Reality show novel, Hazardous train derailment

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a derailed train lays on its side
Workers inspect the scene of an Amtrak train which derailed after striking a dump truck Monday, June 27, 2022, near Mendon, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

We talk to a Wisconsin-based author about how she turned her reality show experience into a novel. Then, we learn more about the hazardous train derailment in Ohio and the safety of the railways.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Fred Kaplan Guest
  • Allan Zarembski Guest