First half: Stand-up comedian, actor, and author Richard Belzer, who is known for his role as John Munch on the hit NBC show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will discuss his latest work exposing the wrongful acts perpetrated, and the ensuing cover-ups inflicted upon us by American corporations. He will reveal how politicians and lobbyists all have their hands in each other’s pockets while stabbing us in the back, and how the well-established energy lobby—including petroleum, natural gas, and coal—has played a dominant role in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy for decades.
Second half: Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey in England, author, BBC TV and radio broadcaster, Jim Al-Khalili, addresses the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and questions such as – if life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game?
News segment guests: John Curtis, Christian Wilde