Sound Living (Rebroadcast From Fri 4pm) - Sun 8am

Steve Olson’s book, Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, tells the story of the May 18, 1980 eruption from the points of view of scientists, government officials, and also of Weyerhaueser, which was conducting logging operations in what became the blast zone. If you think Hawaii’s volcanoes are impressive, it is nothing compared to the havoc created by the superheated flow of pulverized rock, wood splinters from smacked down trees, and explosive shock wave that destroyed everything alive, including 57 people. Join the conversation and share your memories of the day Mount St. Helens blew its top.

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