Aug 9 2023
The Signal | Peace Activism from Bucks County to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with Barbara Simmons
Barbara Simmons served as executive director for 30 years of The Peace Center, an educational peace and justice non-profit organization in Bucks County. She was founding director of PeaceTalks radio producing radio documentaries from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Rwanda, South Africa, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Canada and the United States, which aired on NPR, PRI and many other stations. Currently, Barbara is involved as an Ambassador to L.O.V.E. Is The Answer, the executive board of the NAACP, Chair of Communications for Newtown Dems, board member of Divorce Recovery Center, serves on DEI Committee of Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition and the Mercer Museum Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of the Nakashima Foundation for Peace.
Today I talk to Barbara about why she memorializes the barbaric bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and her life as a long-time peace activist.
Host Cyril Mychalejko’s 5 Book Recommendations to Further Shine a Light on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Peace
Hiroshima, by John HerseyFallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World, by Lesley M.M. BlumeAmerican Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. SherwinLiving Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action, by John DearThe Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, by Jonathan SchellARTICLES
A Life Committed to Peace, with Barbara Simmons, by Cyril MychalejkoWhy I Commemorate The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki, by Barbara SimmonsBucks County must band together to ‘Ban the Bomb, by Cyril MychalejkoPoem: Stained Glass, by Steve NolanCreating A Nuclear Weapon Free World, with Ira Helfand, by Cyril MychalejkoHiroshima’s Lessons of Unnecessary Mass Destruction Could Help Guide Future Nuclear Arms Talks, by Tara SonenshinePeace and Nonviolence, with Rev. John Dear, by Cyril MychalejkoStealing God’s Stuff: Is E. B. White the Forgotten Prophet of Our Nuclear Doom?, by Lesley M.M. BlumeCounting the Dead at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by Alex WellersteinA time of Unprecedented Danger: It Is 90 Seconds to Midnight, by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Signal is produced by Kevin Mahoney, Raging Chicken Media.
Music by Maf é Tulà and Cartas a Felice, "La Loca." Panela Music.
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