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Fallen Heroes of 2017
Dec26

Fallen Heroes of 2017

Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every December, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2017. Special thanks to...

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Women Rising #22: International Anti-Nuclear Activists

With nuclear power back on the agenda, three prominent female activists tell their stories: Kaori Izumi was part of the grassroots campaign to shutdown Japan’s nuclear power plants, after the Fukushima disaster. Winona LaDuke, has spent much of her life working to oppose uranium mining on indigenous land. And Alice Slater is part of a global initiative to ban nuclear weapons. On this edition, is the anti-nuclear movement on the rise? This is a special collaboration with Lynn Feinerman and Crown Sephira Productions.

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Tariq Ali and David Barsamian in Conversation about Pakistan

British-Pakistani author, Tariq Ali, talks about Pakistan’s history, recent news events, and about what the future holds for the country.

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Dirty Harry: When the American Dream Became a Nightmare, Part 2

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”.

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Dirty Harry: When the American Dream Became a Nightmare, Part 1

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.

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The Iran Agenda

Is Iran developing nuclear weapons? Does the U.S. plan to bomb Iran? What do the people of Iran think about U.S. policy? Independent producer and book author Reese Erlich looks at the Bush administrations efforts to overthrow the government of Iran.

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The Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Weapons (encore edition)

On this edition, we look at the past, present and possible future of nuclear weapons, from the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to the War on Terror, and an update on efforts toward nuclear disarmament.

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North Korean Immigrants: Crossing Borders, Risking All

North Koreans live in one of the most politically oppressive and economically depressed societies on the globe. On this edition, we hear the stories of two North Koreans who crossed border after border, eventually making their way into the U.S.

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Nuclear Ambitions and Double Standards

On this edition, we’ll look at the recent nuclear power deal between the United States and India, which critics say could spark a nuclear arms race in South Asia.

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Nuking the Neighborhood

On this edition, we’ll hear how the world’s most powerful weapons, nuclear bombs, shaped the identity of two rural communities in the United States during the 1960s

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