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Radioactive Exposure Tour SA 2018 - Part 1

Come along for a taste of the 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour of South Australia, which happened over Easter and in the first week of April. On the show, which is part one of two, you'll hear from Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Vivienne McKenzie from Flinders Ranges, Cat Beaton from CCSA, Jim Green from Friends of the Earth, Nuclear whistle blower Avon Hudson, and ICAN's Dimity Hawkins.


Banning the Bomb: From Adnyamathanha Country to the UN

Hear Tim Wright, from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and Ray Acheson, of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and ICAN, speaking to the Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018. Features stories and analysis of the recent International Treaty ban on nuclear weapons and ICAN’s subsequent winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. Recording were taken on unceded Adnyamathanha Country in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.


First WA Rad Tour - Stories from the Road

On this weeks show, you will hear part one of the recordings taken from the first Western Australian Rad Tour where activists travelled for 13 nights over 4,000 kilometres from Perth to the four proposed uranium mine sites : mulga rock, yeelirrie, wiluna and kintyre to hear and support Traditional Owners at the forefront of the campaign in WA to stop uranium mining. Listen to Wongatha Elder, Geoffrey Stokes about Mulga Rock and the proposed uranium mine on his country. Hear from Mia Pepper...


Senator Rex Patrick on the Waste Dump Senate Inquiry

On 6 February 2018, the federal Senate referred an inquiry into the selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018. Submissions are due by Tuesday 3rd April.On this week’s show we hear from the Nick Xenophon Team’s Rex Patrick, the senator who initiated this inquiry.With a new liberal government in South Australia, this senate inquiry is more important than ever.Find out about the senate inquiry and read...


Peter Murnane- Plowshare Activist

Peter recalls the Waihopai Plowshare action that successfully disrupted US war making in Iraq- from central Aotearoa.


Anti war activism across three generations

3 speakers about different eras and wars that Australia has been involved in. We hear from Jenny Grounds about the culture of war in our modern day society, Bob Muntz reflects on being a draft resister in the Vietnam war and Joy Damousi addresses the link between women’s leadership and the fight against conscription in WW1


Serenading Adela: A Street Opera

Serenading Adela: A Sreet Opera was a performance held on 7 January 2018 at the old Pentridge prison, in Coburg Melbourne. It tells a history of the anti WW1-conscription campaigns held nationally, but in particular the story of Adela Pankhurst, one of the key campaigners who was imprisoned briefly at Pentridge for her protests. The performance was a cooperation of many. A conglomeration of local choirs coming together as the Unruly mob, a band especially formed for the show and Lisa Marie...


History of the Radioactive Exposure Tour

On this show we delve deep into the rad show archives to learn more about the history of the Radioactive Exposure Tour. The first Radioactive Exposure tour happened in 1983, as part of Rox Stop, which was a massive year long protest against the construction o Roxby Downs Uranium Mine in South Australia. Thirty five years later, it's is still going, with this year's tour leaving on the 30th March and travelling through nuclear sites across South Australia....


Connection to Country : Fukushima to Kintyre

Connection to Country : Fukushima to KintyreOn this weeks show we hear the strong testimony from Kenichi Hasegawa, a Fukushima dairy farmer who’s land, farm, life and community has been destroyed following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster that occurred in March 2011. Hasegawa’s story was shared at the recent Making Waves event held nationally as part of the Peace Boat visit. Thanks to co-producer, Mara and the Adelaide Making Waves Forum for this recording of Kenichi...


Making Waves - Peace Boat in Adelaide

Peace Boat Nuclear Survivors in AdelaidePeace Boat, a Japanese based global NGO, visited Adelaide on 29th January for the first time as part of a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia on its 93rd global voyage.The Australian tour started in fremantle, sailed to Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, ending in Sydney.The visit was hosted by ICAN in conjunction with local groups in each city. The Adelaide events were supported by Conservation SA, The Maritime Union of...


Don’t Dump on SA Rally

On this week’s show, we listen to some of the speakers at the Don’t Dump on SA Rally, held on 2 December 2017 on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide. The rally brought together people from Kimba and the Flinders Ranges, the communities affected by the federal government’s waste dump proposal, as well as supporters from South Australia and beyond. Over 1500 people attended the rally calling on politicians to defend the legislation that makes waste dumps illegal in SA in the lead up to...


Fukushima support project & Scott Ludlam

Recordings from two meetings:Scott Ludlam, former federal senator and anti nuclear activist, meet up with Andy Paine, peace activist and sometimes journalist, to discuss Scott's experience of being a senator and his views on politics. Meanwhile in Melbourne, students visited from the Fukushima support project. The project organises recreational trips out of Fukushima, to support children who have experienced the trauma and ongoing effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Pine Gap on Trial

In 2016, six peace pilgrims trespassed onto Pine Gap in Central Australia. The United States uses Pine Gap to help kill people in illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and many others. The Peace Pilgrims will put Pine Gap on trial from the 13th of November. You can follow the trial's progress at


Mythbusting nuclear medicine

Do we need a dump to have nuclear medicine?On this week’s radioactive show we speak to Dr Margaret Beavis from MAPW, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, who dispels some of the misinformation that the government is spreading in their attempt to persuade remote communities to accept a dump in their region.The Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia) works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict....


Uranium Mill Protest on Native American Land

This week’s show features recordings from the Ute Mountain Ute Native American protest against the White Mesa Uranium Mill on their land. Interviews with White Mesa Community Leaders Priscellna Rabbit and Ephraim Dutchie, an attorney Marie Ann Tapp and Dinah women Leona Morgan. Rad show co-producer K-A met them in April this year while participating in the protest walk from the White Mesa Community to the White Mesa Uranium Mill only 3 miles down the road. Priscellna Rabbit, from the White...


20 Years of ANFA II: Muckaty and Beyond

Over the weekend of September 15-17, 2017, the 20th meeting of ANFA, the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, was held. This is the second show of recordings from that special gathering. Today's show is from one of the closing sessions of ANFA 2017, called Celebrating the Wins and specifically 7 year fight and 2014 win to save the country around Muckaty, near Tennant Creek NT, from a Federal Radioactive Waste dump. Long time nuclear free organiser Adam Sharah hosts the discussion with two...


#warstartshere + ICAN Nobel Peace Prize

On this week's show, I share two interviews with peace activists who are out there charging the world.Like Gem Romuld, Outreach Coordinator with ICAN, the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, who I speak to about winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.And Laura Drew and Emma Cullen from Peace Action Wellington, in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Laura and Emma have been involved in a successful blockade of Weapons Conference in Wellington that occurred in the second week of October.Music...


Toxic Legacy - The clean up of Ranger Uranium Mine

On this week’s radioactive show, we hear the session at the recent Australian Nuclear Free Alliance meeting about the clean up of ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory. The discussion then acknowledges the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of Australia, the longest living culture in the world. What happens when you close down a uranium mine in a world heritage listed area?Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) http://www.mirarr.netMovie: Dirt Cheap: 30 years on...


20 years of ANFA, still going strong

On September 15-17th 2017 the 20th Australian Nuclear Free Alliance was held on Kaurna country in Adelaide, South Australia. 20 years of standing strong for country, working together and fighting uranium mines, waste dumps and nuclear power.Listen to recordings from the first session of the 2017 conference, reflecting on 20 years of ANFA and nuclear free solidarity, with humour and love. Features Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Enice Marsh, Dave Sweeney, Margaret Gilchrist, Sue Coleman-Haseldine,...


Drone warfare - the human cost

On this show, we present a talk by Alex Edney-Browne on the social and psychological effects of drone warfare. The talk was part of the IPAN conference held in Naarm Melbourne in second week of September. For more information on the conference, go to refers to illustrations in her talk that were created based on her research interviews. They can be found here:


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