WATCH: Laurie Dhue opens up about her struggle with alcoholism and her road to recovery

On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with veteran broadcast journalist Laurie Dhue to talk about her decades long struggle with alcoholism and her ongoing recovery. Laurie began working with TheBlaze in March as the host of For The Record and she recently joined the team full time. You will begin to see a lot more of Laurie on TheBlaze TV and TheBlaze Radio as she anchors real-time news updates, in addition to hosting For The Record.

You may know Laurie as a news anchor and journalist, but Glenn decided it was time for the audience to get to know the real Laurie. In order for you to trust her reporting, you must trust her and her judgement. Glenn explained that a person who has gone through treatment for addiction and made the vow to stay sober no longer has anything to fear, and that is one of the reasons he believes Laurie will be an excellent addition to TheBlaze. Tonight, Laurie candidly opened up about her struggle with addiction and how she turned her life around.

To start, Glenn asked Laurie to explain her past. Laurie attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and was a member of the varsity swim team, and it was during this time that she began to drink. Her motto became "work hard, play hard." And that mantra would haunt her for years to come. Laurie shares that struggle in the clip below:

Glenn candidly explained his own 'rock bottom', which occurred when he could no longer remember the bedtime stories he was telling his young children. For Laurie, rock bottom came through a series of embarrassing moments – from getting into a drunken fight with her father to making a “blackout phone call” to a man she was dating at the time. But it was when she found out her sister was pregnant that she decided it was time to turn her life around. Laurie explains her road to recovery below:

"Getting sober is the greatest decision I ever made in my life. It was the best thing I ever did for myself, for my family, and for the community at large," Laurie concluded. "I got sober when I was 38-years-old. I don't live with regrets, except I wish I had gotten sober a little bit sooner."

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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