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Lessons of Nagasaki

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Commemorating Nagasaki 

The US dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Three days later, the small fishing city of Nagasaki also fell victim. On this edition, we hear the voices of the most deadly attacks the world had ever seen.  We commemorate the anniversary of the bombings with excerpts from two documentaries: “Hiroshima Countdown” and “Nagasaki Journey.”

Photo from Hiroshima’s annual Lantern Floating Ceremony in the Motoyasu River that runs below the Atomic Bomb Dome, by Freedom II Andres via Flickr. 


  • Paul Tibbets, Jr., Brigadier General of the US Air Force
  • Henry Stimson, former Secretary of War
  • Charles Sweeney, Major General of the US Air Force
  • Sumiteru Taniguchi, Nagasaki bomb survivor
  • Victor Tolley, US Marine Corp. veteran
  • Itsuko Okubo, Nagasaki bomb survivor


  • Producer: Kyung Jin Lee
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani, Monica Lopez
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Web Editor: Dylan Heuer
  • Associate Producer: Aysha Choudary
  • Social Media Mixer: Jackie Marusiack   


  • Shakuhachi by Masayuki Koga
  • Energy Flow by Ryuichi Sakamoto


Author: Radio Project

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