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Smart Talk: With Diane Rehm; Court reporters

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 17, 2016 3:44 AM
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What to look on Smart Talk Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

In June 2014, talk show host Diane Rehm's husband of 54 years, John, died.

John Rehm's death came after a long fight with Parkinson's Disease.  He didn't want to live any longer with the debilitating disease but his physician could do nothing to facilitate his death, so John Rehm decided he would not eat food or drink fluids to end his life.  He died 10 days later.

Diane Rehm became and outspoken advocate for the right-to-die movement.

In her newly published book, On My Own, Diane Rehm writes about her belief that the terminally ill should be able to die with dignity with the aid of a physician.  She also describes her emotions and grief after the death of her husband.

Diane Rehm appears on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss the book just before her own program airs on WITF at 10 a.m.

Also, it's National Court Reporters and Captioning Week.  Court reporters are an important part of our legal system but often go unnoticed.

Gail McLucas of GLFM reporting joins us on Wednesday's show to explain what court reporters and captioners actually do.

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GLFM Court Reporter Gail McLucas

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