PeaceWorks Kansas City August 7 Hiroshima / Nagasaki remembrance

PeaceWorks Kansas City is organizing an event August 7, 7-9 PM, at the Kansas City National Security Campus, 14510 Botts Road, Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the 77th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, August 6 and 9, 1945.  Henry Stoever, Atsuki Mori, and Hiroko Komiya talk with us about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and about the memorial event planned for this coming Sunday, August 7, 6:30 PM at the Kansas City National Security Campus at 14510 Botts Road, in south Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Stoever is a co-chair of PeaceWorks, the lead organizer of this event. Atsuki Mori was raised in Japan and came to Warrensburg, Missouri, in 2001. Her grandmother had a very dear friend killed in the Hiroshima bombing.

Hiroko Komiya lives in Topeka KS. She was born and raised in a suburb of Tokyo. She had a childhood friend whose mother died of leukemia over 20 years after the war, after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.  She is now a retired teacher serving on the Board of the International Peace Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

Radio Active Magazine regular Spencer Graves interviews Stoever, Mori, and Komiya.

This event is scheduled to occur just outside the Kansas City National Security Campus, which makes eighty-five percent of the non-nuclear parts in US nuclear weapons.  PeaceWorks Kansas City thinks we’d all be safer and more prosperous if we closed that plant or (better) converted it to support green energy like solar and wind power.  Timmon Wallis, formerly of, insists that the people currently working there have the skills needed to work on green energy, and we need people doing that.

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