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Connections: Diane Rehm on medical aid in dying

We sit down with iconic former WAMU host, Diane Rehm. She has a new film airing on PBS stations this month called "When My Time Comes." It's about end-of-life options for people with terminal illnesses. It comes from a personal perspective: Rehm's husband of 54 years died of Parkinson’s disease in 2014. He was denied the option of medical aid in dying in their home state of Maryland.

Since his death, Rehm has been at the forefront of activism on the issue. We talk with her about the state of physician-assisted dying in the U.S. Our guest:

  • Diane Rehm, radio host, author, and right-to-die activist
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.