7:35 Anniversary of the United States dropping the Hiroshima bomb on Japan. KPFA’s Carla West [@carlacwest] reports live from the March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival at the Lawerence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory. Protesters gathered at Livermore Lab to demand a stop the creation of new and “more usable” nuclear weapons proposed by President Trump in his Nuclear Posture Review and fiscal 2019 budget, both released this year.
7:39 Jackie Cabasso [@JackieCabasso ]is the Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation and involved in organizing the demonstration Monday, Aug 6 marking the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. She joins us to discuss the political context of our nuclear world today. The Trump Administration is not the only world super-power growing it’s nuclear weapons arsenal, Russia and China are making strides too.
8:09 Northern California Fire Update with Scott McLean [@bangor55], Chief of Public Information for CalFire. Then, Georgia Duncan, Public Information Officer with the American Red Cross provides an update on the Fires here: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
8:18 Ryan Holiday [@RyanHoliday] is an author, media strategist and columnist for the New York Observer. His latest book is Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, and the Anatomy of Intrigue. He tells the story of billionaire and founder of PayPal Peter Thiel’s conspiracy that took down Gawker Media. Gawker used to make a profit by bringing out scandals about any celebrity. The conspiracy ended with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker Media, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker’s CEO and founder, out of a job.
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