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End Of Life Planning - Advance Directives

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Tackling the taboo on discussing death:  in a series last week, NHPR’s health reporter Todd Bookman examined this movement to encourage end-of-life planning- from the legal concerns of living wills and health care proxies, to the emotional side of managing family dynamics around this most difficult issue. 


  • Todd Bookman – NHPR Health reporter
  • Shawn LaFrance – Executive Director of the Foundation for Healthy Communities
  • Tim Lahey – Chair of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Bioethics Committee and Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Mike Skibbie – Policy Director at the Disability Rights Center of New Hamsphire
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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