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Interview: Mallory McDuff and the Importance of Conversations About Death


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 served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.