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Keep on Trucking: One Man’s Journey from Driving Trucks to Crafting Trunks

1Photo courtesy: Antique Trunks & Chests

“I have created something I love, that supports our economy and country.”

— Matt Douthit, Antique Trunks & Chests

After seven years of driving long-haul trucks from coast to coast, Matt Douthit was ready for a change. First, he set his sights on the oilfields of Oklahoma. Soon after arriving, the company he was working for closed its doors―then another one did the same, leaving him stranded without a job. Undeterred, Matt moved to Texas to work for a large semi-truck manufacturer. Nine months later, that company moved to Mexico.

While others might have called Matt’s situation “bad luck,” Matt never saw it that way. Instead, he considered this an opportunity to start out on his own.

“I decided to stop the madness and take control of my own destiny,” Matt said.

Having a keen interest in antique trunks, Matt started researching to learn as much as he could about them from every source he could find. He soon taught himself how to restore and preserve old trunks, selling each one he completed. When he ran out of trunks to restore, Matt started making them from scratch, using the same materials, hardware and construction methods used in the late 1800s.

2Photo courtesy: Antique Trunks & Chests

As an independent self-starter, Matt enjoyed the adventure and challenge of doing something unique with his life. While admitting he works harder now than ever before, Matt says he also feels freer since he doesn’t have someone looking over his shoulder telling him what to do. Matt makes all of his classy and unique trunks with painstaking craftsmanship one by one, right here in America.

3Photo courtesy Antique Trunks & Chests

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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.

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