Kevin Miller Show 11/7/19
Kevin Miller begins the morning by previewing his next school appearance at the College of Idaho. Kevin Miller reminds everyone that he'll be at the Walmart on Ten Mile Rd in Meridian. Kevin Miller looks at a big moment in history in the West. He reminds listeners of a new development involving one of history's most famous battles. James Forsyth led the 7th Cavalry during the assault on Native Americans in Wounded Knee, South Dakota back in 1890. Fast forward to 2019 and Bradley Upton, a descendant of the U.S. commander who led the massacre, is asking for forgiveness. U.S. troops took the lives of over 250 unarmed men, women, and children during the massacre and this week Upton formally apologized for the atrocities carried out by his relative. Upton delivered the apology during an event Wednesday on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Kevin Miller switches gears concerning the weather. Glacier Is Melting According to recent images taken by NASA, the world's thickest glacier is succumbing to the effects of climate change. The pictures show the Taku Glacier in Alaska reseeding for the first time in over 70 years and even though scientists expected this at some point, the decrease in mass is 80 years ahead of schedule. Last year, the alpine glacier began to show visible signs of retreating, which Dr. Mauri Pelto said is linked to the record summer temperatures in Alaska. Taku is deemed the thickest glacier in the world measuring 4,860 feet from top to bottom. Kevin Miller asks the following questions: are we past the point of no return to stop events like this? What small steps have you taken to protect the environment?