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Finding A Fairly-Priced Funeral

Oct 30, 2013

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.

Josh Slocum joins Steve Kraske to talk about the difficulties of navigating funeral planning.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with Josh Slocum, executive director of Funeral Consumers Alliance, who believes consumers are getting stiffed when it comes to laying themselves or loved ones to rest. We also discuss why green burial is making a comeback.


  • Josh Slocum is executive director of Funeral Consumers Alliance. He is the co-author of Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.