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A History of American Hurricanes

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Most of us can name a major hurricane from the past one hundred years, but what do we know of the storms that pummeled these shores hundreds of years ago? What impact did those storms have on this place and the people of the time? We talk with Eric Jay Dolin about his latest book A Furious Sky that looks at some of the major storms of the past: from those that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.