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Speaking of Death

Melissa Gerr

Death is a part of life -- and deserves to be discussed. Gilchrist bereavement specialist Debbie Jones suggests ways to acknowledge grief and tells us about “The Day of Healing and Remembering -- Honoring Our Losses.” It’s a community event where art therapist Sharon Strousewill prepare activities to acknowledge the loss of loved ones.

Then, we meet Maryland State Anatomy Board anatomical services specialist Dan Hensley. He talks about why people choose to donate their bodies to medical research and how their contributions are honored at a state memorial service.

For information about “The Day of Healing and Remembering -- Honoring Our Losses"  Sat. June 15 at 10am at the Zeta Center, visit this link.

For information about body donation for medical research and the Anatomy Board annual memorial service, Wed. June 26 at 1pm at Century High School, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'