NH #258: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Rick Wayman on Obama at Hiroshima + Dr. Caldicott on Nuke War

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • President Obama visited Hiroshima the same day I spoke w/Rick Wayman, Director of Programs & Operations at the California-based Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  We discuss the image vs. the reality of the administration’s nuclear policy; the Marshall Islands lawsuits against the nine nuclear bomb-nations, then discusses some easy steps we can all take to pressure our government to change paths and work towards disarmament.
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott talks about her February speech to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in the most poignant terms possible.

Numnutz of the Week:

Any nuclear reactor can “pass” inspection if the bar is lowered far enough – which is what it seems that Westinghouse, now owned by Toshiba, did with a new reactor it built for China.  Hey, 10 minutes, not at full pressure – et voila!  An officially approved new nuke!  Now, as long as you ignore that little niggling thing called “safety”…

Hey, kids, want to know what a nuclear blast would look like in YOUR home town?  Just go to: http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/   Add your city, pick the size of the bomb (from Hiroshima to Castle Bravo to the we-haven’t-dared-to-test-it-yet Tsar Bomba) – make sure to click on “Casualties” and “Fallout,” then let the (thankfully) virtual games begin!  Loads of fun for the whole family!   Make sure to tell Donald Trump all about it!