1816: The Year Without A Summer

Jun 3, 2016

The weather is often a topic of conversation, and 200 years ago, there was a lot to talk about. 1816 became known as “the year without a summer” after ash from a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia blotted out much of the light from the sun and had major effects on the weather across the globe.

We’re talking with Vermont historian Howard Coffin about this big climate event and how it hit our part of the world.

Also on the program, Paul Heintz of Seven Days on the Sanders campaign looking ahead to California, and on the coming Senate race between Patrick Leahy and Scott Milne.

Broadcast live on Friday, June 3, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.