October 24, 2012
This week on Fighting Bob Radio: Nukes, McGovern and democracy
By David Giffey
This Thursday, Fighting Bob Radio will look behind the announcement Monday that the Kewaunee Power Station, a nuclear reactor owned by Dominion of Richmond, Virginia, will be closed next year.
The radio show will also feature special guest Michael Florek, founder of Tellurian Inc., Madison, who will discuss his work with the late Senator George McGovern in founding the Teresa McGovern Center. George McGovern - U.S. representative, senator from South Dakota and Democratic Party candidate for president in 1972 - died Sunday at age 90. The center in Madison is named after his daughter who died in 1994 on the city’s east side after a relapse into alcoholism. Florek was quoted this week as noting that the center addresses the synergy between mental illness and addictions.
The online radio show airs each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon CDT, and is hosted by Ed Garvey, founder and editor of FightingBob.com, and Eric Schubring, of WOJB-FM radio in Hayward.
A New York Times story Monday said Dominion was closing the nuclear plant “because it was unable to find a buyer and the plant was no longer economically viable.”
Fighting Bob radio guests on Thursday, October 25, include Nukewatch staff member John LaForge. Nukewatch is a Wisconsin-based environmental and peace action group dedicated to the abolition of nuclear power, weapons, and continued radioactive waste.
In 2010, LaForge wrote for The Capital Times that reactors at Point Beach and Kewaunee “have both contaminated surface and groundwater with radioactive releases, some unlawful.”
To hear the live broadcast, go to fightingbob.com and click on the blog radio logo showing a photo of Robert M. (Fighting Bob) La Follette and an old-time radio mic.
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