Dr. Helen Caldicott was a former Australian pediatrician, anti-nuclear activist, author, and president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. In this recording, Caldicott speaks to State officials following the Convention of Physicians for Social Responsibility, held in Sacramento, the week of November 16, 1980. In her talk, Caldicott describes a reactor meltdown, radiation sickness, plutonium, the effects of nuclear war and bombs, and the long-term health effects of nuclear exposure. Recorded via satellite. Produced by KPFK.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.