Trinity At 75: A Series By Dennis Carroll
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device—the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom. To mark the occasion, reporter Dennis Carroll, in an ongoing series of reports, examines what we have learned about the changing attitudes, the shroud of secrecy, claims of bad science and the apparent utter disregard for Trinity’s neighbors that now surround the test and its aftermath decades later.
Monday November 30th - Dineh Benally let everyone in the Navajo Nation know he was growing industrial hemp and maybe wink-wink, some pot, on his farm near Shiprock. But when his farming spread from 30 to over 400 acres and fences went up that hid what was going on, things took a darker turn. A series of record-breaking pot busts left hundreds of Chinese immigrant workers stranded and suddenly homeless. Ed Williams broke the story in Searchlight NM … and then watched it grow.