Japan earthquake 2011

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

Political Perspectives on 04/06/11

Air date: 
Wed, 04/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Scientist Leuren Moret on nuclear radiation

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).  

SUNNYSIDE STUDENTS LAUNCH DONATION DRIVE FOR JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

Sunnyside Elementary School's Student Council has organized a donation drive to help assist Medical Teams International with their disaster relief work to help victims of the earthquake in Japan.
They are seeking donations of money, personal care items, or learning kits by April 11.  Items can be delivered to the school, located at 13401 SE 132nd Ave. in Clackamas.  Checks can be made out to Sunnyside School.
To donate a Personal Care Kit, fill a gallon zip storage bag with these items:
-- 2 combs &/or brushes
-- 2 large bars of soap or 6-8 hotel-sized bars
-- 2 new washcloths in different colors
-- 3 adult-sized toothbrushes in different colors

Local Fundraising for Earthquake Relief

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/01/2011

Listen to Loen and Sho Dozono discuss their recent efforts raise disaster-relief funds for Japan's earthquake and tsunami survivors. They worked with a youth organization called Unite Youth to fold thousands of paper cranes and design t-shirts to raise awareness about Japan's continuing relief efforts.

More information can be found on their Facebook Page, Oregon-Japan Disaster Relief Effort.

12:19 minutes (11.28 MB)

April PopWatch

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/01/2011

Liz Rogers and ThuVan Hoang discuss racist "jokes" in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. They also chat with Jean Quan, the new mayor of Oakland, Calif.

4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

For background information: Wikipedia: 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

News sources:

Japanese media (mostly) in English

(background courtesy of Wikipedia: Media of Japan):

Damaged nuclear reactors in Japan--a hazard here in the NW?

program date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011

The damaged nuclear reactors in Japan are leaking radioactive material. Does this pose a health hazard here in the Pacific Northwest? If we had a similar earthquake, would we be subjected to high levels of radioactive fallout? Dr. Rudi Nussbaum and Lloyd Marbet will join host Marianne Barisonek for a discussion of radioactive contamination past, present and future. Dr. Nussbuam has studied the health effects of radiation on Hirsoshima-Nagasaki survivors and military personnel exposed to radiation at Hanford. Lloyd Marbet is known for his successful efforts to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.

53:17 minutes (24.39 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/23/11

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Investigative news radio with Dennis Bernstein

Aileen Mioko Smith, director of Green Action, a Japanese environmental group, speaks about the expansion zone around the damaged nukes.

A short discussion with George Galloway about the US led bombing on Libya.

Immigration supporter, Pablo Alvarado, speaks about a Kansas State Representative's call for a law to shoot immigrant workers from a helicopter.

Also - A special commemoration on the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that happened 100 years ago in NY.

Political Perspectives on 03/23/11

Air date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A look at nuclear issues and the Northwest

The damaged nuclear reactors in Japan are leaking radioactive material. Does this pose a health hazard here in the Pacific Northwest? If we had a similar earthquake, would we be subjected to high levels of radioactive fallout? Dr. Rudi Nussbaum and Lloyd Marbet will join host Marianne Barisonek for a discussion of radioactive contamination past, present and future. Dr. Nussbuam has studied the health effects of radiation on Hirsoshima-Nagasaki survivors and military personnel exposed to radiation at Hanford. Lloyd Marbet is known for his successful efforts to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.

March 21 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which features anti-nuke activist Harvey Wasserman, a movie about Palestinian immigrants, a dark vision of our civilization's decline, and a discussion of why our current economic system cares little about creating jobs.  

54:15 minutes (31.05 MB)

Wasserman: From Fukushima to Solartopia

program date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011

 Longtime anti nuclear activist and journalist Harvey Wasserman joins the Old Mole's Bill Resnick for a conversation about the dangers and costs of nuclear energy and the immediate promise of available alternative technologies for generating and conserving energy.  Wasserman is the author of Nukefree and the author of Solartopia, the story of a post-nuclear world.   At Solartopia, you can listen to the Solartopia song played in this segment and to Pete Seeger leading another song about this brilliant new world.  

19:02 minutes (10.9 MB)
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