The promise — and peril — of the power of the atom cast long shadows over Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

News Editor Jon Silver talks about Pittsburgh’s ties to the Atomic Age and J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, was born in Aspinwall.

Silver wrote a story about the region’s connections to the atomic age in the summer of 2023, when the blockbuster movie “Oppenheimer” was in theaters and renewing interest in the topic. His research lead him to several Pittsburgh connections to the atomic age.

Listen to Silver and producer Zac Gibson discuss the topic. And then Silver does an author reading of his story.


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