© 2024 WBGO
Discover Jazz...Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

50 years ago an act of civil disobedience in Massachusetts jumpstarted a nationwide movement against nuclear power

Sam Lovejoy
Sam Lovejoy

Fifty years ago a man in Western Massachusetts destroyed a weather tower erected to gather data for two proposed nuclear power plants in the town of Montague. That act of civil disobedience ignited what became a nationwide movement to stop the construction of nuclear power plants.

WBGO’s Jon Kalish has the story of Sam Lovejoy.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.