Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/29/11

Air date: 
Fri, 04/29/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Understanding the current nuclear crisis

Stop Nuclear Madness

Join us all morning as we look at one of the world's most crucial issues, nuclear power.

"As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with enough radioactive pollutants to pose a potential health hazard far greater than any plague humanity has ever experienced."--Helen Caldicott

8AM - Positively Revolting with Ani and Lyn - The guest is Starhawk, ecofeminist witch and environmental activist.  Join in a discussion about how living with the specter of nuclear nightmare effects us and how we interact with the sacred. How can we work together to stop "the nuclear option", and heal what we've already done?

Starhawk is a committed global justice activist and organizer, and is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Earth Path. Her latest is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, forthcoming in November 2011. She is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes. She has brought many innovative techniques of spirituality and magic to her political work. Her web site is www.starhawk.org.

9AM - A Primer on Radiation - Andrew Geller hosts. 

9:30AM - The History of Nuclear Accidents and Mistakes: An interview with Stephanie Cooke, journalist and author of In Mortal Hands, A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age.

10AM - Air Cascadia - Chris Andreae interviews two longtime anti-nuclear activists and authors, Harvey Wasserman and Karl Grossman

10:45AM - Helen Caldicott - A short excerpt from one of her compelling talks on Nuclear Madness.

11AM - Marianne Barisonek, author of "Cause and Effect: Understanding Chernobyl," speaks with Joe Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project about the health effects of radiation.

11:30AM - Marianne Barisonek speaks with Rudi Nussbaum, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Portland State University. His recent article is "Clinging to the Nuclear Energy Option is a Reckless Denial of Reality"

 

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