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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.

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Harry Shearer

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Biography:

Harry Shearer, a Los Angeles native, began acting at the age of seven at the suggestion of his piano teacher-turned-agent. He made his film debut in the classic Abbott and Costello Go To Mars and had a small role in the first Cinemascope movie The Robe.When the last days of network radio made way for the early days of live TV, the young thespian appeared often on The Jack Benny Show as well as appearances on GE Theatre , Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver.

Harry gained national recognition as one of the creators and stars of This Is Spinal Tap, where he portrayed heavy metalist Derek Smalls in the mock rockumentary.Harry was a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live for two seasons. His film work includes Oscar, The Fisher King, Wayne's World II, Pure Luck, The Truman Show, and Godzilla. Harry is also known as the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers and Ned Flanders, among others, on the international hit series The Simpsons.

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Jung & Mysticism

Author (and founding member of Blondie) Gary Lachman delved into the occult and mystical dimensions of psychiatrist Carl Jung's life and work. In the first hour, actor Harry Shearer discussed his new Katrina documentary, The Big Uneasy, which examines the causes of the levee failures in New Orleans ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Biblical Contradictions

Biblical expert Bart Ehrman discussed contradictory views about the life of Jesus Christ, and the creation of the Bible. In the first hour, Ian spoke with actor Harry Shearer about his latest work. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Bush & Bohemian Grove

During the first two hours of the show, comedian, actor and musician Harry Shearer joined Ian Punnett for a discussion about his life, career, and a variety of other topics. Shearer spoke about his early work on the The Jack Benny Program and the influence of actor Mel Blanc, who voiced many Looney Tunes animated characters, as well as corrected some erroneous biographical information on... More »

Host: Ian Punnett
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