When My Time Comes


NPR’s Diane Rehm explores the right-to-die movement in America.

Spurred on by the death of her husband, Diane Rehm crosses the country to take an in-depth look at medical aid in dying. She speaks to people on all sides of the issue, uncovering the pros and cons, and the facts and the myths surrounding this controversial practice that is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Major funding for When My Time Comes is provided by George Vradenburg, Roger Sant, Zickler Family Foundation, Virginia Mars, Carolyn Kaplan Revocable Trust, Clarice R. Smith Revocable Trust and Margot Perot.

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When My Time Comes depicts Diane Rehm’s exploration of the issue of medical aid in dying (MAID). This is an option for terminally ill patients with six months or less to live who are able to make their own medical decisions and meet certain other legally prescribed criteria. Available to over 20% of the U.S. population, it is an option that John Rehm, Diane’s husband of 54 years, wanted before he died in 2014, but could not have.

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