Just how big a threat does the U.S. power grid face?

On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, TheBlaze’s technology and intelligence editor Elizabeth Kreft will join Glenn to discuss the threat the United States power grid faces. Earlier this month, TheBlaze’s investigative news magazine For The Record looked at how the power grid is virtually “unguarded” against threats – both foreign and domestic – and now it seems as though over-regulation may lead to massive blackouts.

“Oh, man. I was just talking with Elizabeth Kreft, our technology expert from The Blaze. I was just talking to her off-line for something we are going to do tonight. It is truly amazing the amount of information and important news that nobody knows,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Next year at this time, if we have the kind of weather we are currently having, you mark my words… the east coast will have no power. It will be in total blackout.”

Glenn explained that a couple of weeks ago he had a good friend and energy expert come to him about the energy crisis the U.S. currently faces. While Glenn is familiar with the terror threat the power grid faces, he had no idea about the effect weather and over-regulation could have.

“Here's why,” Glenn said. “I had an energy guy come to me about three weeks ago, and he said, ‘Glenn, you've got to talk about the power grid’… I said, ‘We are talking about the power grid. You’re talk about the terrorists?’ He said, ‘No, the power grid from the winter. Nobody will cover this. I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘We were one power plant away from a blackout in the east all winter long… We were using so much electricity. We were at the top of the grid. There's no more electricity. We're at the top.’”

After having that conversation with his friend, Glenn asked TheBlaze team to further investigate the matter. On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn will begin to go through some of what the investigation yielded.

“I asked Elizabeth to look into it, and she is going to report tonight. It is phenomenal. She's going to report about how 75% of the power stations – the electrical generation power stations – 75% of those power stations that are scheduled to close on [January 1, 2015] were online at full capacity. And they were looking for more power… Again, if one of them would have gone off-line, the entire grid would have shut off,” Glenn said. “75% of those that are slated for closure were online at full capacity this winter. And the EPA is closing them because they're coal fire plants.”

Remember when President Obama said energy prices “will necessarily skyrocket”? Well, we are approaching that tipping point.

“I want you to know, your energy prices will necessarily skyrocket, and you will have – at least – rolling blackouts all over the east,” Glenn said. “But here's the other thing the EPA is doing. Not only are they closing down the power plants, the EPA just passed a regulation on natural gas… The EPA has just passed a regulation that all of the pumps for the natural gas now have to be electric. They cannot be run by natural gas. So if you're pumping the natural gas into the lines, those pumps have to be electric. And the reason why is because ‘no fossil fuels.’”

Situations like this really put the “insanity” of government on full display.

“So if you have a rolling blackout or a full-fledged collapse of the power grid, next year you will also not be able to get natural gas because the pumps are going to be run off of the grid on electricity,” Glenn concluded. “So you'll have plenty of natural gas. You just won't be able to use any of it. Isn't that great? It's the insanity of this government.”

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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