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Great Conversations features NPR radio host Diane Rehm and author Ann Patchett


Great Conversations features NPR radio host Diane Rehm and author Ann Patchett

For Release: 03/25/16 12:49 PM

The next Great Conversations features public radio talk show host and author Diane Rehm discussing her new book, On My Own, with writer Ann Patchett. The program airs Monday, April 18 at 10/9 pm on KET.

In their conversation, Rehm, host of NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, talks about growing up in Washington, D.C. as the sheltered daughter of Arab immigrants, her early marriage and divorce, some of her memorable interviews as a radio talk show host, and her life and relationship with her second husband, John Rehm.

Rehm discusses her late husband’s 2014 death in talking about her new memoir, On My Own, which recounts her husband’s choice to stop taking food and water in the midst of a long-term illness. In her conversation with Patchett, she shares how her husband’s experience affected her own ideas about death and her advocacy for the right-to-die movement.

The program was recorded at Rehm’s and Patchett’s recent appearance at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. Great Conversations: Diane Rehm and Ann Patchett is a KET production. Producer-director is Tom Bickel, and executive producer is Teresa Day. Kentucky Author Forum is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum and is sponsored by the University of Louisville, in partnership with Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications