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Biowars: First, Do No Harm (encore edition)


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With a handful of anthrax spores, the threat of biological warfare has become a reality for people living in the United States. But it’s an ancient form of killing. Mongol armies catapulted diseased corpses over fortress walls. British colonists launched a season of genocide against Native Americans by infecting them with smallpox-ridden blankets. On this program, we investigate the threats of a new biological arms race and the international efforts to stop it.

Biowars is a four-part, independent radio series produced by Restless Productions, with funding from the Funding Exchange/Paul Robeson Fund, and is distributed by the National Radio Project.


Edward Hammond, Sunshine Project; Mark Wheelis, professor of microbiology at the University of California, Davis;Jonathan Tucker, bioterrorism expert, Monterey Institute for International Studies;Susan Wright, science historian;Andrew Kimbrell, International Center for Technology Assessment;Marian Houk, United Nations reporter;John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control;Mae Wan Ho, Institute for Science and Society;Professor Bob Seamark, scientist.

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Sunshine Project –Austin, TX

Monterey Institute for International Studies

International Center for Technology Assessment –Washington, DC

Institute for Science and Society

Restless Productions

Author: Radio Project

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