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Fifty years ago, nearly everyone who died in the United States was buried in a grave. Today, just about half are cremated. Money is the primary reason.
A typical cremation costs nearly $500 less than a typical burial. And, many people move away from their hometowns, where traditional family plots are located.
Here & Now's Kristiina Sorenson reports on the mushroom suit, the latest thing in burial trends.
This segment aired on August 18, 2016.