Nuclear Hotseat

Libbe Halevy


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NH #581: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Second Generation: Prof. Yuki Miyamoto, Daughter of Atomic Survivor

NH #581: Hiroshima, Nagasaki Second Generation: Prof. Yuki Miyamoto, Daughter of Atomic Survivor This Week’s Featured Interview: Hiroshima-born Yuki Miyamoto is a second generation Hibakusha – daughter of an atomic bomb survivor.  Her mother was in Hiroshima one mile from the epicenter of the bombing, yet survived it with what seemed like little physical damage…...

Aug 10
NH #580: Hiroshima Countdown, Atomic Cover-Up – Could the Bombs Have Been Avoided? Greg Mitchell

This Week’s Featured Interview: Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a done deal? Inevitable once the U.S. produced the bomb? Or were there pressures to avoid unleashing a nuclear holocaust on Japan, and if so, how did they play out behind the scenes in 1945? Author and award-winning filmmaker Greg Mitchell recounts his...

Aug 04
NH #579: Ukraine Nuclear UPDATE – Reactors at Risk, Greenpeace Chernobyl Study – Edwin Lyman

This Week’s Featured Interview: Ukraine Nuclear dangers – how many and how bad? This week, we learn how bad it could get from Edwin Lyman. He is a physicist and the Director of Nuclear Power Safety with the Union of Concerned Scientists. He specializes in nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and nuclear power safety. Lyman has...

Jul 28
NH #578: NYC Nuclear PSA Disinfo Hogwash – You Don’t “Got This” – NYCAN’s Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, Seth Sheldon

This Week’s Featured Story: The NYC Emergency Management Office released a bombshell last week – a video PSA on how to survive a nuclear attack! …and it has generated a firestorm of its own. It’s the 1950’s laughable Duck and Cover drill, repackaged in all seriousness for hip Millennials: Featured Interview: To counter the disinformation...

Jul 21
NH #577: “Radiophobia” Radiation Lies: Prof. Majia Nadesan

This Week’s Featured Interview: “RADIOPHOBIA???” – Prof. Majia Nadesan rips this nuclear industry propaganda talking point to shreds and shows how it has been used against the people of Japan after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and now Fukushima. She is a professor at Arizona State University and a researcher on a wide range of interconnected topics including...

Jul 13
NH #576: World Health Org’s Chernobyl Radiation Lies – Alison Katz of Independent W.H.O.

This Week’s Featured Interview – A Nuclear Hotseat CLASSIC: Chernoby Truth, World Health Org. Lies Revealed – Alison Katz is a psychologist and sociologist who heads Independent WHO. The international watchdog group draws attention to the World Health Organization’s failure in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination from Chernobyl and, later, Fukushima.  The...

Jul 13
NH #575: Saskatchewan Uranium Mining – Indigenous UPDATE: Candyce Paul

This Week’s Featured Interview: It’s a common talking point among those who oppose nuclear that the impact of uranium mining in particular has come down disproportionately on indigenous people around the world.  But in reality, what does that look like?  And what does it do to those who have traditionally lived close to the land...

Jun 29
NH #574: 11th ANNIVERSARY! Tritium Radiation Lies – Dr. Ian Fairlie on Fukushima, Pilgrim

This Week’s Featured Interview: Tritium Radiation Lies and planned radioactive water releases at Fukushima in Japan and Pilgrim nuclear reactor at Cape Cod in Massachusetts: Dr. Ian Fairlie is a London-based radiation biologist and independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment.  After receiving a degree in radiation biology from Bart’s Hospital in London and doctoral...

Jun 22
NH #573: Ohio Nuclear Madness Legislation – Attny Terry Lodge, Pat Marida

This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear Madness! Ohio House Bill 434 passed the Ohio House on March 23, 2022. This bill authorizes the creation of a new Ohio body, called the Ohio Nuclear Development Authority, which would be given the go ahead to do research and development on new nuclear reactors, defining them as “advanced.” This...

Jun 15
NH #572 – Dr. Caldicott 2015 Symposium on Possible Nuclear Extinction

This Week’s Special Feature: In 2015, Dr. Helen Caldicott brought together world experts for two day Symposium on Possible Nuclear Extinction. Meeting at the New York Academy of Science, experts in nuclear policy, politics, the impact of radiation on life, nuclear winter, weaponry joined forces to speak on the exact nature of the nuclear dangers...

Jun 07
NH #571: Nuclear Activism and Social Media Messaging – Colleen Moore

This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear Activism and Social Media Messaging:  Colleen Moore is Digital Engagement Manager for Beyond the Bomb and Global Zero.  She creates content to promote the message of eliminating nuclear weapons and has experience in campaigning for justice and peace issues, including: ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen; promoting human...

Jun 01
NH #570: Nuclear Mass Murder: ATOMIC COVER-UP – Film of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Devastation

This Week’s Featured Interviews: ATOMIC COVER-UP – Director Greg Mitchell is the award-winning author of a dozen books including 2020’s “The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood–and America–Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” His previous books on the atomic bombings were “Hiroshima in America“ (with Robert Jay Lifton) and “Atomic Cover-up.” He has...

May 25
NH #569: Nuclear Icon Dr. Helen Caldicott to Biden: Let’s talk! – Pt. 2

This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear icon Dr. Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and for six decades has been one of the world’s most important anti-nuclear advocates. She revived or founded several associations, including Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Caldicott is dedicated to opposing the use...

May 18
NH #568: Nuclear Icon Dr. Helen Caldicott Almost Saved the World – Part 1

This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear icon Dr. Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and for six decades has been one of the world’s most important anti-nuclear advocates. She revived or founded several associations, including Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Caldicott is dedicated to opposing the use...

May 11
NH #567: Nuclear War on Film – TELEVISION EVENT: Documentary on THE DAY AFTER

Nuclear War on Film: Screen shot of the moment the nuclear fireball hit the people of Lawrence, Kansas. Taken from ABC-TV movie THE DAY AFTER, which is the subject of the documentary TELEVISION EVENT by Jeff Daniels. This Week’s Featured Interview: The 1983 TV movie THE DAY AFTER depicted the start of a nuclear war...

May 05
NH #566: Russian Uranium NOT Sanctioned – Why? Linda Pentz Gunter

This Week’s Featured Interview: Linda Pentz Gunter founded Beyond Nuclear in 2007 and serves as its international specialist, as well as its media and development director. Prior to her work in anti-nuclear advocacy, she was a journalist for 20 years in print and broadcast, working for USA Network, Reuters, The Times (UK) and other US...

Apr 27
NH #565: Hot Nuclear Films – Int’l Uranium Film Festival – Norbert Suchanek + Gundersen on Nuke Electricity Generation Lies

This Week’s Featured Interview: Norbert Suchanek, Founder and General Director of the International Uranium Film Festival – now in its 11th year – previews this year’s slate of films. He also announces a unique highlight of this year’s proceedings: a live Zoom meeting that brings together indigenous people from two hemispheres, from Navajo Nation in...

Apr 20
NH #564 – Chernobyl Radiation “Souvenirs” = Russian Sickness – Gundersen, Mangano

This Week’s Featured Interview: Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education and a licensed nuclear reactor operator, provides a more nuanced view of the consequences of Russian troop actions at Chernobyl. He also gets into how the dangers created by the loss of power to the New Containment Building have much to teach us...

Apr 14
NH #563: Nuclear Ukraine / Chernobyl UPDATE – Radioactive Russians Retreat, Spread Rad-Risks – Tim Deere-Jones

Nuclear Ukraine, Month 2: Chernobyl evacuated by Radioactive Russian troops who are sickening, perhaps dying, from radiation exposure. FULL CHERNOBYL UPDATE on contamination risks. BREAKING: DRONE FOOTAGE OF RUSSIAN TRENCHES AT CHERNOBYL AND PROXMITY TO THE CONTAINMENT BUILDING OVER THE HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE RUINS: Go to: Facebook: Working to get a viewable link here. Stay...

Apr 06
NH #562: Nuclear Reactors as Targets of War: Dr. Paul Dorfman

Nuclear reactors = dirty bombs in your backyard.  Dr. Paul Dorfman on international issues, climate change, why renewables have “already won,” and taking back power through social media. THIS WEEK’S FEATURED INTERVIEW: Dr. Paul Dorfman is the Founder of the Nuclear Consulting Group; a Member of the Irish Govt. Environment Protection Agency Radiation Protection Member...

Mar 30
NH #561: Chernobyl Radiation Lab Destroyed, Radioactive Forest Fires, History with Kate Brown

Chernobyl radiation risks continue in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine - radiation lab blown up, forest fires in radioactive exclusion zone. PLUS new 7.3 quake at Fukushima, damage to radwaste storage tanks, fuel pools on this week’s Nuclear Hotseat with host Libbe HaLevy (lee-BEE ha-LAY-vee) - [DAY] at [TIME] on [STATION]

Mar 23
NH #561: Chernobyl Radiation Lab Destroyed, Radioactive Forest Fires, History with Kate Brown + Fukushima 7.3 Earthquake Damage

Kate Brown, author of the award-winning Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future, is a historian of environmental and nuclear history at MIT and the author of Plutopia, which won seven major awards.  Here, she shares information that is as timely now as it was when we first spoke, on Monday, April 15,...

Mar 22
NH #560: Nuclear Ukraine – Russia Shells Zaporizhzhia Nukes + Chernobyl 2.0? Kevin Kamps

This Week’s Featured Interview: Kevin Kamps is Nuclear Waste Specialist at Beyond Nuclear. Dr. Gordon Edwards has been president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility ( since 1978.  He graduated from the University of Toronto after studying mathematics, physics and chemistry with a gold medal in mathematics and physics. Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness): Dear Bulletin of the Atomic...

Mar 17
NH #560: Nuclear Ukraine: Russia Shells 6-Nuke Site, Captures Chernobyl

Russia continues assaults on Ukraine nuclear sites, controls Chernobyl & Zaporizhzhia. All radiation monitors down. What are the risks? How much worse will it get? Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear PLUS Dr. Gordon Edwards of Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.

Mar 16
NH #559: Nuclear Ukraine UPDATE – Gundersen + SPECIAL: VOICES FROM JAPAN – Fukushima 11 th Anniversary

Nuclear Ukraine UPDATE: Arnie Gundersen is a nuclear engineer, a licensed nuclear reactor operator and expert witness, as well as the Chief Engineer for Fairewinds Associates. Nuclear Ukraine: Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactors first shelled,then captured by Russians.  Pumping stations are #4; reactors are at #3; building that got hit and burned is #15. FUKUSHIMA 11 th...

Mar 14
NH #559: NUCLEAR UKRAINE UPDATE: Cooling Systems at Russian Held Nukes Still Vulnerable to Attack - Gundersen

Ukrainian nuclear reactors’ real vulnerability is cooling pump houses & grid lines, not containment according to nuclear engineer and licensed nuclear reactor operator Arnie Gundersen. And SPECIAL: Fukushima 11th Anniversary Voices from Japan puts a spotlight on TEPCO & Japanese government's “recovery” propaganda at Fukushima museum. NH #559

Mar 08
SPECIAL: Nuclear Ukraine in a Russian War Zone

SPECIAL: Nuclear Ukraine in a Russian War Zone - cutting edge information on the catastrophe potential for nuclear Armageddon in Ukraine. It's more than bombs! 15 reactors risk direct hits, loss of diesel for cooling systems, loss of personnel, more! Then there's Chernobyl... Arnie Gundersen, Karl Grossman, Dave Kraft!

Mar 02

NEW! Video with Slideshow: Nuclear Ukraine in a Russian War Zone – There are more ways to trigger a nuclear catastrophe i  Ukraine than mainstream media is currently reporting.  For this Nuclear Hotseat SPECIAL, we have three interviews with genuine experts.  Each knows the nuances of nuclear issues and covers the nightmare variants of possible...

Mar 02
Nuclear Downwinders (That’s All of Us) - Health Effects from Nevada A-Bomb Tests Continue

I’m again having problems with Facebook and cannot get in to post Nuclear Hotseat. I have the team to post to their usual sites, but need someone to cover mine ASAP. Might you be available? I only need you to cover: Libbe HaLevy, Nuclear Hotseat (the one w/my logo), C.A.N., and Rainbow Warriors.

Feb 23
NH #557: Nuclear Downwinders (That’s All of Us): Journalist/Playwright Mary Dickson

This Week’s Featured Interview: Nuclear Downwinders – and that would be more of us than you might suspect.   Mary Dickson is a Salt Lake City journalist and writer whose award-winning play, Exposed, puts a human face on the cost of nuclear testing. She has been recognized by the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility for her lifetime...

Feb 23