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Death Industry

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Death Industry

Death Industry

Death Industry

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:
Lisa Carlson
* Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance (consumer advocacy group)

Thomas Lynch
* Funeral Director, Lynch & Son's Funeral Home
* Author, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade (Penguin USA, 1998) and Bodies in Motion and at Rest (Norton, 2001)

Jack Springer
* Executive Director of the Cremation Association of North America

Daniel Block
* Columnist for The Jerusalem Post

Nearly two hundred bodies have been discovered near a Georgia crematorium. Authorities arrested the operator who claims the incinerator is broken. This horrifying story has raised questions about regulation and oversight in the industry. How do you become an educated consumer at a time when grief can be overwhelming?