Difficult Conversations, Life and Death Topics

The show starts with the regular monthly report from Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames. We learn about free yard-waste days, the Sixth Street Bridge replacement project, and other important matters in Ames this month. Susan also tells us that city is now taking applications from neighborhoods that have a space suitable to display one of the sculptures exhibited in downtown Ames. One of these sculptures could find a permanent home in your neighborhood!

The remainder of the show deals with the important issues surrounding mortality and the end of life. First, Emilyn Linden from Ames Public Library tells us about two separated but related adult programs dealing with these topics. Then Joni Williams, the Palliative Care Coordinator at Mary Greeley Medical Center explains the distinction between hospice and palliative care, and delves into many of important matters surrounding these matters.

Originally broadcast 11/06/2015
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