Populist Dialogues - Why Not Nuclear? The Case Against Nuclear Power

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Guest David Hill is a volunteer working with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility on their program to stop the use of nuclear power. He delivers a modified version of his power point presentation: “Why Not Nuclear? The Case Against Nuclear Power.” He provides a broad overview of how nuclear works (fission vs fusion), the environmental and health dangers of nuclear energy, discussion of Fukushima and the Columbia Generating Station at Hanford and why it needs to be closed down.

Populist Dialogues - Our last hope, Natures Trust Law

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Guest Mary Wood, Faculty Director of the University of Oregon Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program, speaks with us about the use of nature trust law to bring us back from the fossil fuel induced environmental tipping point. She notes that our elected leaders as well as our regulatory agencies have been captured by the corrupting influence of the fossil fuel industries. Now we use he third branch of government to protect the environment.

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Susan Rice allegedly "unmasked" Trump mentions in intelligence surveillance records.

The Gorsuch nomination and the Democratic filibuster.

Real border wall losers - ranchers, homeowners and taxpayers through exercise of eminent domain.

DHS Secretary John Kelly says airport searches of cell phones will continue.

Yale School of Medicine Professor Gordon Shepard says drinking wine gives brain a workout, engaging brain more than music or solving math equations. But you must swallow.

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John McCain says Rand Paul is a Putin operative for objecting to Montenegro NATO membership.

Trump's taxes - at 25% in year leaked, more that Bernie's. Media's focus is on whether Trump was the leaker.

Political operative Roger Stone victim of hit and run, he thinks it may have been an assassination attempt especially after he was recently poisoned also.

LA County Sheriff's Department spending $300,000 to switch from silver to gold colored belt buckles. Both are actually brass.

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The grey market epitomized by Uber v. taxis, Air B&B v. Hilton and Amazon v. Macys.

FDA regulations of E-cigs.

Death from painkillers down 25% in legal marijuana states

Attorney General Jeff Sessions making noises about enhanced drug enforcement and disparaging comments about marijuana.

Justin Amash R-MI, Tom Garrett R-VA, Ed Blumenauer D-OR, Tulsi Gabbard D-HI, Scott Taylor R-VA & Don Young R-AK co-sponsoring "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.