Fukushima Anniversary: Japan's Historic Love-Hate Relationship with Nuclear Power
Probing Japan's embrace of Nuclear Power through history
Uploaded: 24 Mar, 2017
Recording Date: 24 Mar, 2017
Recording Location: CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Fukushima Anniversary: Japan's Historic Love-Hate Relationship with Nuclear Power
Description: Continuing sixth anniversary coverage of the Fukushima Meltdowns.
Peter Kuznick, History Professor and Director of the American University-Based Nuclear Studies Institute explains how Japan learned to Stop Worrying and Love nuclear power.
Gordon Edwards, president and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility explains Canadian links and similarities with the Japanese nuclear industry and TEPCO in particular.
Finally, we hear from revered Japanese nuclear activist Aileen Mioko SMith about the state of the resistance to nuclear power within Japan.
We also hear a short video outlining the fallacy of nuclear power replacing fossil fuel energy.
Host(s): Michael Welch
Featured Speakers/Guests: Aileen Mioko Smith, Gordon Edwards, Peter Kuznick
Credits: interviews by Michael Welch
audio from Smokescreen video courtesy of Fairewinds Energy Education (fairewinds.org)
NewsType: Weekly Program
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Regional > Asia
Science and Technology > Physical Sciences
Regional > Canada
Environment > Pollution