new study in the New England Journal of Medicine looks at how one Seattle medical institution has managed the state’s 2009 Death With Dignity law. The report shows how rarely Washington state residents have pursued a legal prescription to end their own life, and describes the early debate among physicians over whether to participate. We talk with study author Dr. Elizabeth Loggers of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Also this hour: by the late 1930s, people began turning to their radios for news. Radio offered immediacy, and could paint a picture of events that newspapers could not. We listen back to how major news events in history unfolded on radio. Plus, Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation.