The Trinity Test Legacy And The Birth Of The Atomic Bomb
KUNM Call In Show Thur. 7/31 8 a.m.
July marked the 69th anniversary of the world's first detonation of an atomic bomb, in New Mexico. And on Monday, “Manhattan,” a fictional show about the scientists who made the bomb, premiered on WGN America.
We’ll be talking about this moment in U.S. history with an eye on how it affected New Mexicans. Did you know there were people living nearby when the Trinity test took place? What are the long-term effects of the Trinity test? What does it mean to us today that the first atomic bomb was detonated right here in our home state?
We’d love to hear from you! Email: email@example.com, post your comments online, or call in live during the show.
• Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium
• Heather McClenahan, Los Alamos Historical Society
The Trinity Test—History Channel
The First Nuclear Test in New Mexico—American Experience
On the Neutron Trail—Olivia Fermi