Young woman shows up at Ferguson protest to deliver powerful statement

As tensions flared in Ferguson following the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, a 19 year old college student decided to join the protest for a very unexpected reason. Glenn interviewed Lexi Kozhevsky on radio Tuesday to find out why she did what he called "one of the bravest things I've seen anyone do."

In an act she described as "unnerving, to say the least," Kozhevsky ventured to the streets of Ferguson to support local law enforcement, placing herself between the protesters and a line a police officers.

She shared a Snapchat video with TheBlaze, which captured the moment.

The nursing student told Glenn why she felt it was simply the right thing to do.

"I think our police are getting the brunt end of a lot of negativity, and my thing is not all cops are bad. So I felt the need to show them that someone else is there for them and protect them," Kozhevsky said.

Watch the full exchange or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it may contain errors.

GLENN: Last night, there was a young woman who did exactly that. In one of the bravest things I've seen anyone do. This Washington University student goes out apparently by herself and stands between the protesters and the police in Ferguson. Here's what she said last night, as she is standing alone with the police about 20 feet behind her. As she is standing there all by herself, she says this. Pat doesn't have it. I stalled as long as I could.

PAT: You did. You gave a shot.

GLENN: I did. That's all right.

So last night she stood there and she said, I'd rather have something happen to me than my police. Why would she do that?

Lexi is on the phone with us.

Lexi, how do you say your last name?

LEXI: Kozhevsky. And I go to St. Louis University, just so you guys now.

GLENN: Okay. Sorry. We have the wrong information.

But, Lexi, it's great to have you on the phone. Why did you do that last night?

LEXI: I was just doing what felt right, honestly. I think our police are getting the brunt end of a lot of negativity, and my thing is not all cops are bad. So I felt the need to show them that someone else is there for them and protect them.

PAT: Are your parents around? Do you --

LEXI: You mean like currently?

GLENN: Yeah, are they alive?

LEXI: Oh, yeah. But I live with my grandparents.

PAT: And how did they feel about this?

LEXI: They're nervous more than anything.

PAT: I'll bet, yeah.

LEXI: Yes.

GLENN: How many people did you go with last night?

LEXI: I went with two of my friends.

GLENN: And how did this come about? You're just sitting around doing what when somebody said what that made you get into the car?

LEXI: Well, pretty much, I was having a pretty rough day. And I was like -- I was going through my home, scrolling through articles. And I was like, a state of emergency, and it's really close. I was like, guys, we should go see this. This is history, like, right in front of us. And then I didn't plan on doing that, it just sort of happened.

GLENN: What made you -- what made you stand in between them when you were there?

LEXI: Because -- well, the thing is, they -- things are being thrown at them the previous night. People are being shot. I was like, no more of our uniformed men and women have to do that. Or they shouldn't have to go through that because they're just doing their job. They're just protecting us in the way they're trained to do. So I felt the need to -- yeah.

PAT: What kind of feedback have you gotten since you've done this? Is it positive?

LEXI: It's definitely been a mixture regardless. I knew it was going to happen. Definitely negative. Definitely positive. I'm just letting it -- the wave ride. Riding the wave.

GLENN: What did your grandparents say when you came home and they saw your picture?

LEXI: They actually didn't even know honestly. I showed them. And like news stations have been calling. And they sat with me and heard me speak. They're just -- they -- they support me. They just want me to be careful because --

GLENN: It's dangerous.

LEXI: They're grandparents, they want to protect me.

GLENN: Right. And you realize what you did was dangerous, right?

LEXI: Oh, of course. I knew the consequences when I stepped there.

GLENN: Lexi, I still don't know exactly why you did it, but I'm glad you did it. And I think courage is contagious. And it was -- it was brave of you to do that last night.

LEXI: I was just doing what I felt was right, honestly. I don't think it was brave at all.

GLENN: Good for you, Lexi. God bless you. Thank you so much. Appreciate it.

LEXI: Thank you, sir. I appreciate your call.

GLENN: You bet. That's interesting.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Talking to her was fascinating. She's not -- she's not starting a movement. She's not -- did you hear what she said? I was just doing what I felt was right.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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