The San Francisco Chronicle previews “Business of the Bomb: The Modern Nuclear Marketplace,” which airs on KQED this week.

Just because weapons of mass destruction weren’t found in Iraq doesn’t mean they are not proliferating wildly elsewhere.

According to a new, locally produced radio documentary … today’s global black market for nuclear weapons has outgrown the system designed to protect the world against proliferation.

Deals aren’t struck in shadowy back alleys but in country clubs and plush corporate conference rooms, the program reveals. And the dealmakers are not politically motivated ideologues but high-rolling international businesspeople driven by greed.