'We Keep You in Our Prayers': Glenn Speaks With Truck Driver Heading Into Irma's Path

Hurricane Irma evacuee, only known as Jamie, joined radio to share her compelling ordeal as she attempted to deliver aid to her fellow Floridians in a semi-truck.

Jamie, who postponed evacuating to deliver groceries to the stores that are out, will join the others in traffic who are evacuating the state only after she’s taken care of those who need to be fed.

“I’m hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything because I running on 14 hours a day and 10 hours of sleep, and doing it the next day,” said Jamie.

“We lost everything to the storm 11 years ago — we lost everything but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. Florida can rebuild, but we can’t replace the people.”

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PAT: So this is going to be another tough weekend with Irma barreling down. And to me, we need to -- we're naming these storms all wrong. Because Irma, doesn't that sound like a frightful, big, bad hurricane?


PAT: Harvey sounded like a big, bad hurricane. So instead, why don't we start naming them things like Blaine? Hurricane Blaine couldn't possibly develop into anything, could it? I mean, no self-respecting hurricane on earth could be named Blaine or Ambrose or Aubrey.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: It just can't happen. So we're going about this all wrong. But this has been really deja vu watching the evacuation in Florida because we did the same thing with Houston, just on less notice, in 2005. At the very end, they said, evacuate. And so 3.7 million people tried to do that at the same time.

GLENN: That seems like a really bad idea.

PAT: It's a really bad idea.

GLENN: Can I just put Jamie on real quick because she's on the road in Florida evacuating right now. Jamie, how long have you been sitting in traffic, and what does it look like?

CALLER: Hi, Mr. Beck, well, I'm not actually sitting in traffic yet. I'm going down to return later and sit in it. I'm on a truck, and I blame the roads for these -- for the stores that are out of stuff.


CALLER: So we've got -- you know, all your three main arteries are so clogged, and we're taking rigs down back streets and side streets.

GLENN: Holy cow. Jamie, I got to tell, we will keep you in our prayers. There is nothing -- you want to talk about a dangerous situation: Hey, be in a big tractor-trailer as those winds come. God bless you.

CALLER: We'll park them before. But we're the first lines going back in, as soon as it clears.


CALLER: I mean, I can't even go home to brace and secure. I'm hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything. Because I'm running, you know, on 14 hours a day and ten hours of sleep and doing it again the next day.

We lost everything to the storms 11 years ago. We lost everything, but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. We can rebuild. But we can't give life to people. (crying)


GLENN: Jamie in Florida, in a tractor-trailer going to deliver aid and help. We keep you in our prayers.


Pat, you sat in this. Or you actually didn't. Because I remember I called you and I said --

PAT: Yeah, we were talking about it on the air. You were telling me how stupid I was.

GLENN: Yeah, you got to get out.

STU: That's a nice relationship you guys have.

PAT: It is. It is. It's --

GLENN: Well, I only said he was stupid because I cared. You got to get out of there.

STU: Yeah, of course.

PAT: This was, what, two or three weeks after Katrina, so everybody was afraid that we were all going to die if we stayed. But we prayed about it pretty earnestly and decided we needed to stay, and so we did. And then I was really glad we did. Because, you know, everybody was stuck. One hundred people died, many of them of heatstroke. You remember that bus filled with senior citizens caught on fire. Twenty-four of them died.

GLENN: Jeez.

PAT: It was horrific. So hopefully this will go a lot better than Florida. I think they've given them a little more leeway and a little more time to get out.

GLENN: So you're sitting there -- after your experience, you're sitting there in Miami, Florida, and you know you got to get out. I mean, this is going to hit Miami. It's going to be bad.

PAT: Oh, you have to leave. You have to leave.

GLENN: So how do you do that, when, you know -- I'm going to be probably sitting on the highway.

PAT: Yeah, I mean, I don't know.

GLENN: Are they opening the other side? Are they opening the southbound lanes at all?

PAT: I would -- I would hope so. For northbound traffic, you mean? Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Take the freeway and open both sides.

STU: I'm sure they will.

This is the thing, you're at that point now where they're getting pretty good at forecasting these things, at least say four days in advance. You really -- once you see you're in the path of one of these things, you need to leave not one day early, but four days early or five days early. And, you know, about half of the time, you're just going to wind up being frustrated because you left for no reason. But these things can get real bad.

PAT: It's better than getting stuck in the gridlock. The Houston thing was the greatest gridlock in American history. So hopefully they can avoid that.

GLENN: Holy cow, I've been in New York with the president. Wow.

PAT: So -- but the other thing was, have you guys heard about the flooding in Asia? Have you guys talked about that at all?

GLENN: No. We just got to the fires of the east coast and the drought in the Midwest.

PAT: This is the weirdest thing: In India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, 40 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

GLENN: What!

STU: What!

PAT: Thirteen hundred people have died -- 1,300 people have died, up to 40 percent of them children. I saw nothing about this. We have some friends staying with us at the house this week. And -- and she said -- she said to me at the dinner table, "So what do you think -- I mean, the Houston thing is bad, but what do you think of the thing in Asia?" I'm like, "The thing in Asia. What thing in Asia?" She said, "Well, thousands of people have died in flooding."

GLENN: Fires or flood?

PAT: About the same time. Floods. Yeah. It's the monsoon rains.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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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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