Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

February 16, 2018  

THE FALL OF NUKE POWER continues as we talk with LINDA SEELEY and PAUL GUNTER on the disintegration of this one-proud industry.

Linda, of the MOTHERS FOR PEACE, fills us in on the latest from DIABLO CANYON as speculation runs rampant that the owners will run out of both money and qualified personnel to keep these two cursed reactors operating beyond 2021.

Paul, of BEYOND NUCLEAR, updates us on what’s happening in China, and fills us in on the astonishing collapse of the Nuclear Energy Institute.  Two pivotal utilities with major nuclear investments are now in an ugly public battle with the industry’s leading trade organization.

We also look at the physical collapse of these aging reactors and hope we can get them shut before they blow up.

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February 9, 2018  

IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THINK   is the great DAVID CAY JOHNSTON’s brilliant NYTimes best-selling investigation of the life and crimes of Donald Trump.

Johnston is an impeccable investigator with top-level credentials who has been following Trump for decades.   He’s also a great, uniquely articulate presenter.

But his 100% true exposition of Trump’s personal, political and financial history borders on the surreal.  If a novelist were to invent a character this awful, someone so thoroughly defined by outrageous lies, greed and heartlessness, he would not be credible.

David takes us through a bare fraction of what he’s uncovered about the Dark Lord currently in the White House.  For pure mind-boggling shock and awe, don’t miss what he has to say.

We are also joined by STEVE ROSENFELD of ALTERNET who fills us in on the critical interface between election theft, the Russians who own Trump and how all this plays out in the shadow of Homeland Security and other reports of Russian meddling in our elections.

Sadly, there will be much more to come about all of this. 

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February 2, 2018  

NUKE POWER SHUTDOWNS are getting us closer to Solartopia.  We join TIM JUDSON and KEVIN KAMPS to explore the growing parade of atomic power plants being closed for reasons of economics, old age and grid limitations in light of the massive influx of renewable energy.

Coming from the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE & BEYOND NUCLEAR, we explore the situations at DIABLO CANYON in California, at PERRY, DAVIS-BESSE & BEAVER VALLEY in Ohio & Pennsylvania, and at four reactors in upstate New York being bailed out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  NIRS has joined a lawsuit to prevent those bailouts which has just gotten favorable news from a state court.

We also talk about the extreme danger of nukes being built in CHINA and the horrors of FUKUSHIMA, 3 MILE ISLAND, CHERNOBYL and other catastrophes of the atomic age.

With the onrush of renewables, there is hope for a green-powered Earth, and the path is being cleared by these truly great activists.  Don’t miss what they say.

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January 26, 2018  

SOLAR TARIFFS & PUERTO RICO concern us today in Solartopia.

Trump’s insane, absurd and downright silly duties on solar panels will cost about 23,000 jobs and do nothing to promote domestic manufacturing.  We talk with solar expert SCOTT SKLAR who knows all about it.

We then discuss the horror show in Puerto Rico with long-time activist JOEL SEGAL, who’s been working to form a citizens group to help that beleaguered island.  American citizens are still suffering and dying due to Trump’s vile neglect.  The latest outrage is an attempt to privatize the pubic utility there as a move to avoid going solar.  That our country could treat our fellow citizens this way is a crime and a shame.  Joel will tell you what you might do to help. 

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January 19, 2018  

MAKING SENSE OF THE SIXTIES in Solartopia.  We talk with 1960s activists FRANCESCO DA VINCI and STEVE SPITZ about the great radical movements of the Vietnam Era 1965-75 and how they changed our world.

Francesco is a world-famous photographer whose photos feature some of our greatest celebrities, including Muhammed Ali, Richard Dreyfuss and many others.  Francesco is currently producing a memoir about his life as a Conscientious Objector, for which he faced a five-year prison sentence.

Steve was active in anti-war politics at the University of Michigan and was present (along with host Sluggo Wasserman) at the famous 1965 Vietnam Teach-In at Haven Hall in Ann Arbor.  Steve marched at the Pentagon in 1967 and the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968.

Together we explore the importance of the marches for peace, civil rights and social justice, and their immense impact on how we live today.  If you’re at all interested in the roots of American radicalism, don’t miss this show.   

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January 12, 2018  

ELECTION THEFT AT THE SUPREME COURT & HOMELAND SECURITY

Election protection heroes Bob Fitrakis, Chris Sautter and John Brakey join us in Solartopia to discuss the hugely important upcoming Supreme Court decision on voter suppression in Ohio.  The Court will decide whether secretaries of state like Jon Husted could eliminate millions of suspected Democrats from the voter rolls based primarily on race.

We also explore the dissolution of Kris Kobach’s KKK Jim Crow voter elimination panel being moved into the KGB Department of Homeland Security, where it will be beyond public scrunity.

And we discuss the new generation of electronic voting machines which can produce ballot images and allow hand-counted audits and recounts.

If you are at all interested in American democracy, don’t miss this show.

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December 29, 2017  

Election theft in Alabama?  We look at the critical Senate race with renowned expert Chris Sautter, Mimi Kennedy, Jon Simon and Democratic National Committee member Susie Shannon.

Republican Roy Moore claims voter fraud.  And the state has refused to produce electronic ballot images.

Meantime the DNC does nothing. what does this mean for our fake democracy??

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December 1, 2017  

ALABAMA, ELECTION THEFT AND THE DYING DEMOCRATS are our Solartopian stuff as we’re joined by STEVEN ROSENFELD, SUSIE SHANNON and JOHN BRAKEY.

Steve is a reporter for Alternet who’s written extensively on election theft.

SUSIE is a Bernie delegate from California to the Democratic National Committee.
John is one of America’s truly great election protection activists.

Together we explore the likelihood that the Democrats might allow the GOP to steal the upcoming Alabama Senate race.  We also wonder why the DNC is so lame and corrupt.

We explore electronic ballot images, the new Jim Crow and much more at the heart of election theft in the Age of Trump.

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November 16, 2017  

We suffer through the horrible tragedy of Puerto Rico with JOEL SEGAL and ANNA BLACKBURN.  Anna’s mother lived in central Puerto Rico and has been sending first-hand reports of the on-going travesty of our government’s lack of response to the misery and death plaguing the island.

 
Joel fills us in with still more about what has been done to this ravaged American colony.
 
This is a terrible, tragic excursion into the obscene, uncaring neglect and worse perpetrated by an administration that DOES NOT CARE.
 
If you are at all interested in what’s still going on in Puerto Rico, that our corporate media will not cover, do not miss this show.
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November 9, 2017  

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