Japan earthquake 2011

Voices from the Edge on 10/13/11

Air date: 
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pursuing Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High Finance Carnivores: A conversation with Greg Palast

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast blew the lid off voter fraud in 2000 and 2004 that threw the presidential elections into doubt. Greg has picked up the money trail again, following it to a corrupt link between Big Oil and High Finance that has produced record corporate profits whilecreating environmental disasters like the recent Gulf oil spill. This new story, captured in his latest book, Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores, reads like a pulp thriller as the Palast investigative team travels from Baku to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of this story.

Democracy Movement comes to U.S.

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 09/15/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." New tar balls in Gulf. BP now "the boss" there.  Media under-reports severity of Fukushima--nuclear disaster is ongoing. We need to take measures to take care of ourselves. U.S. records highest poverty rate ever.   Made possible by the rich paying off our politicians. Depression is permananent unless we overthrow billionaire rule. BUT democracy is breaking out, all over!

24:53 minutes (11.39 MB)

Fukushima--what are we all breathing now? And 9/11--what really happened?

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 09/08/2011

September 8, 2011 Presswatch: Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know.  Heated oceans -- largest migration of marine species in 2 million years.  Update on the atmospheric radiactive strontium and cesium from Fukushima. Reflections on 9/11 and what really happened? Who's lying? An AWOL chain of command put Dick Cheney in charge that day.  What was he doing?

27:39 minutes (12.66 MB)

An American in Japan: Current conditions in Fukushima

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/29/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Steven Thompson, an American living in Japan, who is working on issues related to the radiation coming from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. Thompson recently visited the area surrounding Fukushima. He will talk about current conditions there and in the rest of Japan. 

28:14 minutes (12.92 MB)

Would you be content with just $10 million? How about a wealth cap!

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know takes a deeper look at the nuclear crisis at Fukishima. Radioactive steam from cracks under the ground are suggesting major earthquake damage. The molten core is still fissioning--getting hotter--suggesting a "China Syndrome." The equivalent of 158 hiroshima bombs of cesium have been released. Theresa also takes a look at creating a solidarity movement here in Portland and putting the tiny minority of the super rich on notice that we've had enough, we're not going to be exploited any more.  A cap on wealth -- ten million max!  How would that work?

27:39 minutes (12.66 MB)

Locus Focus on 08/29/11

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Radiation in Japan

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Steven Thompson, an American living in Japan, who is working on issues related to the radiation coming from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. Thompson recently visited the area surrounding Fukushima. He will talk about current conditions there and in the rest of Japan.

Presswatch 7/14/2011

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 07/14/2011

Host Theresa Mitchell discusses Fukushima as well as the raising of the US debt limit.

26:21 minutes (36.19 MB)

Alternative Radio on 08/09/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Helen Caldicott - Hiroshima to Fukushima (lecture)

Helen Caldicott - Hiroshima to Fukushima (lecture)

The disaster at Fukushima  has thrust the dangers of nuclear power back in people’s consciousness. The idea of an industry renaissance had been carefully orchestrated by corporations that stand to make tons of money. Politicians, ever mindful of who funds their campaigns, have gone along. It was hailed as a clean and safe solution to addressing climate change and energy issues. An irony of the still unfolding tragedy is that it occurred in Japan, the only country to be attacked by nuclear weapons. The fallout from the fallout has spread around the world. Germany is planning to phase out nuclear power. What would happen if a tornado or some other extreme weather phenomenon hits a reactor? The U.S.

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