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MPR broadcasts ‘Sick to Death and Not Going to Take It Anymore!’

Joanne Lynn speaks at St. Olaf March 8.

Minnesota Public Radio will air the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s recent lecture by Joanne Lynn, one of the first hospice physicians in the United States and a national leader in research and policy on care for the last phase of life, on March 14.

The “MPR News Presents” program will broadcast the lecture, titled Sick to Death and Not Going to Take It Anymore!: Reforming Health Care for the Last Years of Life, at noon and 9 p.m.

Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.

The Institute for Freedom and Community held Lynn’s lecture March 8 in front of a packed auditorium on the St. Olaf campus.

In her talk on eldercare and end-of-life care, Lynn discussed why she believes “a whole new system” is needed to help support the elderly through medical care, adaptive housing, disability transportation, in-home nutrition, and more.

Her lecture is part of the Institute for Freedom and Community’s spring series on “Freedom, Community, and Health Care.”