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If You Love This Planet

If You Love This Planet

“If You Love This Planet” with Dr. Helen Caldicott delivers an hour each week of in-depth discussion about urgent planetary survival issues such as global warming, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, deforestation, toxic pollution, ozone depletion, hunger and poverty, and species extinction. Each program features one major topic, allowing for an extended conversation with our guest or guests. Clips of lectures by Dr. Caldicott are also part of the mix.

 

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Martin Sheen February 22, 2013 | 4:00 am

This week Dr Helen Caldicott has a lively discussion with film actor and anti-war activist, Martin Sheen.


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Robert Alvarez February 8, 2013 | 4:00 am

In this episode, Dr. Helen Caldicott talks with Robert Alvarez, a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, D.C.


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Best of IYLTP – Dr John Church February 1, 2013 | 4:00 am

Oceanographer and world's leading expert on sea level rise, Dr John Church, talks with Helen Caldicott about the urgent situation we are facing this century. Scientists predict ocean levels will rise by 1 meter by 2100, displacing up to 140 million people around the world.


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Best of 2010: Daniel Ellsberg on U.S. foreign policy under Obama and the continuing risk of nuclear war January 25, 2013 | 4:00 am

This week, a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s September 2010 interview with Daniel Ellsberg. In 1959, Ellsberg became a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation. He was also a consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, specializing in problems of the command and control of nuclear weapons, nuclear war plans, and crisis decision-making. On return to the RAND Corporation in 1967, Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-68, which later came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. In 1971, he gave the Papers to the New York Times, the Washington Post and 17 other newspapers. His trial, on twelve felony counts posing a possible sentence of 115 years, was dismissed in 1973 on grounds of governmental misconduct against him, which led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured in the impeachment proceedings against President Nixon.


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Arctic Conservation, Indigenous Human rights and Global Warming December 21, 2012 | 4:00 am

Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian born American photographer, writer and activist. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights and global warming, and over the past five years he has also been focusing on forest deaths from global warming. His photographs and writing have reached tens of millions of people around the world through exhibitions, publications and public lectures.


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Marion Pack December 14, 2012 | 4:00 am

In this conversation recorded in June, Dr. Caldicott talks with California anti-nuclear activist, Marion Pack. Pack is one of many members of the Orange County community who highlight serious safety issues with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located a few miles south of San Clemente, California. If San Onofre were to melt down, it would contaminate Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and make large regions of southern California uninhabitable forever.


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Tom Engelhardt on Washington’s increasing war focus to the exclusion of everything else and its profligate use of drones December 7, 2012 | 4:00 am

This week’s guest is Tom Engelhardt, creator of the TomDispatch.com website, a project of the Nation Institute, a non-profit media center based in New York, where he is a fellow. Englehardt is the author of two collections of his TomDispatch columns: The United States of Fear and The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s, as well as The End of Victory Culture, a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the Cold War.


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Holly Barker on the devastating ongoing effects of mid-century U.S. nuclear weapons testing on the Marshall Islands November 30, 2012 | 4:00 am

This week’s guest is Holly Barker, author and teacher at the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. Barker worked for the Republic of the Marshall Islands Government’s Embassy in Washington D.C. for 17 years, helping conduct research in the Marshall Islands about the effects of nuclear testing from a Marshallese perspective.


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Brian Victoria November 23, 2012 | 4:00 am

This week's special guest is Brian Daize Victoria, Professor of Japanese Studies and director of a program at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio titled: Japan and Its Buddhist Traditions.


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Jay Harman November 16, 2012 | 4:00 am

This week's guest is Jay Harman, serial entrepreneur and inventor. Jay Harman has taken a hands-on approach to his lifelong fascination with natural fluid systems. In the process, he has grown companies that design innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft called the WildThing and the Goggleboat, to a medical research company that developed a non-invasive technology for measuring blood glucose, to his latest company, PAX Scientific. PAX designs more efficient industrial equipment such as fans, mixers, and pumps based on Harman's revolutionary concepts.


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