Water is often referred to as the “new” blue gold of the 21st century. With untold profits to be made in controlling this vital resource, private entrepreneurs and corporations are vying to manage the world’s water. But is it a good idea?
Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. On this edition, we profile four artist activists from San Francisco, Haiti, Zimbabwe and India.
For more than two decades, the United States tested nuclear weapons in Southern Nevada. A total of 928 nuclear detonations affected the people working at, and living nearby the test site. We’ll hear their stories on part two of “Dirty Harry”.
In 1951, the first Atom bomb was detonated over a section of desert called Frenchman Flat, about ninety miles northwest of Las Vegas. We’ll hear the stories of the early years of testing, and how it affected people working at, and living nearby the test site.
Since 9/11, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $610 billion dollars in war-related money. With inflation figured in, that’s roughly the same amount spent over the full 16 years of the Vietnam War. The Iraq War alone has cost the U.S. $450 billion dollars.