Reflecting on his experiences with interviewing survivors and others affected by the Indiana State Fair tragedy in August 2011, executive editor Evan West speaks today with 93.1 host Steve Simpson. Audio from their conversation appears here at right. Simpson himself was one who reacted quickly on the ground to report the stage rigging collapse on August 13, 2011, just before the country band Sugarland was to take the stage.
West writes here about listening to and working through the stories that survivors and others shared with him from that shocking night, and, as a special piece beyond IM’s August-issue story, some of the insights and quotes from witnesses, doctors, and media members can be found here.
The State Fair continues through Aug. 19.
Audio courtesy 93.1 WIBC-FM
Photos by Tony Valainis