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Barbara Ehrenreich explores modern mortality, what we get wrong about living well

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KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Barbara Ehrenreich at Seattle First Baptist Church

It sometimes seems as if author Barbara Ehrenreich has seen it all and done it all. From “Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers” to “Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything,” the scope of her writing has been vast.

Her latest book, “Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control,” hearkens to her early work as a cellular immunologist. The book explores how our bodies work and how we age age, as well as how our modern search for the good life is sometimes obsessively misdirected.

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Barbara Ehrenreich spoke with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds on May 2 at Seattle First Baptist Church. Town Hall Seattle presented the discussion. KUOW’s Sonya Harris recorded the conversation. 

Listen to the full version below: 

Year started with KUOW: 2006