Science Writer Steve Olson ~ FMCT Goes Outside to Present "Hairspray" Outside | Prairie Public Broadcasting

Science Writer Steve Olson ~ FMCT Goes Outside to Present "Hairspray" Outside

Jul 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - August 6th will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Science writer Steve Olson discusses a key chapter in the development of the bomb in his new book, “The Apocalypse Factory, Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age.” He chronicles the discovery and weaponization of plutonium and the unforeseen consequences of the nuclear arms race, with a focus on the Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington State. ~~~ Yesterday we heard how the Frost Fire Summer Theatre was adapting to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Today we check in with the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre, which is taking to the outdoors for a presentation of “Hairspray.” Joining us is Adam Pankow, artistic director.