Super Critical Podcast #62: False Alarm

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In this episode, we watched the documentary False Alarm (2021) about that time in 2018 no one talks about anymore when the people of Hawaii received an erroneous warning on their phone that North Korea fired a nuclear-armed ballistic missile and they had minutes to live. What was the reaction of people who received this ominous message? How does this ordeal stack up to Hawaiians’ long history of being on the short end of the nuclear arms race? Have there ever been a worse case of Textmergency/Textastrophe than this nuclear attack warning appearing on every cell phone in Hawaii?

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  • Students will be able to describe Hawaii’s unique position and role within the nuclear arms race.
  • They will be able to describe what happens in the event that there is notification of an incoming nuclear attack.

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