Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
It’s one of the most mysterious — yet divisive — questions facing mankind: What happens after we die? For centuries, stories of those who suffered clinical death and came back to life with memories of other-worldly encounters were either ignored, suppressed, or dismissed by scientists as hallucinations. But the increasing use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, backed by a body of worldwide research, is lending scientific heft to a subject once thought untouchable. Kojo explores the stories and science behind post-death experiences, and finds out how these encounters change both patients and doctors.
- Judy Bachrach Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Author, "Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life After Death"
Read A Featured Excerpt
Excerpted with permission from GLIMPSING HEAVEN: The Stories and Science of Life After Death (National Geographic Books) by Judy Bachrach.
Video: Pamela Reynolds, Life After Death
Pam Reynolds Lowery was an American singer-songwriter who had one of the most famous near death experiences in 1991, at the age of 35, during brain surgery.
Most Recent Shows
The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
The federal court judge who ruled that Maryland's public universities were unlawfully segregated rejected solutions proposed by the state's Higher Education Commission and a group representing a coalition of Maryland Historically Black Colleges and Universities for redressing that segregation. We get an update on the case.
A new book, "Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital," presents a sweeping view of how race impacted Washington, D.C. for the past four centuries.