Morning Edition Extra for November 16th, 2012

This week on Morning Edition Extra, Susan Kaplan gets a look at some of the reasons behind a steep decline in life expectancy for American women. Also, we check in on the making of a new (and still in the works) documentary “Food for Change”, about the history of food co-ops. Western Massachusetts documentary maker Steve Alves is taking it to the United Nations next week. Commentator and economist James Kwak gives his take on the Fiscal Cliff. And in the Last Bite, the poetry of Jack Gilbert. The award winning poet and sometime Pioneer Valley resident died this week at the age of 87; he was Northamton’s Poet Laureate from 2005-2007.