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Special Feature: Bill Press Pod

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Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Age of Nuclear Entanglement show art The Age of Nuclear Entanglement

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Dr. James Acton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins Press the Button for an in-depth discussion on what secret nuclear weapons program President Trump was referring to in his recent interview with journalist Bob Woodward, and what could happen if nuclear and non-nuclear capabilities continue to become increasingly entangled. Early Warning features William Hartung on the Pentagon's $13.3 billion contract award to Northrop Grumman for a new nuclear weapon.

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Madam President show art Madam President

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Dr. Emma Belcher, president of Ploughshares Fund, joins a special episode of Press the Button for an in-depth discussion on what needs to be done to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and build a safe, secure world.

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Bomb Talk show art Bomb Talk

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Lynn Fahselt, co-founder and executive director of ReThink Media, joins Press the Button for a discussion on how to reshape the public conversation on nuclear weapons in order to successfully enact better, safer nuclear policy. Early Warning features Dr. Lauren Borja and Dr. Katlyn Turner discussing their recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists calling for anti-racist action and accountability in the nuclear field.

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Cold War 2.0 show art Cold War 2.0

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Lora Lumpe, CEO of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, discusses how to move US foreign policy priorities away from a new Cold War with China and reduce spending on unnecessary weapons of war. Early Warning features Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum of ReThink Media and Suzanne Claeys of the Center for Strategic and international Studies on recent US-Russia arms control talks, and the gender disparity in news reporting about nuclear policy.

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Beyond New START show art Beyond New START

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Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, joins Press the Button for a discussion on the fate of the New START Treaty, the last remaining arms control agreement between the US and Russia which is set to expire in February 2021. Early Warning features Bunmi Akinnusotu and Mary Kaszynski discussing what Senator Kamala Harris could bring to US foreign policy as vice president under a potential Joe Biden administration.

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The Politics of Pentagon Spending show art The Politics of Pentagon Spending

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Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) joins Press the Button for an exclusive interview on what drives the opposition to modest reduction of the United States' bloated defense budget as the country reels from COVID-19 and economic catastrophe. Early Warning features Akshai Vikram discussing his new report on the new nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia, and what needs to be done to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

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Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World show art Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World

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A special edition of Press the Button's "In the Silo" series features Lesley M. M. Blume, award-winning journalist and author of the new book "Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World." Blume explores the impact and importance of "Hiroshima," a 1946 article by journalist John Hersey exploring how six survivors experienced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and its aftermath.

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Echoes of the Bomb show art Echoes of the Bomb

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A special episode of Press the Button features Sunny Dooley, a Najavo storyteller who collects, learns and retells the oral tradition of the Diné Hozhojii Hané (Navajo Blessingway stories). She discusses the impact of nuclear weapons on her community and the world at large, 75 years after the Trinity test and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Nukes in the Newsroom show art Nukes in the Newsroom

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Carol Giacomo, former member of the New York Times Editorial Board and Reuters diplomatic correspondent, joins Press the Button to discuss how an editorial board operates, and her journey from reporting on foreign and defense issues to writing policy proposals in favor of better national security and nuclear policy. Early Warning features features a discussion on nuclear details in the recently released Democratic Party platform and ongoing battles over what the US government budget should prioritize.

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Crossing the DMZ show art Crossing the DMZ

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Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ, joins Press the Button to discuss prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula 70 years after the start of the Korean War, and why a policy rooted in smart, credible diplomacy with North Korea is critical in efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear war. Early Warning features co-host Tom Collina and Ariane Tabatabai discussing the state of the Iran nuclear agreement 5 years after its implementation. Press the Button remembers Bruce Blair, who unexpectedly passed away today.

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