Dying to Talk

Sundays in October at 8am, 2016
  • Hosted by Dr. Dawn Gross

Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with life-threatening illnesses for over a decade. Dr. Dawn is committed to revolutionizing the way we talk about — and prepare for — death. And on her special KALW series Dying To Talk, she and her guests will create a safe space to transform the experience of end-of-life conversations from dread to discovery.

Contact us: toll-free at 866.798.8255 or email: dawn@dyingtotalkradio.com

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www.letsreimagine.org. Early registration recommended.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 29

Dr. Dawn Presents: Let's Play Go Wish!  "The only way to lose is not to play." 12-1:30pm.

Dr. Dawn Presents Dying to Talk: Live Panel for KALW Podcast. Art, Ritual and Death, a Community discussion.  2-3pm.

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You Don't Have To Be Dying To Learn How To Live When death approaches, an extraordinary thing happens: we become fully present to life. In the new CW documentary series, My Last Days, actor and filmmaker, Justin Baldoni, captures this inexplicable irony in every story. Join this intimate conversation with Justin and discover how being close to death can inspire us to be fully alive. Sunday, October 2 at 8am.

"Re-imagining Life After Death" Losing someone we love can change our life. Sometimes dramatically. Brad Wolfe became a professional musician and design innovator with IDEO in the wake of his best friend's death. Today, he is the inspiration behind the Re:Imagine | End of Life week October 24-30th inviting our community to reimagine the end-of-life experience. Sunday, October 9 at 8am.

"It's Never Too Late To Discover Who You Are" For many people, losing a grandparent can feel like the end of an era. What would be possible, if instead, death became an opening to explore where we come from? KALW's own Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call, has discovered just that. Join us as she turns the microphone on herself and shares how her mission in life became revealed.  Sunday, October 16 at 8am.

"Death and Multiculturalism" When we talk about how we want to die, what we are really talking about is what matters most in life. This universal conversation takes on countless nuances when approached from different cultural perspectives. Discover how author and professor, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, weaves her own multicultural upbringing into her writing and how this influences how she thinks about living and dying in America. Sunday, October 23 at 8am.

"Art, Ritual and Death: A Community Conversation" What do Halloween, Dios de los Muertos and All Saints Day have in common? They each transform the taboo around talking about death. In honor of these upcoming rituals, KALW's Dying to Talk and Re:Imagine | End of Life week are coming to the heart of our community with an audience attended panel discussion, including Rene Yanez, Curator of San Francisco's Dios de los Muertos and Ned Buskirk, creator of You're Going to Die. Share your traditions and learn from others at the event at Here Collective in San Francisco Saturday, October 29. Recorded show will air Sunday, October 30 at 8am. Join us! Go Wish and KALW Panel discussion.

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What do Halloween, Day of the Dead and All Saints Day have in common? They each transform the taboo around talking about death. 

Dying to Talk: Death and multiculturalism

Oct 23, 2016

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When we talk about how we want to die, what we are really talking about is what matters most in life. This universal conversation takes on countless nuances when approached from different cultural perspectives.

Dying to Talk: Discover who you are

Oct 14, 2016

For many people, losing a grandparent can feel like the end of an era. What would be possible, if instead, death became an opening to explore where we come from? KALW's own Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call, has discovered just that.

Dying to Talk: Reimagining life after death

Oct 7, 2016
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Losing someone we love can change our life, sometimes dramatically. Brad Wolfe became a professional musician and design innovator with IDEO in the wake of his  friend's death.

Gurusurya Photography

Join us Sunday, October 2 at 8am — When death approaches, an extraordinary thing happens: we become fully present to life.

  “If I had a magic wand, what would you wish for?”  April 16th is Advanced Care Planning Day - an opportunity to have a conversation with loved ones about what matters most in life, and how we want to face death. 

Feeling lost, overwhelmed, and invisible -- these are just some of the challenging emotions nearly all caregivers encounter.  

While life-saving medical treatments continue to advance, many potential pitfalls await us as we age and become frail or terminally-ill. Get answers to your questions from frontline emergency medical and critical care providers. February 11 at 7pm. 

Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with life-threatening illnesses for over a decade. She is committed to revolutionizing the way we talk about — and prepare for — death.  On her special KALW series Dying To Talk, she and her guests will create a safe space to transform the experience of end-of-life conversations from dread to discovery.