Rant, glorious rant! Mostly I roundly curse every politician since 1973 who has not seen it as imperative to diminish the use of fossil fuels, which inspires me to mention the long–planned but never–implemented use of heat from Pickering to replace oil and gas heating fuel in central Toronto. I also mention the abortive attempt of some of the major oil companies to get into nuclear energy (and, by implication, out of fossil fuels) in the 1970s and early ’80s. And in the last minute or so I explain that Elon Musk, no matter what else you can say about him (and there’s plenty to be said), is not enriching himself at the expense of NASA.
(an email sent out by smj on the aNONradio mailing list)
Subject: [anonradio-l] 35 hour marathon beginning June 15th! Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2022 12:34:30 -0700 From: smj To: anonradio-l
You are invited to participate in a 35 hour marathon beginning June 15th at 1400 hours through June 16th 2300. This is to celebrate SDF’s 35th birthday (which is also iczer’s birthday!) If you already have a show during this time you can choose to participate with special content if you’d like, though it is not required. The free slots are listed below. For now, let’s claim one hour slot at a time.
There are 2 main ways to participate: live stream during your claimed free slot or prepare a file to be served via podcaster. If you would like a favorite archive repeated during a claimed slot, that is also a good choice.
As we get closer to the event and more folks claim slots, a temporary schedule for the marathon will be posted on the aNONradio mainpage.
Happy 35 years of SDF.
Hi everyone! It’s snowdusk. I have volunteered to maintain the list of free slots smj mentioned in the email above. To view an up-to-date version of the list, click here.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the United States Atomic Energy Commission released at least six records : three volumes entitled Let’s Talk About the Atom, one entitled Let’s Talk About Energy, one entitled Atomic Year 25, and one entitled Century of the Atom. The last–named was given away to visitors to the US display at the 1971 Geneva “Atoms for Development” conference. The other five were intended for broadcast on radio stations as public–affairs programming.
Atomic Year 25 is a single half–hour program, commemorating the anniversary of the first controlled fission chain reaction (2 December 1942), whereas the Let’s Talk… records are 3–LP sets, each with two 10–minute programs per side. The general format of the Let’s Talk… programs is that an announcer (credited on this release as John Flynn) introduces Ed Ronne of Argonne National Laboratory, who then interviews an eminent scientist employed by the USAEC about his specialty.
I have been making an attempt to acquire these records (and whatever similar ones may exist), as I have with atomic energy public information films, and printed materials of similar character. As I acquire and transcribe them, I will have them available for use as “fillers” in my aNONradio shows.