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How Many People Have to Die From Nuclear Weapons Before We Get It?
This week, Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinder Consortium and sixth-generation native New Mexican, has the microphone in the final episode of this season.
In this conversation with Ploughshares Fund President Emma Belcher, Tina Cordova discusses the financial damage that goes hand-in-hand with the physical and emotional toll that impacted communities experience, how these are passed down through generations of families, and how the effects of the Trinity Test — the first ever nuclear weapons test — is still felt today by those in New Mexico.
And please stay tuned for season 2 of Press the Button: "The Shadow of Oppenheimer." (see below)
The Trinity Test: Sunny with a 100% Chance of Radiation
The US dropped the first atomic bomb on itself. And then they called it the Trinity Test.
Guests include Tina Cordova (Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium), Mary Martinez White (Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium), and Dr. Joseph Shonka (Senior health physicist and nuclear engineer).