Archives for Colonel Richard Klass

RadioActive 5/12/11

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

Segment 1: Supporters of Maine-certified medical marijuana user Jeffrey Barnard plan to gather at the Federal Courthouse in Bangor Tuesday morning to ask Judge Woodcock to release Barnard, and to let him resume using marijuana. They say he has been a victim of a conflict between Maine’s medical marijuana law, and federal probation policies prohibiting use. We spoke with his wife, Vicki Barnard, and a family friend, Jeff Black, earlier today:

Segment 2: Last week on RadioActive we brought you part 1 of a talk about nuclear weapons that was held at Unity College last month. Today we bring you another of the speakers at that event. This is Colonel Richard Klass (USAF, retired) of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation speaking at Unity College on April 19th, as part of the College’s Lapping Lecture Series Our thanks to Roger Fenn of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Chapter, and to Unity College for making this talk available to WERU

RadioActive 4/8/10

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne, Meredith DeFrancesco, John Greenman

Earlier today U.S. President Obama and Russian President Russian President Dmitry Medvedev  signed the START follow-on Treaty for nuclear arms reduction, but if is uncertain whether Congress will give their approval.
Nuclear arms experts Col. Richard Klass (USAF, ret.) and Dr. Ira Helfand, MD were at the University of Maine on Tuesday, speaking about the risk of a nuclear weapons attack, current nuclear weapons policy debates and treaties, and the role Maine Senators Snowe and Collins will have in the implementation of a nuclear security agenda for the twenty-first century.  Dr. Helfand is a co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and currently serves on their board of directors.  He also represents PSR on the Board of PSR’s global federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
Colonel Richard L. Klass served in the U.S. Air Force for over 22 years, retiring in 1980, and he currently serves as Executive Director for the Veterans’ Alliance for Security and Democracy.   WERU’s John Greenman recorded the talk, and today we bring you excerpts.