Dealing with death, teen smoking subjects of 2 new Church-produced radio programs

Two new radio programs, "Dealing with Death" and "Teens and Smoking," have been released by the Church's Public Affairs Department.

L. Gerald Pond, producer of the Church's "Times and Seasons" radio series of which the two new programs are a part, said, " `Dealing with Death' was developed to help people suffering from the loss of a loved one. It deals with grief and bereavement, and the importance of love from family and friends at the time of the passing of a loved one."Featured experts on the program include Dr. Alan Wolfeldt, director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition at Colorado State University; Kathleen Braza and Susan McDonald, grief counselors; and Clifford Blasius, president of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Funeral Directors Association.

" `Teens and Smoking' examines why teenagers smoke and the alarming increase in teenage smokers," Brother Pond explained. The influences of family, peers and the media are also reviewed.

To receive additional information about the series, call 1-800-453-3860, ext. 4397.

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