A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 12-9-2022


Topic: Remembering the Donora Smog disaster of 1948

Guest: Investigative journalist Scott Beveridge

How Topic Discussed: The Donora Smog of 1948 killed dozens of people, sickened thousands, and divided the Mon Valley community. What was the Donora smog and how did it develop? When did word begin to reach the wider community about the disaster that was unfolding? How did the steel company compensate victims and their families? How did the Donora Smog disaster lead to increased awareness of air pollution's causes and effects? What lessons can we learn today from the events of 1948 and the aftermath?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.2MB - Duration: 29:43 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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