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Interview: Mallory McDuff and the Importance of Conversations About Death

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Planning for death is often overlooked during life. Mallory McDuff teaches Environmental Education in the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Leadership Departments at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. But in her free time, she helps educate people about environmentally-conscious end-of-life choices. McDuff spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about her book, Our Last, Best Act: Planning For the End of Our Lives.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.