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March 10, 2017  

WILL NUCLEAR POWER’S DEATH SPIRAL KILL US ALL?

We greet three great expert activists to discuss the downfall of nuke power and the insane wave of corrupt state legislatures forking over billions to keep dying reactors on line.

KEVIN KAMPS from Beyond Nuclear in DC, DAVE KRAFT from Chicago's Nuclear Energy Information Service and TIM JUDSON of the DC-based Nuclear Information & Resource Service
join us in Solartopia to examine massive bailout efforts in Ohio, Illinois, New York and elsewhere.

We begin by assessing the final collapse of the push for new nukes in the US, especially with the collapse of Westinghouse and France’s Areva.

But we then examine the far more terrifying turf of dying old uncompetitive nukes being kept on line with huge state-based hand-outs.

Basically it boils down to your money AND your life.  

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March 3, 2017  

The dangerous, decrepit, about-to-explode DIABLO CANYON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT is dissected by DR. JERRY BROWN of the WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Brown is spearheading a major lawsuit agains the California Lands Commission, demanding that it require Diablo’s owners to obey state law and require an Environmental Impact Report at the dying nuke.  The CLC has granted Diablo lease extensions that could allow it to operate to 2025, by which time earthquakes, terrorism, standard incompetence and other disasters could have reduced it to an apocalyptic pile of radioactive rubble.

With brilliant, succinct exposition, Dr. Brown shows how Diablo is a lethal threat to our biggest state that can be easily replaced with 100% renewable energy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and bringing California into the Solartopia Age.  It is a compelling, unique dialogue with the force of law behind it.      

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February 22, 2017  

NO NUKES IN SOLARTOPIA: coming ever closer as we speak with three women key to the movement to end nuclear power in California.
JANE SWANSON and LINDA SEELEY from the San Luis Obispo MOTHERS FOR PEACE join DONNA GILMORE from Orange County and the triumphant campaign to shut San Onofre.
New studies have shown California has a glut of power and no need for the errant, dangerous, radioactive power from the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, which dump 2.5 billion gallons of hot water every day into the ocean.
 Meanwhile the accumulated waste at San Onofre is being shoved into substandard casks that will corrode, crack and leak into the coming centuries with horrific impacts on our natural planet.
 The good news:  the nuke industry is collapsing, and we have ample renewable technologies to replace ALL these reactors in a short period of time.

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February 3, 2017  

KEVIN KAMPS of Beyond Nuclear and TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service chime in on the collapse of Westinghouse, the overages in nuclear construction around the world, the appointment of an non-regulatory new chair for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the procession of state bailouts, and much more.

As we approach a green-powered Earth, we pray no more of these obsolete, obscene nukes will explode, and that the transition to renewables will proceed as fast as possible.  

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January 27, 2017  

We’re joined in Solartopia by worldwide wind guru PAUL GIPE and carbon tax pioneer CHARLES KOMANOFF.

The godfather of community-based wind, Gipe’s groundbreaking new WIND POWER FOR THE REST OF US writes the bottom line on the future of a technology now powering more and more of the planet.  Cheap, safe, abundant, clean and quick to build, wind power already employs more than 100,000 Americans.  Despite hostility from Trump, the Kochs and King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas) wind energy as described by Gipe is one of the world’s great growth industries.

Meanwhile Komanoff continues his work as one of the nation’s great advocates of the carbon tax.  A legendary pioneer of the urban bicycle movement, Charlie’s brilliant overview of the world energy crisis is unique and powerful.

Don’t miss the dialogue with these two great green gurus.

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January 20, 2017  

PEACE, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT & THE SOLARTOPIAN REVOLUTION are with us through Paul Martin of Peace-Action and solar activist Paul Kangas from California.

 
PAUL MARTIN carries us through the history of his organization, which began with the legendary SANE campaigns against nuclear weapons.  Paul explains that the $1 trillion “upgrade” Barack Obama laid out for our nuclear arsenal is in fact insane, and that we need to radically slash the number of atomic weapons in the world, as well as the money we spend on them.
 
PAUL KANGAS reports on the astounding progress of renewable energy based on his recent trips in Russia, China and Japan.  In particular we hear about the energiewende transition to 100% renewables in Germany and feed-in tariffs in California that are sparking a massive change-over to green power in the nation’s biggest state.
 
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January 13, 2017  

THE DONALD TRUMP SHOW has now moved to prime time as The Donald turns his first press conference into a hilarious un-reality show of abject absurdity and terror.

Co-author BOB FITRAKIS join filmmakers JiM HEDDLE & MARY-BETH BRANGAN to review the data on why this is the product of yet another stolen election that had nothing to do with the Russians.

We’re then joined by the great investigative journalist KARL GROSSMAN to tell us about the SHUT-DOWN OF INDIAN POINT and other nuclear/Solartopian realities we can expect with The Donald.

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January 6, 2017  

FASCIST TAKOVER in DC and how do we deal with it?

We start with LILA GARRETT, famed host of the long-standing CONNECT THE DOTS program on Pacifica’s KPFK in Los Angeles.

We then turn to the legendary investigative reporter and filmmaker GREG PALAST, who’s joined by my co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS to talk about election theft and how we can retrieve the democracy that has been so thoroughly destroyed.

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December 29, 2016  

JILL STEIN of the Green Party presidential and recount campaigns joins HARVEYW and BOB FITRAKIS to talk about how the 2016 election was stolen and what to do about it. Don't miss this exclusive discussion.

We're then joined by election protection activist LORI GRACE to plot a new future in the coming age.

This is an hour to remember through the challenging times to come.

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December 22, 2016  

Today we celebrate VICTORY AT STANDING ROCK with California-based activist and chi gong teacher VIVIENNE VERDON-ROE.  Vivienne has written a beautiful essay on the ceremonies surrounding the Standing Rock struggle in her hometown of Bolinas, and has circulated a new bumper sticker that says “Life is Fragile, Love is the Glue.”  Coming into her fabled town in another sign:  “We Still Have Each Other”.

We then revisit this year’s stolen election, with ELECTION PROTECTION activist LORI GRACE, my co-author and political scientist BOB FITRAKIS, and STEVE ROSENFELD of Alternet.  As we continue to sift through the debris of what’s left of American democracy, we look to new solutions for a badly broken system.  

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