One contestant heads to prison, the other to a bar on this week's Pursuit of the Truth

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By Steve Krakauer

We enter the second episode featuring our semi-finalists with a look at two vastly different filmmakers and subjects for their films. Joshua Ligairi, making the film "Plan 241," is based in Utah, and will focus on a militia leader in Alaska who was arrested by the FBI for what he said, not what he did. Dan Quigley, who is directing the renamed-film "As Much Truth As One Can Bear," is based in New York City, and will focus on the journey of a transgender heavy metal rocker.

Their task as semi-finalists is to complete a two-minute sizzle reel, giving the judges and the audience a taste of what would be to come. Will they make the cut to become finalists?

Ligairi had a tough task to find relevant subjects for his movie, especially in such a short amount of time. He had three prospective people to interview - but all were imprisoned around the country. WIth that challenge on the table, the major issue he encountered was separate but no less daunting - he ran out of gas while on the road.

Ligairi worked that out, and began shooting some recreation scenes in a decommissioned prison. The look and feel was important - Ligairi hoped it wouldn't look like a "lame PBS thing." Following the shot there, he spent some time with his wife and two young kids before heading out for Alaska.

Over in Brooklyn, Dan Quigley was working on his sizzle reel at a bar/performance space, with Mina Cuputo, his film subject. Mina was formerly Keith Cuputo, lead singer of the band "Life of Agony" - that once was so big it toured with Metallica.

Dealing first with sound issues, then with hopeful bar patrons and finally with dogs, it was tough to get through interview #1 of the day. But with one done, and another with noted rock producer and talent scout Michael Alago, it was time for a quick Mina performance. "I would have to die for this film not to get made," said Quigley.

Will these two filmmakers make it to the finals? Find out in two weeks! But first, next week's episode features Chris Bell's film on prescription drugs and Kelvin Owens' film on the economy.

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The Federal Reserve has a huge role in the Great Reset, as Glenn Beck and the Heartland Institute’s Justin Haskins explained on the radio program. The Fed will force nearly all banks to comply with specific policy agendas — like ESG scores, green initiatives, or any other goal within the Great Reset — and it's already begun.

Eventually, if you are not "green" enough, you may not be able to open a bank account with some of the word’s largest financial institutions. This is just one example of how the Great Reset will affect the everyday American and how it’s going to change our society fundamentally.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break down what this means for you:

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There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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