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Uranium Free Czech Repblic

This week’s radioactive show features a discussion between ACF’s Dave Sweeney and Czech environmental campaigner Olga Kalasova who works with a group called CALLA, a Czech group active on energy and nuclear advocacy. CALLA, the Association for the preservation of the environment, played a leading role in the recent cessation of uranium mining in Czech RepublicFor more information about CALLA, the Czech republic’s Association for the preservation of the environment, have a look at their...

Duration: 00:28:13

A Time to Remember

We commemorate the anniversary of the nuclear bombs falling on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. KA speaks to Hibakusha survivor Sou Horie. Closer to home, Marcus Atkinson and Vicky Abdullah give updates on nuclear free campaigning in WA and the launch of another Walkutjirra Walkabout.

Duration: 00:27:49

Yami Lester tribute show and NY weapons ban

A tribute show to Yankunytjatjara elder and atomic test survivor, Yami Lester, who sadly passed away recently. We reflect on his ongoing fight for justice, for a nuclear free world and Aboriginal land rights.Please note that, with family permission, this episode includes recordings of Yami Lester’s voice.We also hear from Tim Wright, Campaign Director of ICAN (International Campaign Against Nuclear weapons) about the recent creation of an international treaty which bans nuclear...

Duration: 00:27:49

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance in Tennessee

This week we share an interview with Ralph Hutchison, coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance from Knoxville, Tennessee. Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance or OREPA works to oppose the Y12 nuclear weapons facility at Oak Ridge, through the use of non-violent direct action and grass roots organising. We also catch up with Jim Green, nuclear free campaigner from Friends of the Earth, who shares some good news about the downfall of the nuclear industry. Music by Combat...

Duration: 00:30:36

French Connection

This week we speak to an Australian activist and hear her first hand account of the campaign to stop a radioactive waste dump in France. We learn that that are quite a few radioactive parallels between our countries.Links mentioned during the interview are:en.vmc.camp (in english, updates on the occupation)sortirdunucleaire.org (in french, legal process)burezonelibre.noblogs.org (in french, website for the house project)https://archive.org/details/poubelle-la-viea"poubelle la vie" a film...

Duration: 00:30:11

Voices from the Frontier Wars March

We hear from a few of the many people who travelled to the Frontier Wars March. The march took place on April 25th, 2017.

Duration: 00:49:08

Clinton's Walk for Justice

Many listeners will have heard about Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia who has been on a very long Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September 2016.This Radioactive Show features strong words and sounds from Clinton's walk through the city of Naarm Melbourne, on the evening of June 6, an event organised by the Warriors for Aboriginal Resistance. Speeches by Clinton Pryor, Areka Waulu and Gabawarul. Features music by Lady Lash.

Duration: 00:29:52

30 years of Nuclear Free Aotearoa NZ

This June marks the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone Disarmament and Arms Control Act. Today's show features an interview originally recorded at Plains FM in Christchurch, in it we'll hear Sally Carlton from Speak up Korerotia who is talking to nuclear disarmament experts Kate Dewes, Ken Graham & Natasha Burns.

Duration: 00:29:58

Fight to stop 4 new uranium mines in WA

WA’s new premier, the ALP’s Mark McGowan, stated before the election that he wouldn’t overturn any final approvals that had been made, but what is final approval? What does the change of government mean for the 4 proposed uranium mines in WA and what does it mean for affected communities?On today’s show, we speak to Mia Pepper, Nuclear Free Campaigner at the Conservation Council of WA; Mr Glen Cooke, an Ngaanyatjarra elder from the Ngaanyatjarra Nation in the Western Desert and Dave...

Duration: 00:30:36

Frontier Wars March 2017

The Frontier Wars March in Canberra has become an important event. The push to have the Australian War Memorial recognise the first and largest war on Australian soil as part of official Anzac Day Commemerations strikes at the heart of Australia's historical narrative. We hear from two Aboriginal leaders about why the Frontier Wars march is so important to them....

Duration: 00:28:02

Chernobyl: 31 years on and the legacy remains

This Radioactive Show hear a Chernobyl Commemorative Show shared with us by Understorey, a Perth-based Radio show.We mark 31 years since the disaster occurred and reflect on the secrecy, devastation and pain that remains. A poignant reminder of why we must become a nuclear free world.

Duration: 00:29:55

Barndioota Nomination Anniversary

Saturday 29th April marked the one year anniversary of the nomination of Barndioota, or Wallerberdina, in the Flinders Ranges as the Federal government’s preferred site for a national radioactive waste facility. It was chosen from a shortlist of 6 sites. This week we hear from the local doctor Susi Andersson, get messages of support from people from the previously shortlisted sites - Robyn Rayner from Hill End in NSW and Tom Harris from Kimba - and also Nat Wasley from the Beyond Nuclear...

Duration: 00:30:12

The real story of why we go to war

A recording from ANZAC Day eve event put on by the Medical Association for the Prevention of War called "The real story of why we go to war". A diverse and thought provoking night including music, poetry, talks and a comedy act.Michael Hamel-Green, Vietnam War resisterRod Quantock who gives a concise and humourous history of warBrunswick Rogues choirAnd Alice Melike Ülgezer, poet and author.

Duration: 00:30:34

Anzac Edition- Frontier Killings

This week, Australians will mark Anzac Day, a day to remember Australians who have died in all wars. Today on the Radioactive Show, we hear from Queensland historian Libby Connors talking about Aboriginal Warrior Dundalee, executed during the Frontier Wars in Queensland. This was recorded by Bec Horridge in April 2016.

Duration: 00:47:31

Does Terra Nullius persist? In conversation with Irene Watson.

We share a conversation with Tanganekald, Meintangk, and Boandik woman, Irene Watson. Irene is a pro vice-chancellor at the University of South Australia, a First Nations representative to the UN and has been published widely in law, Indigenous and feminist journals. She speaks from her position as a First Nations' person to critique and examine the colonial legal system, particularly by questioning its attempts at recognition of Aboriginal relationships to land and laws.Features music by...

Duration: 00:29:53

Banning the bomb

UN negotiations for a nuclear weapon ban treaty started with a one week session at the UN at the end of March. The aim of the ban is to de-legimatise nuclear bombs and put them on the same legal footing as other weapons of mass destruction, working much like the prohibitions on the use of chemical and biological weapons. This show includes a speech at the UN by Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine, a Kokatha elder and nuclear bomb survivor from South Australia, and Tilman Rush, one of the founder...

Duration: 00:27:48

Kicking the can down the road

The Federal Government has recently accepted two new nominations for a site for the National radioactive waste dump at Kimba in South Australia.On this week’s show, we speak to peter woolford from Kimba about their fight to stop the dump as well as to Dave Sweeney, Nuclear free campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation.More information can be found...

Duration: 00:29:05

Disarm and Ploughshares - Anti-War Activitiy from around Australia

On this week’s show, we talk to activists from the Disarm Avalon, protesting the bi-annual arms fair. We also talk to Jim Dowling about his recent plough shares action in Brisbane.

Duration: 00:26:04

Double Header: Fukushima Anniversary & PBI

The Radioactive Show this week is brought to you by AC and KA and includes two interviews. The first one marks the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It's with Maki-San from Smile with Kids, an organisation based in Cairns that brings children from Fukushima for a holiday away from their contaminated home towns. The second is with Sanne de Swaart, from Peace Brigade International (PBI), which provides protection to human rights defenders.

Duration: 00:30:22


On this week’s show, we look at the role of ARPANSA, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Australia’s nuclear regulator. We speak to the organisation’s CEO Carl Magnus Larsson and Dr Rick Tinker, their Section Manager of Assessment and Advice about ARPANSA’s role in Australia’s radiation safety.www.arpansa.gov.au

Duration: 00:28:55

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