Planning For The End Of Life

Jul 7, 2015

It's not something most people want to think about. Nor plan for. It's the end of your life.

But there are many decisions to make regarding what will happen when you die. From estate planning to funeral arrangements. From where you want to spend your final days to who gets your chocolate lab.

We talk about those choices with Attorney Daphne Moritz, a partner at Melendy, Moritz, Lee Webster, president of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and Christine Werneke, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for the Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties.

Vermont is ranked near last in use of hospice care. Vermont’s VNAs and nonprofit hospices want to know why and is conducting a survey to learn more.

Also on the program, last week in Utah, the leadership of the Episcopal Church voted to allow same-sex marriage, while still allowing clergy the right to refuse to perform the services. Bishop Thomas Ely of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont talks about the decision.

Plus, the precision of mathematics may seem at odds with the creativity of art, but the two are closely intertwined in the history of classical music. VPR Classical host James Stewart takes us into the long history of connections between music and math.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.