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Local survivor remembers the atomic bombing of Nagasaki


Aired 4/19/09

What has the world learned since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Host Tom Fudge speaks to a local Nagasaki bombing survivor about the lasting impact the attack has had on her life. He also gets perspective on the effects of nuclear weapons, and speaks to a local filmmaker who has made several documentaries about Japanese atomic-bomb survivors.

If you are interested in hearing more of Sue and Lonnie Carpenter's story, Full Focus will be airing a segment that Shin Takeda produced tonight at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS-TV.


  • Fumie Schutz , local survivor of the Nagasaki bombing.
  • Lonnie Carpenter , husband of Nagasaki bombing survivor Sue Carpenter. He is a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief.
  • Shinpei Takeda , freelance documentary filmmaker. He has worked on several documentary films about Japanese atomic-bomb survivors living in San Diego, Brazil and other Latin American countries.
  • Arjun Makhijani , president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. He has written extensively on health and environmental effects of nuclear weapons.

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