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The Children’s Hour Radio Show on Death and Grief
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Friday, October 25, 2019


Media interviews with Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death and coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival, are starting to appear in advance of Festival events starting on November 3, 2019. Read through this post to learn about upcoming conversations and media coverage.

The Children’s Hour on Public Radio

Katie Stone (R) hosts The Children’s Hour with Kids Crew members Lucas Griego and Thaniel Lentz discussing how kids cope with death and grief.

The Children’s Hour, a popular radio show for kids, this week explores how kids cope with death and grief. The pre-recorded program will air on KUNM-FM in Albuquerque at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, as well as on a number of other public radio stations across the country. After the broadcast, the podcast can be accessed here.

The Kids Crew interviewed Kelly Geib-Eckenroth, Program Director from the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, children’s book author Vanessa Vassar, who wrote Evan & The Skygoats, and death educator Gail Rubin. You’ll learn what are the best things to say to someone in mourning, and what you absolutely should never say. Find out the history of Halloween and Day of the Dead, and how you can memorialize someone you love.

New Mexico Living on KRQE-TV

On Thursday, October 31 (yes, that’s Halloween), Gail Rubin will be interviewed on the New Mexico Living program that starts at 9:00 a.m. on the KRQE-TV channel. She will talk about the Before I Die New Mexico Festival, the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Fairview Memorial Park, and how you can get involved in all the free events.

What’s Up ABQ Podcast

What’s Up ABQ is a weekly podcast devoted to Albuquerque and all who love our city, featuring interviews with local business owners, artisans, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers of ABQ. A 40-minute interview with Gail Rubin will be posted here on Thursday, October 31.

Albuquerque Journal Reel News

If you haven’t seen our Festival “Death Ad,” it’s a very funny short video starring Jack Lutz as our Dead Guy and Tim Maloney as our Healthy Guy. Adrian Gomez, Arts & Features Editor of the Albuquerque Journal, interviewed me for a feature in the Venue section to run on Friday, November 1. Can you spot me in a cameo as the waitress? Here’s the 60-second version of the video:

Morning News on KOB-TV

On Friday, November 1, at 5:50 a.m., look for Gail Rubin on the Channel 4 Morning News, speaking about the Before I Die New Mexico Festival.

Register for Festival events today!

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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