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Fault Lines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The earth moves under her feet.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

A Military Widow Finds Solace in Running

Monday, April 28, 2014

The marathon of grief is a run without a finish line. For Lisa Hallett, whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2009, running forward is all she has to cope.

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The Takeaway

For Flight 370 Families, Loved Ones Forever Missing

Monday, March 24, 2014

Today Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said there was no longer any doubt about Flight 370 — according to satellite data, the plane flew south into remote waters in the Indian Ocean and could not have landed safely.

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On Being

Joan Halifax — Compassion's Edge States and Caring Better [remix]

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Joan Halifax with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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The Takeaway

Seeking Kindness in the Wake of Sandy Hook

Friday, December 13, 2013

Families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are asking people to mark the one year anniversary with acts of kindness. Today the Takeaway is joined by Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, and Megan Sullivan, sister of Alex Sullivan, a victim of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Together they discuss what kind of closure kindness can offer in the face of a severe trauma like a mass shooting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Single Twin

Friday, March 01, 2013

Christa Parravani, photographer and the author of Her: A Memoir, tells the story of her identical twin's death and her struggle to go on without her.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mary Morgan on Beginning with the End

Monday, July 09, 2012

Mary R. Morgan, daughter of former governor of New York Nelson A. Rockefeller, discusses the death of her twin brother, Michael, who disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea in 1961. Beginning with the End: A Memoir of Twin Loss and Healing, is about coming to terms with that loss.

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The Takeaway

Can Bereavement Be a Mental Illness?

Monday, May 21, 2012

In cases of extreme grief, the American Psychiatric Association is putting forth a recommendation that would, for the first time, give guidelines for a diagnosis of bereavement-related depression. The change would appear in the DSM-5 — the APA’s diagnostic manual — which is set to come out in 2013. Journalist Jerry Adler wrote about this subject in connection with the death of his son for New York Magazine. Jerome C. Wakefield, is a professor in the School of Social Work at New York University.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Grief: How to Help Friends in Mourning

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Meghan O'Rourke discusses her book on grief, The Long Goodbye, and the findings of the survey on grief that she and Leeat Granek conducted and wrote about for Slate—and takes calls from listeners on advice for grievers.

Listeners: If you've dealt with loss, tell us what you wanted from your friends and family. What were the right things to say and do and what were the wrong things? Or if you're a friend of someone mourning, do you have questions about what to say and how to help? Give us a call 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The "New Grief"

Monday, August 22, 2011

Medical advances prolong life for those with terminal illnesses. Barbara Okun, professor of counseling psychology at Northeastern University, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and the co-author of Saying Goodbye: How Families Can Find Renewal Through Lossoffers a guide to what she calls the "new grief."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nina Sankovitch tells why she turned to books for comfort, escape, and introspection after her sister’s death at age 46. She rediscovered the magic of writers such as Toni Morrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ian McEwan, Edith Wharton, and Leo Tolstoy, and through the connections she made with books and authors (and even other readers), her life changed profoundly, and in unexpected ways. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair tells her family’s story and explains how reading became the ultimate therapy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long Goodbye

Monday, May 30, 2011

Meghan O’Rourke discusses how unprepared she was for the intensity of sorrow she felt after her mother’s death, and looks at what it means to mourn today, in a culture that rarely acknowledges grief. The Long Goodbye is a record of her interior life as a mourner, an attempt to capture the monumental agony and microscopic intimacies of grief. It looks at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond, and show how her family persevered even in the face of immeasurable loss.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Meghan O’Rourke's The Long Goodbye

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meghan O’Rourke discusses how unprepared she was for the intensity of sorrow she felt after her mother’s death, and looks at what it means to mourn today, in a culture that rarely acknowledges grief. The Long Goodbye is a record of her interior life as a mourner, an attempt to capture the monumental agony and microscopic intimacies of grief. It looks at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond, and show how her family persevered even in the face of immeasurable loss.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Francisco Goldman on Say Her Name

Monday, April 11, 2011

Novelist Francisco Goldman talks about his new novel, Say Her Name, a chronicle of his great love and unspeakable loss, tracking the stages of grief when pure love gives way to bottomless pain. A month before his second wedding anniversary, Goldman’s wife, Aura, broke her neck while body surfing during a beach holiday in Mexico. Nearly overcome with grief, he collected everything he could about his wife to keep her alive with every memory, and this novel is the result.

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The Takeaway

Survivor of 1972 Andean Plane Crash Advises Chilean Miners How to Adapt After Rescue

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not many people can understand the ordeal that the 33 men trapped in the San Jose mine in northern Chile have experienced since the collapse of a tunnel on August 5. Eduardo Strauch may be one of the few who has some notion of what they've gone through, and what remains in store for them.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Meghan O'Rourke on grief

Monday, January 25, 2010

Meghan O'Rourke on grief.

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