Guest Host: Frank Stasio

Three Mile Island. The Challenger explosion. The Exxon Valdez. In our increasingly high-tech world, the slightest mechanical defect or human error can sometimes lead to catastrophe. Join us as look at recent disasters, why they happen, and the lessons they can teach us about our use of technology.

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