radiation 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 Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness http://wamc.org/post/disaster-mental-health-conference-focuses-radiological-readiness <p>There’s a conference tomorrow in New York that will focus on preparedness for nuclear disasters and other radiation emergencies. It’s an opportunity to think about and plan for some worst-case scenarios.</p><p>It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10<sup>th</sup> annual conference, and this year’s topic is “Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies.” Dr. James Halpern is the director of the Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:54:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 62569 at http://wamc.org