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.
The space shuttle Endeavor received perhaps the longest red carpet treatment in history as it rolled through the streets of Hollywood en route to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The 12 mile journey, taking place over the course of the weekend, has drawn thousands of spectators and navigated around a myriad of urban obstacles. More on the story, including a gallery showcasing Endeavor's trip, at CNN.