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8/14/08: The Funeral Industry and Grave Choices

Walnut Creek Cemetery, Walnut Creek, OH. Photo by Kyle Kesselring

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Americans are spending somewhere between 11 and 15 billion dollars a year on funerals. Of course, people want fitting memorials for their loved ones, but how much of what we spend is cultural and how much is reaction to marketing at our most vulnerable time? Thursday on RadioWest, Doug talks to journalist Mark Harris and others about the funeral industry in America. We'll talk about its history, where we are today and about alternatives to the modern burial.

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