In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed nuclear power expert, Arnie Gundersen, who discussed how, more than four years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima, nuclear waste inside the reactors continues to bleed into the Pacific Ocean creating low concentrations of radioactivity that have already migrated across the Pacific to the west coast of North America. Steven Starr of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation briefly joined the conversation during the second hour.
In the latter half, former Nevada consumer advocate and public utility commissioner Timothy Hay addressed the attempt by power companies to crush rooftop solar energy by throwing up roadblocks to make it harder for homeowners to install, and how electric companies hate the idea of clean, plentiful solar taking away their business.
George Knapp shares a number of news items that have recently caught his attention, including an article about a cosmic experiment, and photos of America's nuclear weapons legacy
This week our two free audio clips are from 8 years ago-- June 2007, when paranormal investigator and journalist Paul Eno discussed a 1983 case involving a parasitic entity in an old farmhouse in Oxbridge, Massachusetts, and hypnotherapist and author Dr. Bruce Goldberg talked about how time travel will be discovered around the year 3050, and that people will also have teleportation units in their homes.
Today's stories include an in-depth look at the science of near-death experiences, a perplexing flashing light seen in Russian skies, and a possible explanation for Ceres' mysterious bright spots
Today's stories include articles on what it wold be like to live on Saturn's moons, the discovery of nine new 'dwarf galaxies,' and the macabre 'walking corpses' of Indonesia
Today's new stories include articles about the amazing leap of the praying mantis, the around-the-world journey of a solar powered plane, and monstrous "superflares' in Earth's distant past
Despite widespread media reports that drew praise from pet lovers and animal activists, it appears that recent remarks attributed to Pope Francis, which asserted that dogs are accepted into Heaven, was the result of a misquotation
The recent celebration of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in Mexico City attempted to set a world record for the most "Catrinas" (elegant skeleton ladies) brought together in one place.
Believed to be the final resting place of over a million people, Rookwood, Australia's oldest and largest cemetery, comes alive each year as it plays host to a sculpture showcase known as 'Hidden.'
Mystic Jemima Packington is the world's only "Asparamancer," divining the future tossing asparagus stalks.
A fixture of holiday folklore in Europe, Krampus, the demonic companion of St. Nicholas tasked with punishing naughty children rather than bestowing gifts upon them, has seen his popularity skyrocket in the United States in recent years
Pictured are early spirit communication devices from the collections of Robert Murch and Brandon Hodge.
A photograph of a group gathered at a seance, taken by William Hope (1863-1933) in about 1920.
Father Sebastiaan is a master "fangsmith" who carves individual pairs of vampire fangs for clients using dental acrylics.
A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a gallery of the best space photos of 2012.