Sunday, March 8, 2015

Peaceful Atom: Early Daze

New World Notes #366, 28:58 (March 10)
Broadcast quality MP3 (40 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

First-class postage stamp, 1955

A nice audio collage by Virtual Renderings (a.k.a. Chazk). Explores the wild promises made by proponents of civilian nuclear power projects--and the very scary reality behind the propaganda--from 1950 through the meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979. Sound sources include old propaganda films, news reports, interviews from documentary films, and some music--all very nicely woven together.

Previously broadcast, as NWN # 181, in August 2011.

An archive of Virtual Rendering's collages is available on

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