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The Washington Report

Washington braces for potential shutdown; Outlook for Iran nuclear negotiations

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the possibility of the U.S. government's first shutdown in nearly two decades as well as a preview of what to look for as a diplomatic push restarts Iran nuclear negotiations.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Russia's role in world politics

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Russia's role in world politics

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is war with North Korea imminent?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Is war with North Korea imminent?

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WNYC News

North Korea Warns Military Cleared to Wage Nuke Attack

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How dangerous is North Korea's nuclear test?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How dangerous is North Korea's nuclear test?

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Radiolab

Like 1,000 blockbusters exploding all around you

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our short Double Blasted tells the story of a man who survived not one, but TWO atomic bomb blasts--first in Hiroshima, and then in Nagasaki--in 1945. After hearing it, the wonderful folks at WNYC's Archives pointed us to two surreal-sounding broadcasts.

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Radiolab

Double Blasted

Monday, July 16, 2012

In early August of 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a run of the worst luck imaginable. A double blast of radiation left his future, and the future of his descendants, in doubt. In this short: an utterly amazing survival story that spans ... well, 4 billion years when you get down to it.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

North Korea's missile politics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

North Korea's missile politics

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The Takeaway

Call to Secure Nuclear Material at Seoul Summit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

World leaders have called for closer cooperation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul, South Korea. President Obama is among the world leaders in attendance. At the end of the summit there was a joint call to secure "vulnerable nuclear material". Lucy Williamson, a correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us to discuss the Seoul summit and Obama's private meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Japan one year after the tsunami

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Japan one year after the tsunami

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The Takeaway

North Korea Agrees to Halt Nuclear Work

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agreed to a moratorium on nuclear, and long-range missile tests. The State Department says Pyongyang will also allow the International Atomic Energy inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment and confirm disablement of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.

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The Takeaway

Two New Nuclear Reactors Get Go-Ahead

Friday, February 10, 2012

Less than one month away from the anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster — the world's largest since Chernobyl — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia. These will be the first reactors built in the U.S. since 1978. 

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The Takeaway

Will Israel Attack Iran?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The escalating tension between Israel and Iran over the latter's nuclear program has been at the center of many foreign policy debates and diplomatic talks over the past decade. Proponents of an Israeli strike say it's needed for to preserve Israel's national security while detractors say such an attack would precipitate World War III. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Tensions rise between Iran and the west and Nigeria tries to end a costly fuel subsidy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tensions rise between Iran and the west and Nigeria tries to end a costly fuel subsidy

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egyptian elections, pressure on Iran and demonstrations in Moscow

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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The Takeaway

Iran on the Verge of Nuclear Weapons Capability

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The International Atomic Energy Agency is set to release a report that accuses Iran of using foreign aid to get to fund its nuclear weapons capability. Israel's prime minister and president have already warned that they are taking this very seriously, even threatening military intervention. There is also talk of a preemptive strike by the Israelis to confront Iran's nuclear weapons.

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The Takeaway

Nuclear Talks Resume With North Korea

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The State Department has announced that the United States will resume nuclear talks with North Korea next week for the first time since 2005. The talks are welcomed by Kim Jong-il, who even hinted at the possibility of resuming six-party talks to end his country’s nuclear program. Separate negotiations currently taking place in Bangkok will also touch on the remains of American soldiers still missing in action from the Korean War. Almost 8,000 men are still missing from that conflict, and the remains of nearly 5,500 are thought to be in North Korea.

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WNYC News

Federal Officials Heckled at Meeting on Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, June 03, 2011

Audience members at a raucous public meeting on safety at Indian Point nuclear plant Thursday night heckled officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — calling the federal officials "Liars!" and "lap dogs!"

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The Takeaway

Chernobyl Cleanup Worker: 'We Thought We Were Saving a Country'

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twenty-five years ago today, disaster rocked Ukraine when a systems test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant led to a series of explosions, releasing nuclear fallout into the atmosphere. It was the beginning of a months-long struggle by Soviet authorities to contain the spread of deadly radiation. Thousands of workers joined this fight. Sergei Belyakov was one of them. He’s the author of a forthcoming book about his experience called “The Liquidator.”

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It's A Free Country ®

Indian Point's Final Battleground? Water

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This may all come down to the mighty Hudson and the right of the state to set water quality standards in the face of a powerful multi-billion dollar industry.

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