Smart Talk: Diane Rehm discusses physician aided end-of-life

  • Scott LaMar

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Diane Rehm hosted one of the nation’s most popular radio talk shows up until her retirement in 2016. It was a program that was heard here on WITF every day.

Two years before her retirement, Rehm’s husband John died when he refused sustenance, because he didn’t want to live with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.

Since then, Diane Rehm has been one of the most outspoken advocates for the terminally ill being legally able to end their lives with the aid of a physician or right-to-die.

Her new book, When My Time Comes – Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End includes dozens of conversations about the issue.

On Wednesday’s Smart Talk, we speak with Diane Rehm about the book and right-to-die.

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