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September 28, 2018  


We start in Solartopia with the obscenity that is the abuse of women in our society, as related with first-hand testimony by JOEL SEGAL, a graduate of the southern educational system, who has observed first hand the shameful realities of how men treat women there.

We are then joined by ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS NANCY LA PLACA, KIM PORTER & MUSTAFA ALI, who explain for us in excruciating detail the eco-health costs of the massive coal ash spills that have just ravaged North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

This latest global warming catastrophe has broken dams and poured highly toxic coal ash, animal wastes and other life-destroying poisons into our rivers, lakes and ocean, turning still more segments of the planet into virtual dead zones.

Nancy, Kim and Mustafa bring extremely good news about community organizing and about the powerful, rapid advance of renewable energy technologies.  Nancy explains in great detail how wind, solar and battery technologies have become far cheaper to use the coal, oil, nukes and gas, and how they now offer a clear route to SOLARTOPIA if only the monopolized utility companies would get out of the way.

Kim gives us great information about the spread of community organizing in North Carolina, while Mustafa fills in critical blanks on the federal scene.

If you are interested in survival on this planet, don’t miss this show. 

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!

September 14, 2018  


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!!!

September 7, 2018  


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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