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The History of 1995

The History of 1995 is a podcast about all the crazy stuff that happened that year. From O.J. Simpson and the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Quebec Referendum and the Paul Bernardo murder trial. Host Kathy Kenzora is an old school reporter from Canada.
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Jul 12, 2018

On July 12, 1995 a dangerous hot air mass settled over the city of Chicago. A heat advisory was issued that warned of an impending record-breaking heatwave. By the time it was over more than 700 people were dead.  Many of them were old, alone and poor.

For three days temperatures remained at 99 degrees or higher causing the deadliest weather event in Chicago’s history. 

Sources for this episode include:

Heatwave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg

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