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Atomic Age

August 6th is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.  This Sunday at 7 PM, “Atomic Age” documents in political speeches and popular songs our changing attitudes towards weapons of mass destruction. “Downwinder Diaries” by Claes Andreasson are personal accounts from people who lived downwind from the Nevada and Utah nuclear bomb tests, when the big red clouds drifted across the desert and into their towns. * Antenna Theater’s “Enola Alone” is interviews with World War II bomber pilots, Japanese and English bombing survivors, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay mission over Hiroshima. * Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti performs “Wild Dreams of a New Beginning, produced for radio by KPFA’s Erik Bauersfeld (Bay Area Radio Drama).