Glenn Beck: The Woman who can't Forget




The Woman Who Can't Forget


by Jill Price

GLENN:  Now, most people will say, oh, well, she wants the attention.  No, she doesn't.  No, she doesn't.  Because she's not a freak.  The only reason why she wants to tell her story -- and this just happened to come out in the interview.  I just kind of mentioned this because, you know, it makes sense to me.  She's got the anti-Alzheimer's.  That's why she wrote the book, because she believes there are other people that are hiding in the shadows with perfect recollection that maybe science can study their brains like they're studying hers now.  Maybe in her head is the cure to Alzheimer's.

Jill Price has agreed to come on the program with us now.  Hello, Jill, how are you?

PRICE:  I'm good, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN:  Have I misstated anything?  Are you tired of this?

PRICE:  You know, I'm not tired of it.  I'm just tired.  It's exhausting and that's when I wrote the letter to the doctors, that's when I told them that it was exhausting for me.

GLENN:  May I -- and please feel free to say no.  May I go into the territory that you and I talked about right off the air when we finished that I said to you I knew about this but I didn't want to go -- I didn't want to go there because, out of your feelings?

PRICE:  Yeah, you can talk about that.

GLENN:  The reason why -- and I said to Jill, I've got to believe this is hell.  You not only have perfect recollection.  Explain the movie screen, the split screen in your head.

PRICE:  Well, like I'm sitting here talking to you but I also have a running movie of endless memories that just are constantly flowing through my head, free flowing.  So it's not anything that is connected to one other thing.  It's just constant, you know, memories throughout my life.  It's like watching a home video.

GLENN:  And you can -- and you know -- if you witness it or you saw it or you were around it, you can remember --

PRICE:  If I was interested in it, yeah.

GLENN:  Like if I said to you -- because you're a big TV buff.  If I said to you Magnum PI, what was the show before it and after it?

PRICE:  I know Simon and Simon was on during that time, but I really wasn't -- I didn't really watch Magnum PI.  I watched Simon and Simon and Landon.

GLENN:  So you have to -- if I give you a date, you can remember what you had for breakfast?

PRICE:  I pretty much remember the whole day.

GLENN:  So if I said to you August 1st, 1984, what were you doing?

PRICE:  It was a Wednesday and I had just come home from summer school from college a few weeks earlier and I was -- you know, every day it's not like every -- amazing things happened every day, but I remember something, I was with some friends of mine at the supermarket that night and I was wearing Koala bear slippers.

GLENN:  Stu give me a -- I'm just trying to prove a point.  I don't mean to make this into a parlor trick, but can you give me that date, Stu?

PRICE:  I'm sorry?

GLENN:  December 21st, 1988.

PRICE:  That was a Wednesday and that was the day that Lockerbie airplane crashed, Pan Am 103.

GLENN:  I just said to Stu off the air, I said find out the Lockerbie downing.

PRICE:  And my first recollection is of sitting and watching my soap opera and Dan Rather breaking in with the news.

GLENN:  What was the soap opera

PRICE:  As the world turns

GLENN:  And what was happening at the time?

PRICE:  That I don't remember.

GLENN:  You told me when we got off the air when I said to you that this is hell and you said to me that you have all of the feelings with the memories, and we talked about that a little bit.  And then you said, my husband passed away a couple of years ago.

PRICE:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  So you remember your first kiss, unlike I would remember my first kiss.

PRICE:  Yeah.  I remember my first date which actually last Friday, the 27th was the first anniversary of that.

GLENN:  So you remember detail and you actually have the feelings that go with it.  So time doesn't heal you.

PRICE:  Correct.

GLENN:  What is that like?

PRICE:  It's tormenting.  And that's why after -- I was 34 and I just, I could not take it anymore and I Googled memory and obtained Dr. McGaugh's web page and I knew when I read his information that this was the man that I needed to talk to.

GLENN:  What did you say?  When you called him up, what did you say?

PRICE:  Well, I wrote him an e-mail and I explained that since I was 11 years old, I could basically tell you everything that happened and that I have a running movie in my head and that it's exhausting and I wanted to talk to him.

GLENN:  And what is your first memory?

PRICE:  Of my life?

GLENN:  Yeah.

PRICE:  Being in the crib and having my great-uncle -- like I was sleeping and my first memory is opening my eyes and seeing my great-uncle's dog staring back at me.

GLENN:  How old were you?

PRICE:  I was probably about 18 months.  And I remember -- I have three memories in the crib, but I could tell you a ton of memories from the time I lived in New York until I was 5 and then in New Jersey until I was 8.  But once I moved to California, everything started to become more clear where I could give you exact dates and tell you the days and that fine tuned itself for about the next six years.  So I was 14

GLENN:  How do you forgive yourself and forgive others if you are reinjured by the -- you know, many of us will, at least me, I know that I can't hold grudges because I kind of forget.  I'm like, oh, yeah, I was pissed at you.  I just kind of move on from it.

PRICE:  Right.

GLENN:  And I kind of just remember, oh, yeah, we had a problem but I'm not really sure.  You're reinjured either by the things that you did in the past or by the things that others did, and you have full recollection of it.  How do you move past that?

PRICE:  Well, considering myself, you know, I don't give myself a break and I'm really hard on myself and that's why this is so tormenting to me.  When it comes to friends and family, I have somehow managed -- I don't forget it and I never forget it but I've had to somehow manage how to rise above it or I would have no friends.  And I have to do that to be able to survive in society.

GLENN:  And you never really went into it.  Your friends just all thought, "Oh, wow, you've got a really good memory.

PRICE:  Well, they understand that it's a little bit more than that where I can -- I'll call them up and say, do you know what we did 20 years ago.  So they know that it's really, really good but they've never really understood the torment that this has caused me.

GLENN:  How -- have you noticed, do people generally remember the same way?  For instance, if you and I were friends and we had a long, you know, relationship where we were always doing things together, have you noticed that individuals remember things in patterns, or do we remember things in patterns as a group?  For instance, your life must be very frustrating to where you're like, no, that's not what happened.

PRICE:  Exactly.  Exactly.

GLENN:  Right.

PRICE:  And I have to -- and that's happened recently where I was with some friends and somebody was telling a story and I was like, no, that's not really the way it happened.  And I don't like to do that because I don't like to call people out.

GLENN:  You would be a massive drag.  You know what?  I've got to tell you something.  It would be perfect.  We should have you just be the person that does security everywhere.  You could be an eyewitness everywhere.  I mean, I've got to tell you if you ever have it out for somebody, they're doomed.  Because all you have to do is --

PRICE:  And that's not my personality.

GLENN:  That's good.

PRICE:  You know, I'm not like that.  But that's happened where I'm -- that's not how the story went.  Or I'll be telling -- like recently I told a friend of mine a story about something that played out over ten years and she did not remember any of it and her husband looked at her and said, if Jill's telling you, that's just the way it is.  So people know that when I'm telling them something that it is the truth.

GLENN:  What have you learned about people outside of you about our memories?  Have you noticed or looked at patterns of how we forget or things that we forget?  Have you noticed any pattern that, oh, wow, I can see why they didn't remember it that way?

PRICE:  No, not really.  I just notice that people -- like, my story never changes, but every -- from listening to people I realize that they just, their memories fade.  So they don't see it the way it really happened.  So they kind of -- it's changed a little bit.

GLENN:  Do we remember it more fondly or worse?  Or is it --

PRICE:  Oh, I think you guys remember it for fondly.  Because see, I remember, you know, the way it happened.  And that's very painful for me.

PRICE:  Well, I think that's why I'm interested in -- I was interested in the patterns and interested in, is it positive or negative because it's human nature.  You know, they say time heals.  That is a defense mechanism so we don't shut down.

PRICE:  Right.  And my memory has not protected me.

GLENN:  Have you ever been -- and if this is too personal, that's fine.  Have you ever been really depressed?  Has this ever caused you -- I would kill myself -- I mean, no --

PRICE:  Yes, I have.  I spent the first half of 1991 where I could barely leave my house, leave my bed.

GLENN:  Because of the things that were just going through your mind over and over and over again?

PRICE:  Well, there were things that had gone on over the previous five years that just paralyzed me after a while.

GLENN:  And again, you don't have to answer this question, Jill.  Gosh, I thank you so much for talking.  It's just so fascinating.  Do you think you're going to be able to fall in love again because you -- you still remember every detail of your husband and you still have that feeling and it doesn't fade.

PRICE:  You know, I'm still in that moment of when he died and it was three years.  So you know, I loved being married.  I was only married for two years.  I hope one day I get married again, but I really at this point, I don't know if I can even go there.

GLENN:  The name of the book is "The Woman Who Can't Forget" by Jill Price.  You believe that there are other people out there like you.  Does the doctor believe there are other people out there like you?

PRICE:  Yes.

GLENN:  Any idea of the amount or percentage of the population that might have something like this?

PRICE:  I don't know but I hope by coming forward, other people will come forward and he will be able to study a whole group of people to find out what's going on in our brains.

GLENN:  You are the only documented case on planet Earth.

PRICE:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  Is it a chemical thing?  Is it a -- do they have any idea what's caused this?

PRICE:  They don't, but we did my brain scans in 2006 and I just got the results in January, and there are regions and structures in my brain that are three deviations bigger than the control group that I was compared to.

GLENN:  Her name is Jill Price.  The name of the book is "The woman who can't forget."  Jill, what a pleasure to talk to you.  Thank you so much.

PRICE:  Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN:  You bet.  Bye-bye.

Is that amazing?  Is that amazing?  That, you can't get on television.  That was a piece of the truth that you didn't hear on television because of no other fault other than just time, just time.  When we come back, I'm going to give you some pieces of television that are insidious.  The truth you haven't heard.

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author