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Cincinnati now has Death Cafe for casual conversations about death and dying


It is the one inevitability in life: death. We all know it comes to everyone, though few of us like to think of it, much less talk about it. But that'?s exactly the point of a movement that began in Europe and has now made its way to the United States, and to Cincinnati. Death cafés are casual meetings where strangers get together to share thoughts and perspectives about death and dying openly. Joining us to discuss death cafés are Cindy Maril and Pete Tunnat, advisors with Arlington Memorial Gardens. They started the local death café and facilitate the monthly meetings.

Maryanne Zeleznik is responsible for all news and public affairs programming at WVXU. She also hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday.