Think Tank discusses dying, laughing and pondering

Jan 29, 2021, 10:25 AM | Updated: 10:26 am

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The Think Tank departs from conventional politics this week as we discuss two serious topics. And in between we take a break by telling a funny story.

Dr. Dwight Moore is retired industrial psychologist who helped pass the California Death with Dignity act in 2015. He has volunteered with Washington’s End of Life Options for seven years, and now chairs Arizona’s End of Life Options. He has helped over 50 patients navigate Washington’s medical aid in dying law being at their bedside when they died.

We discuss:

• What is medical aid in dying?
• Who is eligible?
• How is this different from suicide?
• What kinds of checks and are in place?
• What if a family member doesn’t support that choice?

Well, that’s our first two segments. We then segue in our next segment which might be entitled: “A funny thing happened to me when crossing our southern border.”

You think you have had a bad day? Try to top this sequence of events: Guest Jany Deng tells how within five minutes of being accosted by border guards for “suspicious behavior” he befriended them and got them to pose for pictures in front of what he called “Trump’s Wall”.

Finally, we replay Arnold Schwarzenegger’s moving observations he made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol as he retells what it was like growing up in Austria in the immediate aftermath of World War II among soldiers immersed with a combination of denial and guilt about the cause for which they had fought.

Take a break from politics in this week’s Think Tank. Sort of.

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Think Tank discusses dying, laughing and pondering