More-On Unity: Glenn challenges radio caller to say 'I love you' to his mom despite political differences

The 16th season of More-On Trivia began on Friday, with Glenn, Pat and Stu attempting to predict the outcome of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers NFL game by asking trivia questions to convenience store workers in both cities. The city answering the most questions correct won - in this case, Green Bay.

Coming off a solid season of 15-3 last year, More-On Trivia is already looking like a great predictor for NFL games, after the Green Bay 27-17 win over Seattle on Sunday.

Something out of the ordinary happened during Friday's episode, which actually might have been the most tender moment in More-On Trivia history. After listening to one contestant named Ian talk about his strained relationship with his mom, Glenn became suddenly serious. In the dialogue that followed, Glenn suggested one way for Ian to build unity with his mom and then challenged him to not waste a second with her over politics.

Watch the incredible moment below.

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

GLENN: What do you think of Donald Trump?

VOICE: Oh, God. I do not like him at all.

GLENN: Okay. That's good. Does your mom like him?

VOICE: I do not think so. No.

GLENN: You're not close to your mother, are you?

VOICE: Not as much these in these last couple of years.

GLENN: Why? What happened? Seriously, that's not right.

VOICE: Politics. And I grew up, and she's just -- yeah, I don't know.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I want to say something serious to you here for a second.

VOICE: All right. What's that?

GLENN: Don't let politics get between you and your mom, man. That's just not right.

VOICE: Oh, absolutely. It's either politics or religion that's between us.

JEFFY: Hate those.

GLENN: Have you thought about snuffing her out? Snuffing her out?

VOICE: Oh, no. She's my mother.

GLENN: Okay. Good. So is your mom real religious and you're not, or vice-versa?

VOICE: Yeah, my mom is real religious, and I am not as much. But she used to -- these last couple of years, I think she realized she was getting old, so she just started going to church every single day.

PAT: Oh, I hate that.

GLENN: You know what, mom may have figured something out.

VOICE: Yeah, been going to church every day of the week.

GLENN: And when mom has to check out, man, and I mean this sincerely, don't -- as a guy whose mom is dead. My father is now dead. Don't -- over politics and religion, don't miss a second with them.

VOICE: Right. Yeah, absolutely.

JEFFY: Not a chance.

GLENN: Okay. Next question. If you have a box of 64 Crayola crayons and you take out Burnt Sienna and Cerulean, how many crayons are left in the box?

VOICE: Okay. Hang on. One second.

GLENN: Do you need a pencil or crayon or something? Don't forget to carry the one. 64.

VOICE: Wait. What was it? Burnt Sienna and, what?

GLENN: And Cerulean. You take those two, how many colors?

STU: So Teal stays?

PAT: Teal stays. So does Mauve. Mauve and Teal are both in there.

GLENN: I don't know if Mauve is in there anymore.

STU: No, it is. Just checked the box.

JEFFY: What about Indian Red?

PAT: Yeah, that's in there.

STU: Yes, it's in there.

GLENN: No. Not in my box. I banished that.

VOICE: Forty-six.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Man, you're really, really close.

VOICE: Ugh. Am I not close at all?

GLENN: No, no, it was 12.

VOICE: That's terrible.

GLENN: You were in the right direction. Hey, listen, I mean this sincerely, I want you to right something down -- tell her -- have we had a good time? Have we enjoyed it? Do you feel like -- we're connecting, right?

VOICE: Yeah. Yep.

PAT: Yeah. There's a je ne sais quoi between us, if you will.

VOICE: I don't know what that means.

GLENN: Yeah, it's Spanish for something. I don't know. Listen, so like we're nice to each other, right? We can all get along. We probably disagree with each other politically and maybe even religiously. Would you say there's a probably a good shot at that. I want you to tell something to your mom. And I want you to right it down. First of all, mom, today I spoke to a guy named Glenn Beck. And he said to say hi.

VOICE: Okay.

GLENN: Okay. She might know who I am. She might not. And she might know who I am. And if she does, she'll think that's probably really, really bad or really cool.

VOICE: Okay.

GLENN: And if she thinks it's really cool, you'll have something to talk about and unite on. If she doesn't think it's cool, drop it.

VOICE: Okay.

(laughter)

GLENN: And just tell her this, "Mom, I love you. No matter what you say, no matter what I agree or disagree, I love you." Okay.

VOICE: Will do.

GLENN: Thanks a lot.

VOICE: You guys too.

STU: I love you too, Ian. Buh-bye.

STU: That was really sweet.

PAT: That was nice.

GLENN: Are you guys mocking me?

PAT: No, that was a most tender moment in the history of More-On Trivia.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.