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Volcanologist Dan Miller.

Volcanologist and resident geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey Dan Miller. He also heads the Survey’s Volcano Disaster Assistance program which helps developing countries in the event of volcanic eruption. Miller was part of the team of geologists who studied Mt. St. Helens and predicted a blast before the turn of this last century. Mt. St. Helens blew May 18th, 1980. His team studied the frequency and past characteristics of eruption in Mt. St. Helens and put together hazard assessments for local officials. Miller and his team are profiled in the new book “Volcano Cowboys: The Rocky Evolution of a Dangerous Science” by Dick Thompson.

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Other segments from the episode on August 9, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 9, 2000: Interview with Dan Miller; Interview with Willem Dafoe; Review of Travelers' Tales' album "Malinke."

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