[Interview] Radioactive Releases: The Music of Three Mile Island

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh recommended that pregnant women and young children evacuate the area near Three Mile Island in March 1979. Maybe he should have included musicians too....

Tune in to Idle Noise on Wednesday April 9 from 7 - 9 a.m. as we welcome special guest Tom Quinn, musical artyfact enthusiast and curator of Tapewrecks, a blog devoted to rescuing the analog sounds from your last dying tape deck. To mark the 35 year anniversary of the Three Mile Island disaster, Tom will visit Idle Noise. He'll spin songs that evolved from the radioactive filth that spewed forth from Three Mile Island.

Tune in to hear local, stateside and international selections from 1979 - 2012. Check out the entire toxic compendium and commentary assembled by Tom Quinn and Sean Kilcoyne in the excellent Tapewrecks blogpost at http://tapewrecks.blogspot.com/2014/03/radioactive-releases-music-of-three.html

"These songs and other assorted cultural detritus tell a story about how humans of different cultures and belief systems respond to complex, traumatic events. It really becomes a sort of unofficial "people's history." - Sean Kilcoyne