Radioactive Show

Radioactive Show

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Current news and information on nuclear, peace and energy issues.


Yes To Life No To Mining
Jun 7
On this week’s show we take a look at the Yes to Life No to Mining Movement, and hear from one of their regional co-ordinators, Natalie Lowrey.Those communities who wish to say No to mining should be able to. The yes to life no to mining movement is of…
Keep on Fighting: WA Updates
May 31
The announcement of the Federal environmental approval was not what many were expecting, especially for the First Nations people of Yeelirrie. This week, we speak to the Ban Uranium Mining Permanently (BUMP) spokesperson, Bilbo Taylor about the campaign…
Beyond the Federal Election - Post Election Nuclear Reflections
May 24
The result of the federal election was not what many had hoped for. This week, we speak to the Australian conservation Foundation’s Nuclear free campaigner Dave sweeney about what the results of the recent federal election mean for the anti-nuclear…
After March 15: Voices from the Muslim community in Ōtautahi
May 17
We hear from members of the Muslim community in Ōtautahi, Christchurch, in the wake of the March 15 terror attacks in two mosques. Asha Abdi, is a young person who has grown up attending the Al Noor Mosque. Asma Azara, explains her research with those…
Dirty Mine Dirty Politics
May 10
The highly contested Adani Carmichael mine proposal received approval for their groundwater management plan on the eve of the federal election being called. Today on the Radioactive Show we bring you recordings of the speeches at the final event in the…
Shocking Federal Approval for Yeelirrie
May 3
On this weeks show, we hear from Mia Pepper, from the Conservation Council of WA on the recent shocking and highly political Federal approval of Yeelirrie uranium mine. We also hear from Debbie Carmody an Anangu, Sphinifex woman about what this approval…
Cleaning up a toxic legacy - Rehabilitation of Ranger Uranium Mine
Apr 26
On this Radioactive Show we hear from Kirsten Blair from The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation about the efforts to rehabilitate Ranger uranium mine and the plan for a post-uranium mining future in the Kakadu region.The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation’s…
Think Global Act Local : Honouring ICAN initiators in Preston
Apr 19
On Tuesday 16th April, the Darebin Council launched a mural at the Preston Library to honour two Preston-based co-founders of the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Dimity Hawkins and Dave Sweeney.The mural…
Pacific Must Be Free - Keeping atomic test survivor stories alive
Apr 12
On this show we look at the legacy of atomic testing and pay tribute to Polynesian trade unionist Roland Oldham who passed away last month. Roland was the President of Moruroa eTatou, a trade unionist, anti-nuclear campaigner, guitarist with the band…
Yeelirrie Legal Challenge Public Forum
Apr 5
On this weeks Radioactive Show we hear from the recent Western Australia Public Forum on the Yeelirrie legal challenge. The proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine is subject to a current legal challange in the Western Australia Supreme Court of Appeals, and we…
Keeping Western Australia Uranium Free
Mar 29
On this show we hear recordings from the Keep Western Australia Uranium Free public meeting held at Friends of the Earth on 13 March 2019. We hear an overview of the campaign to keep uranium in the ground at four sites in WA and an obituary for Small…
Honoring Women Fighting for Country
Mar 8
A special edition Radioactive Show this week for International Women’s Day, honoring the women at the forefront of many campaigns to stop the nuclear industry here in this country but also globally. We dedicate this show to the staunch and solid women…
Yarns and updates from South Australia
Mar 1
On this weeks show we speak with Lyn Hovey - activist, artist and curator of the Arabunna gallery in Marree about the upcoming launch of her friend and Arabunna man, Reg Dodd’s, book ‘Talking Sideways’.We also hear from Mara Bonacci - community organiser…
The MUA and the nuclear free campaign - what an ally!
Feb 22
On this Radioactive Show we look at the ongoing role and important contributions of the Maritime Union of Australia in the nuclear and peace campaigns in this country. We’ll hear from Jamie Newlyn, the state secretary of the MUA’s South Australian Branch…
US - Russia Nuclear Forces Treaty ends
Feb 15
In 1987, the signing of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty between US and Russia, was pivotal in ending the Cold War and the arms race that had seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons with the superpowers subscribing to a doctrine of mutually…
We won! Celebrating 20 year on from the Jabiluka blockade.
Feb 8
Young Mirrar Traditional Owners talk about the future of Jabiru and Kakadu beyond uranium mining, 20 years on from the Jabiluka mine win and with uranium ore processing coming to an end at Ranger uranium mine in 2021. Today we hear Simon and Jimmy Mujandi…
Global and local updates
Feb 1
Today we are joined by Dr.Jim Green - National Anti-nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth for an update on the state of play for the nuclear industry internationally and a look ahead to nuclear free campaigning in Australia for the coming year. Jim…
ALP commits to signing the Ban Treaty
Jan 18
A show exploring the ALP’s adoption of a new policy platform, commiting them to Australia’s signing and ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, if elected in 2019. Featuring audio from the ALP National Conference which was…
ATLA says NO - complaint lodged with Human Rights Commission
Dec 21, 2018
On this show we hear recordings from the press conference ATLA, the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association, held on Tuesday 18th December 2018 about the formal complaint they lodged with the Human Rights Commission about the way that Adnyamathanha…
Cedar stops a coal tain
Dec 7, 2018
Cedar is a young person scared for the future of their climate. So Cedar decided to put their body on the line to slow down coal exports. Here’s their story.
Don’t Dump on SA rally - We Still Say NO!
Nov 30, 2018
This radioactive show features some of the speakers from the Don’t Dump on SA rally held on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide on 3rd November. Over 1000 people from all over South Australia and beyond came together to say no, to tell the federal…
Celebrating 10 years of keeping WA uranium in the ground!
Nov 23, 2018
Over in Western Australia, the nucelar free campaign are celebrating 10 years since former Premier Colin Barnett lifted the ban on uranium mining in the State. 10 years ago, uranium was promoted as being a new mining sector that would be like ‘iron ore on…
Queers against the nuclear industry
Nov 16, 2018
Why is there so much opposition from queer people and their communities to the nuclear industry? A show inspired by artist Jessie Boylan’s recent essay, ‘This Is Not Nowhere’, about Queer resistance to the nuclear industry. Jessie Boylan’s essay featured…
Disrupt IMARC Community Rally
Nov 9, 2018
Today we head out onto the streets to hear voices from the community rally at the opening of the International Mining and Resources Conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre on Tuesday 30th October. We hear from Lucho Riquelme from the Latin American…
ANFA 2018 Snapshot
Nov 2, 2018
Over the weekend of 19-21 October 2018, members of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) met on Kaurna and Peramangk country in the Adelaide Hills. Dozens of Aboriginal Nations and civil society organisations were represented; people came together…
Mirarr Stand Strong - 20th Anniversary of the Jabiluka Blockade
Oct 26, 2018
Twenty years ago the Mirarr traditional owners of parts of Kakadu and Western Arnhem land invited protestors to stand with them on country against the Jabiluka mine at the peak of a 10 year long campaign that saw the mine stopped.20 years on, with the…
Community Says No to Uranium Mine and Waste Dump Proposals in WA
Oct 19, 2018
On this Radioactive Show we hear from the Leonora Public Meeting held on Wongatha country, that was held after this years Walkatjurra Walkabout in the Goldfields of Western Australia. The public meeting was held on Saturday 1st September in Leonora,…
African Americans against the bomb
Oct 12, 2018
This show is about the history of African American resistance to nuclear weapons. Professor Vincent Intondi isDirector of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement in Maryland in the US, and Author of the book ‘African Americans Against the…
Black Mist Burnt Country
Sep 28, 2018
On this Radioactive Show we hear about the Black Mist Burnt Country art exhibition and symposium which was organised by Burrinja Cultural Centre. The symposium was held on Saturday 9th September in Adelaide. It shed light on South Australia’s nuclear…
First Nations communities’ struggle against uranium mining in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 21, 2018
On this show I speak with Candyce Paul. Candyce is a mother, a grandmother, an educator, and a protector - not an environmentalist nor activist - responding to a serious threat to ALL future generations. She and her family are members of English River…
Acting Up with Frontline Action on Coal
Sep 14, 2018
Activists have gathered in Newcastle to push for an end to coal and calling for the Governments to radically tackle this dire problem. They’re willing to risk arrest and doing lots of dishes….
Peddling peace to Canberra: Nobel Peace Ride launches
Sep 7, 2018
On Sunday 2nd September about 100 people gathered at Victorian parliament to send off a group of cyclists travelling to Canberra as a part of the ICAN Nobel Peace ride. ICAN is of course the international Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an…
Nobel Peace Ride and SA Radioactive Waste Dump update
Aug 31, 2018
Today we bring you an interview with Tilman Ruff from International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) about the Nobel Peace Ride. The Nobel Peace Ride will take the Nobel Peace Prize medal won by ICAN all the way from the birthplace of ICAN in…
Walk the Bridge - Dump the Dump
Aug 24, 2018
Recordings form the ‘Walk The Walk - Dump the Dump’ Rally and March in Port Augusta on Sunday 19th August.Featuring Vivienne, Regina and Heather McKenzie - Adnyamathanha, Linda and Harry Dare - Barnagala, and Dr Susan Andersson - Flinders Local Action…
Process not Postcode
Aug 17, 2018
I’m Michaela and one todays program we’ll be getting an update on the proposed nuclear waste dump in south Australia as the campaign continues to heat up with legal action by the Barngala traditional owner group putting on hold a community ballot that was…
Talisman Sabre and the Australian anti-war movement
Aug 10, 2018
A brief analysis of the Australian anti-war movement and what might need to happen to build a movement to curb war and promote environmental sustainability.
Hiroshima Never Again - 73 years on
Aug 3, 2018
This radioactive show we commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by sharing Seksuko Thurlow’s story of survival from that devastating event. This is from a recording of an event heldin March 2017, at the Centre for…
Communities Have Their Say - Waste Dump Senate Hearings
Jul 27, 2018
Public hearings were held in early july in Kimba and Hawker as part of the senate inquiry giving communities an opportunity to have their say about flawed site selection process for the waste dump. A Canberra hearing will be held in early August before…
Strong Grandmothers of the Central Desert Speak Up
Jul 20, 2018
6 members of the Strong Grandmothers of the Central Desert Region travelled to Naarm (Melbourne) from Mparntwe on Arrente Country (Alice Springs and the central desert region), to share their stories and wisdom at the Students of Sustainability conference…
SOS - Strong culture, strong resistence
Jul 13, 2018
On this show, I’d like to give you a taste of some of the talks from the Students of Sustainability conference held in Narrm Melbourne that started in the first weekend of July.Includes a talk by Uncle Bill Nicholson, Wurundjeri elder, about Traditional…
One Year On : Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Jul 6, 2018
This week we speak with Dr Sue Wareham, president of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, MAPW and board member of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ICAN, Australia on the one year anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition…
Lucas Heights Reactor Shutdown
Jun 29, 2018
On this show, we hear about nuclear medicine and the recent shutdown of ANSTO’s Lucas Heights nuclear reactor. We speak to Dr Margaret Beavis from the Medical Association for the Prevention of War and get her perspective on the shutdown and ways to avoid…
Nuclear News from the West
Jun 22, 2018
On this weeks show, listen to the campaign to stop uranium mining in Western Australia, updates on recent news of the national radioactive waste dump PLAN B and wher the Supreme Court of Appeals to stop Yeelirrie uranium mine is at. You will hear from Dr…
Adnyamathanha People Say No
Jun 8, 2018
On this week’s radioactive show we hear Adnyamathanha concerns about the radioactive waste dump threatening their Country.We hear an interview with Vince Coulthard, the CEO of ATLA, the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association. This interview was…
Sorry Day 2018: Grandmothers Against Removals
May 25, 2018
21 years since the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in parliament, we mark Sorry Day by featuring Aunty Hazel Collins who initiated the group Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) in 2014. The GMAR movement is fighting against the systematic removal of…
Disarm our Universities
May 18, 2018
Melbourne University along with RMIT are trying to build Australia’s largest arms manufacturer on the site of the Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.Radioactive talks to Lucy Turton and Callum Simpson from Melbourne University about activism and the campaign…
What’s the Buzz? Uncle Kevin Buzzacott reflects on fighting the nuclear industry
May 11, 2018
On this week’s radioactive show we hear from Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna elder and staunch fighter against the uranium industry on his land. We also hear from Cat Beaton from Conservation SA who’ll give us an update on what’s been happening…
WA Rad Tour - Stories from the Road Part 2
May 4, 2018
On this weeks show, you will hear part two of the recordings taken from the first Western Australian Rad Tour 2018 where activists travelled for 13 nights over 4,000 kilometres from Perth to the four proposed uranium mine sites : mulga rock, yeelirrie,…
Keep Bre Nuke Free!
Apr 27, 2018
No Bunda Bunda on Ngemba LandWe learn about the fight to stop the nomination for the radioactive waste dump at Brewarrina being approved. Brewarrina is a small town in north west NSW. It is home to the largest fish traps in the world, and are thought to…
Radioactive Exposure Tour SA 2018 - Part 1
Apr 20, 2018
Come along for a taste of the 2018 Radioactive Exposure Tour of South Australia, which happened over Easter and in the first week of April. On the show, which is part one of two, you’ll hear from Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Vivienne McKenzie from Flinders…
Banning the Bomb: From Adnyamathanha Country to the UN
Apr 13, 2018
Hear Tim Wright, from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and Ray Acheson, of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and ICAN, speaking to the Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018. Features stories and analysis of the recent…
First WA Rad Tour - Stories from the Road
Apr 6, 2018
On this weeks show, you will hear part one of the recordings taken from the first Western Australian Rad Tour where activists travelled for 13 nights over 4,000 kilometres from Perth to the four proposed uranium mine sites : mulga rock, yeelirrie, wiluna…
Senator Rex Patrick on the Waste Dump Senate Inquiry
Mar 23, 2018
On 6 February 2018, the federal Senate referred an inquiry into the selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018. Submissions are due by Tuesday 3rd April.On this week’s…
Peter Murnane- Plowshare Activist
Mar 16, 2018
Peter recalls the Waihopai Plowshare action that successfully disrupted US war making in Iraq- from central Aotearoa.
Anti war activism across three generations
Mar 9, 2018
3 speakers about different eras and wars that Australia has been involved in. We hear from Jenny Grounds about the culture of war in our modern day society, Bob Muntz reflects on being a draft resister in the Vietnam war and Joy Damousi addresses the link…
Serenading Adela: A Street Opera
Mar 2, 2018
Serenading Adela: A Sreet Opera was a performance held on 7 January 2018 at the old Pentridge prison, in Coburg Melbourne. It tells a history of the anti WW1-conscription campaigns held nationally, but in particular the story of Adela Pankhurst, one of…
No Bundabunda on Ngemba Land
Feb 23, 2018
History of the Radioactive Exposure Tour
Feb 16, 2018
On this show we delve deep into the rad show archives to learn more about the history of the Radioactive Exposure Tour. The first Radioactive Exposure tour happened in 1983, as part of Rox Stop, which was a massive year long protest against the…
Connection to Country : Fukushima to Kintyre
Feb 9, 2018
Connection to Country : Fukushima to KintyreOn this weeks show we hear the strong testimony from Kenichi Hasegawa, a Fukushima dairy farmer who’s land, farm, life and community has been destroyed following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant…
Making Waves - Peace Boat in Adelaide
Feb 2, 2018
Peace Boat Nuclear Survivors in AdelaidePeace Boat, a Japanese based global NGO, visited Adelaide on 29th January for the first time as part of a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia on its 93rd global voyage.The Australian…
Anti Nuclear Activity in 2017 Campaign Wrap & Looking into the Next Year
Dec 22, 2017
ANTI NUCLEAR ACTIVITY IN 2017 CAMPAIGN WRAP UP : LOOKING INTO THE NEXT YEAROn this weeks Radioactive Show we will hear from some of Australia’s most dedicated and long time nuclear free campaigners who will give us a 2017 wrap up from both national and…
Don’t Dump on SA Rally
Dec 15, 2017
On this week’s show, we listen to some of the speakers at the Don’t Dump on SA Rally, held on 2 December 2017 on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide. The rally brought together people from Kimba and the Flinders Ranges, the communities affected by…
Fukushima support project & Scott Ludlam
Dec 8, 2017
Recordings from two meetings:Scott Ludlam, former federal senator and anti nuclear activist, meet up with Andy Paine, peace activist and sometimes journalist, to discuss Scott’s experience of being a senator and his views on politics. Meanwhile in…
Uranium on Trial - WA updates from Supreme Court Action
Nov 24, 2017
This weeks show is recorded on Whadjuk Noongar land, better known as Perth, WA about the Supreme Court action and Mulga Rock. Piers Verstegen, Director from Conservation Council of WA talks about the environment perspective of the Supreme Court Action to…
Pine Gap on Trial
Nov 17, 2017
In 2016, six peace pilgrims trespassed onto Pine Gap in Central Australia. The United States uses Pine Gap to help kill people in illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and many others. The Peace Pilgrims will put Pine Gap on trial from the 13th of November.…
A tribute to Dennis Banks: Walking for Land, Life and Peace.
Nov 10, 2017
This week we pay tribute to Dennis Banks, Ojibwa from Leech Lake, who dies on the 29th October at age 80. He was an activist, educator and writer and co-founded the American Indian Movement in 1968. He was involved in and organised many sacred walks and…
Mythbusting nuclear medicine
Nov 3, 2017
Do we need a dump to have nuclear medicine?On this week’s radioactive show we speak to Dr Margaret Beavis from MAPW, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, who dispels some of the misinformation that the government is spreading in their…
Uranium Mill Protest on Native American Land
Oct 27, 2017
This week’s show features recordings from the Ute Mountain Ute Native American protest against the White Mesa Uranium Mill on their land. Interviews with White Mesa Community Leaders Priscellna Rabbit and Ephraim Dutchie, an attorney Marie Ann Tapp and…
20 Years of ANFA II: Muckaty and Beyond
Oct 20, 2017
Over the weekend of September 15-17, 2017, the 20th meeting of ANFA, the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, was held. This is the second show of recordings from that special gathering. Today’s show is from one of the closing sessions of ANFA 2017, called…
#warstartshere + ICAN Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 13, 2017
On this week’s show, I share two interviews with peace activists who are out there charging the world.Like Gem Romuld, Outreach Coordinator with ICAN, the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, who I speak to about winning the 2017 Nobel Peace…
Toxic Legacy - The clean up of Ranger Uranium Mine
Oct 6, 2017
On this week’s radioactive show, we hear the session at the recent Australian Nuclear Free Alliance meeting about the clean up of ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory. The discussion then acknowledges the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of…
20 years of ANFA, still going strong
Sep 29, 2017
On September 15-17th 2017 the 20th Australian Nuclear Free Alliance was held on Kaurna country in Adelaide, South Australia. 20 years of standing strong for country, working together and fighting uranium mines, waste dumps and nuclear power.Listen to…
Drone warfare - the human cost
Sep 15, 2017
On this show, we present a talk by Alex Edney-Browne on the social and psychological effects of drone warfare. The talk was part of the IPAN conference held in Naarm Melbourne in second week of September. For more information on the conference, go to…
War, Peace & Independence: IPAN conference opening
Sep 8, 2017
Today we present excerpts from speeches delivered at ‘War, Peace and Independence’ a public forum held in Naarm/Melbourne on Friday the 7th of September. We hear from Meriki Onus (Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance), Lidia Thorpe (Gunnai-Gunditjmara),…
Walkatjurra Walkabout - Wiluna and Yeelirrie
Sep 1, 2017
On this show, I want to take you all out bush, onto Wangkatja Country, in the Northern Goldfields of Western Australia. It’s here that traditional owners have been fighting for over 40 years to protect country and keep uranium in the ground. Every year…
We Say NO! 20 years of community resistance against nuclear waste
Aug 25, 2017
On Saturday 19th August, a special event was held bringing together people from the Irati Wanti, Muckaty and current campaigns against a National radioactive waste dump. On this week’s radioactive show, we hear some of the speakers’ courageous and…
WA walk and SA waste campaign updates
Aug 18, 2017
Today we speak with walk organiser Marcus Atkinson midway through the sixth annual Walkatjurra Walkabout, a one month walk from Wiluna to Leonora from August 4th – September 2nd. Visit Nuclear Free WA for videos.No Dump Alliance member Dash Taylor Johnson…
Uranium Free Czech Republic
Aug 11, 2017
This week’s radioactive show features a discussion between ACF’s Dave Sweeney and Czech energy consultant Olga Kalisova who works with non-governmental organization Calla - Association for Preservation of the Environment, which is active on energy and…
A Time to Remember
Aug 4, 2017
We commemorate the anniversary of the nuclear bombs falling on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. KA speaks to Hibakusha survivor Sou Horie. Closer to home, Marcus Atkinson and Vicky Abdullah give updates on nuclear free campaigning in WA and the launch of…
Yami Lester tribute show and NY weapons ban
Jul 28, 2017
A tribute show to Yankunytjatjara elder and atomic test survivor, Yami Lester, who sadly passed away recently. We reflect on his ongoing fight for justice, for a nuclear free world and Aboriginal land rights.Please note that, with family permission, this…
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance in Tennessee
Jul 21, 2017
This week we share an interview with Ralph Hutchison, coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance from Knoxville, Tennessee. Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance or OREPA works to oppose the Y12 nuclear weapons facility at Oak Ridge,…
French Connection
Jul 14, 2017
This week we speak to an Australian activist and hear her first hand account of the campaign to stop a radioactive waste dump in France. We learn that that are quite a few radioactive parallels between our countries.Links mentioned during the interview…
Women Ban The Bomb - On the eve of a Global Nuclear Weapons Ban
Jul 7, 2017
On Saturday the 17th of June, a women led, all-inclusive rally was held in Melbourne in solidarity with the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb! and as part of a National Day of Action in anticipation of the Global Nuclear Weapons ban. Today we feature…
Voices from the Frontier Wars March
Jun 23, 2017
We hear from a few of the many people who travelled to the Frontier Wars March. The march took place on April 25th, 2017.
Clinton’s Walk for Justice
Jun 16, 2017
Many listeners will have heard about Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia who has been on a very long Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September 2016.This Radioactive Show features strong words and…
30 years of Nuclear Free Aotearoa NZ
Jun 9, 2017
This June marks the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone Disarmament and Arms Control Act. Today’s show features an interview originally recorded at Plains FM in Christchurch, in it we’ll hear Sally Carlton from Speak up Korerotia who is…
Fight to stop 4 new uranium mines in WA
Jun 2, 2017
WA’s new premier, the ALP’s Mark McGowan, stated before the election that he wouldn’t overturn any final approvals that had been made, but what is final approval? What does the change of government mean for the 4 proposed uranium mines in WA and what does…
Clean Up or Cover-up? Maralinga nuclear test sites
May 26, 2017
Mara Bonacci speaks with Geoff Williams from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency to get an his perspective from on-the-ground at the Australian Government clean up of Maralinga atomic test sites prior to a handback to the…
Frontier Wars March 2017
May 19, 2017
The Frontier Wars March in Canberra has become an important event. The push to have the Australian War Memorial recognise the first and largest war on Australian soil as part of official Anzac Day Commemerations strikes at the heart of Australia’s…
Chernobyl: 31 years on and the legacy remains
May 12, 2017
This Radioactive Show hear a Chernobyl Commemorative Show shared with us by Understorey, a Perth-based Radio show.We mark 31 years since the disaster occurred and reflect on the secrecy, devastation and pain that remains. A poignant reminder of why we…
Barndioota Nomination Anniversary
May 5, 2017
Saturday 29th April marked the one year anniversary of the nomination of Barndioota, or Wallerberdina, in the Flinders Ranges as the Federal government’s preferred site for a national radioactive waste facility. It was chosen from a shortlist of 6 sites.…
The real story of why we go to war
Apr 28, 2017
A recording from ANZAC Day eve event put on by the Medical Association for the Prevention of War called “The real story of why we go to war”. A diverse and thought provoking night including music, poetry, talks and a comedy act.Michael Hamel-Green,…
Anzac Edition- Frontier Killings
Apr 21, 2017
This week, Australians will mark Anzac Day, a day to remember Australians who have died in all wars. Today on the Radioactive Show, we hear from Queensland historian Libby Connors talking about Aboriginal Warrior Dundalee, executed during the Frontier…
Does Terra Nullius persist? In conversation with Irene Watson.
Apr 14, 2017
We share a conversation with Tanganekald, Meintangk, and Boandik woman, Irene Watson. Irene is a pro vice-chancellor at the University of South Australia, a First Nations representative to the UN and has been published widely in law, Indigenous and…
Banning the bomb
Apr 7, 2017
UN negotiations for a nuclear weapon ban treaty started with a one week session at the UN at the end of March. The aim of the ban is to de-legimatise nuclear bombs and put them on the same legal footing as other weapons of mass destruction, working much…
Kicking the can down the road
Mar 31, 2017
The Federal Government has recently accepted two new nominations for a site for the National radioactive waste dump at Kimba in South Australia.On this week’s show, we speak to peter woolford from Kimba about their fight to stop the dump as well as to…
Disarm and Ploughshares - Anti-War Activitiy from around Australia
Mar 17, 2017
On this week’s show, we talk to activists from the Disarm Avalon, protesting the bi-annual arms fair. We also talk to Jim Dowling about his recent plough shares action in Brisbane.
Double Header: Fukushima Anniversary & PBI
Mar 10, 2017
The Radioactive Show this week is brought to you by AC and KA and includes two interviews. The first one marks the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It’s with Maki-San from Smile with Kids, an organisation based in Cairns that brings…
Inside ARPANSA
Mar 3, 2017
On this week’s show, we look at the role of ARPANSA, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Australia’s nuclear regulator. We speak to the organisation’s CEO Carl Magnus Larsson and Dr Rick Tinker, their Section Manager of…
An Industry in Demise
Feb 24, 2017
We hear first hand from Candyce Paul of the English River Nation about the devastating impacts of Cameco’s uranium mines in Saskatchewan, Canada. Marcus Atkinson gives an update on Cameco’s financial woes in its uranium mining ambitions in Western…
From Yeelirrie to the UN: Nuclear updates local and national.
Feb 17, 2017
Today we hear Australian Nuclear Free Alliance co-chair Vicky McCabe speaking at an action calling on Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to reject proposals to mine uranium in Western Australia. Friends of the Earth’s Nuclear-free campaigner Dr.…
Government woos community with $2 million fund
Feb 3, 2017
On this week’s show we speak to 3 people from the Hawker community and get their views on the $2 million community development fund that the Federal government has allocated to them, ostensibly regardless of whether the proposed radioactive waste dump…
Against good advice - State approve Yeelirrie mine proposal
Jan 27, 2017
The State Environment Minister of WA, Albert Jacob, has given state approval to the Yeelirrie uranium mine proposal despite opposition from Traditional Owners and his own government’s Environment Protection Agency’s findings. The EPA recommended against…
Dodgy Deals: India-Australia Nukes Update
Dec 16, 2016
On this week’s Radioactive Show, we hear an interview with Kumar Sundaram, of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace in India, on the current push by the Modi Govt to force through new nuclear plants and severe repression of any dissent. Also,…
Yami Lester’s Story: International Day of People With Disability Special
Dec 2, 2016
Yami Lester is a Yankunytjatjara man of northern South Australia who was blinded by a “black mist” - fallout from in the 1950’s. As a young man, he joined the Aboriginal Advancement League in Adelaide. However, he wanted to take more direct action. He…
Developments in the proposal to import high level waste
Nov 25, 2016
On this week’s Radioactive Show we look at the recent extraordinary developments in the South Australian government’s push for a high level international waste dump. We speak to Friends of the Earth’s national anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Jim Green,…
Actions for peace across the Tasman
Nov 18, 2016
We hear about the exciting work of Auckland Peace Action, taking a stance against the New Zealand Government’s week of pro-war events. The links between militarisation, colonialism and capitalism are explored, and the parallels of working for peace in the…
Citizens’ Jury Says No!
Nov 11, 2016
The verdicts out and 70% of the South Australian citizens’ jury, a group of 350 members of the South Australian public, have said no to an international radioactive waste dump in SA under any circumstances.In today’s show we explore the process and the…
Global Warming and Militarism 2
Oct 28, 2016
Greg talks with long time anti-war activist Jacob Grech about how the military industrial complex is taking global warming seriously and why those who care about the future of the planet need to as well.
US military at Pine Gap and in Okinawa
Oct 21, 2016
Features recordings from the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network conference 2016, held in Alice Springs. In its 50th year, Professor Richard Tanter discusses the functions of the Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility, located just 20km from Alice…
Creativity Not Radioactivity
Oct 14, 2016
63 years since the first mainland atomic test at Emu Field in South Australia, we speak with Nuclear Futures director Paul Brown, and Yalata Anangu artist Steve Harrison. ‘Nuclear’ is an exhibition showing at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural…
Global Warming and War
Oct 7, 2016
Radioactive chats with Dr. Marty Branagan about the relationship between climate change and militarism - we cannot hope to fix the climate crisis without creating a more just, peaceful and disarmed world.
Maralinga 60 Years On: Art keeps the stories alive
Sep 30, 2016
60 years on from the British atomic tests at Maralinga, a series of touring exhibitions keep the stories alive through powerful artwork. ‘Black Mist Burnt Country’, ‘Nuclear’ and ‘Collisions’ are creating spaces for discussion about our nuclear future as…
Killer Robots and a Nuclear Ban: Horror and Hope
Sep 23, 2016
Fully autonomous weapons, or killer robots, are currently under development, representing a new level of morally repugnant violence.Ray Acheson is the director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament section of the Women’s International League for…
“Money won’t cry for you” & Vale Dr Bill Williams
Sep 16, 2016
Regina McKenzie, Lucy Lester and Enice Marsh are three proud Aboriginal women speaking out against state and federal plans for radioactive waste dumps in South Australia; recorded at Exposure: a community expo in Port Augusta. The people of SA have had…
One dump or two? Differentiating South Australia’s double waste dump threat
Sep 9, 2016
On this week’s radioactive show, we look at the nuclear waste dump double whammy that South Australia is currently facing. We speak to Dr Jim Green from Friends of the Earth who puts radioactive waste management in context and Cat Beaton from the…
Nuclear Disarmament in sight - Australia blocks consensus
Sep 2, 2016
On this week’s show we speak to Tim Wright from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. We discuss the recent developments at the UN Conference on Disarmament bringing us closer to a global weapons ban treaty, despite Australia’s…
Protecting Country Today
Aug 26, 2016
Recordings from the Protecting Country Today Forum on the final day of the Gurindji Festival celebrating 50 years since the Wave hill walk-off.Young countrymen from Borroloola speak out about fracking on their country. We also hear from SEED, an…
Peace Headlines and update on Australia’s nuclear waste industry
Aug 19, 2016
A round up of peace and conflict news around the world you often don’t hear on mainstream media. We also talk to Dr. jim Green from Friends of the Earth about the State of the nuclear waste issues in Australia and the growing gap between renewable and…
Stygofauna Stops Uranium Mine: The win against Cameco at Yeelirrie
Aug 12, 2016
This week we bring you some good news from Western Australia where the Environmental Protection Agency’s decided not to approve Cameco’s proposal to mine uranium at Yeelirrie due to threats to subterranean fauna. Mia Pepper, nuclear-free campaigner with…
Poised to outlaw nuclear weapons
Aug 5, 2016
Is the international community poised to outlaw the most destructive weapons ever created? In this episode, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons reports on the progress made at the May session of a special UN working group on nuclear…
Sounds of the Lizard Bites Back
Jul 29, 2016
Another big protest festival at the world’s biggest uranium mine, Olympic Dam, located on Kokatha Country in South Australia has recently taken place. Tune into hear the words of Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna elder, speaking to police while blockading…
Karlamilyi Walk Part 2
Jul 22, 2016
Karlamilyi Walk Part 1: Protecting Martu country from uranium mining at Kintyre
Jul 15, 2016
The first of a series of shows featuring recordings from the Karlamilyi Walk to protect Martu country from Cameco’s plan to mine uranium at Kintyre. Featuring Karnu Nancy Taylor, Muuki, Mia Pepper, Piers Verstegen, Dave Sweeney, Bindy and Marcus Atkinson,…
Wrap up of Lizards Plus other news headlines
Jul 8, 2016
I get to talk to Meg who went to lizards revenge. There’s also news headlines from around the world in the areas of nuclear, sustainabilty and peace. Mentioned:www.closepinegap.org
Election Special
Jul 1, 2016
On Election Day, we talk to the Greens Spokesperson on Foreign policy, climate change and nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam. Senator Ludlam’s…
Over 30 Years of Fighting Olympic Dam
Jun 24, 2016
Conversations with Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna elder, and long-term nuclear-free activist Bilbo Taylor, reflecting on over 30 years of fighting the Olympic Dam uranium mine.
Black Mist White Rain #2: Nuclear legacies in South Australia
Jun 10, 2016
The British/Australian nuclear testing program of the 1950s and 60s has left lasting impacts on the land and bodies of Aboriginal people and nuclear veterans. Nuclear weapons are not clearly outlawed by international law, but a movement for a ban treaty…
No Nuclear Wasteland in the Flinders Ranges
Jun 3, 2016
This week we continue looking at the campaign to stop a radioactive waste dump on Adnymathanha land in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. We hear from Enice Marsh, Linda Coulthard, Regina McKenzie and Vivianne McKenzie - Traditional Owners speaking out…
Fallujah- War Crimes and Urbicide
May 27, 2016
This is the extended interview with longtime journalist, activist and friend of the Iraqi people Donna Mulhearn. As I type this, Fallujah is in the grip of brutal warfare. Again. For the 5th time in 13 years, the people of Fallujah are surrounded by…
Swan Island- Australia’s Dirty Secret Part 2
May 20, 2016
In Part 2 of this 2 part look at Swan Island, we go to the gates of the secretive military training base.On the 25th of February 2016, activists from around Australia did a surprise blockade of Swan Island. We travelled with them and recorded their…
Flinders Ranges – Too Good to Waste : Nuclear waste dump update
May 13, 2016
Two announcements regarding nuclear waste dump proposals for South Australia are featured. Dr. Jillian Marsh (Adnyamathanha) and Cat Beaton (Conservation Council of SA), two long time nuclear free campaigners, bring us an update on the processes with both…
Black Mist White Rain #1: Nuclear Legacy In The Marshall Islands
May 6, 2016
In the 1940s and 1950s, the US Government tested 67 nuclear bombs on the stunning Marshall Islands during the 40s and 50s. The testing program lead to land dispossession, permanent contamination of the land and poisoning from the radioactive fallout.…
Swan Island- Australia’s Dirty Secret Part 1
Apr 29, 2016
This week we look at a top secret military base located just one hour out of Melbourne.We speak to peace activists, Jess, Simon Moyle and Sam Quinlan from the Swan Island Peace Convergence about the importance of challenging Australia’s secret role in the…
Peace and anti-corporatisation organising in Aotearoa
Apr 22, 2016
The show features an interview with Murray Horton, long-term peace organiser from Aotearoa, otherwise known as New Zealand. Murray covers a varied mix of topics including his early inspiration attending the long march in Western Australia to start…
Chernobyl 30 Years - Past and Present Danger
Apr 15, 2016
On April 26th 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine ruptured. It sent radiation into the atmosphere that spread across Europe, leaving an ongoing legacy of contamination, illness, death and displacement.Dr.Bill Williams (Medical Association for the…
UN talks to prohibit nuclear weapons #2
Apr 8, 2016
We continue exploring the landmark discussions in the UN working group, laying the groundwork to negotiate a new instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons. This process is challenging the nuclear weapons possessors and their faithful allies, like Australia.…
UN talks to prohibit nuclear weapons #1
Apr 1, 2016
We delve a little deeper into the world of disarmament diplomacy, examining landmark United Nations talks that began in Geneva, Switzerland, in February. The new working group is gathering for three sessions this year to discuss how to take forward…
Pine Gap Investigation III
Mar 25, 2016
The third in a 3 part series investigating the Pine Gap ‘Facility’, a joint US- Aust base, just 20 Km From Alice Springs. I speak to Jacob Grech about the brewing plans for a big protest camp to be held for Pine Gap’s 50th anniversary this year. To find…
Proposed Nuclear Dump Sites: Grand Tour!
Mar 4, 2016
Six sites across Australia are on the federal government’s shortlist for a national radioactive waste dump and all 6 communities are fired up. They don’t want to become famous as the host with the most poisonous and long-lived waste this country produces,…
Pine Gap Investigation II
Feb 26, 2016
The show features three women who have been involved in investigating and protesting Pine Gap’s operations, as well as Australia’s unquestioning military alliance with the US, since the 1970s and 80s. Interviewed are Senator Lee Rhiannon, Jo Valentine, a…
Don’t Waste Our Country – Nuclear dump campaign update
Feb 19, 2016
The strength of community opposition is growing at the six nominated sites being assessed for a federal nuclear waste dump. Today we hear from Aaron Le Rossignol from Oak Valley station next to the Aridgold date farm nominated without community consent &…
Pine Gap Investigation I
Feb 12, 2016
The show explores the operations and history of the Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility, a US-Aust run base 20km out of Alice Springs, which has its 50th anniversary this year. This episode is part 1 of 2 and features a conversation with Richard Tanter, an…
Not Here Not Anywhere – National Campaign on Nuclear Dump
Feb 5, 2016
Six nominated sites for a National Radioactive Waste Dump are undergoing further assessment with a public comment period closing on March 11th. As we’ve been hearing, there are serious concerns at each site and all are strongly contested. This episode we…
The New Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons #2
Jan 29, 2016
This is the second in a two-part series on the “humanitarian initiative”: a groundbreaking effort by governments, the Red Cross and civil society organizations to re-awaken the global public to the unparallelled danger of nuclear weapons, and to establish…
The New Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons #1
Jan 22, 2016
Fifteen thousand, eight hundred nuclear weapons spread across 14 nations. One thousand, eight hundred ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. This is not the cold war, but the present reality – the daily existential threat with which we have…
Anti-nuclear activity in 2016: Looking to the year ahead
Jan 15, 2016
Today we’ll be taking a look to the year ahead and some of the developments that will be a focus of anti-nuclear activity in 2016. We’ll touch on some of the nuclear free movement events that are coming up and that you can expect to hear about in more…
Walking to the NPT in New York: Part Two
Dec 18, 2015
Part two of a two part special on the Movement Towards a Nuclear Free Future that happened in April 2015 from Tennessee to NY, in the US.After crossing 8 state borders, we hear from more walk participants on the personal and political aspects of this epic…
Walking to the NPT in New York: Part One
Dec 11, 2015
Part one of a two part special on the Movement Towards a Nuclear Free Future that happened in April 2015 from Tenessee to NY, in the US. Radioactive Show Producers joined a contingent from various parts of Australia to participate in the journey which…
Inglewood & India - the Federal Government’s dodgy nuclear deals!
Dec 4, 2015
Today we hear from Bob Moorish from Inglewood near Oman Ama (QLD), one of the short listed sites for a national nuclear waste dump, and Robin Taubenfeld, Nuclear-free campaigner with FoE Brisbane. Before that, Dave Sweeney, Nuclear-free campaigner with…
Hill End to Hiroshima
Nov 27, 2015
This week we tune into the radioactive waste dump debate in Hill End, near Sally’s Flat, an area that is suddenly in the spotlight for being one of six potential sites for the national radioactive waste dump. We speak with Jodie Carter from the No Central…
Grounds for Contention: shortlist for a nuclear waste dump
Nov 20, 2015
On Friday 13th November the Federal Governemnt release their shortlist of nominated sites to be investigated for a national nuclear waste dump. Following the incredible success of Traditional Owners in halting the imposition of a nuclear waste dump at…
Speaking out in Port Augusta
Nov 13, 2015
Featuring recordings taken at the ‘Renewables not Radioactive ’ forum held in the Port Augusta, South Australia, on 19th October 2015. Listen to an eloquent summary of communities’ history of struggle against remote radioactive waste dumping, up to the…
Talking up at ANFA
Oct 30, 2015
The Australian Government is doing its best dinosaur impression and trying hard to have a nuclear light-bulb moment, while the rest of the world is backing out of nuclear energy and buckling under the volumes of radioactive waste that need a permanent…
Radioactive Show - Black Mist Burnt Country
Oct 23, 2015
On the show this week we hear about a major national touring art exhibition titled ‘Black Mist Burnt Country’ which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the British atomic test series at Maralinga in South Australia. It revisits the events and its…
Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Walkatjurra Walkabout 2015It’s been 5 years of the Walkatjurra Walkabout, a walk from Wiluna to Leonora in Western Australia, led by Traditional Owners and focusing on preventing the expansion of the nuclear industry on country. In this show we hear…
Pine Gap and Drone Warfare: Australia’s Role
Oct 2, 2015
Pine Gap is a Joint US-Australia signals intelligence facility located near Alice Springs in the arid heart of Australia. It is vitally important to the US war-fighting machine, and often referred to as America’s eyes and ears on this side of the globe.…
Into An Uncertain Future: Containment of Radioactivity
Sep 25, 2015
This week features Tauto Sansbury (2015 NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award) reporting back on a meeting between 16 Traditional Owner groups in South Australia and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. Followed up by some recordings from a panel…
Radioactive Show - Episode 201509191000
Sep 18, 2015
Exploring nuclear themes in pop culture (REPEAT show from 2014 due to popular demand!) Radioactivity… it’s awe-inspiring and terrible power seems to be an addictive plot device for countless comic, film and TV producers. This week we’re looking at some…
Cameco’s Saskatchewan Secrets Part 2
Sep 11, 2015
This is part two of a two-part Radioactive Show special. We’ve got an ear in Saskatchewan, a Canadian province dominated by one company, Cameco, and its uranium mines that riddle the north. We’ll hear more about the impacts of uranium mining on Indigenous…
Cameco’s Saskatchewan Secrets Part 1
Sep 4, 2015
Cameco’s Saskatchewan Secrets Part 1This is part one of a two-part Radioactive Show special, looking at the uranium mining industry in the north of the Canadian province, Saskatchewan. The industry is dominated by one company, Cameco, and it is…
Remaking the Atomic Bomb: Exposing nuclear legacies through art
Aug 28, 2015
Yukiyo Kawano creates life size replicas of the ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’ nuclear bombs dropped by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago. One of these artworks, sewn from her grandmother’s kimono’s and her own hair, featured in ‘Ten Minutes to…
Peace pagoda on the doorstep of the US Navy
Aug 21, 2015
This show was recorded outside the US Bangor-Kitsap Navy Base, home to the biggest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, and the location of a planned Peace Pagoda. The former Pagoda was burnt down by Navy personnel 33 years ago. We speak to Senji…
Radioactive Exposure: Report back from the 2015 tour.
Aug 14, 2015
Native American struggles for Land Justice
Jul 31, 2015
This week’s show features interviews with two Native American activist warriors- Dennis Banks and Ammon Russell. Rad show co-producers Gem and Crunch met them while participating in the Movement Towards a Nuclear Free Future in the US in April-May 2015.…
Radioactive Waste: Threats to country and culture
Jul 24, 2015
For the last two decades Aboriginal communities have experienced the radioactive racism that has been the hallmark of the Federal Government’s approach in pursuing a remote dump site. Powerful grassroots campaigns successfully stopped plans for a dump…
Radioactive Waste: Threats to country and culture
Jul 17, 2015
For the last two decades Aboriginal communities have experienced the radioactive racism that has been the hallmark of the Federal Government’s approach in pursuing a remote dump site. Powerful grassroots campaigns successfully stopped plans for a dump…
Spaces of Resistance: Mapping Environmental Justice
Jul 10, 2015
This week Anitra Nelson will introduce the Environmental Justice Atlas – an online tool which maps ecological conflicts and spaces of resistance, and identify ways that people can both utilise and contribute to this mapping project. We’ll also be taking a…
Toward a Nuclear Free Northern Territory
Jun 26, 2015
This week on the show we’ll be looking to the Northern Territory as they edge one step closer to being nuclear free! On June 11th Energy Resources Australia announced that they would no longer be pursuing a feasibility study for the Ranger 3 Deeps project…
Swords Into Plowshares: Peace Activism in the US
Jun 19, 2015
Two activists in the Catholic Worker movement share with us how they live lives of simplicity, perform works of mercy and resist war in a country where the military is the number 1 employer. Sister Mary Denis Lentsch and Steve Baggarly tell us stories of…
Speaking up for country at the World Uranium Symposium
May 22, 2015
A dual focus this week.Barbara Shaw, Co-chair of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, represented ANFA one month ago speaking up for country at the World Uranium Symposium in Quebec, Canada. The Symposium explored all aspects of the nuclear fuel chain…
Guam: Isle of Hope
May 15, 2015
Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, an indigenous peace activist & award-winning journalist from Guam, a Pacific Island colony, speaks about the ever expanding US military base on her island home. An inspiring and eloquent speech about this isle of hope in the…
WIPP Radioactive Release Part 2
May 1, 2015
This week on the Radioactive Show we return to hear the second half of an interview with Don Hancock (Southwest Research and Information Centre, New Mexico). He speaks about the ongoing dangers from a radioactive release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant…
Banish the Bomb with Footprints and Bike Tracks
Apr 10, 2015
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. It’s also time again for the NPT (The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) review at the UN. Throughout April 2015, Footprints for Peace are walking, cycling and running from Oak ridge,…
Words for the Nuclear Free Movement
Mar 27, 2015
Dwell among these thoughts on the nuclear industry, sacred land and the movements that inspire us from poets both fresh and seasoned.Put down the news for half an hour and take heart from these creative outpourings of sadness, reflection, rage and…
Stumbling in the Dark, Reaching for the Light
Mar 20, 2015
“Since nuclear weapons entered our world, everything has changed, whether we like it or not, ready or not.” - Tilman RuffIn this beautifully sad and compelling essay ‘Stumbling in the Dark, Reaching for the Light,’ which is written and read by Tilman…