Nuclear power is the redheaded stepchild in the US Energy puzzle. An abundance of inexpensive oil and gas has put nuclear power on the back burner.

What is nuclear energy’s fate in the US? Is it the missing piece of the clean energy revolution?

Dr. Michaele Brady Raap believes nuclear energy deserves a better fate.

She’s the president of the American Nuclear Society.

Jim Mahaffey has a doctorate in nuclear engineering and is author of Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power. We investigate the meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami to discover if nuclear power is safe.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.