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Your Call: Nukes in your neighborhood?

Oct 5, 2016

On the October 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Eric Schlosser and filmmaker Robert Kenner about their new documentary Command and Control.

In 1980, a worker at a US Air Force base in Arkansas accidentally punctured the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in the US arsenal. The film documents the frantic hours following that accident. What would happen if we had a similar accident involving a nuclear weapon today? Tweet your questions and comments to @yourcallradio and join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.


Robert Kenner, director of Command and Control, Food Inc., and Merchants of Doubt

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Web Resources:

Robert Kenner

Command and Control

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

Estimated Nuclear Weapons Locations 2009

Nuclear arsenals according to the International campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons