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The Topeka Tornado of 1966

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June 5, 2016: We mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most devastating tornadoes in Kansas history. We remember the events of June 8, 1966, with broadcaster Bill Kurtis, who is widely credited with saving the lives of many Topekans in the path of the F5 tornado. We'll also hear from Bonar Menninger, author of And Hell Followed With It, a gripping account of the 1966 tornado.

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89.7 FM KANH Emporia
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89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

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