William Faulkner wrote "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Today's show reflects a wide variety of relationships to our own past.
In some cases, such as the radiation left behind from the Lindsay Light and Chemical Company, we rue the hubris of our predecessors. In others, like endangered Mid-Century Modern architectural gems, we long to preserve what was once cutting-edge. Some traditions that were cutting edge such as baseball and verse poetry still have plenty of utility and life left in them.
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