This past Saturday Public Radio's To The Best of Our Knowledge ran a show titled "Facing Death". The first segment explored the question of whether aging, and thus death, can be stopped. The interview subject claims yes - just as we can keep machines like cars running for years, we should be able to do the same for the human body. Other segments focused on books related to dying and surviving near death experiences.
I listened as I drove to client meetings and found the show to be interesting....and I plan to read at least one or two of the books mentioned.
You can hear the show by visiting To The Best of Our Knowledge.