This is a jam packed interview, full of interesting observations on the usefulness of social media in combating the Corprorate memes and PR driven disinformation found in most main stream media outlets. Delivered by experienced social media users and activists.
Link to Podcast here;
Libbe Halevy has been a survivor of the 3 Mile Island nuclear disaster and found herself strongly drawn to the nuclear disaster after the Japanese nuclear meltdown in Japan at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear site. Since June, the first year of the nuclear disaster in 2011, she has been developing and creating anti nuclear activist news content, largely on her own, that has helped activists fight the memes and arguments of the many pro nuclear bloggers and commenter’s on the web.
Libbe commented that her main points of encouragement were to document the nuclear industry and its disasters and we discussed the possibilities of activists to use this information to promote activists groups who need crucial data for their petitions and local pressure organisations campaigns etc.
Libbe commented that she believes in solutions based activism.
She has traveled a Rocky road, like many activists, and she gives us a brief insight into this aspect of her life.
Her desire to get correct and substantiated information was mentioned. We discussed how news bloggers should look for credible opposition voices and use information with 2 or 3 sources if possible. She also pointed out that breaking stories needed to be treated carefully and time given to fully observe the real story.
Libbe informed us of her earlier life learning experiences coming to the fore in her new incarnation as a Radio news show host.
We look at the types of journalism that Libbe is involved with and how that all developed. She discusses her first attempts at news gathering in a more main stream fashion but decided to go with left wing anti nuclear bias as a delivery mechanism for the news after being encouraged via social media.
We do discuss some issues on nuclear topics and Libbe gives a very passionate description of her views and explains the need for a strong counter position to the massively funded pro nuclear machine.
Libbe is hoping to bring a Broadway style show, concerning nuclear issues in a small US town, to a theater near you! . Showing another aspect of this incredibly talented lady.
Source link for cartoon pic above of 5th Estate ; http://at5thestate.blogspot.ie/
Here is a link to Libbes excellent and informative podcast page;
Welcome to Nuclear Hotseat, the weekly international news magazine on all things anti-nuclear. Each week, we provide news, interviews, humor , commentary and perspective on all aspects of the nuclear issue. In continuous production since three months after the Fukushima disaster began in 2011, we are downloaded in 58 countries on six continents and have received as many as half a million downloads on a single episode. Feel free to search or browse our archive, click on links to back-up material and share what you find here with interested others.
Thanks for caring! –
Ebook mentioned in the podcast;
Yes, I Glow in the Dark!: One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Beyond Kindle Edition