Today on Word of Mouth we wrap up our series Rethink 2014 with, perhaps, the most difficult concept …death. Then we delve into a discussion about the possible disruption of wildlife photography and ethical practice. Finally, Ben Bradlee, Jr. shares revelations on a Boston Red Sox player: Ted Williams. Listen to the full audio and scroll down to read more on individual segments.
Rethink 2014: Death
- Virginia Prescott talks with Ellen Goodman about new approaches to discussing death. Ellen is co-founder of The Conversation Project, a campaign designed to provide families with tools to talk about end of life. The website includes a downloadable Conversation Starter Kit. For more on conversations about death, click here.
- Producer Taylor Quimby spoke with Lee Webster, director of the New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education and Advocacy group and vice president of the Home Funeral Alliance.
Ethics of Wildlife Photography
- Jennifer Holland wrote 'Don't Feed the Bears: Ethics in Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking' and joins Virginia to talk about the ethics involved in digitally capturing the natural world.
Tips on Photographing Birds
- Producer Zach Nugent spoke with award winning wildlife photographer Paul Bannick to get some tips on photographing birds.
Ben Bradlee, Jr. on Ted Williams
- We spoke to Ben Bradlee, Jr. in December about one of the most surprising revelations about Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox: he was Mexican-American. Ben Bradlee, Jr. will be speaking and signing copies of his book, "The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams" at Gibson’s Book Store in concord this Saturday.