nuclear power http://wamc.org en "The Age of Radiance" By Craig Nelson http://wamc.org/post/age-radiance-craig-nelson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his new book,&nbsp;<em>The Age of Radiance</em>, author Craig Nelson reveals how atomic power and radiation are indivisible from our everyday lives, tracing mankind’s complicated relationship to nuclear energy.</p><p>When Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller forged the science of radioactivity, they created a revolution that arced from the end of the nineteenth century, through the course of World War II and the Cold War of superpower brinksmanship, to our own twenty-first-century confrontation with the dangers of nuclear power and proliferation—a history of paradox, miracle, and nightmare.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87067 at http://wamc.org "The Age of Radiance" By Craig Nelson Vox Pop: Open Forum - World's Biggest Problems and Solutions http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-worlds-biggest-problems-and-solutions <p>We open the phones very wide today and ask, "What is the biggest problem in the (or your) world - and what is the one thing you would do to solve it." &nbsp;WAMC&nbsp;listeners did not disappoint, bringing a vast number of deep thoughts to the table. &nbsp;Ray Graf&nbsp; hosts.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:22:37 +0000 64183 at http://wamc.org Mass. Pilgrim nuclear plant restores power after storm http://wamc.org/post/mass-pilgrim-nuclear-plant-restores-power-after-storm <p>PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Off-site power has been restored to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, two days after being knocked out by the blizzard.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:26:09 +0000 Associated Press 57525 at http://wamc.org Mass. Pilgrim nuclear plant restores power after storm MA AG Coakley: Go Slow on Pilgrim Plant Renewal http://wamc.org/post/ma-ag-coakley-go-slow-pilgrim-plant-renewal <p>Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an appeal challenging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission&#39;s decision to go ahead with hearings to grant a new 20-year license extension for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...<br /><br />The appeal challenges the decision to continue the relicensing process for the Plymouth-based nuclear power plant before considering what Coakley said are lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.<br /> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:18:25 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36277 at http://wamc.org MA AG Coakley: Go Slow on Pilgrim Plant Renewal