Radio Curious: Death in the Private Sphere

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Ukiah, California attorney Barry Vogel hosts this radio series. Vogel recently won a case for a client who buried his wife on their private property. Mendocino County claimed the burial was illegal, but Vogel and his client prevailed. 

Barry interviewed me for this two-part program (be sure to listen to part one too, which features Lisa Carlson). Unlike most interviews, we got to talk about more than the nuts and bolts of funeral shopping. Instead we talked about how Americans—who famously describe ourselves as independent and self-sufficient—become curiously passive when state regulators and the commercial funeral industry intrude on their rights to take on family funeral care privately, without hiring a business. If cultural attitudes about death, privacy, and autonomy float your boat, this is the interview for you!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 September 2013 17:06 )  

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