Today, Nicole recaps the weird murders outlined in HBO's The Jinx, leading up to Robert Dursts' arrest yesterday, and our 3 degrees of separation! Plus, two awful anniversaries: we talk Fukushima 4 with Harvey Wasserman, and 12 Years since Iraq
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, the start of the People's Climate March & Mobilization, Flashback Friday, and Congress is in recess again. Nicole discusses it all, along with the rest of the news. No Nukes activist Harvey Wasserman, and Medical Marijuana advocate Robert Platshorn guest. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to 2000 for Nicole's interview and performance with Natalie Merchant.
Three years ago today, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, and triggered a massive tsunami that claimed among its victims the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and thus began a nuclear disaster whose scope is still not fully known, but will continue for generations to come. The news out of Japan these days is sparse, due to a newly-passed state secrets law that prohibits everyone from discussing the disaster (or any other bad news), and even prohibits journalists from asking questions about it, both punishable by long prison terms. Over here and in other parts of [...]
That's one of the songs that was performed by the Doobie Brothers and the other artists who gathered together at Madison Square Garden in 1979 for the No Nukes concerts that spawned the film and album, and opened millions of eyes to the dangers of nuclear power. Many of those same artists - Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doobie Brothers, John Hall and others - will gather again this Sunday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California for MUSE2 (Musicians United for Safe Energy). Harvey Wasserman, author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, who helped coin the phrase [...]