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Restart Ruling may set precedent, Abe’s push to restart
Re-militarization – Abe, Obama
Radioactive Soil – impossibility of ‘cleanup’
Increasing hyperthyroidism in kids
Leak in Unit 5 fuel pool
Implied deterrent – plutonium stockpile
Women of Fukushima – EON correspondent Umi Hagitani
CA CCR bill 2145 – utilities’ attempt to kill community choice energy
Hanford – Fukushima-on-the-Columbia
WIPP – new releases, still no certainty re:cause, back-up of waste program
EPA proposal to raise ‘safety’ standards 350x – “good for profits and health”
Nuclear ‘Posture’ Review – first strike doctrine, ‘Life Extension Program’, new nuke sub fleet
Reactors as ‘terrorist weapons in place’ – case of Ukraine
Harvey Wasserman on Nuclear History - 17:50
Nuclear energy/waste/weapons connection
Conversation with Michael Tobias, ecologist, author, filmmaker, and president of the Dancing Star Foundation focused on international biodiversity conservationglobal environmental education, and animal protection.
Also joining Bernie and Bing is John Littleton, West Marin resident holding master's degrees in both Education and Cultural Anthropology. Upon retiring after 40 years of Montessori and public school teaching, he has continued to follow his passion for environmental studies and indigenous cultures.
A thought-provoking conversation about Hope on Earth: A Conversation with Paul Ehrlich & Michael Tobias on the most pressing environmental concerns of the moment and the myriad options and complications involved in solving them.
Nuclear news updates with Mary Beth Brangan & Jim Heddle of the Ecological Options Network EON3.org: Interview bites of California’s Diablo Canyon and San Onofre reactor communities, and an update on citizen efforts to monitor the impact of ongoing Fukushima radioactive emissions on the US west coast.
Links to their blog: eon3EMFblog.net and PlanetarianPerspectives.net and their extensive video reporting at YouTube.com/eon3
They're currently at work on a forthcoming documentary entitled SHUTDOWN: The California-Fukushima Connection. You can find more about that project at SHUTDOWNdoc.tv.
Interview with Jim Schultz, Executive Director of Democracy Center, who lives in Cochabama, Bolivia, and Victor Menotti, Executive Director of International Forum on Globalization, on strategic climate activism and keeping up the fight.
Nuclear news updates with Mary Beth Brangan & Jim Heddle of the Ecological Options Network: the radioactive release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) at Carlsbad, NM, interview with Donna Gilmore on San Onofre spent radioactive fuel, David Weisman of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility on Diablo Canyon, and Fukushima ocean radiation monitoring along US West Coast.
Interview with David “Lucky” Goff and Alexandra Hart. They formed an Elder Salon four years ago in Sebastopol, exploring the meaning of elder hood as something quite distinct form just getting old. What experiences of our lives generate wisdom, and how can we share that with the world? Susan Prince who attended the Conscious Elder Project conference will also joined us.
David and Alexandra have authored Elders in Transition: A Handbook for Growing an Elder Community. They also have a monthly radio show, Growing An Elder Culture, that airs on KOWS Radio, 107.3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on each 2nd Thursday (or more conveniently all back shows can be streamed from the website www.elderculture.com - click the radio image).
Interview with San Geronimo Valley resident, Michael Stocker. Michael is a modern-day Renaissance man. He is an acoustician and naturalist by trade and a musician by avocation, he has written and spoken about bio-acoustics since 1992, presenting in national and regional hearings, national and international television, radio and news publications, and museums, schools, and universities. His understanding of both physics and biology has proven invaluable in court testimony and legal briefs, defending the environment against the dangers of human generated noise in the sea.
Michael's new book, Hear Where We Are, is an assembly of ideas and understandings of human and animal sound perception cultivated over a lifetime of interdisciplinary thinking incorporating Michael’s studies in world cultures, western intellectual history, physics, architecture, biology, acoustics, signal processing, music, theology, and literature.
Guest co-hosts, Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle of the Ecological Options Network interview Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear, a radiation and health hazard specialist, who sheds light on the health impacts of Fukushima radiation coming to the US West Coast.
Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of Entering the Healing Ground: Grief, Ritual and the Soul of the World, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. The core of his work is creating pathways to reclaiming our indigenous soul, what psychologist Carl Jung called the “unforgotten wisdom” that resides in the heart of the psyche. To further this work, he founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western cultures.
Constance Washburn is a facilitator of” Work that Reconnects” and has been training with Joanna Macy since 1994. She has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1968. She completed the Dedicated Dharma Practitioner’s Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in a Community Dharma Leader Training Program with Lama Palden at Sukhassidhi Foundation. Constance is a graduate of the Ecology of Leadership and Permaculture Design programs at the Regenerative Design Institute.
Her primary mission is to reconnect people with the earth, their communities, and themselves. She brings her nature connection, mindfulness training, and educational background together to create opportunities for people to awaken to their interconnectedness. She is currently consulting with Wild Wisdom Leadership, Change Shift, Bay Area Green Tours, and the Conscious Elder Project.