Glenn explains why hard work will always pay off

Over the next couple of days, Glenn will be talking to some fascinating people who are looking to change the education landscape in the U.S. Tonight, former congressman Ron Paul joins the Glenn Beck Program to talk about his homeschooling initiative that hopes to see 25% of American children homeschooled. On Wednesday, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, visits the program to talk about his exciting new scholarship program aimed at getting high school seniors ready to enter the workforce with the skills they need to land the jobs that are available in the U.S. Both men are seeking to change the status quo, and, as Glenn explained on radio this morning, it is vital that we continue to teach our children the value of hard work.

Glenn explained his first foray with interns was not the least bit positive. While broadcasting in Philadelphia, Glenn had an intern assigned to his show that wasn’t interested in doing much of anything. That experience caused Glenn to swear off interns for a number of years. But recently Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze have found tremendous talent through its internship programs.

“We've got a lot of employees that have come from the intern pool,” Glenn explained. “And they are superstars.”

This morning, Glenn heard a story about one of TheBlaze’s current interns in Dallas that reaffirmed his belief in just how important it is to give hard working, driven people a chance.

“This morning, I'm in a meeting somebody gives me a letter and says, ‘Hey, I got this email. Do you know if this is true?’ It was about somebody here working as an intern. And she's walking four and a half miles to a bus stop. And gets on the bus and comes here and finishes her work, gets on a bus, and walks four and a half miles back to home,” Glenn explained. “I stopped the meeting this morning, and I went and tracked down her boss and said, ‘Is this true.’ And they said, ‘Yes, it is.’ And I said, ‘Well I want to shake her hand today.’”

“In today's world, somebody who will walk four and a half miles for an internship – that's just remarkable. That is exactly the kind of people that we need. These are the people,” he continued. “And I really truly believe, when you give people an opportunity and you say, ‘Look, you can do it. You can make it.’ That's what apprenticeships are all about. Do you know how much we can teach and how much we can learn from one another, if the government gets their big fat nose out of our space?”

When you consider the current cost of a 4-year college degree costs upwards of $200,000, Glenn explained the cost/benefit analysis of an apprenticeship program would be beneficial to both the apprentice and the company.

“Do you know how much money we can save? And I don't mean as a company. I mean how much money can we save people from the university nightmare. Let me see. I could teach you how to do business, and I won't charge you anything. Hmm. Or you could go and you could get a worthless piece of paper from a university, and it will cost you 50, 100, 150, 200, $250,000. And then you leave there with what,” Glenn asked. “Did you even find yourself because I know that's what you were trying to do? Or are you walking back and forth thinking, ‘How in the hell am I ever going to pay off this debt?”

“It’s a crazy world. And it's time for revolutionary thinking because those who created this, the people who created this problem, are not going to be able to solve this problem,” Glenn continued. “And the people who create this had problem are definitely not going to be able to fix this problem using the same tools and thinking that we created this problem with.”

A small-government, individual liberty minded individual would hear the story of the intern walking 9 miles everyday to get to her internship as a story that illustrates hard work and determination. A big-government minded individual hears that same story, however, and tries to come up with a way for the government to fix it.

“The left would use that story as a justification for $10 million in new busing money… this person is walking four and a half miles to the bus station so we need a billion dollars with new buses and rail system,” Stu explained. “Whereas you are using it as somebody overcoming their obstacles.”

“That shows me who is going to make it. That separates the sheep from the goats. That one action says something to me. There's something special about this individual,” Glenn concluded. “Let me use the President's own script: Don't give up. It's worth it. Just keep trying.”

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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