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 Paradigm Tales 
 Peaceful Atom - Early Daze
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 Adam Curtis, Maria Gilardin, various nuclear experts
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A collage about our peaceful atom focusing on the media hype and then the deadly results experienced at TMI. Recordings of the TMI event as well as later comments by industry insiders do much to the shine the light of reality on all the industry spin and propaganda of the times.
see program notes
Most of the audio taken from videos can be found on Utube. Maria Gilardin reading from the book Chernobyl Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Environment by Alexey V. Yablokov (see link below for pdf copy).
This program begins a little tongue-in cheek and then offers some early 50s educational and propaganda pieces and weaves in audio from much later to counter the sunshine-only message offered by the TPTB. The US industry and Three Mile Island are the primary focus of this episode. How can anyone think it is safe or even sane or economical?

Commentary from:
Pandoras Box - 06 - A is for Atom (Adam Curtis)
A Is For Atom (circa 1952)
44-1-CHERNOBYL_TWO (TUC - Maria Gilardin)
The Three Mile Island Accident Video
Meltdown At Three Mile Island Video
Three Mile Island Anniversary Video

Music (complete or excerpts):
Clean Safe to Cheap to Meter by Harry Shearer
Radioactive by The Firm
Welcome to the Machine by Pink Floyd
Senior (Tales of Yankee Power) by Tim Obrien
Genetics by Benjamin Zephaniah
Nuclear Madness (Utube-Music Video) by Joseph Lee Hooker

FX or short supportive segments:
Geiger counter high burst
Eastman Nuclear Power Plant Siren Test
Various radiation alarms
What Radiation Does
Our Theoretical Calculations Vs. Reality
We Couldnt Announce They Were Unsafe

URLs of note:
Pandoras Box – Adam Curtis
http://www.archive.org/details/AdamCurtis_PandorasBox

Chernobyl - Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf

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