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21st Century Funerals


The funeral industry in the 21st century - How advocacy groups have fought to educate consumers about their rights and their options when it comes to funeral planning, why Maine has one of the highest cremation rates in the nation and what options are available today that were not only ten or twenty years ago.  This show will air in advance of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine annual meeting November 7.

Guests: Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance
  Jim Fernald of Brookings Smith Funeral Home in Bangor  (Fifth-generation funeral director)

Click here to visit the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine website.

Click here to visit the New England Burials at Sea website.

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