Young entrepreneur wow's Glenn

This morning on radio, Glenn sat down with Joshua Parker, a young entrepreneur. During a local field trip in 2009 to a sugar house, Parker discovered the maple syrup process. At age 11, Parker started his first company, Parker Maple Farm. A business that is still a success today.

Now, Joshua Parker is 17-years-old, graduated from high school, and is gearing up to go to college in the fall. During Parker's conversation with Glenn this morning he wowed Glenn and most of us here with his honest, well-spoken answers. Glenn questioned how a public school in New York was able to turn out a capitalist. Parker's response was amazing, "I think the odds are porbably not in our favor. I think that society as a whole, when we live in a society that's more in favor of people who are just going to take what the government will give them and not-and not live by their own work and fortitude, it's difficult to-it's difficult expect the results that are still happening because the American dresm is not dead."

Hear more of this young man's great interview below, and if you would like to learn more about Parker Maple Farm or purchase some great maple syrup, click HERE.

Rough Transcript Below:

GLENN: What are the odds that a public school in New York turns out a capitalist?

JOSHUA: Well, I think the odds are probably not in our favor. I think that society as a whole, when we live in a society that's more in favor of people who are just going to take what the government will give them and not — and not live by their own work and fortitude, it's difficult to — it's difficult to expect the results that are still happening because the American dream is not dead. Even though we're taught in English class that the American dream is unattainable. That we read The Great Gatsby and we look at it as an unattainable goal. But there's still kids —

GLENN: I don't want to live like The Great Gatsby.

JOSHUA: Neither do I.

GLENN: That was a really bad — that's a sad, tragic, awful, hang-yourself-at-the-end kind of story.

JOSHUA: Yes.

GLENN: That's a, hey, can't obtain that. Good. Good.

JOSHUA: Yes. But the American dream is not dead. There are still kids out there.

PAT: You must have great parents.

JOSHUA: Yeah, the support I've had from my parents has been nothing short of amazing.

GLENN: You realize that, if not them, you certainly will be headed towards a reeducation camp at some point.

JOSHUA: I hope not. I hope not.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, hope is a step away from despair, isn't that right?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So what do they do?

JOSHUA: My dad owns a company for park and line striping that stripes parking lots down the east coast. And then my mom is a guidance counselor at a public high school.

GLENN: Wow.

JOSHUA: It's — I think that I get the entrepreneurial spirit, if that's what you'd like to call it, from my dad.

GLENN: What do you call it?

JOSHUA: I would call it the entrepreneurial spirit. But it's just the willingness and ability to work for what you want. Have a vision and fulfill that vision. You — I just set goals and don't let myself fall short. And if I do, then the next goal has to be even higher and I have to work even harder for it. The maple season is not easy.

If you ask any maple producer, it's the most fun four to six weeks of the year. But it's the most — the most tiring. There's barely any sleep. There's I think three or four times a season where I went over 45 hours without sleep. Because I wake up in the morning. I go out. I get everything ready for the day. I go to school. Then I come home from school probably around 11:00. Because that's just the way it has to be.

GLENN: 11:00 p.m.?

JOSHUA: 11:00 a.m. Yes. I cut the door — I mean, the day in half. And I come home and I get everything ready in the woods. And get everything collected. And by the time I start boiling, it's usually 9 o'clock. I boil until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning.

PAT: Jeez, really?

JOSHUA: And sometimes 5:00 or 6:00.

GLENN: You do it all yourself? Do you have any employees?

JOSHUA: I have a few part-time employees in the beginning of the season to help me get started. But anything more than that, I try to do by myself.

PAT: Well, you can't collect all 3500 —

JOSHUA: There's a tubing system in the woods. There's no buckets.

GLENN: Holy cow.

PAT: Of course there's no buckets.

GLENN: Now he's taking this cute little story, and now we find out it's big business.

PAT: It's big syrup business.

GLENN: Okay. Tell us about these tubes.

JOSHUA: Yeah. So the process of making maple syrup really exemplifies the beauty and complexity of nature. Because we're taking a sap from the trees, a small percentage —

GLENN: Taking. Go ahead. Keep saying it. Taking it. Stealing it. Ripping it right out of the —

JOSHUA: I think it's from God, so it might be okay.

GLENN: Ripping it right from the root system.

JOSHUA: We're taking a small percentage of the sap that the tree produces. Using it to — it's mineral rich. Full of — it only has 2 percent when it comes out of the tree. So it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. We take it. We collect it through a tubing system. It comes to one collection point. We bring it back to the sugar house. Run it though a reverse osmosis system.

GLENN: Pretend we don't know what a sugar house is.

JOSHUA: Okay. So a sugar house is a farmer's word for a factory. Right?

GLENN: Right. I know this. Don't talk down to me. I, of course, know what a sugar house is. I grew up in a sugar house.

JOSHUA: But it's — a lot of times, the wooden building that we bring the sap into — and that's where we convert the sap into syrup. And by sap, I mean maple water.

GLENN: Right.

JOSHUA: That's the same thing. They're synonyms. So we run the sap through the reverse osmosis system, which saves — cuts down on boiling time, boiling costs. And at Parker Maple Farm, we're boiling on the first wood pellet evaporator in New York State. So we're trying to save the earth. Right? Give back to the earth.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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