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.

August 31, 2018  


> 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.

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."

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. 

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

August 3, 2018  


We’re joined in Solartopia by NORM STOCKWELL and BILL LEUDERS, erstwhile editors of The PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE and 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.
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.
July 25, 2018  


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

July 13, 2018  

CIVILITY IN POLITICS & A DYING PLANET are our topics today at the Green Power & Wellness Hour.

We’re joined by long-time Democratic Party stalwart and enviro-activist LANCE SIMMENS and ANDREA LEON-GROSSMAN of Food & Water Watch.

The two brilliant southern Californians fill us in on issues of civility in politics, the decline of the Democratic Party and the need to cool our roasting planet.

When Trump attacked Rep. Maxine Waters, Party leaders Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer were slow to defend her.

 But when Maxine called for confronting Cabinet officials and other GOP functionaries, Pelosi and Schumer attacked her.

And now, when temperatures in California have climbed above 115 degrees, they are nowhere to be found.

We get off fossil fuels and we get onto renewable energy…. or we die, say our guests.  Don’t miss their brilliance.

July 6, 2018  
We're joined in Solartopia by 3 great activists—-JOEL SEGAL, BOB FITRAKIS & BILL GALLEGOS—-to celebrate the departure of the horrendous Scott Pruitt from Trumputin's Environmental Destruction Agency.
The incredibly corrupt Pruitt led a wrecking crew assault against our Mother Earth.  Together we hope for hearings that will help unify a national eco-uprising that can reverse climate chaos and move us toward a green-powered Solartopia.
Joel has also drafted major legislation for the solarization of Puerto Rico.  Bob is at the cutting edge of community power in central Ohio.  And Bill is helping lead the charge against the massive oil/gas drilling that threatens all of Los Angeles county.
Together the social Democrats who are driving real change in this country continue to confront both Trumpocalytpic assault on all things sane and decent, and the Corporate Democrat blood clot that has prevented real social change….until NOW!!!
June 29, 2018  

NUCLEAR IDIOCY IN SPACE & NEW YORK fill our world today in Solartopia.

We’re joined by the great KARL GROSSMAN, long-time activist, author, professor and radio/TV commentator for a devastating history of the nightmare of nukes in space, which (of course) Trumputin wishes to fund with our Social Security and Medicare.

We also host the brilliant SUSAN SHAPIRO, now helping to spearhead the lawsuits against the massive bailouts being perpetrated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to prop up dying nuke reactors in NY State.

The depth of the corruption, cupidity and stupidity involved with these bailouts, and with the Star Wars resurrection, is pretty much beyond comprehension.  

You might want to drink some calming herbal tea before listening in on this show. 


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