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A Midwife At The End Of Life

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You're familiar with the role of a midwife: assist mothers-to-be with bringing their children into the world. 

But the ancient role of midwife has been given a twist: now you can be a DEATH midwife, helping people OUT of the world. 

Kate Riley is certified as a death midwife, dedicated to making dying people and their loved ones comfortable with the process of dying.  She is the author of a book about her mother's death, Launching Vee's Chariot: An End-of-Life Tale.  Kate Riley visits with details of her work.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.