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Atomic Age {format} 2:30 Barrett Golding

This Saturday marks the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, which served to spur our entry into World War II, and the Atomic Age. Today, debate about nuclear weapons is as pertinent as ever. So we go back to the beginning of the duck-and-cover era, to listen to some of the periodís political speeches, popular songs, and public debate on weapons of mass destruction.

Broadcast: Dec 1 2002 on PRI/WNYC The Next Big Thing Subjects: Public Affairs, Historical, War