Ian Punnett was joined by scientist and author Charles Pellegrino, who discussed the horrifying days at the end of WWII, after the bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and revealed the strange physics that occurred just beneath the bomb blasts.
Gulf War Vet advocate Joyce Riley appeared in the first hour of Saturday's show to discuss the mysterious illnesses affecting troops who fought in the two Gulf Wars. According to Riley, about 80% of Gulf War I veterans are suffering with sicknesses that can be traced to their service in the Middle East. Troops deployed in the current War in Iraq are developing serious neurological problems linked to depleted uranium, Riley continued. This may also help explain the alarming homocide rate among returning soldiers, she added.
Check out Ian's latest musings and insights at his blog site.
A lone, shivering dog was rescued after being swept 75 miles down Poland's Vistula River on a chunk of ice and into the Baltic Sea. Crew from the ship Baltica pulled the dog from the ice and are now trying to find his owner. Video of rescue at Stuff.co.nz.
Bumper music from Saturday January 30, 2010