Death http://kcur.org en Let's Talk About Death, Baby http://kcur.org/post/lets-talk-about-death-baby <p>It's one of life's great inevitables, and we don't mean taxes.</p><p>Death Cafes, where people get together to hang out and talk about death and dying, have started popping up in cities worldwide. Locally, we have two Death Cafes: one in St. Joseph, Mo. and another in Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:10:27 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Matt Hodapp & Christina Lieffring 57996 at http://kcur.org Let's Talk About Death, Baby Dying Doctor And Woodworker Forge Tight Bond While Building Coffin http://kcur.org/post/dying-doctor-and-woodworker-forge-tight-bond-while-building-coffin <p></p><p>Local woodworker and artist Peter Warren met Dr. Jeff Piehler, a retired thoracic surgeon, at an art opening some years ago. But last year, the doctor came to visit Warren at his studio with an unusual request.</p><p>“He came to me and said ‘what do you think about building a casket?’” Warren said. "I told him I was fine with that."</p><p><strong>Building his own&nbsp;casket</strong></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:15:36 +0000 Laura Ziegler 55337 at http://kcur.org Dying Doctor And Woodworker Forge Tight Bond While Building Coffin Making A Plan For The End http://kcur.org/post/making-plan-end <p></p><p>Bioethics is a heavy issue to the average person, and most of us prefer not to think about death. But having a plan in place for when the worst happens is crucial.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54709 at http://kcur.org Making A Plan For The End Prairie Village Surgeon Confronts Death By Building His Own Coffin http://kcur.org/post/prairie-village-surgeon-confronts-death-building-his-own-coffin <p>It’s one thing for a doctor to counsel a seriously-ill patient about how to deal with his illness and how to face the idea of death. But imagine going from being the doctor to being the patient.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:17:14 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 51447 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Surgeon Confronts Death By Building His Own Coffin Kansas Child Deaths Lowest On Record http://kcur.org/post/kansas-child-deaths-lowest-record <p>A new report shows the number of child fatalities in Kansas in 2011 was the lowest on record. Those records date back to 1992, when the Child Death Review Board was established.</p><p>The annual report from the review board says 391 children died in Kansas in 2011. Of those deaths, 230 were due to natural causes. Almost two-thirds involved babies who died in their first month of life, m<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ost of those deaths were due to premature birth and congenital conditions. </span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:09:31 +0000 Bryan Thompson 46886 at http://kcur.org Finding A Fairly-Priced Funeral http://kcur.org/post/finding-fairly-priced-funeral <p></p><p>Planning a funeral can be one of the most personal and vulnerable times for any family, but that doesn’t stop funeral homes from trying to up-sell grieving friends and family on gold rimmed caskets and other additional merchandise<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:19:47 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 46048 at http://kcur.org Finding A Fairly-Priced Funeral Tackling A Taboo Subject http://kcur.org/post/tackling-taboo-subject <p>Does <strong>death</strong> always have to be a <strong>taboo subject</strong>?</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34795 at http://kcur.org Tackling A Taboo Subject Rest in Pieces http://kcur.org/post/rest-pieces <p>When most of us think about death, we assume our bodies will take the traditional routes of being cremated or buried. This is not always the case as author <a href="http://besslovejoy.com/">Bess Lovejoy</a> points out in her new book,<a href="http://pages.simonandschuster.com/rest-in-pieces/the-book"> <em>Rest In Pieces</em></a> released this month. <em>Rest In Pieces </em>shares the journeys famous corpses took before being laid to rest.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:20:27 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 33374 at http://kcur.org Rest in Pieces Dealing With The Loss Of A Child http://kcur.org/post/dealing-loss-child <p></p><p>When a <strong>parent outlives their child</strong>, the amount of grief, remorse, and guilt can be overwhelming.&nbsp; These emotions are compounded when dealing with the matters of death that follow. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Jabulani Leffall 27099 at http://kcur.org Dealing With The Loss Of A Child