WATCH: The amazing moment Andrew WK played a piano from the Ukraine uprising

During a full hour interview with rocker Andrew W.K., Glenn asked Andrew to do something a little different - play piano. But it wasn't just any piano, it was a piano recovered from the uprising in the Ukraine. Watch the video below and get more on the story:

Below is a transcript of the full segment:

Glenn: There’s two things, we’re just having a conversation off air. Would you just say about the audience what you just said a minute ago? I want you to hear this.

Andrew: I never expected to be given the opportunity to be here to engage with you, you, but everyone’s been so kind. It’s been really surprising. I didn’t have any expectation, but I did not expect the level of advanced feedback, support, people introducing me to other ideas that they thought I would like, and even my own friends and family and fans have responded well. I thought there would be a lot of backlash about me talking about these kind of ideas at all being a rock ‘n roller, very much into partying, but I’ve been very, very happy that people are also thinking about this too, of course.

Glenn: Now, we were just talking about prayer, and what I love about this show is yesterday we had James Dobson on. We have Andrew W.K. on today. And your idea of prayer, you said you didn’t add one thing in here for one reason or another, but you wish you, you kind of wish you would have in a way.

Andrew: Well, there’s only so much I can say in the column because I do try to keep it brief. I’m working on a book and would like to be able to write 100 pages about that. Because actually I got feedback. There were some people that said, “Andrew, you should’ve told him not to pray. That is wasting time. People that pray are asking for special treatment that think they’re better than other people. You know, you’re asking something else to fix your problems rather than taking responsibility.” And so those are things I had thought about addressing in the column but didn’t, so it was good to see people feeding back.

What I had to say to that is I used to think prayer was asking for stuff too. It’s not. It’s asking for the ability to do whatever you’re supposed to do. Now with me being a joy boy, I ask for the strength to be able to manifest joy to do that. I don’t ask for joy to be made for me; I ask to be empowered by the unknown, the world, God, whatever you want to call it, to do what I can do at my very best. I’m not asking someone to solve my problem; I’m asking for the strength to solve it myself. So by praying, you don’t necessarily remove responsibility; you actually find deeper power to fulfill those responsibilities on your own.

Glenn: We were talking about Viktor Frankl being able to man search for meaning. That’s what I pray for, being able to…hopefully none of us ever have to go through anything like that but to be able to get to the place to where you are so clear that you’re just like whatever happens, I’m okay, I’m okay, because they can’t rob me of the essence of who I am, and I’m just going to do what I’m supposed to do and have that ultimate faith in God, in the universe, whatever you want to call it. For me, it’s faith in God. I know what I know. That’s all I want.

Andrew: That’s like the soul, you can put someone in prison, you can beat someone, you can put them through hell, and yet their soul, especially when you’re as strong as this individual was, his soul stayed intact and in fact was perhaps made stronger. The ordeals, whenever you’re going through something, it’s nice to say not just what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger but that perhaps I was meant that I’m going to add more to the world through this challenge.

Glenn: Did you follow what happened in Ukraine with, you know, when they had the protests on the streets? They were fighting the Russians, and the guys, the protesters, just the twenty-something, the guys who look like you that were out on the streets, and they were just standing against, you know, the military, and they were just like we just want to be free, did you follow that?

Andrew: Was this more recently?

Glenn: No, just more recently. This is the last, what, two years ago or a year ago, Tiffany?

Andrew: Was this when they took over the house –

Glenn: Kiev.

Andrew: Yeah, okay, well, I was just reading about that again. So yes, somewhat, but what are these young men, they –

Glenn: Okay, so all they wanted was they just wanted to be aligned with the West. They didn’t want to go back to an old Soviet kind of empire. Come walk with me for a second. These guys build, they took cars, and they cut cars, hoods of trucks and cars. They were standing against the military.

Andrew: This is an actual bat?

Glenn: Yep, and this was just cut off of a –

Andrew: Oh, like a shield.

Glenn: Yeah, for a shield. Okay, this piano here was sitting in Kiev in the main square, this piano. It’s horribly out of tune. We haven’t had it tuned since it got here.

Andrew: That’s all right. You may leave it like that, you know? It was tuned by the event.

Glenn: You learned how to play when you were what, four?

Andrew: Yeah, around there.

Glenn: Do you mind playing something? Nothing appropriate has been played on this.

Andrew: No one’s played music on it?

Glenn: We’ve played music on it, but I don’t know if we…have we played anything really appropriate on it? I don’t think so.

Andrew: Appropriate, like?

Glenn: Something to you that speaks freedom, liberty.

Andrew: Okay.

Glenn: Whatever. Whew, that’s out of tune.

Andrew: It sounds like a honky-tonk piano.

Glenn: Yeah. Back in a second. Have you ever played a piano that out of tune before?

Andrew: Yes and missing a lot more keys. It’s amazing how intact it is.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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We're going to be doing an amazing broadcast on Thursday, July 2nd, and we will be broadcasting a really important moment. It is restoring truth. It is restoring our history. It is asking to you make a covenant with God. The covenant that was made by the Pilgrims. And it's giving you a road map of things that we can do, to be able to come back home, together.

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