Monday, July 27, 2015
When you think of the Olympics in the 1980’s, one person that comes to mind is Olympic Champion Diver Greg Louganis. Many will recall one of the most outrageous moments from Olympic Games of 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, when Louganis hit his head on a diving board, having to leave to get stiches, only to return and perform a dive that won him the Gold, making him an inspiration in sports history. But what happens to an Olympic Diver when they’ve been out of the spot light? On Monday, August 4th, HBO will air “Back On Board: Greg Louganis” which chronicles the highs and lows of Greg Louganis’ life and diving career, and Greg joins us today on the show to talk all about the documentary. You can also follow Greg on twitter.
On the morning of August 9, 1945 the United States dropped the second of two atomic bombs on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, this bombing which came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima is seen by many as the end to a long and costly global war. But for tens of thousands of survivors who barely escaped death beneath the mushroom cloud, their new lives as hibakusha (atomic bomb–affected people) had just begun. In her new book Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, Susan Southard documents this neglected story of the enduring impact of nuclear war. Based on more than a decade of research and interviews with those sickened by the blast, atomic bomb historians, physicians, and specialists the book reconstruct the days, months, and years after the bombing which killed approximately 74,000 people and wounded another 75,000. Susan joins us today to talk all about the bombing and the long lasting affect it has had on both the world and the people of Nagasaki in particular. You can also follow Susan on facebook.
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