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COVID-19's Impact on the Funeral Industry ~ Book About Nomadic Workers Adapted to Film

Jan 5, 2021

  Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - We continue our conversations about industries dramatically impacted by the global pandemic. Today we hear from Alex Rydell, president of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association. ~~~ There’s a new film coming out called Nomadland. It’s about people who follow their work going, wherever they're needed. Think custom combiner or oil patch workers. In the case of the lead character, played by Frances McDormand, an older woman finds her social security and pension won’t cover her expenses. She takes a job with Amazon. The film is based on the book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century. Back in September 2018, Director of Radio Bill Thomas spoke with author Jessica Bruder, a journalist who studies subcultures and economic justice.