Monday, August 7, 2023

August 8-16

Extended Program Notes for Something’s Happening August 8 – 16, 2023

We will be running a reading of To Hell and Back: Last Train from Hiroshima, which Roy had customarily done to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing by the US. The version we found is from a second edition by the author, increasing the documentation and detail to counter critics, and apparently runs longer than the version that Roy used, which we don’t seem to have. So we will run a few chapters each night and run into the following week, which roughly corresponds to the anniversary of last week or so of World War II.

To Hell And Back: The Last Train From Hiroshima

DAY ONE Tuesday, August 8, 2023

12 AM

Intro and explanation (to be recorded)

Forward + Chapter 1 - The Killing Star (1:00:18)

1 AM

Chapter 2 - Gojira's Egg (0:52:14) candidate cart

2 AM

Chapter 3 - Setsuko (1:33:07) (will require a break for station ID at 3 AM)

Pitch and outro

3:30 AM

Creative Frontline (Climate Change is Now)

One minute intro (Arrow Weed) Luis Olmedo Lithium (22 min) candidate cart

4-6 AM

Thom Hartmann final two hours

DAY TWO Wed Aug. 9 (Nagasaki anniversary)

12 AM Theme – intro + pitch

Chapter 4 - And The Rest Were Neutrinos (0:55:29)

1 -3:30  AM 

Chapter 5 - The Crazy Iris (2:17:20) (will require ID breaks at 2, 3 


TUC Radio: Oppenheimer and the Hiroshima & Nagasaki a-bombs (30 min)

Two weeks before Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day 2023 Paul Jay and Peter Kuznick had a conversation about the just released film Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan. They acknowledged the importance of the film at a time when the risk of a nuclear war is the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. But they also raised the question why it is still possible to claim that the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima saved lives by ending WWII. 

Thanks to Paul Jay, host and co-founder of The Analysis, for inviting Peter Kuznick, professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and co-author with Oliver Stone of the Showtime series, The Untold History of the United States. 

This excerpt from their one hour conversation can be found on YouTube under the title: Oppenheimer: U.S. Developed First Strike Weapon and Used Japan to Prove it. 

DATE: 7/27/2023 


4-6 AM 

Final two hours Thom Hartmann 

1 -3:30 AM

Chapter 5 - The Crazy Iris (2:17:20) 


Between the Lines

4-6 AM

Final two hours Thom Hartmann

DAY THREE Thurs Aug 10

12 AM

Theme – intro + pitch

Chapter 6 - Kaiten and the Faithful Elephants (1:19:28) (requires ID break at 1 AM)

1:30 AM

Chapter 7 - A Vapor In The Heavens (2:02:59)

3:30 AM

Poets CafĂ© – Michael Novick (or some other half-hour)

4-6 AM Thom Hartmann final two hours

DAY FOUR Fri Aug 11

12 AM  


Alan Watts - Interview with Dr Chang Chang Yuen (33 min) 


12:30 AM 

Intro to Last Train  + pitch 

Chapter 8 - Threads (1:24:49) requires an ID break at 1 AM 

Outro + pitch 


2 AM 

Caroline Casey Visionary Activist 

Underworld Arraignment Accountability Special! (58 min) 

Barbie as Inanna (great essay by Meg Ellison), True Lammas, US Pluto return, & The Yes Men continue their liberating High Jinx 


Caroline welcomes return of fellow Libran Dragon, astro*mytho*politico Rachel Lang, author of Modern Day Magic and the new children’s book As Above, So Below. Rachel was recently elected to the Ojai City Council in Ojai, CA, That all metaphysics be applied to supporting Flora Fauna Fungi democracy, 

or to hell with it… 

Rachel serves on the boards of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the Stonewall Democrats of Ventura County, the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board, and the Economic Development Collaborative. 

Upcoming Omega Institute workshop in October – Liberating Venus. 



3 AM 

Magical Mystery Tour (59 min) 

Race, Trauma, Place and Identity in Writing about Social Justice with Lena Sclove 

Lena Sclove is a community organizer, social justice activist and writer. In this conversation we talk about race, cultural diversity, belonging, identity and the challenges of writing for social justice.  

The Magical Mystery Tour is a show that dives into the heart of things exploring new ideas and new ways of seeing and being in this wondrous crazy world we share together. 

Host Tonio Epstein: contact me at 802-229-5123 or   


4-6 AM Final two hours of Thom Hartmann 



Day 1 Tuesday Aug. 15 

(anniversary of end of World War II, unconditional surrender by Japan)

12 AM


Chapter 9 - Testament (2:56:25) (requires station ID breaks at 1 AM, 2 AM

3 AM

TBD – Something on Truman and decision to drop the bomb, launch Cold War,

(maybe from Oliver Stone’s US history series re the replacement of Wallace by Truman as VP)

4-6 PM Final two hours of Thom Hartmann

DAY 2 Wed Aug 16

12 AM

Intro + pitch

Chapter 10 - Legacy-To Fold A Thousand Paper Cranes (3:54:39) (requires ID breaks inserted at 1 AM 2 AM, 3 AM

Outro + pitch

4-6 AM Final two hours of Thom Hartmann

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