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Short Videos on Themes from the Book *Nuclear Bodies*

I have been producing short, sharable videos on the themes of my upcoming book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha, which will be released next month by Yale University Press. The video on nuclear waste messaging below is one of those. If you want to see others, you can find them all here. More about the book, and links to booksellers can be found

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Video - Out of the Ground, Into the Ground: Nuclear Heritage

I had the joy of participating in a deep exploration of issues of nuclear heritage with the artist Grit Ruhland. The discussion was wide ranging focusing on the legacy of uranium mining and nuclear production. Grit's work explores nuclear heritage at uranium mining sites and communities in Germany, and modes of knowledge production around nuclear culture and technology. She does very powerful work in sculpture, video and sound installation. The event was the opening event of the Redraw Tragedy

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How Internal Exposures to Radiation Make People Invisible: Video

I was honored to be invited to give a lecture in the "Night with the Experts" series of the Nuclear Education Information Services (NEIS) group based in Chicago (my hometown). The title of my talk is, "How Internal Exposures to Radiation Make People Invisible." There are several parts to the lecture:-The effects of nuclear weapons-How internal and external exposures to radiation are experienced differently and affect people differently-External exposures affect our whole bodies-Internal

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Nuclear Reality 75 years after Hiroshima-Nagasaki | Bo Jacobs #ssl72

I had a great chat with Joy Walsh on Tuesday August 4 here in Hiroshima on her Inbound Ambassador livestream series. Joy has a series of talks on sustainability issues, and especially as they relate to Japan. She has a very insightful conversation with a wide range of people every weekday at 9 am Japan time. I love talking to Joy, and this conversation still felt special. We covered a broad range of topics from the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the various

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Bo Jacobs Message from Hiroshima, August 6, 2020

I am honored to be a participant in the Hiroshima & Nagasaki 75 online event streaming 30 hours of content by a broad diversity of people and groups who have been affected by or are commenting on the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and also the 2,000 nuclear weapon tests, widespread contamination from nuclear production and nuclear accidents. Please join the event live, or learn about events near where you live. You can learn all about this at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki75 website. I was

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Video: The Nuclear Realities of Testing, Power and Weapons (interview on Inbound Ambassador YouTube channel)

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joy Walsh, the Inbound Ambassador, on her YouTube channel in June. , the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fukushima, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and especially moves towards resuming nuclear testing. A wide ranging interview on a number of topics, conducted onsite at some legacy buildings in Hiroshima that face demolition I talked to Joy earlier, in February, about nuclear power being born violent. It was a great including discussion about

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My interview for the Atomic Heritage Foundation

Cindy Kelly, the founder of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, visited to Hiroshima, Nagasaki and other cities in Japan earlier this year. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Cindy and having a long chat at Kissui, the kaiseki restaurant in the Sunroute Hotel in Hiroshima, overlooking the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park. Here is the interview:The interview is up on the AHF webpage and includes a transcript. You can find it here. Here I am with Cindy across from the Peace

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The Birth of Nuclear Power in the Manhattan Project: CP-1 and Hanford

Nuclear power plants were developed as part of a large project working to kill human beings. They were born violent. Whatever one thinks of nuclear power, their origins were not beneficent. This talk examines that history.Lecture delivered at the Hiroshima Peace Institute on 11 January 2019, introducing framing mechanisms for my upcoming journal article.Note: misstatement that PU-239 comes from U-235 rather than

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Trisha Pritikin talks about growing up in the shadow (and plumes) of Hanford

Trisha Pritikin is a native of Richland, Washington, the bedroom community for the professional class employees of the Hanford plutonium production facility of the US government in Eastern Washington. Hanford is where the first nuclear power plants on Earth were built in the 1940s. These plants were built to manufacture plutonium for the Manhattan Project, and subsequently for the bulk of the US nuclear arsenal throughout the Cold War. The production of plutonium, and specifically the

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