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Friday, we’re talking about the effects of nuclear weapons on people who lived near uranium mines and downwind from testing sites during and after the Cold War. Historian Sarah Alisabeth Fox says that all wars happen where people live, grow their food and raise their children. So to understand what happened, she talked to ranchers, farmers, and housewives who suffered from cancer and economic ruin. Her book is called "Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West.” (Rebroadcast)

Sarah Alisabeth Fox is a folk historian and author based in Seattle. She holds a Master's degree in history and folkore from Utah State University. Her book is called Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West [Indiebound|Amazon]