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

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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)

Radiozine on 04/25/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Antonia Juhasz on her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster.

Recovery Zone on 04/27/11

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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.

Radiation issues with Fukushima, HAARP

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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)

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the hidden reality of parallel universes

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program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Sat, 04/09/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with physicist Brian Greene about his new book "The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos."

Brian Greene is Professor of Mathematics & Physics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory. He's the author of two previous bestsellers: “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos”, and his three-part NOVA special based on "The Elegant Universe" won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

27:38 minutes (25.29 MB)

Press**Watch: see this Chernobyl documentary free, now.

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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.

 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-battle-of-chernobyl/

Political Perspectives on 04/06/11

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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).  

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

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Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

About the hosts…

55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

The Political Economy of Energy

program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Tyson talks about the role politics and political economy play in shaping how certain forms of energy (nuclear, solar, wind, etc.) seem more available than others. 

 
Tyson Slocum is the research director for Public Citizen's Critical Energy Project.
15:53 minutes (7.27 MB)
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