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The History of 1995

On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday starting July 17.
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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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