LISTEN: John Carlson Show, May18--8am hour

Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980. (photo: USGS via KOMO News){ }

8am hour -- Mt. St. Helens 40 year anniversary of the fatal massive eruption, how Weyerhauser aided the timber recovery in the aftermath, how rainbow trout ended up naturally reproducing in Spirit Lake, the legend of nearby lodge owner Harry Truman, how Truman's story is akin to the current COVID-19 government restrictions, former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn's argument for halting construction/expansion of the Seattle convention center could easily be applied to the Sound Transit light rail project.

GUEST: former KOMO radio assistant news director, Mike Hamilton, explains why he jumped in an airplane to cover the Mt. St. Helens eruption 40 years ago today, Hamilton says they probably flew too close to the massive ash plume, how the hot ash created "constant lightning" flashes over the mountain; 25 of WA's 39 counties have 3 or fewer COVID-19 deaths so far, so why is most of the state still in Phase 1?, Producer Phil's Friday experience of being told to leave a Seattle city park by a parks official and a total of four families refused to leave after the advisory.

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