CATEGORY: NUCLEAR — 08.MAR.2014
Green Power And Wellness
The Crazy Train That is the Nuclear Power Establishment —
David Lochbaum and Susan Stranahan of the Union of Concerned Scientists give us the layman's version of what went wrong at Fukushima, what design (cost-saving) choices were made during the construction phase that exacerbated the disaster, and why numerous US reactors face similar potential calamities. They also reveal many examples of shockingly irresponsible decisions by companies that run nuclear plants and by their ostensible overseer, the Nuclear Regulator Commission.
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Original Show Pub Date: 04.Mar.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE — 08.MAR.2014
The Keiser Report
Dmitry Orlov on Russia vs. the West in Ukraine —
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk about bad free trade deals and discounted EU memberships. ~~ Then Dmitry Orlov explains the tug-of-war between the EU/US and Russia over Ukraine. Basically, Ukraine needed an economic lifeline; the EU deal stunk; the Russian deal was accepted; the West fomented revolution and their neo-Nazi allies got in. But Orlov says the current thugs in power have no legitimacy or popularity, and Ukraine will eventually end up in Russia's sphere because that's the only plan that really makes sense for Ukraine.
Original Show Pub Date: 06.Mar.2014
CATEGORY: SPECIES — 05.MAR.2014
Living On Earth
Gray Wolf to Lose Federal Protection Due to Regulatory Trickery —
The US Fish & Wildlife Service plans to drop federal protection for the gray wolf on the basis of a taxonomic reclassification. Geneticist Bob Wayne explains the, um, scientific shortcomings of this action and the repercussions for wolves.
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Original Show Pub Date: 28.Feb.2014
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