01 December 2014

Great Lives on Radio 4. Alvin Weinberg - Should He Feature On This Show?

Mathew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives. Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, repeated Fridays at 11:00 pm.

From Winston Churchill to Kenny Everett.
Although many may be indifferent or even antagonistic to those chosen, in one way or another, humanity will owe most of them a debt of gratitude.

Should Gen IV MSBRs (Molten Salt Breeder Reactors) prove (over the coming 2 or 3 decades) to be the technology with the potential to solve all of humanities worst problems
What kind of debt will we owe to
Alvin Weinberg?
A couple of months ago, I emailed a suggestion to
The Alvin Weinberg Foundation 
That the 'Dream Team' of Baroness Worthington choosing Alvin Weinberg, supported by Kirk Sorensen's biographical expertise, would be excellent material for Great Lives.
Shortly afterwards, at a meeting of the 
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Thorium Energy 
I managed to corner Baroness Worthington and established that the notion of such a programme had made it through to her.

Will it happen - WATCH THIS SPACE!