"Work smart and hard": Mike Rowe joins Glenn to talk about the ways we can reform America's education system in order to get people back to work

On Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, joined Glenn to talk about reforming America's education system in order to get people back to work.

Both Mike and Glenn believe strongly in the values this country was founded on, and Mike is looking to do his part through his non-profit foundation and scholarship program. The mikeroweWORKS Scholarship Fund is 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. – the key word being available.

Glenn has talked about the value of apprenticeships for quite sometime now. A four-year college education is not for everyone, and trade schools should have a rightful place in society. Through his foundation, Mike is looking to challenge the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding 'alternative education.' He has testified before both houses of Congress regarding the widening skills gap in the United States, the emerging student loan crisis, and the ever-changing perception of a what constitutes a 'good job.' Over the last couple of years,  Mike has partnered with numerous companies and like-minded organizations to reinvigorate the skilled trades. His message is not "don't go to college" but rather he is encouraging students to understand the options available to them.

mikeroweWORKS was launched in 2008 as a trade resource center for people seeking employment opportunities in the skilled trades. The initiative grew out of his experience on Dirty Jobsand quickly turned into a grassroots campaign for hard work and skilled labor. In 2010, mikeroweWORKS became a non-profit foundation and began to award tool scholarships, travel stipends, and other financial assistance to those pursuing a skilled trade. The idea is to promote hard work and smart work.

Glenn ended the program by presenting Mike with a $20,000 check for The mikeroweWorks Foundation to support the work he is doing to promote hard work, learning, and entrepreneurship.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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