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September 24, 2018  

We celebrate the permanent shut-down of the OYSTER CREEK NUKE REACTOR, bringing the number of licensed operable US nukes to 98.

We hope to force a test of DIABLO CANYON’S embrittled core when Unit One shuts for refueling in February, 2019.

And  we look forward to the COMPLETE TRANSITION TO SOLARTOPIAN ENERGY as now mandated by the government of California.

To get there we’re joined by PROF. MARK JACOBSON of Stanford University, one of the world’s leading experts on renewables, who has just built a solar-powered home.

By PAUL KANGAS, renewable advocate and a witness to the GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT just held in San Francisco.

And by LINDA SEELEY of the MOTHERS FOR PEACE based in San Luis Obispo, working for the final shutdown of Diablo Canyon.

This show offers a highly professional overview of our wind/solar prospects and how we can save our Earth from climate chaos.  Don’t miss it!

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September 14, 2018  

HURRICANE CHERNOBYLS, NUKE WASTE & DIABLO’S EMBRITTLED CORE are our news in Solartopia.

We’re joined by the great TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service and DONNA GILMORE of San Onofre Safety to sort through the latest insanities of atomic power and the immense 
quantities of radioactive waste that threaten us all.

Tim tells us of the danger of numerous reactors in the path of Hurricane Florence.  With potential for flooding, loss of off-site power and too much more, this is a tense moment for all of humankind
as we face the realities of flimsy, flawed reactors and spent fuel pools that may not withstand massive influxes of seawater, as at Fukushima.

Likewise the immense casks of radioactive waste that are being flung about all over the world.  In a recent terrifying incident, a 50-ton dry cask was left hanging over a 20-foot hole at San Onofre in 
conditions of extreme incompetence and danger.  The public only heard of it because of the bravery of a wistle-blower whose job and life are now themselves in danger.

We also visit the terrible peril of the embrittled core at Diablo Canyon Unit One.  In February, 2019, the reactor will shut for refueling.  It is embedded with a “coupon” that would allow a test
to see how embrittled the core might be.  PG&E of course doesn’t really want to know.  What can we do to force a public test?

Join us to find out!!!

 
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September 7, 2018  

Today in Solartopia we visit ELECTION CHAOS IN NORTH CAROLINA (IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT)

Our guests STEVE ROSENFELD and JOHN BRAKEY give us the low-down on how the Trump “Justice” Department is wrecking havoc with the conduct of this fall’s polling in the TarHeel State.

Steve has become one of our nation’s leading experts in election protection.  John is advocating a new generation of voting machines that provide a digital image ballot.

The Trump anti-democracy assault has targeted NC with absurd demands for millions of old ballots and other voting materials which they intend to turn over to immigration authorities.  As Rosenfeld and Brakey point out, this can intimidate voters in a state that’s closely divided between Democrats and Republicans, and where bitter battles are raging over the powers of the governor, impeachment of the state Supreme Court, illegally gerrymandered Congressional districts and much more.

Throughout the hour we go ever deeper into the morass of our deliberately trashed and desperately needed democracy.  If you are at all concerned about the future, don’t miss this show.

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August 31, 2018  

NUKE DECOMMISSIONING, RADIOACTIVE WASTE & WASTE HEAT FRYING THE PLANET

> We’re joined in Solartopia by the great activists LINDA SEELEY, KEVIN KAMPS and DONNA GILMORE to discuss the shutdowns of more and more reactors with the on-going crisis in decommissioning, waste management and the waste heat that is a major cause of global warming.

> All atomic reactors are (barely) contained Hiroshimas, with 400 of them scorching the planet 24/7 worldwide.  By converting relatively inert uranium into steady-stream fission explosions, atomic energy becomes a prime source of frying our planet.  Arguments that nukes help with global warming are therefore—literally—insane.

> Likewise radioactive waste, which is being stored throughout the US in substandard tin cans prone to cracking, possibly leading to nuke explosions.

> As reactors like Oyster Creek (NJ), Pilgrim (MA) and Palisades (MI) streak toward shut-down, these three world class experts warn us of the nightmares we must expect.

 
 
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August 24, 2018  

TRUMP IS WHOLLY OWNED BY PUTIN & THE RUSSIAN MOB.  So says the legendary CRAIG UNGER, whose best-selling HOUSE OF TRUMP HOUSE OF PUTIN exposes the White House occupant’s long and deep ties to organized crime.

Thirty years ago, when he was $4 billion in debt and 6 times bankrupt, The Donald turned to the only ones who’d fund him:  the Russian oligarchs, newly enriched by feeding on the corpse of the fallen Soviet Union.  He became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vladimir Putin’s new kleptocracy.

Turning Trump Tower into a dormitory and nerve center for Russia’s new “made men,” Trump did some 1300 condo transactions mostly in cash, to dummy corporations.

Now he does whatever Putin tells him to do because Putin OWNS him.  The term collusion does not fully describe the situation.

There is much much more.  

We’ve been attacked three times, says Unger.  "At Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and now.  After Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we did not lose control of the White House."

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August 17, 2018  
Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 must be saved from the brutal uncaring neglect perpetrated by the Trump fascists. 

Powerful new legislation would solarize the island and bring a new Marshall Plan to restore the decent housing, schools and infrastructure the people so rightfully deserve. 

We’re honored by legendary activists Joel Segal, Yesenia Perez and Guillermo Nicacio who lay out in critical detail how we can restore justice and sanity to this beloved community. 

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August 10, 2018  

Puerto Rico fights back

We are joined in solartopia by the great Yesenia Perez to discuss the terrible trials and massive resistance in Puerto Rico. 

Yesenia is a great activist currently based in North Carolina. She tells us of the criminal neglect perpetrated by the trump junta against the american citizens in her native island. 

The solarization that now powers san Juan’s children’s hospital must be spread across the entire island. So too rebuilt housing and reconstructed infrastructure, along with decent medical care and education.   The repeal of the jones act also must happen. 

Trump has done to Puerto Rico what bush did to New Orleans says Yesenia. It must be changed

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August 3, 2018  

THE PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE & PROGRESSIVE.ORG

 
We’re joined in Solartopia by NORM STOCKWELL and BILL LEUDERS, erstwhile editors of The PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE and Progressive.org website.
 
Based in Madison. these two insightful stalwarts fill us in on the key developments in critical Wisconsin, ranging from the truly awful Gov. Scott Walker to the prospects for a progressive replacement for the equally awful Paul Ryan.
 
Norm and Bill have tracked our political realities through a publication formed in 1909 by the great activist Governor/Senator/Presidential candidate and party founder Robert M. LaFollette.  
 
Their work has never varied in its commitment to the common good and the brilliance of their insights.
 
And their ideas and ideals continue to feed our optimism and hope.  Don’t miss this upbeat, astute performance.
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July 27, 2018  

HUGE NUKE BAILOUTS IN NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY are with us today in Solartopia.

 
We’re joined by legendary expert/activists SUSAN SHAPIRO, JOE MANGANO & KARL GROSSMAN to dissect the $7.6 billion handout NY’s “Democratic” Gov. Andrew Cuomo has earmarked to keep four dying upstate nuke reactors operating upstate.  We also look at the additional $400 million New Jersey wants to squander on collapsing nukes now poisoning the Garden State.
 
These insane rip-offs will gut the NY-NJ economies and put the entire region at huge risk from more Three Mile Island-Chernobyl-Fukushima disasters.
 
They will also worsen global warming by slowing the progress of renewable energy, which would otherwise preserve the climate, create thousands of jobs and save ratepayers billions of dollars.
 
Susan, Joe and Karl are all major leaders in the movement to halt this madness.  Don’t miss their brilliance.
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July 25, 2018  

RUSSIA GATE & THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE

Our honored guest is the great DAVID SWANSON, Nobel nominee and lifelong peace activist.

We discuss the RUSSIA connection to Donald Trump & our elections.  

Is Trump in financial debt to Putin?  Does that affect our prospects for peace?  

Would a “President” Hillary Clinton now have us in a nuclear war?

A resident of Charlottesville, David is a uniquely articulate and persistent advocate for peace.

Don’t miss hearing him

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