Truman and the Atomic Bomb; Urban Cool Realty

On July 16, 1945, the first atomic bomb exploded in the desert of New Mexico. We examine the complicated legacy of President Truman and the atomic bomb.

Then: a popular local Facebook page highlights houses around KC, from mid-century abodes to charming bungalows and more. It’s also stirred up its fair share of debate about real estate and gentrification. We talk to the couple behind the page.


  • Richard Rhodes, KC native and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • Mark Adams, Director of Education, Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
  • Adrian Switzer, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UMKC
  • Franny Knight, Urban Cool Realty
  • Hubert Beattie, Urban Cool Realty