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March 1, 2019  

VENEZUELA!  NICARAGUA! CUBA! BRAZIL! MICHAEL COHEN! & THE END OF EMPIRE!!!!

 
 
We’re joined in Solartopia by MARC ASH, the brilliant editor/publisher of Reader Supported News (RSN.org), and BOB FITRAKIS, the great editor/publisher of FreePress.org.
 
Both are steeped in the tortured US intrusions into oil-rich Venezuela and its south-of-the-border siblings.  
 
Rather than allow any nation, near or far, to run anything other than a corporate-capitalist economy, our imperial minions are prepared to crush any upstart…especially one with lots of oil.
 
That would now be Venezuela.  It would include Nicaragua and Brazil.  And, of course, it’s been Cuba for sixty years.
 
We also visit with Michael Cohen, recalling the various felonies his public testimony nailed to the mafioso in chief.  
 
Indeed, as The Donald visits the Vietnam he avoided during the draft days, he blows it with his latest autocratic lover.
 
Will wonders never cease!
February 22, 2019  

ABOLISH MEDICAL DEBT!

Our nation is drowning in horribly destructive debt from medical treatments, ruining lives and forcing our citizenry to choose between bankruptcy and dying for lack of health care.

Author JERRY ASHTON and publisher JUDAH FREED come to Solartopia to tell us about their amazing book END MEDICAL DEBT, which explains in riveting detail how our broken health care system is destroying the fabric of our society with over $1.5 trillion in accumulated unpaid bills.

They also lay out the realities of their amazing charity RIP Medical Debt which takes donations and turns them into liberation from the crushing horrors of massive financial liability stemming from simply trying to stay alive.

This is an incredibly powerful and important aspect to modern life….and the one you save, could be your own. If you ever have to see a doctor, go to the hospital or buy a pharmaceutical, don’t miss this show.

February 18, 2019  

TRUMP’S INSANE EMERGENCY, THE GREEN NEW DEAL & HOMELESSNESS, DEALING WITH THE DIABLO NUKE

We start in Solartopia today with the great activists JOEL SEGAL and JAMES FAKUDA dealing with the Mobster-in-Chief’s insane emergency, his desperate dodge to avoid criminal prosecution and high-profile Congressional hearings.

We hear from these two great guests how our nation, in saner times, can abolish homelessness and remake our stricken society in ways that make human sense.

We then talk with atomic experts MYLA RESON and MICHAEL KEEGAN about the devastating details of the deadly realities at Diablo Canyon and other dying atomic power plants. 

 Embrittlement, cracking, deferred maintenance, earthquakes, waste, incompetence and no need for power—these are the seven deadly sins of atomic energy that could kill us all.

We must not let it happen!   

February 8, 2019  

CALIFORNIA’S DIABLO CANYON NUKE ON THE BRINK


> The huge Diablo Unit One is shut for refueling.  Its owner, Pacific Gas & Electric, is bankrupt.


> Massive public pressure wants the new governor, Gavin Newsom, to test the plant for seven key factors before it refuels:
> embrittlement, cracking, deferred maintenance, earthquake vulnerability, waste management, managerial competence and need for power.

> We discuss this all with nuclear expert/activists PAUL GUNTER and LINDA SEELEY.

> We’re also joined by BOB FITRAKIS, who brings in an Ohio dimension.

> This essential discussion covers the bases in America’s most critical nuclear power debate.  If you’re concerned about the next atomic apocalypse, don’t miss this show.

 
February 1, 2019  

WILL THEY STEAL THE 2020 ELECTION?

Election Protection experts BOB FITRAKIS and STEVE ROSENFELD explain how our electoral process is being contested in Ohio, California and throughout the US.

Bob and Steve explain the latest nuances in gerrymandering, electronic machines, registration stripping, vote count flipping and much more.

If you’re worried about how our democracy will play out by next November, don’t miss this show.

We also hear from Harvey, at the opener, about the amazing fight now raging over California’s Diablo nuclear plant, with its owner, Pacific Gas & Electric, now in bankruptcy.

January 28, 2019  

SHALL SALLY HEMINGS BE RECOGNIZED AS OUR 3d FIRST LADY?

Sally Hemings was the legendary African-American co-parent with our third president, Thomas Jefferson.  

His life partner for nearly forty years, she bore him as many as eight children, at least four of whom lived to full adulthood.

The White House official record lists Jefferson’s first (white) wife, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, as his First Lady.  But she died some twenty years before he entered the White House.

Instead, Martha’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, occupied the room next to Tom's study at Monticello, and bore him three children while he was president, all of whom lived to bear families and lead powerful, productive lives.  In their wake have come scores of descendants scattered throughout the United States.  

We are joined to talk about this with Tom & Sally’s brilliant descendent, EVELIA JONES, and by critic ED RAMPELL and political scientist BOB FITRAKIS.

Should Sally at last be recognized as a true First Lady?  Should there be statues raised to her—including one at the Jefferson Memorial in DC?  What is her rightful place at Monticello….and in our hearts?

Don’t miss this amazing discussion with a true descendent of one of America’s most important people.

January 18, 2019  

WILL PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC’S BANKRUPTCY SHUT THE DIABLO CANYON NUKES?

No question of human survival is more urgent than shutting the huge twin reactors surrounded by earthquake faults at Diablo Canyon, California.  Perched above the Pacific, 9 miles west of San Luis Obispo, these aging, defective, decrepit atomic behemoths threaten all of California and the United States with radioactive extinction.

We’re joined by long-time utilities attorney JOHN GEESMAN and expert/activist DONNA GILMORE to explore how PG&E’s looming bankruptcy could give the state of California the leverage to force at least three critical inspections at Diablo.  The mega-utility in 2010 blew up part of San Bruno, killing eight people.  It has been linked to at least 17 of the 2017-8 fires that ravaged northern California, killing scores of people while doing billions in damage and destroying one of the world’s most critical eco-systems.

PG&E must now go to the state for major financial, legal and other assistance.  In return, California might well demand a close look at the plant’s potential embrittlement problems, the likelihood that the reactor pressure vessel is cracked, the critical deficiencies in its waste management protocols, and much more.

Diablo Unit One is schedule for a 40-day refueling outage in February.  Will the state intervene to demand its safety certification where everyone knows the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will take a pass?
This discussion with Donna and John may set the tone for one of humankind’s most important life-or-death decisions.

January 11, 2019  

TRUMP’S DEPARTURE & THE GREEN NEW DEAL

The imminent demise of Donald Trump and the rise of the Green New Deal come to us through the great Political Scientist PETER MATHEWS and long-time energy expert CHARLES KOMANOFF.

We explore the wide range of Trump’s lawbreaking and the likelihood of his being removed from office by the corporate barons, the military and/or the intelligence community.  Harvey has bet $10 he’ll be gone by Earth Day.  We share see.

Peter explores the historical precedents and legal ramifications of this lawless presidency.  

Charles delves deep into the energy statistics surrounding the Green New Deal, with some shocking news about the green success in California.

In ensemble we explore the truly astounding range of possibilities now roiling our tumultuous political landscape.

We also visit Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, and the powerful new assertion that she be officially recognized as our nation’s third First Lady.

 
January 4, 2019  

The End of Empire and Birth of Voter Rights?

Great experts Mimi Kennedy, Bob Fitrakis and Steve Rosenfeld cover Trump’s astounding pullbacks from Syria and Afghanistan 

We explore the deep deep sea of his legal miasma. 

And we look at the amazing new HB 1, the omnibus bill on voter rights in the US House

For an all-inclusive cruise through the Trumpocalypse don’t miss this show. 

December 28, 2018  

WILL THE CORPORATE DEMS NUKE THE GREEN NEW DEAL?

We’re joined by legendary activists AMANDA ROBERTSON,RUSSELL GREENE & JOEL SEGAL to celebrate a green energy victory in North Carolina and to plot the future of the Green New Deal.

In North Carolina, Amanda and Joel have been at the heart of wining a major declaration for a totally renewable future in the heart of Duke Power country, one of the world’s most powerful and reactionary utilities.

On the national and global front, Russell has been a major player in pushing clean energy solutions for the climate chaos crisis.

Together we explore the how, where and when of winning a Solartopian future and saving our planet…as well as our economy.

If you’re ready to transform our future, and save our planet, don’t miss this show. 

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