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Hiroshima Day: The Man Who Built the Military-Industrial Complex

Seventy japan bombingsyears ago, the United States became the first and only country to use a nuclear weapon in warfare. We’ll chronicle the mobilization of scientists, money, and industry that made the bomb possible; how that created a political juggernaut that secured more and more money for military research, even in peacetime—and how it all started a couple miles from our studios, in Berkeley.

Guests:

  • Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer-Prize winning-journalist who’s been at the Los Angeles Times for 20 years. Author most recently of Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex
  • Marylia Kelly, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment), live at the gates of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

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