End of life care, Spring birding, Myths of self-reliance

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A robin
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We look at how we can make end of life care less aggressive and more comfortable. We also talk with an author about things she sees as myths in the way we discuss capitalism. Plus, a check up on spring birds flying around the state.

Featured in this Episode

  • How end of life care can be overly aggressive

    We talk with a reporter who covered a study that looked at elderly people with cancer, and compared levels of medical care they received in the last 30 days of their lives.

  • Spring birding in Wisconsin

    It’s officially spring, and the robins are out. So are many other Wisconsin birds. An ornithologist tells us what species we can expect to see this season.

  • Author discusses myths of free market capitalism

    Markets are good for getting productive uses out of the inputs that create wealth, but the theory of the free market can be a challenge to the social good. Co-author of the new book, The Big Myth, Naomi Oreskes explains how businesses use free market fundamentalism to avoid regulations, oversight, and corporate responsibility.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Paula Span Guest
  • Naomi Oreskes Guest
  • Stanley Temple Guest
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director