Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus, produced by the Office of the Americas and available at KPFK.org, where we are heard internationally.
Today, I’m honored to have Dr. Helen Caldicott as a guest. Dr. Caldicott is a physician who previously taught pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Nobel Laureate Linus Pauley nominated her for the Nobel Prize. Helen Caldicott is also the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which is part of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – an organization that was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1985. Actually, Dr. Helen Caldicott has become the strongest and most knowledgeable international spokesperson to demand an end to nuclear weapons and nuclear power. She is the recipient of 21 honorary doctoral degrees as a result of her efforts to end the clear and present danger of nuclear annihilation. Her latest book focuses on the medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, a crisis without end. Welcome, Dr. Caldicott.
Helen: Thank you, Blase.
Blase: I’m so happy to hear of your announcement of a symposium on the dynamics of possible nuclear extinction. Tell me about it.