20th Anniversary of Mount St. Helens

Guests: Christine Colasurdo Co-creator, Spirit Lake Remembered (exhibit) Cowlitz County Historical Museum Kelso, Washington Author, Return to Spirit Lake: Journey Through a Lost Landscape (1997, Sasquatch Books) San Francisco, California Peter Frenzen Monument Scientist Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Amboy, Washington Don Swanson Scientist-in-Charge Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Twenty years ago yesterday (Thursday), Mount Saint Helens erupted—the largest eruption in the lower forty-eight states in the past century. The blast blew the top off the mountain, and forever changed the landscape. In this hour, we'll take a look back at the region before the eruption, and the recovery of the ecosystem. Plus, a first-hand account of the event.

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