Japan earthquake 2011

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

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)

Former KBOO News Director Robert Jefferson reports from Japan

KBOO's former PM News and Public Affairs Director (2003- 2005), Robert Jefferson, has been working for the last 4 years in Japan at NHK, Japan's public broadcasting station, in Tokyo.  Since the earthquake and tsunami hit, Robert has been using social media to help get the word out, share information and organize relief efforts.

He is featured in this article discussing the use of social media to organize following the disaster.

You can hear Robert Jefferson describe the earthquake in this interview with former KBOO volunteer Rob Manning on OPB, in which he says he felt his car lift up off the street, and felt like he was "on the open ocean being tossed about in a gale force wind".

 

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