death http://kuow.org en Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss http://kuow.org/post/poet-marie-howe-what-living-do-after-loss <em>This is an excerpt from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/10/20/141502211/poet-marie-howe-on-what-the-living-do-after-loss">a longer interview</a> that was originally broadcast on Oct. 19, 2011.</em><p>A few years after her younger brother John died from AIDS-related complications in 1989, poet Marie Howe wrote him a poem in the form of a letter. Called "What the Living Do," the poem is an elegiac description of loss, and of living beyond loss.<p>"When he died, it was a terrible loss to all of us," she tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:20:37 +0000 editor 33317 at http://kuow.org Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do' After Loss Why Hospitals And Families Still Struggle To Define Death http://kuow.org/post/why-hospitals-and-families-still-struggle-define-death Death seems one of life's few certainties, but the cases of a girl and a young woman who are being kept on life support even though they are legally dead show how difficult it still can be to agree on the end of life.<p>In Oakland, Calif., the family of 13-year-old <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/30/258447566/judge-orders-brain-dead-girl-can-stay-on-life-support">Jahi McMath</a> waged a legal battle to override at least three neurologists who said that the child died when her brain lost all function after complications from a tonsillectomy. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:49:55 +0000 Maanvi Singh 26846 at http://kuow.org Why Hospitals And Families Still Struggle To Define Death The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die http://kuow.org/post/business-dying-searching-place-die <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/120613KM_BusinessOfDying_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Imagine shopping around for a new home, but instead of looking for a new place to live, you are looking for a place to die. That’s the situation 82-year-old Norma Chaty found herself in.<p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:39:54 +0000 Kate McMahon 25126 at http://kuow.org The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die Is There Such A Thing As A Good Death? http://kuow.org/post/there-such-thing-good-death <p>When Katy Butler’s father had a major stroke the family had a lot of medical options, except the one they most wanted: a humane and timely death. David Hyde speaks with Katy Butler about her new book, "Knocking On Heaven’s Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death." Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:08:38 +0000 David Hyde 20571 at http://kuow.org Is There Such A Thing As A Good Death? A Place To Talk About Death And Dying, Cake And Tea Served http://kuow.org/post/place-talk-about-death-and-dying-cake-and-tea-served <p>Death is one of those subjects considered taboo in polite company. But recently a group of strangers gave up a sunny afternoon to meet in a Seattle coffee shop to talk about just that. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:37:03 +0000 Ruby de Luna 19094 at http://kuow.org A Place To Talk About Death And Dying, Cake And Tea Served Monica Wesolowska Discusses "Holding Silvan" http://kuow.org/post/monica-wesolowska-discusses-holding-silvan <p></p><p>When Monica Wesolowska’s newborn child wouldn’t stop crying, he was taken in for observation. Soon Wesolowska and her husband had to make a tough decision about their son’s life.&nbsp;She shares her experiences and insight with David Hyde.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:43:26 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13213 at http://kuow.org Monica Wesolowska Discusses "Holding Silvan" This Week In Olympia, What Makes A Good Death, And The Onlies http://kuow.org/post/week-olympia-what-makes-good-death-and-onlies <p><strong>This Week In Olympia</strong><br>The state legislature begins its special session today. Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield joins us with a&nbsp; look at what to expect.</p><p><strong>What Makes&nbsp;A Good Death?</strong><br>Retired pulmonary and critical care doctor, <a href="http://www.endoflifeblog.com/">Jim deMaine, </a>has seen his fair share of good and bad deaths.&nbsp; He shares his views on making a good and peaceful exit. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Music Of The Onlies</strong><br>Samantha Braman, Riley Calcagno and Leo Shannon have been playing fiddle since they were 6, 4 and 5, respectively. Now 10 years later they’ve released their first full-length CD, "Setting Out To Sea." As freshmen at Garfield High School,<a href="http://www.theonlies.com/?page_id=4"> The Onlies </a>play their folk string music at concerts, festivals, weddings, dances; busking&nbsp;from Port Townsend to Portland, Ore. They’ve been a band for five years, creating original fiddle-driven music as well as traditional Celtic, old-time, American and Canadian inspired tunes. Mon, 13 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12898 at http://kuow.org This Week In Olympia, What Makes A Good Death, And The Onlies Breaking The Taboo Against Talking About Death http://kuow.org/post/breaking-taboo-against-talking-about-death <p>How do you want to die? Seattle food provocateur and entrepreneur Michael Hebb wants you to talk about it -- over dinner.<br><br>Hebb says how we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation Americans aren’t having. The price of end-of-life care can bankrupt a family and often doesn’t improve quality life for the one dying. And it’s much more difficult to navigate end-of-life decisions, and how an individual wants to be remembered, when the conversation never happened. Tue, 07 May 2013 18:13:38 +0000 Amber Cortes 12649 at http://kuow.org Breaking The Taboo Against Talking About Death The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses http://kuow.org/post/curious-fates-famous-corpses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American culture loves celebrity.&nbsp;Magazines and television shows follow the lives of celebrities like an ongoing mini-series -- until they die.&nbsp;That’s when we typically set down one tale and start another.&nbsp;But the story doesn’t always end there.&nbsp;Some famous corpses had very curious fates.&nbsp;Seattle writer </span><a href="http://besslovejoy.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bess Lovejoy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is author of "Rest in Pieces: The Curious&nbsp;Fates of Famous Corpses."&nbsp;She joins us.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9579 at http://kuow.org The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses Conclave For A New Pope Begins http://kuow.org/post/conclave-new-pope-begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An historic&nbsp;conclave to select the new pope begins today.&nbsp;One hundred and fifteen cardinal-electors will vote one by one to select the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. It's the first conclave&nbsp;in 600 years&nbsp;to take place&nbsp;while the previous pope is still living. What's the mood in Rome right now? Writer </span><a href="http://thepinesofrome.blogspot.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiffany Parks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us live from St. Peter’s Square to explain the conclave process and which candidates have Rome buzzing.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9578 at http://kuow.org Conclave For A New Pope Begins