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
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.