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Terry Tempest Williams on Surviving Nuclear Testing and Breast Cancer

Williams is a a writer and naturalist-in-residence at the Utah Museum of Natural History. Born a Utah Mormon, Williams has written several books about the environment and the West, such as "Coyote's Canyon" and "Earthly Messengers." Her most recent book, "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place," concerns her mother's unsuccessful battle with cancer and the flooding of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge by the rising Great Salt Lake waters. It also questions whether the seven cancer deaths in her family probably resulted from atomic testing in Nevada in the fifties and sixties.


Other segments from the episode on October 1, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 1, 1992: Interview with Terry Tempest Williams; Interview with Rick Reynolds; Review of the film "Hero."


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