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
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Nicole talks about it with the Green News Report's Desi Doyen. And Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak makes her last weekly appearance on the show..
Nicole talks about last night's Oscars, as the acceptance speeches were quite memorable! But she also discusses the dire danger we're in from nukes with one of the world's greatest authorities, Dr. Helen Caldicott. Julianna Forlano will join in the discussion of news vs exaggeration too, and then things get weird as Nicole notices a big disconnect on Twitter.
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.
Although we covered a lot of news on the show today, we were earily consumed by one particularly engrossing story, that of Florida Congressman Joe Garcia who was earnestly engaged in the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the government's surveillance programs. This sad display was not the only reason we pulled out the Oy FloriDUH fanfare today. Oh no. And the other story isn't nearly as amusing... First, a bit of background. Earlier this week, a new report courtesy of NASA told us what most of us already suspected: a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears [...]
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 [...]
It was my final day filling in for Gloria Neal on AM 760 in Denver, Colorado. While I sat in the studio of their sister stations in South Florida, I heard the newscaster talk about wet snow falling in Denver and surrounding areas. Snow! On October 4! I guess I'm glad I live in South Florida, sort of. Anyway, it was a busy show... In the first hour, I was joined by Harvey Wasserman of NukeFree.org. As you can probably tell by now, I'm on a quest to make sure as many people as possible know about the disastrous situation [...]
The headline above could refer to any of the stories we covered today. We started the show with my interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, one of the world's loudest, most passionate voices about the dangers of nukes - both weapons and power! For decades, Dr. Caldicott has been educating the world, focusing on the grave danger posed to public health by radiation, by the contribution of nuclear power to global warming, and by the real capacity of nuclear weapons, technology, and waste, to render parts or all of the earth uninhabitable forever. At NuclearFreePlanet.org, I read Dr. Caldicott's articles about [...]
You'd never know that the crisis at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant is at a critical point if you only paid attention to the mainstream corporate media. They're not reporting the massive story about how TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) will, sometime in the next 60 days, begin the process of trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. If you're not up on nuclear power plants, you might not know why this is such a big story. Gaius Publius, who joined me on the show this [...]
I love Joe Biden for saying this (and putting the ear worm in my head): Pretty awesome. I love France for kicking Sarkozy and his austerity agenda to the curb, and for electing their first Socialist president in almost two decades. Some of the things I love about President-elect Hollande: * Hollande opposes an economic policy based only on austerity and has promised to renegotiate the European fiscal compact to include provisions on jobs and growth; * Although he has pledged to balance public finances by the end of 2017, Hollande has also said he will adapt that target if growth [...]