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Dawning of a New Age: Digital Music Eclipses Traditional Sales

This is the dawning of the age of digital music. Downloads now account for 51 percent of all music sales.

"That's incredible to me. I would have thought, honestly, it was 80/20 digital," co-host Stu Burguiere said Monday on The Glenn Beck Program.

If Glenn's movie buying preference is any indication, other entertainment forms may soon follow suit.

"I still buy movies, but, again, I do it like records or CDs . . . either [downloaded] through Amazon or iTunes," Glenn said.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: Another way -- another way the world has totally changed. What's the last CD that you purchased? What's the last CD that you played?

PAT: Oh, I play them pretty regularly.

GLENN: Do you?

PAT: But I haven't purchased a CD of a single artist in probably ten or 15 years.

STU: Yeah, you're big on stealing them.

PAT: Yeah. I still burn songs from my iTunes to CD and then just use my --

STU: That's surprising to me. Because I plug the phone into -- the Bluetooth thing doesn't work in my car for some reason. But I plug it into the little port and will play it through my phone mostly.

GLENN: Yeah, I do the same thing with BlueTooth, it's easy.

JEFFY: The special CD set that my wife wanted for Christmas. Told the kids, eh, you can get this for me for Christmas. We got it. I looked at it yesterday, it hasn't been opened. Never listened to it.

STU: It's such a pain, in comparison.

GLENN: Did she download it, or --

JEFFY: Yeah. Well, we just listen to it on her phone.

PAT: Yeah. Why? Why not?

They say gold and platinum records are a thing of the past. Because downloads now account for 51 percent of all music sales.

GLENN: I'm surprised it's that low.

PAT: I know. I would have thought it was higher too. But it's --

GLENN: Who is buying them?

PAT: Old people maybe.

GLENN: Old people aren't buying records.

PAT: I don't know. I don't know.

STU: I mean, I think --

JEFFY: The kids.

PAT: It's the first time ever though, streaming music has eclipsed both downloads and CDs.

STU: That's incredible to me. I would have thought honestly it was 80/20 digital. And it's just passing -- and this is the same thing that happened with DVDs. People are like, oh, it's a dead industry. It's a dead industry.

And it's like, well, actually, they're still selling billions and billions of dollars of them.

JEFFY: Yeah.

STU: And I understand that obviously it's easier to get digitally. And once you go there, it's hard to go back.

JEFFY: It sure is.

STU: But people stay on those trains for a long time.

GLENN: I still buy movies, but, again, I do it like records or CDs.

PAT: You just download them, right?

GLENN: Yeah, either through Amazon or iTunes.

PAT: That's the other thing, I don't know what the last DVD is that we purchased because we just buy them online.

GLENN: I will tell you, the one who needs to bend -- because Apple never will -- Amazon needs to fold in, if Apple will ever do it, fold in their service to Apple. I hate --

PAT: Which one is the resistant one?

GLENN: It's Apple. Always is.

PAT: Won't allow Amazon on?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That sucks.

GLENN: And I'm getting sick of it. I'm getting sick of it.

PAT: Me too.

GLENN: I just want one thing that will just do the apps.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: That's all I want is the apps. Give one thing --

PAT: I love Apple TV, but they don't have Amazon on it.

GLENN: It's like why?

PAT: So then you have to go through the incredible hassle of pulling it up on your iPad and then tossing it up on the screen. Do you know how long that takes? About a minute and a half! About a minute and a half!

STU: Oh, my gosh.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.