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Hiroshima and the Second Nuclear Age

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On August 6, 1945, 160,000 people were killed or injured when a US warplane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Today, survivors, residents and officials from around the world gathered to commemorate the dropping of the first a-bomb. Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba described the -blazing hell fire- that swept the city, denounced nuclear weapons as -utterly evil, inhumane and illegal under international law,- and had harsh words for President Bush and America-s current nuclear policy. On this 58th anniversary, we look back at history, and hear more about the controversy surrounding nuclear weapons-then and now--with historians, arms control experts and defense policy analysts.
  • Making News: Reaction to Election of Gay Episcopalian Bishop
    The Episcopal Church of America has made Christian history by confirming an openly gay minister as Bishop of New Hampshire. Already, there-s talk of a schism in America and in other parts of the world. Religion writer Larry Stammer, who is covering the Episcopal Church conference in Minneapolis for the Los Angeles Times, says Robinson-s opponents have already asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to intervene.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Arianna Huffington to Run for Governor
    Senator Dianne Feinstein has announced she will not run to replace fellow Democrat Gray Davis if he-s recalled in California-s recall election. With Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to drop out, and no word yet from former LA Mayor Richard Riordan, the ballot may be crowded with relative unknowns. Today, high-profile writer and commentator Arianna Huffington announced her candidacy for governor as a progressive Independent.

Stammer's article on Bishop Robinson's confirmation

Diocese of New Hampshire

Episcopal Church of America

Paul Fussell-s The Great War and Modern Memory

International Atomic Energy Agency

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Warren Olney