Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

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Despite amazing advances in medical science and technology, the mortality rate for human beings stands at 100 percent. Yet, in the face of this statistical reality, death still manages to come as a shock. Join Elizabeth Fournier, host of KKPZ’s show “Until We Meet Again” as we gently open up conversations about death in a culture that often is left wondering what to say or do in response. Please join us every Thursday at 2pm on KKPZ-AM, 1330, Portland, Oregon. For more information: [email protected]


Bob Kuenzli (93 Year Young Man)
Dec 4 • 27 min
Meet Bob, a feisty and full-of-life 93 Year old Salem, Oregon man who graciously shares his colorful life story with us.
Robin Bertram (Author of Hidden Treasures: Finding Hope at the End of Life’s Journey)
Nov 1 • 27 min
As an author, seasoned conference speaker, and former host of the nationally syndicated television program Freedom Today, Robin Bertram brings a wealth of knowledge to the pages of her book, Hidden Treasures.
Kristi Hugstad (Author of Beneath the Surface)
Sep 24 • 28 min
My guest today is Kristi Hugstad, a grief recovery specialist who writes for Huffington Post as well as hosting a radio show, offering public speaking engagements is the author of Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend…
J Dana Trent (Author of Dessert First : Preparing for Death While Savoring Life)
Sep 24 • 27 min
Dana Trent is an author who makes our lives more bearable as we deal with grief with her tender heart and lovable personality. She is a is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community…
Baier & Anne Fine (Brave Sky Ranch)
Sep 5 • 28 min
My guests today are Baier and Anne Fine from Brave Sky Ranch in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where they believe interaction with horses is the key to solving the mystery of healing the heart. Brave Sky Ranch also believes that friendship with horses is an…
Lisa Smartt (Author of Words at the Threshold)
Sep 5 • 28 min
Lisa Smartt is the author of Words at the Threshold, a book dedicated to the final words of the dying. When Lisa’s father became terminally ill with cancer, she began recording his conversations and noticed that his personality showed some curious…
Dave Kieta (Young son miraculously healed from rare form of cancer)
Aug 17 • 27 min
An amazing story about a very amazing little boy.
Kathleen Lundquist (Funeral Vocalist)
Aug 8 • 28 min
Meet a funeral singer: In her music, Kathleen Lundquist seeks the pathway to love that lasts, plunging into the ocean of human emotion to find truths of the spirit. Her songwriting explores issues of faith, love, fear, anger, tragedy, healing, and hope.…
Shane J. Wood (Author of Between Two Trees)
Aug 3 • 28 min
My guest today is Dr. Shane J. Wood, the professor of New Testament Studies and Associate Academic Dean at Ozark Christian College, and author of the new book, Between Two Trees.: Our Transformation from Death to Life…. And super fan of the enneagram.…
Lora Jones (Author of Song of a Wounded Heart)
Aug 3 • 27 min
My guest today is Lora Jones, author of Song of a Wounded Heart. She is an inspirational speaker and lives in Liberal, Kansas. In November 2004, Lora Jones was a happy wife and proud mother of two beautiful children. Lora and her family left for a family…
Melinda Gustafson Gervasi (How to Leave a Legacy)
Jul 30 • 29 min
Melinda Gustafson Gervasi is an Attorney at Law in the lovely city of Madison, Wisconsin. She’s the author of “Middle Class Philanthropist: How Anyone Can Leave a Legacy.” During the course of her legal practice, Melinda recognized a need for clients who…
Mike Nappa (Author of Hard Way Home: A Woman’s Inspiring Battle With Cancer and the Lives She Touched)
Jul 1 • 28 min
Mike wrote “Hard Way Home,” his story about the biggest things in life, which is ironic because it ends with a death. When Amy Nappa was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV-B uterine cancer, her life and that of her husband’s, Mike, changed forever . For…
Rico Kaplan (Author / Street Preacher / Cross Maker)
Jun 26 • 28 min
Rico discusses his books, Fire in My Bones, and Pastah! Tales From the Feet of a Street Minister.
Robin Bertram (Author of No Regrets)
Jun 26 • 27 min
Author, seasoned conference speaker and host of nationally syndicated television program, “Freedom Today,” Robin Betram shares practical solutions to the problems everyone must deal with when they are experiencing the degradation of the quality of their…
Merrit Hearing (Author of Lessons from a Son’s Life … and Death) Part 3
Jun 18 • 27 min
My guest today is Merrit Hearing, a retired letter carrier whose life abruptly changed forever on July 3, 2007. It was on that day when his 16-year old son, Elliott, drowned at Cannon Beach after getting caught in a sneaker riptide. He writes about the…
Merrit Hearing (Author of Lessons from a Son’s Life … and Death) Part 2
Jun 18 • 27 min
My guest today is Merrit Hearing, a retired letter carrier whose life abruptly changed forever on July 3, 2007. It was on that day when his 16-year old son, Elliott, drowned at Cannon Beach after getting caught in a sneaker riptide. He writes about the…
Merrit Hearing (Author of Lessons from a Son’s Life … and Death) Part I
Jun 18 • 28 min
My guest today is Merrit Hearing, a retired letter carrier whose life abruptly changed forever on July 3, 2007. It was on that day when his 16-year old son, Elliott, drowned at Cannon Beach after getting caught in a sneaker riptide. He writes about the…
Derek Flores (Author of Letters to a Hospice Nurse)
Jun 14 • 28 min
My guest today is Derek Flores, a registered nurse and author who has worked with Hospice and Pediatric Patients for the past seven years. Derek and his daughters live on Colorado’s Front Range at the foot of the Rocky Mountains where he enjoys…
Elaine Voci (Grief Coloring Book)
Jun 14 • 28 min
My guest today is Elaine Voci, a Life Coach, an author of 8 nonfiction books, and a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant trained in funerals. Since 2014, she has been hosting and facilitating a quarterly Death Cafe in her community. For more information about…
Kathryn Butler MD (Author of Between Life and Death)
Jun 1 • 29 min
Kathryn L. Butler, MD, is a trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children. She and her family live in the woods north of Boston. Today we will be talking about her book, Between Life and Death.
Rev. Patrick Riecke (Author of How to Talk to the Sick and Dying)
Jun 1 • 28 min
Reverend Patrick Riecke, author of How to Talk to Sick, Dying and Grieving People, and 101 Ways to Find Meaning in Suffering talks about his work as the Director of Chaplaincy and Volunteers for Parkview Health in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Area.
Mark Anthony Waters (Author of Three Day s in Heaven)
May 24 • 28 min
Marc Anthony Waters, a man with a heart as big as Texas. Author of Death by Suicide in Three Days in Heaven. And apparently quite a golfer.
Mickey Ronningen (National Artist)
May 23 • 28 min
Join Elizabeth Fournier for a conversation about near-death experience, the possible unimportance of a bucket list, and what it’s like to work on the set of the Portland television show, Portlandia.
Jethro Heiko (The Hello Game)
May 11 • 29 min
Jethro Heiko is one of the creators of the conversational game called Hello, an easy, non-threatening way to start a conversation with your family and friends about what matters most. Jethro learned how meaningful and surprisingly joyful these…
Janet Haney (Author of Write Your Way Through Change)
May 3 • 28 min
Janet Haney, an author and creative journaling teacher who encourages her students to be brave and keep going! She recently wrote Write Your Way Through Change, a 21-day Devotional Journal for Grief & Major Life Transitions.
Robert Pruitt (Author of It Is Well With My Soul)
May 3 • 28 min
Robert Leigh Pruitt, II is a national and internationally recognized leadership trainer and motivational speaker. He is the author of several books including It Is Well with My Soul, Watching Daddy Live!
Angelo Merendino (Photo-documentary, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose”)
Apr 29 • 25 min
Angelo Merendino is a freelance photographer for Corbis News and Getty Images. Angelo’s photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy. Angelo’s photo-documentary, The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight with…
Alysha Lacey (The Dougy Center, National Center for Grieving Children & Families)
Apr 26 • 27 min
My guest today is Alysha Lacey, Program Director at the Dougy Center, also known as the National Center for Grieving Children & Families is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that offers support groups and services to grieving children and…
Marlie Rowell (Suicide Widow Etiquette)
Apr 26 • 27 min
My guest today is Marlie Rowell, a woman trying to undo the stigma around mental illness through art after her husband died by suicide. She calls herself a suicide widow and has a website called Suicide Widow Etiquette, featuring her art and stages of…
April Murchinson (Pastor at Emanuel Temple in Portland, Oregon)
Apr 15 • 27 min
Pastor April Murchinson of Emmanuel Temple Church, a woman with a love for people and a desire for unity. I would hold her up to be a true example of a Proverb 31 woman.
Amy Wright Glenn (Author: Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go)
Apr 12 • 28 min
Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education, she is a birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood,…
Maryanne Pope (Author: A Widow’s Awakening)
Apr 12 • 31 min
Her story is engaging, powerful, and heart-wrenching. Her book contains an honest look at the first year of a widow’s grief captures the immense difficulty of learning how to accept the unacceptable while transforming loss into positive change. 100% of…
Katrina Bart (Author: Where Do They Go?)
Apr 10 • 27 min
Winner of 3 international book awards, Touching, profound and poignant, this book gently and sensitively takes the child on the journey of the soul, reminding them that this life is only ever temporary and that wherever they go, the spirit of a loved one…
Lindsey Dennis (Author: Buried Dreams)
Apr 10 • 27 min
At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey R. Dennis and her husband were told the child she was carrying would not live due to a fatal diagnosis. Later, in another stunning blow, they were told the same news with her second pregnancy. They chose to celebrate both…
Stacy Verdick Case (Momma of an Angel)
Apr 2 • 29 min
Experiencing the loss of a baby is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. My guest today is Stacy Verdick Case, a spirit-filled woman whose relationship with God became very strained after the death of her very young son, Marshall. Stacy was…
Pastor Brent Christianson (Author: Good Grief Devotional)
Apr 2 • 28 min
The Good Grief Devotional offers wise, honest companionship to those who struggle with the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, or another major life transition. Pastor Brent D. Christianson’s fifty-two devotions follow the ten stages of…
Aimee Adelmann (Donate Life Northwest )
Mar 20 • 28 min
Aimee discusses organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to sign up through Donate Life Northwest. https://www.donatelifenw.org/register-now
Heather Michet (Iris Healing Arts)
Mar 20 • 25 min
Heather Michet is a Ceremonialist, Songstress and healing guide who believes in the healing power of ceremony and music to guide and support us through our grief. Find out more at www.purplecrowsings.com
Josh Lattin (Owner of Heritage Elder Care)
Mar 16 • 26 min
Josh Lattin, a gentle man and humanitarian who cares for the aged in his home, Heritage Elder Care, located in Damascus, Oregon, discusses his House of Love.
Jill Murphy Long (Portland Filmmaker “Chance Day” & “Meltdown”)
Mar 16 • 28 min
Jill Murphy Long: filmmaker, storyteller and brain tumor survivor. On March 28th, 1979, she was 15 years old and delivering The York Dispatch newspaper to her neighborhood of sleepy Penn Oaks South, Pennsylvania, less than 13 miles from the Three Mile…
Stacia Burton (Motherless Daughters)
Mar 1 • 27 min
Meet the fabulous Starchild, long-term friend of host, Elizabeth. They discuss being motherless daughters, and sharing the bond of becoming motherless daughters at a very young age.
Deon Strummer (Green Cremation/Aqua Dissolution)
Feb 26 • 27 min
Deon opened the first alkaline hydrolysis facility in the Portland metro area, a natural water-based cremation process, that speeds up the body’s natural decomposition after death. The process leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint on the earth…
Nurse Kristen Apple Applegate (End of Life Doula/Founder Applegate Overcrossings)
Feb 25 • 28 min
Kristin Applegate, fondly known as Nurse Apple, is a Hospice Nurse, End-of-Life Death Doula, creator of Applegate Overcrossings, and Urban Chicken Whisperer.
Rob Gaskill (Estacada Funeral Chapel Owner)
Feb 25 • 28 min
Meet Rob, small town mortician and musician. He shares his life as a country undertaker who has been in the professional for 35 years.
Ed Bixby (Historic Columbian Cemetery)
Feb 25 • 29 min
A real estate broker and land developer by trade, Ed has recently developed a green burial ground in Historic Columbian Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Darcy Hansen (Theology Student)
Feb 19 • 28 min
Listen as Darcy explains her passion for exploring pathways to better dialogue and to help reframe the death narrative both culturally and within the church.
Kenton Johnson (Clackamas County Fire Chaplain)
Feb 19 • 27 min
Kenton Johnson, a man of the cloth, and I mean that figuratively and literally as he is a chaplain who wears a few different uniforms.
Rico Kaplan (Evangelist/Street Preacher)
Feb 16 • 27 min
Evangelist Rico Kaplan shares his experience as a street preacher in some very rough neighborhoods - notably in Jamaica where he spent a considerable amount of time.