Zoomer Week In Review Podcast – December 16th, 2012

On this edition of the Zoomer Week in Review:

Do religious beliefs trump medical opinions when it comes to end of life decisions? Hassan Rasouli is on life support at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. His family’s Islamic beliefs dictate that he should be kept alive as long as possible. However both his doctors say the efforts are now futile and that keeping him alive is doing more harm than good. Dr. Rodin, head of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will give us more insight into this conundrum.

Plus, a little known true fact about Christmas music! From Rudolph to Snowmen, Winter Wonderlands to Sleigh Bells – Christmas songs and their imagery have become a significant part of pop culture. But did you know that most of the most popular ones are the work of people who didn’t celebrate Christmas at all? Pianist and music lecturer Jordan Klapman will tell us how the Jews Wrote Christmas!

Libby Znaimer

About Libby Znaimer

Libby Znaimer is a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in health, the arts, and lifestyle issues. She serves as Vice-President of News and Information for both Classical 96.3FM and AM740. She hosts the Zoomer Week in Review and produces The Zoomer Report.