Thursday, May 5, 2011

MT Silvia and her film "Atomic Mom"

Listen to MT Silvia and her film "Atomic Mom"

MT Silvia's mother, Pauline Silvia, was a US Navy biologist conducting research on the effects of radiation on mice and dogs from 1952 to 1956. Other branches of the military conducted their own research too; even as they entertained Las Vegas tourists they exposed military personnel and those down-wind of the Nevada blast zones to radiation.
Back then MT Silvia was a peace- and anti-nuclear activist. Today she is producer and director of the award-winning documentary, Atomic Mom ( exploring the past with her mother who had never before talked about her work. Atomic Mom includes interviews with Hibakasha and doctors, engineers, and others and shares footage of bombed-destroyed Hiroshima, atom-bomb pop culture and "novelty music", and other crazy propaganda of the time.
This wide-ranging interview with MT Silvia highlights the sobering reality that still threatens our world.

Listen to Other Raising Sand Radio shows on nuclear weapons and energy:
Obama, Stop Building Nuclear Weapons
Read the article: Calls to End the False Security of Nuclear Weapons
Read the article: Rationalizing the Bombing of Hiroshima
Western States Legal Foundation's Jackie Carbasso and Nuclear Free Future
US Senate Aide - and Others - Contend, “The Bombing of Hiroshima was Right”
Western States Legal Foundation's Andrew Lichtermann on US/India Agreement
63rd Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Bombing

NOTE: Show comes in two versions, 128 and 24 kbps, mono.