It has been 75 years since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, leveling the city and killing some 150,000 people. The horrifying aftermath of that attack, and one on Nagasaki three days later, has been described to the generations since — now with special urgency as the population of survivors dwindles. Special correspondent Grace Lee reports.
We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although our government has not apologized officially for this war crime and crime against humanity, the members of our coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to the atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) who have endured great mental and physical hardships for 75 years.
The letter is signed by 55 U.S. groups, and 37 American individuals.Additionally, 31 non-U.S. supporting organizations (from Japan, Canada, and New Zealand), as well as 99 non-U.S. supporting individuals from around the world.
On the 75th anniversary of when the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people, we speak with Hideko Tamura Snider, who was 10 years old when she survived the attack. “The shaking was so huge,” she recalls. “I remember the sensation, the color and the smell like yesterday.” Tamura Snider describes her harrowing journey through a shattered city, suffering radiation sickness following the attack, and her message to President Trump.
August 6th marks the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Although commemorating activities have been scaled back because of COVID-19, the city said this ceremony is too important to cancel. Bells were tolled and a moment of silence observed at the exact time the bombs were dropped.
75 years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, becoming the first and only country to ever use nuclear weapons in warfare. In its aftermath, the U.S. government sought to manipulate the narrative about what it had done — especially by controlling how it was portrayed by Hollywood. Greg Mitchell, author of the new book “The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” explains how the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki triggered a race between Hollywood movie studios to tell a sanitized version of the story in a major motion picture. “From the beginning, it was important to communicate to the American people that this was a decent and necessary act,” says Mitchell. “Of course, evidence has emerged over the decades which shows there were alternatives.”
What happens when wilderness meets wealth in the most iconic parts of the country? Teton County, Wyoming, is famous for pristine outdoors, recreation, ranching, and land stewardship. It also leads the country in per capita income, with residents averaging a quarter of a million dollars annually. This massive accrual of wealth comes with far-reaching consequences for income inequality and the environment.
How are public and private land interests competing in the American West? Can conservation and recreation coalesce in a way that is inclusive of all communities? Join us for a conversation with Justin Farrell, associate professor of sociology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and author of Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West; Dina Gilio-Whitaker, American Indian studies lecturer at California State University, San Marcos; and Diane Regas, president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land
This forum features three uniquely different farmers who are all equally passionate about smart and sustainable ways of growing our food. Addy Shreffler is a young but savvy farmer, who was an executive chef for several years before migrating into farming. Michael Chuisano is the owner of the Naked Farm in Marion, New York. Ronnie Cummings is an organic farming guru and member of the Regeneration International movement. WGBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas
In this webinar, Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne discusses climate extremes in the present and the future and how we can avoid the worst. Dr. Seneviratne is a Professor at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science at ETH Zürich and was elected an AGU Fellow in 2013.
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