Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe updated several on-going stories including Honey Bee collapse, grain shortages, Morgellons disease, and strange aerial lights. According to one beekeeper, Honey Bee collapse is worse this year than it was last year. Linda interviewed apiary inspector Jerry Hayes, who noted the problem is more dramatic on the West Coast this year.
The plan to increase usage of ethanol as a biofuel has backfired, Linda reported. Grain shortages and rising food prices have emerged at the same time as U.S. corn farmers are diverting their crops to ethanol plants.
Morgellons Disease, which is associated with painful lesions and strange unidentified fibers, is beginning to receive serious medical review, such as an epidemiological study being undertaken by Kaiser Permanente. Some patients report experiencing a kind of "brain fog," which Linda suggested may be caused by a neurotoxin in the fibers.
On April 16, 2008, Kokomo, Indiana residents reported seeing curious bright lights in the sky-- multiple colored, shape-changing aerial objects that Linda noted were similar to ones seen and photographed in Stephenville, Texas in January. Linda also spoke about the recent sightings in Phoenix, which she suggested may not be a hoax afterall-- Phoenix New Times has reported that air traffic controllers who saw the objects were "muzzled" by the FAA.
First hour guest, researcher Michael Cremo reacted to a study that suggested humans were near extinction around 70,000 years ago. He found the study to be a bit speculative and noted that fossil evidence indicates humans lived in areas beyond Africa at that time. The human population has risen and fallen many times over the course of millions of years, he added.