21 November 2012

Dying Wish - Airs Nov 21st

Dying Wish by Karen van Vuuren

Retired surgeon, Dr. Michael Miller is dying of end-stage cancer and is determined not to prolong his dying process. He's conducted his own, extensive research and believes that stopping eating and drinking will ease his suffering and result in a peaceful, more natural death. His wish is to die with grace. During his fast, Michael suffers neither thirst nor hunger. He enjoys a last meal, takes leave of his family, and surrounds himself with art and music. Medical ethicists speak about patients' rights, and hospice staff share their own, similar experiences of others who have made this choice.

14 November 2012

Bracelets of Grace - Airs Nov 14th

Bracelets of Grace by David Berner
In January of 1968, U.S. Air Force Major Stanley Horne was listed as missing-in-action (MIA) after his fighter-bomber was shot down over Vietnam. Soon after, his name was one of the many engraved on a POW-MIA bracelet. The bracelets made a lasting impression on all those who wore them. Millions were worn by family, friends, supporters and critics of the war alike. It may have been the only item - the only common bond - that crossed the tumultuous political divide at the time.
We will hear recollections from the Californian students who originated the bracelets, those who wore Major Horne’s bracelet, and audio from the personal tapes sent back and forth between Stanley and his family back home in Madison.

07 November 2012

TR + ER - Airs Nov 7th

The Bull Moose Candidacy from Prairie Public
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's third party bid to be president. We will look back at Roosevelt's career and how the issues he raised in the 1912 campaign are still at the center of today's political debates. Roosevelt scholar Clay Jenkinson (known to some for "The Thomas Jefferson Hour") is featured along with wax recordings of TR's campaign speeches.


Eleanor Roosevelt on This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow
Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of Teddy Roosevelt, was active in Democratic politics and helped shape her husband's New Deal programs while he was president. She is considered one of the most active and influential First Ladies in U.S. history, she advocated racial equality, women's rights, and world peace. With Eleanor's time, she will speak to us about responsibility.