend our childhoods with aren't the easiest ones to act like adults toward.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Meditation on Death Row

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Can meditating for 10 days change your life? It has for dozens of inmates at a maximum security prison in Alabama who signed up for a grueling, intensive course of Vapassana meditation. Jenny Phillips tells the story in her documentary film "The Dhamma Brothers."

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On Being

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging

It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging.

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On Being

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 07, 2015

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jane Gross comes from the produced show "The Far Shore of Aging." It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/far-shore-aging/255

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can I Get Some of That Clinton Cash?" Edition

Friday, May 01, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson are joined by Ta-Nahisi Coates to discuss the situation in Baltimore following the death of a black man while in police custody. They also talk about recent Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality and the death penalty and debate the week in Democratic campaign politics.     The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST.     And by the University of California, committed to advancing our world through discovery. Learn more at universityofcalifornia.edu. The University of California—the power of public.     And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/gabfest and using the promo code POLITICAL.     Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.   Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Sustainability, Childhood Freedom, and Composting Corpses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores new international goals on climate change and poverty, the debate over "free-range" parenting, and a new initiative to compost the dead.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Raising a Hawk After a Father's Death

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Helen Macdonald is an experienced falconer, but she had never before trained the goshawk, until her father died suddenly on a London street.

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