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GLENN: First I want to go back to Dianne in California because Dianne is in Bakersfield. And Dianne, it must be a crazy situation in California where, you know, one side just doesn't even understand the other side anymore. You are living in a state that can't pay its bills and yet you could pay all of them and then some if you just uncapped the oil and gas wells that you currently have drilled.

CALLER: Well, you know, we have a saying that they tilted the United States and all the nuts rolled to California and I think that that kind of sums it up. I mean, there are people who are very conscientious, very conservative and we live in a state that is just out of control and it's out of control in every part from top to bottom, everything. And so we just do. I mean, we're people. We stay involved. We vote.

So anyway, but I think the big thing with us as a family is we just made a decision. We have always lived the values and principles that you're talking about and so it's -- that part's already in place. What we have done also is to become as self-sufficient. I was raised by parents who lived through the depression.


CALLER: And they had me later in life. And so all the lessons they taught me sometimes at the time I thought, why are you washing out baggies, mom.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: Can't you just go and buy some new ones. And I understand now, you know, what they were talking about. Both of them have passed on and I take the lessons that they taught me and I'm applying them in my life. We're teaching our children and our grandchildren.

GLENN: You know what? You know, I came to Simon and Schuster who is our publishing partner and I came to them last August and I said, "I want to change the books. We're working on another book. And I said, I want to change books. I want to put one ahead of that. And I said, what I want to do is I want to write a book on our grandparents and the lessons of the Great Depression that have been lost. And they laughed at me quite honestly and said, "Oh, Glenn, he's talking about depression again like it really has" and now it's too late to do anything about that.

You know what, if you will, Dianne, in the next couple of days I'm going to give out an e-mail address and I would like to hear, I'd like to have -- we'll put it on the website. I'd like to have pictures of people's grandparents or their parents and I'd like to know the lessons that they taught because they're lost. Most of us made fun of them, you know, after so many years. Do you remember they used to save all the Christmas paper and they used to wash out the baggies and they used to do this and that. But we haven't passed that knowledge on and some of us didn't get that knowledge, you know, because our grandparents had passed away or whatever. I think we need to recycle that knowledge and make that available to the average person. So if I asked you, Dianne, to send me the lessons that your grandparents taught, would you and your family be willing to e-mail those lessons to me and share them with others?

CALLER: Oh, absolutely would.

GLENN: Okay. I'll give a --

CALLER: It's very timely, very timely.

GLENN: I'll give an address. I'll give an address on the website, for the website in the next couple of days. Don't mail them yet but think about them and maybe start to prepare that and I'll give it to you in the next couple of days.

One other question for you, Dianne. In California my deep throat who has been advising me on stuff for the last couple of years who's really the guy who really warned me, and he is at a very high level and involved in all of this stuff and he said to me about six months ago, he said, study the Weimar Republic. And that was my first indication that we were going to start printing money beyond your wildest imagination, which we are doing now. He said, study the Weimar Republic, and I have, and one of the things that I found is when the middle class feels betrayed, when the middle class feels like if I play by the rules, I get screwed, the whole thing falls apart. When you are living in California and you paid your taxes and you live the right way and everybody else is getting a bailout and you can't even get the state to give you a refund on your taxes that they owe you, they send you an IOU, that's troubling to me. What is the atmosphere in California like? What is the average middle class person that's doing the right thing, living the right way, playing by the rules, have you noticed an increase in tension at all?

CALLER: Well, not only tension but just plain fear. People -- the unknown is really the scariest because if you have kind of a plan and you know where you're going, that's one thing. But when the plans constantly are being changed and you have no input into those plans and everybody keeps telling you what you're going to do but then they keep changing it, you have no stability and that creates fear, it creates unrest, it creates as you say disenfranchisement and so the problem is you really don't know what will happen because when people hit their breaking point, you know, what starts happening with, you know, people in shopping lines and cars? You know, you start seeing the road rage, you start seeing things happen in schools, you start seeing all of these things are just symptoms of the big problem which is people just feel disconnected. They feel like they have no say. They feel like when you say something, people don't listen.

Can you imagine how I feel calling Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein to get help? I mean, it's insane. So the things that I would tell people is connect that to the one source that you can go to for everything and that is God, and from there get your priorities in place, know that your family, your churches come first, you got your work after that. You have -- you know, everything else is just kind of off to the side. And by the way, if you got all of those things straight, you'll be fine. And we just look at it, take care of ourselves as best we can and that's all we can do. We can be politically active, we can do all the things that you're kind of pointing to and telling us to get together as people. We talk a lot and we talk to friends, we talk to neighbors. And it's just to change the tide. And so we appreciate the fact that, you know, that we are getting a voice and we have sent in our pictures. We do surround them. I'm not hopeless and I don't feel like, you know, there's just no way I can turn. If I rely on God and I get involved and do everything that I possibly can as a wife and a mother to help protect my family because that's the most important thing to me, then, you know, I'm going to be fine.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't think I am. If you were hopeless, if you were three, four minutes ago and you thought nobody else gets it, how much hope do you have that you just got really logical common sense-based advice from someone in California!

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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