Today marks the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb explosion.
That bomb was dropped by the United States airforce on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th 1945.
It was followed three days later by a second nuclear bomb, also dropped by the U.S. airforce, on Nagasaki, Japan.
In Portland, three days of events have been organized to commemorate the horrific events of 1945.
Chisao Hata is one of the organizers. She spoke with KBOO News today
Today's show, hosted by Norm Diamond, features an discussion between Bill Resnick and Chris Phelps about the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) then and now. They compare student activism of the 1960s with what's going on today. Then Norm Diamond interviews novelist Fernando Goldman about his novels "The Ordinary Seaman" and "The Long Night of White Chickens". Goldman writes about Latin America and Latin Americans.