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..
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 [...]
This morning on the show, I had an eye-opening conversation with civil rights attorney James Otto about a lawsuit he filed in California against "healthcare company" Molina Healthcare. (Ed note: I put healthcare company in quotes because I believe this company and others do nothing to care for the help of its clients.) I urge you to listen to the interview, as it's pretty in-depth and mind blowing. But basically, Otto is representing a group of former employees who were fired and replaced by non-citizens allowed to work here under H-1B visas, after being forced to train those workers to [...]