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World's Largest Tornado Chase Winds Down

The VORTEX 2 Armada at rest
Frank Morris
The VORTEX 2 Armada at rest


Kansas City, MO – The original VORTEX experiment in the mid-1990s inspired the movie "Twister," in which scientists pursued tornadoes past flying tractors and right through an intact, rolling, farm house. KCUR's Frank Morris reports that the actual roving experiment hasn't been QUITE that kind of a white knuckle ride, but, a lot more important. Because cracking some of the basic mysteries about the wildest storms on earth will save lives.

I’ve been at KCUR almost 30 years, working partly for NPR and splitting my time between local and national reporting. I work to bring extra attention to people in the Midwest, my home state of Kansas and of course Kansas City. What I love about this job is having a license to talk to interesting people and then crafting radio stories around their voices. It’s a big responsibility to uphold the truth of those stories while condensing them for lots of other people listening to the radio, and I take it seriously. Email me at frank@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @FrankNewsman.
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