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Anti-Nuclear Activists Commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki


It's been 71 years since an impossibly bright light flashed over Hiroshima, Japan: the first use of a nuclear weapon in war.  Thousands died there and at Nagasaki three days later. 

It scared the world badly enough that nuclear weapons were not used in war again.  But our country and others certainly built more of them. 

Peace House in Ashland spends three days commemorating the Hiroshima-Nagasaki anniversary (August 6-9) with the help of anti-nuclear activist Greg Boertje-Obed.  He was one of three activists arrested for breaking into a nuclear facility in Tennessee.  He joins us in the studio prior to the weekend events. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.