Friday, January 7, 2011

Helen Caldicott on the Three Global Crises

New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 2 -- January 7, 2011

This week in New World Notes, radio program #149, January 11:

Helen Caldicott on
the Three Global Crises

In brief

Famed antinuke crusader Helen Caldicott, MD, displays her signature combination of wit, compassion, passion, and technical expertise. She spoke in Houston on November 12, 2010.

Caldicott discusses, in turn, what she sees as the three greatest threats to life on earth--global warming, nuclear war, and nuclear power--and urges the audience to take concrete actions against each. She even suggests a few specific actions.

With preface by K.D. & a song by Tom Lehrer.

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Notes, credits, & links

Helen Caldicott's speech was recorded by Wally James. It was previously broadcast by Scooter, on "The innerSide" on KPFT-FM, Houston ( Thanks to both.

This week's music: Tom Lehrer, So Long, Mom (I'm Off to Drop the Bomb) [1965].

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Coming soon (Tuesday air debut dates shown)

  • January 18 & 25 -- Chris Hedges: The Corporate War on the People. How we got into this mess, and what we can do to fight back
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