Japan earthquake 2011

The March 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami affecting the NE coast of Japan.

Safecast maps crowd-sourced radiation data from DIY "citizen scientists"

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere, Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of crowd-sourcing "citizen scientists" to map radiation data.

28:44 minutes (13.15 MB)

Fukushima: Hanging on by their fingernails

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011

  Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" takes a look at radiation (how do microsieverts per hour stack up over time?), the situation in Fukushima, and the (ir)rationality of nuclear power. Also, an examination of our class system. (Reality check-- if you think you're middle class, think again.)

25:33 minutes (11.7 MB)

Recovery Zone on 04/27/11

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Crowd-sourced DIY radiation monitoring through Safecast.org

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere,  Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of using "citizen scientists" to crowd-source radiation data. Within 72 hours he and David Ewald had  Rdtn.org,  now known as Safecast up and running, and within the first week there were over 150,000 visitors from 130 countries.

Crises not over with US economy or Fukushima

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" notes that radioactive cesium in fish 35 km from Fukushima reactors is 25x legal limit.  Possibility of radiation disheartening to those who live on coast here in Oregon. How is our food being tested for radiation here in US? "Far below levels that pose risk to humans" -- really? Radioactive plumes from Fukushima--Northern Oregon right in the path. Also instability in economy -- even Ben Stein proclaiming that economic collapse is coming.  Inflation -- a hidden tax.  Gold and silver gaining in value.  Workers wages become worth less.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

April 22 and 23 Oregon-made Film on Japanese Internment to Premier, Raise Funds for Japan

Oregon-made Film on Japanese Internment to Premier, Raise Funds for Japan

“Prisoners and Patriots” first film to focus solely on WWII camp run by Dept. of Justice

 

Media Contact:

Jodi Garber-Simon (503) 298-4569

 

Sake tasting event aims to raise money to help survivors of the March 11 earthquake

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 12, 2011 –  KANPAI! is a sake tasting event established and supported by Portland-area sake professionals and enthusiasts seeking to raise awareness and funds to help the survivors of  Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The venue, 40-50 sakes, food from several local restaurants, music and staffing have all generously been donated, allowing every dollar raised to go directly to support Mercy Corps’ relief efforts. A silent auction will also be available at the event with all sale proceeds being contributed to Mercy Corps’ Japan Earthquake Fund.

Locus Focus on 04/11/11

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
The nuclear crisis in Japan and its implications at home.

Update on Nuclear Disaster in Japan with Nuclear Expert Arjun Makhijani

Day-to-day coverage of the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex has slipped from the headlines. But the severity of the nuclear crisis in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan continues to unfold. Right after the earthquake, nuclear expert Arjun Makhijani was on Locus Focus discussing the short term and long range impacts from the damage to the Japanese nuclear facilities. He focused in particular on the danger of spent fuel rod pools overheating, something no one was talking about at the time.

Radiation issues with Fukushima, HAARP

program date: 
Wed, 04/06/2011

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Leuren Moret, a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She formerly worked at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab where she became a "whistleblower" some years ago. They will discuss radiation issues in light of the recent damaged Fukushima reactors in Japan including matters such as HAARP (The High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program). 

29:38 minutes (27.13 MB)

Radiation threat from Fukushima

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" delves into the radiation threat from the damage to the nuclear reactors in Fukushima which occurred last month when an earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan. 

Also: This free documentary, THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL, has very relevant information about radiation disasters.  It is gripping.  See it free now, or bring it up, and bookmark it for later viewing.

25:00 minutes (11.45 MB)

A special hour-long Presswatch

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.

Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993 

 

55:20 minutes (25.33 MB)
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