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Exploring the myth and metaphor of Cassandra and the price of foresight

19th Century Greek Vase Illustration of Cassandra with Apollo and Minerva
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19th Century Greek Vase Illustration of Cassandra with Apollo and Minerva (Photo by © Historical Picture Archive/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

You've likely heard the story from Greek mythology of Cassandra: a woman given the gift of prophecy who was cursed to never be believed. This hour we explore that myth, and its relevance. Plus, we'll talk about real-life Cassandras, including the diplomat who tried to stop World War II, and a public health official who tried to warn us about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Corrected: January 30, 2023 at 3:19 PM EST
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