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Kristen Iversen’s interview with NPR’s FRESH AIR, June 12, 2012
Full Body Burden on C-SPAN BOOK TV

Hour-long reading and discussion of Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen
The Telegraph (UK) review of Full Body Burden

“Full Body Burden is one of those rare, life-changing works whose quiet, insistent moral authority commands us to read on and to remember. “
Boingboing review of Full Body Burden

“Full Body Burden will get you thinking about the way society and technology interact.”
DENVER POST review of Full Body Burden

“Iversen has left us a beautiful memoir that recognizes the inevitable intrusion of greater social forces in all our lives and the risk we take in ignoring them. “
BOOKPAGE review of Full Body Burden

“With meticulous reporting and a clear eye for details, Iversen has crafted a chilling, brilliantly written cautionary tale about the dangers of blind trust. Through interviews, sifting through thousands of records (some remain sealed) and even a stint as a Rocky Flats receptionist, she uncovers decades of governmental deception. Full Body Burden is both an engrossing memoir and a powerful piece of investigative journalism.”
DCB Reads review of Full Body Burden

“Silence has lasting, unraveling consequences.” A review in DCB Reads.

Interview with Kristen Iversen. Exposed: The Untold Legacy of a Secret Nuclear Weapons Plant Near a Major American City

Kristen Iversen’s interview with CultureMob, July 2, 2012
This is a PDF file. READER’S DIGEST (1.0MB)
Kristen Iversen’s excerpt of FULL BODY BURDEN in Reader’s Digest, July 12, 2012
This is a PDF file. THE NATION (225.2KB)
Kristen Iversen’s excerpt of FULL BODY BURDEN in The Nation, June 11, 2012

Author Q&A: Kristen Iversen (Full Body Burden), by Matt Borondy, June 18, 2012
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Kristen Iversen’s interview with Leonard Gill from the MEMPHIS FLYER, June 14, 2012

Kristen Iversen’s interview with the BOULDER BOOK STORE, June 15, 2012

Kristen Iversen’s interview with Stephen Usery at BOOK TALK, WYPL 89.3, June 9, 2012

Kristen Iversen’s interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, June 8, 2012
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Rocky Flats Legacy: Q & A with 5280: The Denver Magazine

‚ÄúRocky Flats was the great shadow and mystery of my childhood. I wrote the book to try to understand.”
Nuclear Fallout article in New York Times by Kristen Iversen, posted on March 10, 2012

I GREW up in Arvada, Colo., in the shadow of a nuclear bomb factory, so I read the just-released report on the Fukushima meltdown in Japan with special interest. Coinciding with…
From Rocky Flats to Fukushima: this nuclear folly

Article in The Guardian by Naomi Wolf about Kristen Iversen’s book, Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of the Rocky Flats
Working It Spotlight: creative nonfiction at the U of M.

Article in Memphis Flyer by Leonard Gill. “Writers of creative nonfiction: Don’t be too disappointed that you’re not among the participants in the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop…”
Dr. Kristen Iversen, professor and author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, spoke from the Colorado Capitol steps in Denver at a press conference on the findings of breathable plutonium in the area…

Plutonium Trigge
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