The opioid epidemic through the eyes of a funeral director

Years ago, Nick Renn, a South Jersey funeral director, began giving tours of funeral homes to high school classes learning about grief. Nearly a decade later, he continues to give tours and teaches students about his profession. But one thing that has changed since the tours began is the effects from the opioid epidemic. He says now about 30% of the average business for many funeral homes in the area are overdose deaths. This week on the podcast, KYW In Depth host Carol MacKenzie and producer Charlotte Reese get a tour of Sweeney Funeral Home in Burlington County and see what the opioid crisis looks like through the eyes of a funeral director.