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Archive for August, 2011

Bruce Gagnon with much more on U.S. plans for space supremacy, Star Wars and cyber-warfare to protect global corporate interests at all costs

Friday, August 26th, 2011


Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon

Dr. Caldicott interviews Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, for the second time in a month. Gagnon’s recent interview was well received, and this time the conversation explores further issues surrounding the weaponization of space, military spending and nuclear ethics around the world. Topics discussed include the U.S. military goal of Full Spectrum Dominance under the document Vision 2020, how the U.S. Space Command protects corporate interests and threatens to (more…)

Dr. Jim Shields on new approaches to wildlife management

Friday, August 19th, 2011


Dr. Jim Shields

Jim Shields

On the program this week, Dr. Caldicott talks with Dr. Jim Shields, a senior ecologist with more than 30 years experience in wildlife management. Dr. Shields has worked within agriculture, forestry, road construction and the hospitality industries in a variety of capacities. His common sense approach to wildlife management has been applied most recently in Australia, but his experience and ecological knowledge extend to North and South America, the United Kingdom and northern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan. For some background on Dr. Shields, read Following His Animal Instincts.

Bruce Gagnon on America’s ruthless military strategies for dominating the globe and weaponizing space

Friday, August 12th, 2011


Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon is Dr. Caldicott’s guest this week. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, and has worked on space issues for nearly 30 years. He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (the Cassini Campaign was a project that launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997) which drew enormous support and media coverage around the world. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Dr. Benjamin Spock Peacemaker Award, and in 2010 Gagnon was extensively (more…)

Robert Gilkeson and Joni Arends on the alarming risk of a Fukushima-on-steroids disaster at the Los Alamos Lab and the plans for an $80 billion plutonium pit factory

Friday, August 5th, 2011


Robert Gilkeson

Bob Gilkeson

This week, Dr. Caldicott talks first with Robert Gilkeson, Registered Geologist, about the multiple hazards posed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The site in New Mexico is vulnerable to seismic activity, causing concerns about a new nuclear facility that is planned to be built which will make $80 billion of plutonium pits for atomic bombs in the 10 years.
Dr. Caldicott and Gilkeson, who won the Whistleblower Award from the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability in 2007, lay out the worst-case scenario in which an earthquake would disrupt the six metrin tons of radioactive material stored at the site. As background, (more…)