Thursday, August 11, 2011
It's a great day! Not only am I on the radio tonight but a friend, Jeff Sharlet, has a new book out with an essay in it about yours truly and--this is big--I've been awarded a fellowship with USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, the Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion in American Public Life, to write about how American's die. Now if I could just get a date....
11 pm tonight on WBAI (99.5 FM) I'll be talking to the amazing Barbara Glickstein about how Americans die, denominational healthcare, and hospice. Here are the details--and a picture of me in WBAI's studio. Catch the second segment of this two-part series same time and place on August 25th.
A new book of essays by New York Times bestselling author Jeff Sharlet, a friend and my predecessor at The Revealer, is not only cover-to-cover full of brilliantly written essays about "faith and faithlessness," but one's even about me. Buy Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country in Between here. Right now. Hurry up. Chop-chop.
And here's exciting news: I've been given a fellowship by USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, the Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion in American Public Life, to report about how American's die--prison, end of life and hospice care, denominational health care. Over the next nine months I'll be traveling to Montana, California, Arizona and Alabama to investigate how state and religious regulation effect health care choices by the dying. Here's more on the fellowship and the humbling field of other winners.