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"The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb" On Thursday's Access Utah

The monthly DOCUTAH@TheELECTRIC series presents a film of particular interest to the four state Southwestern community and the Native American reservations in the area.  It tells the story of the haunting consequences of the invention of the atomic bomb and the man who led the development teams. "The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb," will be presented Friday evening, June 24th in St. George Utah.

The film is a haunting journey through the dawn of the nuclear age, an incisive history of humanity's most dubious achievement and the man behind it--J. Robert Oppenheimer, the principal architect of the atomic bomb. The film will be screened at the historic Electric Theater on June 24th and hosted by Director Jon Else and is presented where the nuclear age began and the very first civilians, American citizens, were unknowingly exposed to the fallout downwind.


Today on Access Utah we are joined by Director Jon Else and Michelle Thomas, a St. George resident, whose family was directly impacted by the testing and represented the United States at Vienna Nuclear Conference in 2014.
Michelle Thomas joined Utah Public Radio at the StoryCorps recording booth in St. George. Listen to her recording here.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.