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Program Information
 Raising Sand 
 
 Interview
 MT Silvia, film producer and director
 Raising Sand Radio  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd) 
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
MT Silvia's mother, Pauline Silvia, was a US Navy biologist conducting research on the effects of radiation on mice and dogs from 1952 to 1956. Other branches of the military conducted their own research too; even as they entertained Las Vegas toursits they exposed military personnel and those down-wind of the Nevada blast zones to radiation.
Back then MT Silvia was a peace- and anti-nuclear activist. Today she is producer and director of the award-winning documentary, Atomic Mom (http://atomicmom.org/) exploring the past with her mother who had never before talked about her work. Atomic Mom includes interviews with Hibakasha and doctors, engineers, and others and shares footage of bombed-destroyed Hiroshima, atom-bomb pop culture and "novelty music", and other crazy propaganda of the time.
This wide-ranging interview with MT Silvia highlights the sobering reality that still threatens our world.

Listen to Other Raising Sand Radio shows on nuclear weapons and energy:
Obama, Stop Building Nuclear Weapons:
http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/44769
(Read the article: Calls to End the False Security of Nuclear Weapons:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/09-2
(Read the article: Rationalizing the Bombing of Hiroshima:
http://www.counterpunch.org/galleymore08052010.html
Western States Legal Foundation's Jackie Carbasso and Nuclear Free Future: http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/28601
US Senate Aide - and Others - Contend, “The Bombing of Hiroshima was Right”:
http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/44616
Western States Legal Foundation's Andrew Lichtermann on US/India Agreement:
http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/29711
63rd Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Bombing:
http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/28706

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00:59:30 English 2011-05-06
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