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PERFECT STORMS, IMPERFECT NUKES
Hurricane Sandy is seeking landfall today, but the supermassive weather system has already caused major flooding along the Atlantic coast, exacerbated by high tides induced by the current full Moon. Flooding and power outages pose serious hazards for dozens of atomic plants east the Mississippi.
Nuclear expert ARNIE GUNDERSEN of Fairewinds Energy Education [ fairewinds.com ] considers the potential flood-related loss of external electricity from regional power grids, and the ongoing Pacific radiation leakage at Fukushima;
Dorothy Morrison - "Rain";
WHEN DEMOCRATS FAVORED PEACE
United Nations investigators announced plans this week to determine the legality of President Barack Obama's "kill lists" and exponential expansion of deadly drone strikes around the world. During recent debates, both Democrat Obama and Republican Romney agreed on the desirability of remotely controlled homicide.
But there was once a time when Democrats opposed illegal, undeclared wars, and mass murders of civilians - whether by drone-strikes, or by Vietnam-era carpet-bombing.
One such peace-seeking Democrat was the late presidential candidate Sen. GEORGE MCGOVERN, who spoke eloquently of peace and economic justice during his nomination acceptance speech exactly 40 years ago, at 2am, on July 10, 1972;
BOB DYLAN - "Shelter from the Storm";
JACKSON BROWNE - "Before the Deluge".
Anchor: Robert Knight
Producer: Thiago Barrozo
Engineer: Michael G. Haskins