Telling The Story Of The Manhattan Project

Jun 20, 2016

KUNM Call In Show 6/23 8a: 


The Manhattan Project National Historical Park was formally established last year and plans are underway to create facilities in Los Alamos, Oakridge, Tennessee, and Hanford, Washington. The idea is to tell the stories behind the creation of the first atomic bomb. But critics worry the new park could glorify or gloss over controversial issues, such as using the weapons on Japan, and the impacts on communities from nuclear weapons testing.

How will the story of creating the atomic bomb be told? What does it mean to have these sites under the banner of the National Parks Service? Whose voices do you think should be included? Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.