Dying To Talk comes to KALW 91.7

A talk radio program dedicated to transforming
the
taboo around death

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Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with life-threatening illnesses for over a decade.  Dr. Dawn is committed to revolutionizing the way we talk about -- and prepare for – death.  And on her KALW series Dying To Talk, she and her guests create a safe space for program listeners to call-in and transform the experience of end-of-life conversations from dread to discovery.

If you are Dying to Talk about what matters most...              
Dr. Dawn is ready to listen

 
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“You Don't Have To Be Dying To Learn How To Live” 

Originally aired Sunday, October 2, 2016. To listen, click here

When death approaches, an extraordinary thing happens: we become fully present to life. In the new CW documentary series, My Last Days, actor and filmmaker, Justin Baldoni, captures this inexplicable irony in every story. Join this intimate conversation with Justin and discover how being close to death can inspire us to be fully alive.


 

"Re-imagining Life After Death" 

Originally aired Sunday, October 9, 2016. To listen, click here.
Losing someone we love can change our life. Sometimes dramatically. Brad Wolfe became a professional musician and design innovator with IDEO in the wake of his best friend's death. Today, he is the inspiration behind the Re:Imagine | End of Life week October 24-30th inviting our community to reimagine the end-of-life experience.

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"It's Never Too Late To Discover Who You Are"

Originally aired Sunday, October 16, 2016. To listen, click here.
 
For many people, losing a grandparent can feel like the end of an era. What would be possible, if instead, death became an opening to explore where we come from? KALW's own Rose Aquilar, host of Your Call, has discovered just that. Join us as she turns the microphone on herself and shares how her mission in life became revealed. 

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"Death and Multiculturism" 

Originally aired Sunday, October 23, 2016. To listen, click here.
When we talk about how we want to die, what we are really talking about is what matters most in life. This universal conversation takes on countless nuances when approached from different cultural perspectives. Discover how author and professor, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, weaves her own multicultural upbringing into her writing and how this influences how she thinks about living and dying in America.

"Art, Ritual and Death: A Community Conversation" 

Originally aired Sunday, October 30, 2016. To listen, click here.
What do Halloween, Dios de los Muertos and All Saints Day have in common? They each transform the taboo around talking about death. In honor of these upcoming rituals, KALW's Dying to Talk and Re:Imagine | End of Life week are coming to the heart of our community with an audience attended panel discussion, including Rene Yanez, Curator of San Francisco's Dios de los Muertos and Ned Buskirk, creator of Your Going to Die. Share your traditions and learn from others at the event at Here Collective in San Francisco Saturday, October 29. 

"What do you wish?"

My son, Josh Gross in the studio discussing what matters most to him.

My son, Josh Gross in the studio discussing what matters most to him.

Originally aired April 14, 2016. To listen, click here.
“If I had a magic wand, what would you wish for?”  April 16th is Advanced Care Planning Day - an opportunity to have a conversation with loved ones about what matters most in life, and how we want to face death. Listeners share their successes, challenges and fears in having Advanced Care Planning conversations and learn about tools that make these often daunting conversations more approachable.

 

            In the studio with Awtar Kaur Khalsa.

            In the studio with Awtar Kaur Khalsa.

"Caregivers"


Originally aired March 10, 2016. To listen, click here.Feeling lost, overwhelmed, and invisible -- these are just some of the challenging emotions nearly all caregivers encounter.  Join a conversation with guest, Awtar Kaur Khalsa, a mother, daughter and granddaughter intimately familiar with the struggles of caring for a dying loved one and discover how, even as we face great loss, something magical becomes possible.

 

Dr. Jennifer Brokow (left), Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider (second from left), Dr. Dawn, Dr. Jessica Zitter (right) and Firefighter and EMT Bryan.

Dr. Jennifer Brokow (left), Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider (second from left), Dr. Dawn, Dr. Jessica Zitter (right) and Firefighter and EMT Bryan.

"The Machinery of Medicine"

Originally aired February 11, 2016. To listen, click here.
While life-saving medical treatments continue to advance, many potential pitfalls await us as we age and become frail or terminally-ill. Join Dr. Dawn Gross and her guests, experts in 911, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and critical care and discuss why 911 may not be the best care possible when you are fragile or approaching the end of your life.


"Until Death, It Is All Life"

My guest, Dr. Jeffrey Mandell

My guest, Dr. Jeffrey Mandell

Originally aired on January 14, 2016. To listen, click here.
On the first episode: “Until Death It Is All Life.” Knowing that we are mortal is different than knowing that we will die. Explore the opportunities that arise for ourselves and those we love when we face death head on with a healthcare advocate at our side. Dr. Dawn Gross and her guest, Dr. Jeffrey Mandell, share, listen and learn from program participants about what matters most in life as we face death head-on with a healthcare advocate at our side.