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Spokane, WA

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If You Love This Planet with Dr. Helen Caldicott delivers an hour each week of in-depth discussion about urgent planetary survival issues such as global warming, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, deforestation, toxic pollution, ozone depletion, hunger and poverty, and species extinction. Each program features one major topic, allowing for an extended conversation with our guest or guests.

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English

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617-650-5048


Episodes

Steven Starr, Bruce Gagnon and William Hartung at the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction symposium

4/17/2017
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Clip 1B Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. In this episode, we hear more presentations from the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction symposium held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City in February 2015. Some of the speeches include visuals which can be seen by watching the presentations in [...]

Duration: 01:35:40


Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ted Postol, Max Tegmark and Alan Robock at The Dynamics of Nuclear Extinction symposium

6/23/2016
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Clip 1A Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. In this program, we hear the first series of speakers at The Dynamics of Nuclear Extinction, a two-day symposium organized by If You Love This Planet host Dr. Helen Caldicott at The New York Academy of Medicine last year. With the continuing revival of Cold [...]

Duration: 02:07:36


Dr. Helen Caldicott interviewed by Bob Herbert about her latest book, “Loving This Planet”

12/28/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. Renowned journalist Bob Herbert interviews Dr. Helen Caldicott at The New School in New York, November 2012. Dr. Caldicott discusses her latest book, Loving This Planet (The New Press, Oct. 2012) which features 25 interviews from “If You Love This Planet,” as well as the state of the [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Best of 2011: Dr. Caldicott’s speech in New Hampshire three weeks after Fukushima

12/21/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s March 31, 2011 lecture in Hanover, New Hampshire, three weeks after the Japan earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima nuclear power plant. She discusses the dangers of radioactive elements and the future of the planet. [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Subhankar Banerjee on how corporate resource wars and global warming are decimating native peoples and forests worldwide

12/14/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian-born American photographer, writer and activist. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights and global warming, and over the past five years he has also been focusing on forest deaths from [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Tom Engelhardt on Washington’s increasing war focus to the exclusion of everything else and its indiscriminate use of drones

11/30/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s guest is Tom Engelhardt, creator of the TomDispatch.com website, a project of the Nation Institute, a non-profit media center based in New York, where he is a fellow. Englehardt is the author of two collections of his TomDispatch columns: The United States of Fear [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Brian D. Victoria on Buddhism’s role in Japan and on freeing societies from tribalistic thinking

11/16/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s special guest is Brian Daizen Victoria, Professor of Japanese Studies and director of a program at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio titled: Japan and Its Buddhist Traditions. Apart from numerous journal articles, Victoria’s major writings include Zen at War; Zen War Stories; [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Prof. Wayne Getz on facing global warming tipping points including hurricanes and other weather catastrophes

11/2/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, Dr. Caldicott speaks with Professor Wayne Getz, and ecologist and population biologist with the Getz Lab at University of California at Berkeley. Students and postdoctoral students in the lab work on a broad range of theoretical and applied questions in population biology and behavior [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Kathy Kelly on America’s resource domination agenda in Afghanistan and Iraq, and its increasing use of drones to kill civilians

10/19/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s guest is Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, an organization which has steadily researched consequences of drone attacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan. Risking imprisonment, they frequently protest U.S. government plans to continue U.S. military presence in Afghanistan until 2024 and [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


David Freeman on the urgency of fighting the nuclear, gas and coal industries to save the Earth

10/12/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. Dr. Caldicott’s guest this week is David Freeman, a senior advisor with Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign. Freeman has more than four decades of experience directing federal, regional and local energy policies. He was appointed chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority by President Jimmy [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Helena Norberg-Hodge on building sustainable local economies

10/5/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s special guest on If You Love This Planet is Helena Norberg-Hodge, the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote systemic solutions to today’s social and environmental crises. Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Chris Maser on the changes in thinking needed to save the environment

9/21/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, Dr. Caldicott talks to Chris Maser, author and international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices. Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, Maser has spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology, including positions as a research ecologist [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Phil Caldicott on the the science and environmental impact of wine production

9/7/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. Dr. Caldicott talks to Australian sommelier, Phil Caldicott, about the science of wine production. Among the topics they discuss are the history of wine production; how wine quality is judged and best tasted; preservatives, pesticides and toxic chemicals used in wine and the benefits of organic [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Arnold Gundersen with another update on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima disaster

8/31/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, Dr. Caldicott brings on nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen to update readers on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima meltdowns and what is happening with nuclear power in other parts of the world. As background, listen to earlier conversations with Gundersen (starting with April 1, [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Ralph Nader on fighting the complete corporate takeover of the U.S. Congress and White House + Dr. Caldicott’s speech

8/24/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s guest is author and lawyer Ralph Nader. (Note: this interview was recorded in April 2012.) A pioneer in the field of consumer advocacy, Nader is a a four-time U.S. Presidential candidate. He ran in 1996 and 2000 on the Green Party ticket. [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Best of 2011: Dr. Alan Robock on climate change and the continuing risk of nuclear war and nuclear winter

8/17/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s September 2011 interview with Dr. Alan Robock, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Climatology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Robock has published more than 300 articles on his research in the area of [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Dr. Brian Moench on the need for doctors to speak out against global warming and radiation from nuclear weapons and cell phones

8/10/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week’s guest is Dr. Brian Moench, President and Founder of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Moench is an anesthesiologist at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taught at both Massachusetts [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


David Dufty on his book ‘How to Build an Android’, artificial intelligence, robots, and police states

8/3/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. In this episode, Dr. Caldicott talks to David Dufty, author of How To Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection, published in the U.S. by Holt in 2012. Dufty completed a psychology degree with honors at the University of Newcastle [...]

Duration: 00:59:00


Christine Milne on the the climate crisis, carbon taxes and the need to aid refugees driven by war and global warming

7/20/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. Dr. Caldicott talks to Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Greens Party and Senator for Tasmania. They discuss refugees, carbon taxes, green energy and other aspects of the climate crisis. Milne gives a history of Green parties around the world, saying that the first party started [...]

Duration: 00:58:59


Professor Richard Falk on the status of democracy efforts in Middle Eastern nations and U.S. militarism

7/13/2012
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Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link. This week, Dr. Caldicott talks with Richard Falk, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University, where whe was a member of the faculty for forty years until 2001. Prof. Falk is currently Research Professor at the Santa Barbara campus of the [...]

Duration: 00:59:00

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