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GLENN: Fatherhood.gov. Taking time to spend with your children always pays off. Get involved, even in the smallest ways. Fatherhood.gov is a site for dads that has tips and resources. All right. Here we go, let me just — take the time to be a dad. Today's tips. Experience the joy of reading without the cost of buying books. Visit your community library and get a card for each member of your family. Oh, that is great, isn't it?

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: Gather your already read books and donate them to the local library, school or shelter. The books will be enjoyed again and you'll reinforce to your children the value of reading, and they will gain a better understanding of the importance of giving to others.

PAT: Donating them really helps them understand the value of reading rather than, I don't know, reading to them. So I think that's a really good idea. Donate over reading to them is a really good — that's good. I hadn't thought of that before.

GLENN: From fatherhood.gov, next tip: Turn off the water while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. You can save up to eight gallons of water a day.

PAT: I knew a father who didn't do that.

GLENN: And his kid's in prison now?

PAT: His kid's kid is a drug addict, murdered three children.

GLENN: Next one, many electronic devices and appliances use power even when they are switched off or not in use. You can save money and energy by unplugging the items that aren't being used.

PAT: Boy, if there's a memory I have of my dad, it's when he would walk around the house unplugging everything.

GLENN: Earth friendly cleaning products are widely available and kinder to our air and water. Or you can make your own cleaning supplies with white vinegar, lemons, baking soda and other basics you probably have in your kitchen already.

PAT: Didn't you and your dad used to do that all the time?

GLENN: Check online in your local library for the step by step cleaning green?

PAT: At the bakery you would make your own cleaning products? Remember that?

GLENN: For Father's Day let your family know that you'd like to share a family activity rather than receive gifts. Instead of collecting another tie, take a photo of yourself and your children enjoying time together.

PAT: Good idea.

GLENN: Eliminating the wrapping paper. And if you take a digital photo, if you take a digital photo, it will generate less waste on Dad's special day.

PAT: Wow.

STU: So fatherhood is about saving wrapping paper.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: If you can just eliminate the wrapping paper.

PAT: Well, and unplugging. I mean, don't oversimplify this too much.

GLENN: Visit a farmers market.

STU: Unplugging appliances, too.

GLENN: Or a farm where you can pick your own produce.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Locally grown fruits and vegetables do not need to be shipped which contributes to reducing carbon emissions.

PAT: I actually did that with my mom, not my dad.

GLENN: Bring your own bag to the grocery store. You can probably pack more items per bag and many stores offer a discount for using your own bag.

STU: What does this have to do with fatherhood?

GLENN: Fatherhood.gov recommends instead of buying Halloween costumes, help your children create them using items you already have at home or ask a group of friends to join you in swapping costumes. Recycling the ones the kids wore for previous Halloweens.

PAT: We don't wear a lot of Halloween costumes in June, but —

GLENN: Fatherhood.gov recommends

PAT: I don't know.

GLENN: Another tip for dads, buy compact fluorescent light bulbs.

PAT: CFLs, uh huh.

GLENN: Last about five years and use less energy. Switching just one standard bulb to a CFL can help you reduce your electricity bill by as much as 75 cents per month.

PAT: 75 cents! Woo hoo, that's some serious savings, boy.

GLENN: Now so you know —

PAT: That adds up.

GLENN: Fatherhood.gov goes on to say, Spotlight on Dads. Spotlight on Dads' resources are designed specifically for dads and for programs to be able to share with fathers. Spotlight on Dads helps dad think about ways their involvement affects the lives of their children. Each contains a suggestion on books or movies that the government would like to recommend that can be used by Dad to learn more. And a page of discussion and thought provoking questions to further think about each issue. These tips and our tips for green dads are designed for dads to give a quick and easy suggestion on ways you can get involved with your children every day. Fatherhood.gov.

STU: I like the fact that you can, you can save energy and you can save 75 cents a month with the fancy light bulbs but then, of course, you have to spend that immediately on the green cleaning products that are much more expensive that you have to use for the other part of fatherhood.

GLENN: May I just point out, we could have the planet a lot greener if we didn't have kids.

STU: Wow, that's — that's the best path to fatherhood right there, no kids.

GLENN: Fatherhood.gov would like to recommend get rid of those bratty, snotty kids. Stop having so many kids.

PAT: You know the resources they eat up?

GLENN: Not as many resources as this federal government eats up on wasteful things like fatherhood.gov.

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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