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Dr. Bruce Greyson on Near Death Experiences

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Renee Bright
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KUER

Stories of near-death experiences are not uncommon, but science generally dismisses them as tricks of the brain. But is dying really the end of consciousness?

Dr. Bruce Greyson is our guest today. As a physician, he was skeptical of patients' accounts of unusual experiences when they were on the verge of death. But he also couldn’t explain why, after these moments, some of them had knowledge they couldn't have had previously. So, he began to research. Decades later, Greyson believes dying may not be the end after all; rather, it could be a transition from one form of consciousness to another. Dr. Greyson joins us this Friday at noon, and Saturday at 11 a.m., to talk about dying, and what might come after.

Bruce Greyson’s book is After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond [Amazon|Indiebound|Bookshop].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.