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Radio Event: Dr. Helen Caldicott at Busboys and Poets

October 19, 2008 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Renowned lecturer and anti-nuclear crusader, Dr. Helen Caldicott will be joining IPS Fellow and Earthbeat Radio Host Daphne Wysham and Dr. Arjun Makhijani, Founder and President of the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research at the new Busboys and Poets to discuss her recent book, ”Nuclear Power is Not the Answer.” The new Busboys is located at 1025 5th at K Street, NW.

Named one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institute and a Nobel Prize nominee, the Australia-born Caldicott left a medical career that included stints at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston to devote her life to the prevention of nuclear war. She co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Her efforts were the subject of the 1982 Academy Award-winning documentary “If You Love This Planet.” Caldicott has received more than 20 honorary degrees, and has authored seven books.

Earthbeat airs in 49 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, reaching over 2 million listeners. This broadcast is the first in a series of live lectures we will be airing for distribution internationally. There will be a question and answer period following Caldicott’s talk, and a book-signing. Suggested donation in support of the non-profit Earthbeat Radio is $20. For more information, call 202-789-2227.

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Date:
October 19, 2008
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9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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