A ban-the-bomb retrospective


This week’s edition of Nuclear Hotseat features two previously-aired interviews that examine approaches to banning the atomic bomb.

Interview #1:  Sr. Megan Rice was a Roman Catholic nun who was arrested more than 40 times for protesting America’s military industrial complex and nuclear weapons. She’s best known for breaking into Y-12 at Oak Ridge, one of the world’s largest and most highly guarded uranium storage sites.

Sr. Megan passed away on Oct 17, 2021 at the age of 91, and there is no better commemoration of her life and work than her own words, recorded for Nuclear Hotseat on May 25, 2012, just after her release after spending almost three years in prison.

Interview#2:  Susi Snyder is the Financial Sector Coordinator at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. For more than a decade, Susi coordinated the Don’t Bank on the Bomb project, which was her position when we spoke May 10, 2019. Her information is as relevant now as it was then, and the report on nuclear bomb producing companies that she references is updated every year.The most recent edition is  the from 2021: “Perilous Profiteering: The companies building nuclear arsenals and their financial backers.

(Headline photo of Megan Rice protesting in 2008 by Laughing Jim/Wikimedia Commons)


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