Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman's latest book, America at the Brink of Rebirth: The Organic Spiral of US History, will be published in 2016.  His Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show is at www.progressiveradionetwork.com, and he edits www.nukefree.org.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:15pm
Corporate Pot Goes Down in Ohio
Official vote counts in Ohio indicate a major defeat for the nation’s first corporate-sponsored marijuana legalization referendum. But it’s complicated. And the ultimate issue is far from settled, as cannabis supporters are looking to 2016 to finally make pot legal here. Amidst the usual “glitches...
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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 8:00am
Will Ohio Legalize Pot on Tuesday?
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now says he’d end it, and would vote for legalization. He joins Rand Paul. Hillary says she’s thinking about it. On Tuesday, Ohio will vote directly on whether to take pot off the state's Drug War agenda. But the vote is not so simple. It’s actually opposed by...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Another US Nuke Bites the Dust
The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston. The shut-down will bring U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months. But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019—...
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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Why Bernie and Hillary Must Address America’s Dying Nuke Reactors
But as a nation we must now focus on the 99 dying U.S. reactors that threaten us all every day. In terms of our national survival, this is what Sanders and Clinton really must discuss. In the biggest picture, Fukushima and Germany ‘s transition to renewables have escalated the energy debate to a...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Grassroots Pressure Escalates to Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant
The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating. Together grassroots activists have shut three California reactors at San Onofre , between Los Angeles and San Diego and one each at Rancho Seco, near...
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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 8:30am
Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes?
The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has established a national reputation as a leading enemy of renewable energy and enhanced energy...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am
'San Andreas' Blockbuster Has Huge Radioactive Omissions
Ok. So we don’t expect much from these mega-blockbuster disaster films. But maybe just a hint about reality could spice things up. At least maybe a passing acknowledgement that the actual San Andreas could turn the Diablo Canyon nukes into a seething heap of radioactive rubble and permanently...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Did We Almost Lose New York?
For the third time in a decade a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Point reactor complex. News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the accident happened in the “non nuclear” segment of the plant. Ironically, the disaster spewed oil into the Hudson River,...
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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:30am
Randy Hayes: 9 Planetary Boundaries to Ensure a Healthy Planet
Randy Hayes is a great green lifer. Decades ago he founded the Rainforest Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth . Never one to comprise, Randy has gone beyond his fair share of assorted jail stints and come out more...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:30pm
How Ohio’s Energy Economy Became a Radioactive 19th Century Relic
Back in early 2010 Ohio stood at the cusp of a modern 21st century technological revolution. It had won a new federal-funded rail line to finally re-join Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. Tesla electric sales networks were moving into the state, bringing full player status in the spread...
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