Policy & Politics

Atomic Power and Promise: What’s Become of Our Nuclear Golden Age?

Are we on the verge of a bright future of green nuclear power or will there be more ecological disasters to come?

Episode 183 | October 22, 2013

Some say we are on the verge of a bright future in which nuclear power will play a major role in responding to climate change. Others say that we should expect more Fukushimas. Whichever way our nuclear future goes, there will be tradeoffs between energy and the environment.

Hosts Michal Meyer and Robert Kenworthy speak with nuclear historians Alex Wellerstein and Linda Richards. They discuss how our turbulent nuclear past has shaped, for better and for worse, our current attitudes.

Credits

Hosts: Michal Meyer and Robert Kenworthy
Guests: Alex Wellerstein and Linda Richards
Producer: Mariel Carr