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Mourning in America

The Sound of Ideas
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 am
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One family inters its matriarch at the bottom of the Atlantic. Another holds a memorial weenie roast for the dearly departed. Death is never easy, and everyone mourns differently. Author and public radio producer Kate Sweeney’s book, American Afterlife, delves into the various mourning rituals practiced by Americans. Plus, an obituary writer's experience with covering grief as a daily beat.

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Kate Sweeney, author of American Afterlife
Alana Baranick, obituary writer and author of Life on the Death Beat
Kathleen McCue, Director of Children’s Programming at The Gathering Place

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