Environment

Update on Nuclear Disaster in Japan with Nuclear Expert Arjun Makhijani

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/11/2011

Day-to-day coverage of the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex has slipped from the headlines. But the severity of the nuclear crisis in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan continues to unfold. Right after the earthquake, nuclear expert Arjun Makhijani was on Locus Focus discussing the short term and long range impacts from the damage to the Japanese nuclear facilities. He focused in particular on the danger of spent fuel rod pools overheating, something no one was talking about at the time. Shortly afterwards, the coolant in several of the Fukushima spent fuel rod pools evaporated resulting in fires and radioactive releases.

38:11 minutes (34.95 MB)

Radiation issues with Fukushima, HAARP

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Wed, 04/06/2011

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Leuren Moret, a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She formerly worked at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab where she became a "whistleblower" some years ago. They will discuss radiation issues in light of the recent damaged Fukushima reactors in Japan including matters such as HAARP (The High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program). 

29:38 minutes (27.13 MB)

Radiation threat from Fukushima

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Presswatch
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Thu, 04/07/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" delves into the radiation threat from the damage to the nuclear reactors in Fukushima which occurred last month when an earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan. 

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25:00 minutes (11.45 MB)

A special hour-long Presswatch

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Presswatch
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Thu, 03/31/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.

Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993 

 

55:20 minutes (25.33 MB)

Political Perspectives on 04/06/11

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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Scientist Leuren Moret on nuclear radiation

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Leuren Moret, a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She formerly worked at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab where she became a "whistleblower" some years ago. They will discuss radiation issues in light of the recent damaged Fukushima reactors in Japan including matters such as HAARP (The High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program).  

Flashpoints on 04/06/11

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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HIROSHIMA COUNTDOWN WITH STUDS TERKEL

A special archive documentary exploring the dropping of the first two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 – HIROSHIMA COUNTDOWN WITH STUDS TERKEL.

Changing Planet, Changing Health: A Conversation With Author Dan Ferber

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/04/2011

Climate change not only threatens the earth's ecosystems—it is damaging the health of people around the world. While early warning signals of ecological havoc brought on by climate change are being detected in arctic regions, its serious health impacts are most notable in the tropics. But as the planet continues to warm, we're beginning to see tropical diseases and the pests that spread disease moving into temperate regions around the globe. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with science writer Dan Ferber, co-author of a new book, Changing Planet, Changing Health. Dan's book takes us to places like Mozambique, Honduras, and the United States for an on-the-ground investigation of how climate change is altering patterns of disease.

43:39 minutes (39.96 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

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Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

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55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

Locus Focus on 04/04/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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How climate change is altering the patterns of disease in plants, animals and humans

Changing Planet, Changing Health: A Conversation With Author Dan Ferber

Climate change not only threatens the earth's ecosystems—it is damaging the health of people around the world. While early warning signals of ecological havoc brought on by climate change are being detected in arctic regions, its serious health impacts are most notable in the tropics. But as the planet continues warm, we're beginning to see tropical diseases and the pests that spread disease moving into temperate regions around the globe.

Simple cooking technologies save money, fuel, and forests in Nepal

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 Like too many other countries throughout the world, Nepal is facing serious deforestation as the rural people scavenge firewood for cooking and heating. And the urban dwellers of Nepal, who rely on kerosene and petrol, face shortages and high prices. Furthermore, they live amidst mounds of uncollected trash. Sanu Kaji Shrestha has come up with solutions that are plentiful, affordable and even address problems of pollution.

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