The Greenest Way to Say Goodbye: Choosing Flameless Cremation
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Bailee McQueen:  [00:00] Welcome to season two of Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.”

John McQueen, President & CEO of Anderson-McQueen, featured here with the Bio-Cremation Unit

[00:05] I’m Bailee McQueen, your guest host for today, and as always on this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[00:13] Remember, if there is a specific topic you would like for us to talk about, or if you have a question you would like to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s requests if at all possible.

[00:30] Our topic for today is the Greenest Way to Say Goodbye: Choosing Flameless Cremation. Our special guest today is John McQueen with Anderson‑McQueen, who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Welcome, John.

John McQueen:  [00:43] Thank you, Bailee, it’s a pleasure to be here with you today.

Bailee:  [00:46] It’s a pleasure to have you, thanks for making the flight out. John, we’ve got several questions for your today. First of all, the most important, what is flameless cremation?

John:  [00:55] That’s a great question, Bailee. Flameless cremation is a gentle, water‑based process that is even more environmentally friendly than our traditional flame cremation process.

[01:06] It offers all the same benefits and flexibility of traditional cremation, but by using a different technology that features a steadily circulating, warm water solution, which uses less energy and creates a smaller carbon footprint.

[01:22] Flameless cremation is really a great option for people who want to honor a loved one in a cleaner and greener way.

Bailee:  [01:29] That sounds very interesting, John. Is it true that Anderson‑McQueen was the first funeral home in Florida to introduce this new cremation process known as bio‑cremation?

John:  [01:41] Bailee, that is true, but actually, we were really the first funeral home in the world to introduce bio‑cremation. This new technology had never been used anywhere, and on a retail‑type basis, it had been used some medical schools for anatomical donation, but had never been used for the consumer. We were the first in the world to introduce this process.

Bailee:  [02:07] First in the world, that is amazing! What prompted Anderson‑McQueen to pursue this new technology?

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Exploring the Right to Die Movement
Thursday, February 18th, 2016

John T. McQueen:  [0:02] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show Undertakings. I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes, and as always on this show, we “undertake” those subjects that you want to know about.

Compassion & Choices Marcia Bailey

Marcia Bailey of Compassion & Choices with John McQueen

[0:16] Remember, if there is a specific topic that you’d like us to talk about, or if you have a question you would like

for us to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com.

[0:31] We always do our best to include everyone’s request, if at all possible.

[0:36] Our topic today is exploring the right to die movement. Our special guest today is Marcia Bailey. Marcia is with

Compassion & Choices, and she is the facilitator of the Clearwater Chapter, which is a Right to Die Advocacy group.

[0:55] Miss Bailey is a retired social worker, who trained staff at a nursing home, talked to patients and their families for hospice, served on the board of Funeral Consumers Alliance, and led a group for bereaved individuals at a mental health facility.

[1:12] We want to welcome Marcia here today. We know she will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Welcome, Marcia.

Marcia Bailey:  [1:20] Thank you, John. Glad to be here.

John:  [1:22] We’re glad to have you. This is a topic that every family and every individual needs to think about, and help to get that word out there so that everybody has a better understanding of what the Right to Die Movement or Advocacy is all about.

[1:42] We know you’re going to do a great job today helping us understand a little bit better about that.

Marcia:  [1:47] Thanks. One of our leaders nationally says that everyone is only bad death away from being interested in our organization, because when you watch someone you love die horribly, then, you really care about this a lot.

John:  [2:03] Sure. If you don’t mind, why not share with us a little bit. As I stated, you’re an advocate for Compassion & Choices. What is Compassion & Choices? What does it do?

Marcia:  [2:16] Compassion & Choices wants people to plan what kind of a death they would like to have.

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