WABE's Week In Review: As Carter moves to hospice, tributes pour in and we revisit a first-of-its-kind schooling in Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter reacts as his wife Rosalynn Carter speaks during a reception to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, July 10, 2021, in Plains, Ga. The Carter Center said Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, that former President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care. The charity created by the 98-year-old former president said on Twitter that after a series of short hospital stays, Carter “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention." (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool, File)

The Carter Center said Saturday that former President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care.

Hospice care is treatment designed to make patients comfortable and to reduce pain and suffering in their final days. It is usually home-based, but can also be provided in nursing homes, hospitals and hospice centers. It is reserved for those declared by two physicians to be terminally ill, with six months or less to live.

Carter’s path to the presidency is an oft-told story, especially by aspiring presidents trying to be the next politician to defy Washington expectations.

Teaching the littles…

Also in this episode…

— Sam Gringlas looks at the legacy and impact of Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered by three white men, three years ago this week.

— Jess Mador looks at how VA officials are offering baby showers to veterans in an effort to in part help with maternal health.