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"Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer" ~ Diane Rehm: "When My Time Comes"

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Monday, May 10, 2021 - Steven Johnson is the author of “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer.” A PBS television series of the same name, and hosted by Johnson, premieres tomorrow. The book and TV series look at the extraordinary successes of public health in the past century as life expectancy has doubled. Johnson joins us for a preview. ~~~ A PBS television special airing tonight at 8 Central dives into the right-to-die movement. Today we share an excerpt from our earlier visit with Diane Rehm, author and host of “When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End.” ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about the American Robin.