The Aspen Ideas: Health June book club features Diane Rehm, renowned radio host and best-selling author, and her new book “When My Time Comes.” In the book, Rehm addresses the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is a champion. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, “When My Time Comes” gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments–both for and against–that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering.
Join Diane Rehm for an Aspen Ideas: Health book talk on Tuesday, June 16th (1:00-1:30 pm EST). The 30-minute conversation will include time for audience Q&A, so please come with your questions.
About the Author:
Podcast Host, “On My Mind”; Author, When My Time Comes
Diane Rehm is host of the podcast, “On My Mind.” For 37 years, she hosted “The Diane Rehm Show” on WAMU/NPR, where she began as a volunteer. She then became an assistant producer and later host and producer of two health-oriented programs. Rehm is the author of four autobiographical books and, most recently, When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End. A director emerita of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, she is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Humanities Medal, a Personal Peabody Award, and one of Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women.