Dying to Talk

April 13, 20 & 27, 2017 at 7pm
  • 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.

Ways to Connect

Susan Barnes

Join host Dr. Dawn Gross for a conversation with physician and author Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter and Gordon Kaufman, both featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Extremis, as they discuss the challenges posed by a healthcare system operating on the premise that more is always better.  

For National Healthcare Decisions Week, Dr. Dawn Gross welcomes social worker Bridget Sumser, an expert in helping people begin conversations around planning for the end of life.

In October 2016,  over 2000 people took part in more than 30 events across the Bay Area as part of the first-ever Re:Imagine | End of Life Festival

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.

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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.