Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan’s guest this hour is Greg Mitchell, whose twelfth book The Beginning Or The End: How Hollywood – And America – Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, is just out from the good people at the New Press, and getting rave reviews. https://thenewpress.com/books/beginning-or-end “The Beginning or […]
Was dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki really necessary to prevent Japanese invasion as claimed by politicians? Martin Sherwin, Professor of History at George Mason University and author of a number of books including “World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies”, says “No”, and the Japanese were already discussing terms of surrender prior to the […]
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jan talks with Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear about some of the effects of the nuclear industry on racial inequality — from deaths from mining uranium in Africa to bombing the Japanese to storage of radioactive waste in […]
Robert Jacobs, a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation technopolitics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University, discusses the Hanford nuclear reservation recent leak, history, and future. Later, journalist and author Andrew Cockburn shares his view of the Trump-Comey-Russia (and Israel and Saudi Arabia) situation.