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Community Connection With Liz Saint John 04.13.2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.

1. Sheila Himmel, the co-author of Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement, explains what hospice workers do, how the system works, and she talks about the importance of National Healthcare Decisions Day.

2. Stanford writing teacher Maria Hummel talks about her family history and how finding out that her German grandparents “went along” with Hitler and the Nazis made her wonder what the lives of Germans were like towards the end of the war. Her fiction novel Motherland is based on the lives of her relatives.

3.David Kertzer, a professor of Social Science, Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University, talks about the alliance between Pius XI and Benito Mussolini, both rising to power in 1922. The history of the two men is chronicled in The Pope and Mussolini.

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