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Feb 26, 2014

Show 1094 Free our markets!

Stossel defends markets, which give us more choices and a better quality of life. 41 minutes.

 

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Feb 24, 2014

Show 1093 National Geographic 2006 Documentary- The World's Most Dangerous Drug (Meth)

 

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What makes this drug so powerful, addictive, and destructive?

 

Methamphetamine—meth—is considered one of the hardest drugs to quit. This dangerous drug is ravaging rural communities and spreading its poison to major metropolitan areas and across international borders at an alarming rate. What makes this drug so powerful, addictive, and destructive?

 

National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling investigates the meth epidemic to uncover the menace it poses to society and to find out why many are calling meth the world's most dangerous drug.

 

The World's Most Dangerous Drug (Meth)

The World's Most Dangerous Drug On the streets it is referred to as Crystal, Ice, and Crank. Methamphetamines are viciously addictive and provide the hyperactivity effects of Cocaine along with the delusional effects of LSD. As opposed to getting a short `high' from other drugs, this one will keep users pumped up from 6 to 12 hours and create feelings of paranoia, invulnerability, increased strength, euphoria, and may cause some to react in a violent fashion. As for health concerns, it rots the teeth, suppresses the appetite, induces insomnia, and causes brain damage among other things. Its ease of use makes it even more insidious as it can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or smoked and it is cheap to buy or can be easily manufactured by almost anyone.

Amphetamines can be found in virtually every community from the smallest towns to the largest cities and it radiates through all walks of life from the lowest to highest social classes. It is estimated that there are 26 million worldwide users of this drug. When law enforcement in the United States began to make a concerted effort to eliminate methamphetamine labs, supply then began to come from Mexico using routes already established by Cocaine Cartels.

 

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Feb 21, 2014

Show 1092 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War by Thomas Fleming 

 

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Thomas Fleming: A Disease in the Public Mind

By the time John Brown’s body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born in the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leaders of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by southerners, “slavocrats,” men like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern envy only exacerbated the South’s greatest fear—race war.

 

In the sixty years preceding the outbreak of civil war, Northern and Southern fanatics ramped up the struggle over slavery. By the time they had become intractable enemies, only the tragedy of a bloody Civil War could save the Union. In this riveting and character-driven history, one of America’s most respected historians traces the “disease in the public mind” — distortions of reality that seized large numbers of Americans — in the decades-long run-up to the Civil War.

 

 

Thomas Fleming is a distinguished historian and author of more than forty books. A frequent guest on PBS, A&E and the History Channel, Fleming has contributed articles to American Heritage, History Today, and many others.

 

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Feb 19, 2014

Show 1091 Genetically modified foods. Professor Jayson Lusk. Three Interviews.  

Segment 1- Dennis Prager talks to Jayson Lusk, professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University, about genetically modified foods.

 Segment 2- Organic or Not: Jayson Lusk at TEDxOStateU

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Published on Nov 30, 2012

Oklahoma State University Professor Jayson Lusk researches many aspects of the economics of food health, safety and quality. Lusk points out in his TEDxOStateU talk that an ideology that blanket-rejects "unnatural" food is one that will ultimately doom us to poverty.

 

Segment 3- Professor Jayson Lusk talks about his book The Food Police.

 

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Feb 17, 2014

Show 1090 Stossel and guests compare the efficiency of privately and publicly run institutions. Nov. 21, 2013.   41minutes

 

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Feb 14, 2014

Show 1089 The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success by Megan McArdle

Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.

 

McArdle has been one of our most popular business bloggers for more than a decade, covering the rise and fall of some the world’s top companies and challenging us to think differently about how we live, learn, and work. Drawing on cutting-edge research in science, psychology, economics, and business, and taking insights from turnaround experts, emergency room doctors, venture capitalists, child psychologists, bankruptcy judges, and mountaineers, McArdle argues that America is unique in its willingness to let people and companies fail, but also in its determination to let them pick up after the fall. Failure is how people and businesses learn. So how do you reinvent yourself when you are down?

 

Dynamic and punchy, McArdle teaches us how to recognize mistakes early to channel setbacks into future success. The Up Side of Down marks the emergence of an author with her thumb on the pulse whose book just might change the way you lead your life.

 

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Feb 12, 2014

Show 1088 How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization.

 

Dennis Prager talks to Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Her new book is How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization. Originally broadcast on May 7, 2013

 

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Feb 10, 2014

Show 1087 PJ ORourke talks to Michael Medved about his book TheBaby Boom  How It Got That Way...And It Wasn’t My Fault...And I’ll Never Do It Again

 Overview of the Book-

P.J. O’Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s “underground” newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world’s only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other “Holidays in Hell” in more than 40 countries.

Now O’Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his keen eye on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very average, if sometimes uproarious experiences as a key to his exceptional age cohort. He writes about the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.

THE BABY BOOM: How it Got That Way… And It Wasn’t My Fault… And I’ll Never Do It Again is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand his generation’s messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.

 

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Feb 7, 2014

Show 1086 Stossel- 2013s The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Stossel and an all-star panel review the year in politics and pop culture along with some insights into what 2014 will bring.

 

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Feb 5, 2014

Show 1085 The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...And It Wasn’t My Fault...And I’ll Never Do It Again

 

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P.J. O'Rourke talks about the accomplishments and failures of the Baby Boom Generation.  There are 75 million boomers, including Mr. O'Rourke, in the country.  During this event held at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater in Chicago, Mr. O'Rourke is interviewed by the Chicago Tribune's "Ask Amy" columnist, Amy Dickinson.  

 

About the Author P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke is a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and a fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.  Mr O'Rourke, formerly with Rolling Stone and The Atlantic, is the author of many books, including "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance."   For more, visit: pjorourke.com.

 

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Feb 3, 2014

Show 1084 Glenn Beck Documentary Rumors of War 3

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An invasion is underway. The shocking new documentary from GBTV, Rumors of War III: Target U.S. provides irrefutable evidence of the attack on the United States currently being perpetrated by the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hezbollah. And, the scariest part? It's happening right before our eyes. 

Jan 31, 2014

Show 1083 Glenn Beck Documentary Rumors of War 2

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Never forget. That is the rally cry after most tragedies caused by man’s inhumanity to man. It’s a feel good sentiment that people genuinely express to let the victims know – we will not allow this to happen to you ever again. It’s well-intentioned, but history reveals our actions never quite live up to the rhetoric. We always forget. And once again, the world has forgotten. Old hatreds have begun to rear their ugly head once more, yet those who swore to never let it happen again are inexcusably sitting silently by and allowing the hate to fester.

 

The time to remember is RIGHT NOW.

 

As the world spirals into financial chaos and conditions continue to worsen, fingers are already being pointed to determine a scapegoat. The nation dubbed ‘Little Satan’ is one obvious candidate to be on the receiving end of the blame. Little Satan is of course Israel – and the developments in the Middle East and around the world have been disturbing. The naïve promise the media once had in the Arab Spring has clearly given way to the inevitability of radicals grabbing power. The Muslim Brotherhood, long banned in Egypt, was immediately allowed re-entry and enjoys popular support. Turkey has moved aggressively towards Sharia Law and has befriended Iran – a nation who has renewed its long standing call to wipe Israel off the map. That is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

I know many people hear all of this and think ‘yeah, well that’s way over there – why does it matter to me?’ There are a couple reasons. First – if you thought ‘Little Satan’ implied there is a ‘Great Satan’ you are 100% correct. Who is the Great Satan? The United States. Second – if you fear the Lord (generally a good idea) you know God says that He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse it. But there is so much more to this story, which is why I made a documentary called ‘Rumors of War’. It’s a two part series loaded with jaw dropping information that will prepare you to make an educated decision. And yes, you MUST make a decision –will you stand with Israel in their time of need, and be blessed? Or will you respond to evil with silence?

 

As the Restoring Courage event I’m holding in Jerusalem on 8.24 approaches, I’ve decided to make Rumors of War II free for all to view. Share it with everyone you can think of: friends, co-workers, Facebook Friends, family and anyone else who will listen. I firmly believe in the American people, when they are informed, they will make the right choice every time. And there’s no bigger choice to make than this.

 

The world promised to never let this happen again. Now is our chance to do what every previous generation has failed to do: make good on that promise.

Jan 29, 2014

Show 1082 Glenn Beck Documentary Rumors of War 1

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The documentary will explore the dangers that a nuclear Iran presents to the free world, as well as provide insight into the extremist regime that world leaders will be dealing with as they prepare to begin nuclear talks. The special will also examine the Iranian government’s beliefs and history.


 For over a year, the filmmakers have been researching and shooting this documentary. They have performed extensive interviews with former high ranking government and military officials who have been a part of top secret strategy sessions regarding the growing threat of a nuclear Iran.

Rumors of War will examine the current leadership of Iran, Ahmadenjiad, Khameini, who are part of a radical Muslim sect that believe it is their duty to hasten the return of the 12th Imam,  a Jesus-like figure who will wipe the planet clean of Iran’s enemies, of which Israel and the United States rank 1 and 1a.  They believe, and have stated publically that by initiating worldwide chaos they can bring about his return.

 

There is irrefutable evidence that they have already taken steps in that direction through terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas – adding nuclear weapons to the equation would literally put the entire world at risk.

 

“Rumors of War reveals the true threat level a nuclear Iran poses to the United States and the Israel, including ramifications no one to date has talked about.  The documentary reveals what may be the only solution to this grave problem,” producers added.

 The documentary will be available exclusively to Insider Extreme members. Subscribers to Insider Extreme not only get access to Mercury’s exclusive documentary’s, but also a six-camera shoot of the radio show, The 4th Hour with Pat and Stu, live event specials, and more. If you’re not a member, sign up here.

 

Rumors of War is the latest full-length documentary from Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s production company. Past specials include Fundamental Transformation, 8.28: The Documentary, and Americans Traditions: Christmas. All are now available on demand on Insider Extreme.

Jan 22, 2014

Show1081 Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World.

Michael Medved talks to the author.

 

Overview of the Book-

Why does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary?

 

In The New Road to Serfdom, British politician Daniel Hannan exhorted Americans not to abandon the principles that have made our country great. Inventing Freedom is a much more ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of those principles, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled.

 

According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms—individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government—are not broadly "Western" in the usual sense of the term. Rather they are the legacy of a very specific tradition, one that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited.

 

The first English kingdoms, as they emerged from the Dark Ages, already had unique characteristics that would develop into what we now call constitutional government. By the tenth century, a thousand years before most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to inherited common-law rights.

 

The story of liberty is the story of how that model triumphed. How, repressed after the Norman Conquest, it reasserted itself; how it developed during the civil wars of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries into the modern liberal-democratic tradition; how it was enshrined in a series of landmark victories—the Magna Carta, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, the U.S. Constitution—and how it came to defeat every international rival.

 

Yet there was nothing inevitable about it. Anglosphere values could easily have been snuffed out in the 1940s. And they would not be ascendant today if the Cold War had ended differently.

 

Today we see those ideas abandoned and scorned in the places where they once went unchallenged. The current U.S. president, in particular, seems determined to deride and traduce the Anglosphere values that the Founders took for granted. Inventing Freedom explains why the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, not the ruler, of the individual evolved uniquely in the English-speaking world. It is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism. And it is offered at a time that may turn out to be the end of the age of political freedom.

 

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Jan 20, 2014

Show 1080 Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences

 Dennis Prager covers the top stories of the day and is joined by James Buchan, investigative journalist, former foreign correspondent for The Financial Times. His new book is Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences.

 

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Jan 17, 2014

Show 1079 Part 2 of 3 THE FIRST THANKSGIVING ~ PILGRIMS, PURITANS AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA

 

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Who were the people of the Plymouth Colony and why did they hold a feast of celebration in 1621 which we now call the first Thanksgiving? How did they manage that first winter in the wilderness? Why are these few settlers in New England held in such high esteem today when they considered their accomplishments all to be failures?  And, what about those Puritans? Do they deserve the grim image history has given them?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this special Thanksgiving Day holiday history program.

 

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Show 1078 Part 1 of 3 THE FIRST THANKSGIVING ~ PILGRIMS, PURITANS AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA

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Who were the people of the Plymouth Colony and why did they hold a feast of celebration in 1621 which we now call the first Thanksgiving? How did they manage that first winter in the wilderness? Why are these few settlers in New England held in such high esteem today when they considered their accomplishments all to be failures?  And, what about those Puritans? Do they deserve the grim image history has given them?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this special Thanksgiving Day holiday history program.

 

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Jan 13, 2014

Show 1077 Explicit Language. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell, with Patrick Robinson

 

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Overview of the book-

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.

 

This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

 

A born and raised Texan, Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training, where he and his fellow SEALs discovered what it took to join the most elite of the American special forces, to a fight in the desolate hills of Afghanistan for which they never could have been prepared. His account of his squadmates' heroism and mutual support renders an experience that is both heartrending and life-affirming. In this rich chronicle of courage and sacrifice, honor and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers a powerful narrative of modern war.

Jan 10, 2014

Show 1076 Abominable Science: Do Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster and Other Cryptids Really Exist?

 

Donald Prothero's talk on Abominable Science: Do Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster and Other Cryptids Really Exist?

 

Donald Prothero is a Professor at Occidental College and a lecturer at Caltech.

 

Recorded at Center For Inquiry in Los Angeles, California on Oct 6, 2013.

 

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Jan 8, 2014

Show 1075 Glenn Beck  Revisionist History Founders Friday Series

 

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Jan 6, 2014

Show 1074 The Truth About JFK 2 of 3

This is part 2 of a 3 part history series on John F. Kennedy by Michael Medved.

 

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November 22, 1963 remains one of the darkest days in American history; comparably traumatic, for those who lived through it, to the terrorist slaughter of September 11, 2001. The sheer senseless of John F. Kennedy's assassination made his sudden death especially horrifying and the unanswered questions swirling around the tragedy have denied the nation the sense of closure and comprehension that this disaster demands.

 

 Assuming that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered the president (as all responsible historians do) why did he do it? Was Oswald's own murder by Jack Ruby a terrible coincidence or an indication of a wider conspiracy? Why do a majority of Americans to this day remain convinced that Oswald didn't act alone? And, most intriguingly, how might a second term have altered the nation's history if JFK had escaped death and won re-election in 1964?

 

 In this special history program, Michael Medved speaks with authors of some of the most important new books on the assassination and the Kennedy presidency, including Jeff Greenfield, Robert Dallek, Peter Savodnik and others. He also provides a brisk, comprehensive summary of the indisputable facts of JFK's biography and the tragic hours in Dallas that claimed his life at age 46.

 

 Throughout this comprehensive program (with four hours prepared for broadcast, instead of the usual three), Michael stresses five aspects of Kennedy's life (and death) that most Americans misunderstand. 1) His status as an underdog outsider "fighting against the establishment" 2) His youthful vigor, robust fitness and athleticism 3) His visionary "idealism" 4) His character and good judgment and 5) His death as a martyr to a noble cause.

 

 The "truth about JFK" turns out to be more complex and fascinating than air-brushed nostalgia and misleading arguments regular promoted by mainstream media.

 

 

There are four unique sections and the first one features:

 

-Frank Sinatra singing Kennedy's campaign song "High Hopes"

 -Kennedy's closing statement at first debate with Nixon

 -movie trailer for "PT109" which featured Kennedy's war story

 -A clip from Kennedy's "New Frontier" speech

 

The second section includes: Jeff Greenfield, author of If Kennedy Lived and Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek.

 

The third section is a conversation with A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon and The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union by Peter Savodnik

 

And the final section: The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato  and End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

 

Additional Resource: The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

 

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Dec 25, 2013

Show 1073 What Mormons Believe

This is an audio version of 12 five minute videos explaining various aspects of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

To watch these videos visit:

http://www.mormonchannel.org/introduction-to-the-church?v=2639016663001

What Mormons Believe  5:14

The History of Mormonism 5:58

How the Church is Organized 6:01

Mormon Missionaries 4:56

Humanitarian Efforts 6:13

Caring for the Poor and Needy 5:40

Home and Family 5:55

Temples 5:40

Temple Square 5:43

Family History 5:21

Focus on Education 6:12

To watch these videos visit:

http://www.mormonchannel.org/introduction-to-the-church?v=2639016663001

ACU will be on hiatus till January 5th. Merry Christmas to all of our ACU students and Alumni. Thanks for a wonderful year.

Dec 23, 2013

Show 1072 The Truth About JFK 1 of 3

 

This is part 1 of a 3 part history series on John F. Kennedy by Michael Medved.

 

ACU has made parts 1 and 2 available here. For part 3 on this and many other history series by Michael Medved visit The Medved History Store or join his podcast.

 

Please go to       http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/       to purchase the last part of this program or subscribe to the Michael Medved show for only $4.95 per month. It is also available there.

 

JFK History series descripion-  

 

November 22, 1963 remains one of the darkest days in American history; comparably traumatic, for those who lived through it, to the terrorist slaughter of September 11, 2001. The sheer senseless of John F. Kennedy's assassination made his sudden death especially horrifying and the unanswered questions swirling around the tragedy have denied the nation the sense of closure and comprehension that this disaster demands.

 

 Assuming that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered the president (as all responsible historians do) why did he do it? Was Oswald's own murder by Jack Ruby a terrible coincidence or an indication of a wider conspiracy? Why do a majority of Americans to this day remain convinced that Oswald didn't act alone? And, most intriguingly, how might a second term have altered the nation's history if JFK had escaped death and won re-election in 1964?

 

 In this special history program, Michael Medved speaks with authors of some of the most important new books on the assassination and the Kennedy presidency, including Jeff Greenfield, Robert Dallek, Peter Savodnik and others. He also provides a brisk, comprehensive summary of the indisputable facts of JFK's biography and the tragic hours in Dallas that claimed his life at age 46.

 

 Throughout this comprehensive program (with four hours prepared for broadcast, instead of the usual three), Michael stresses five aspects of Kennedy's life (and death) that most Americans misunderstand. 1) His status as an underdog outsider "fighting against the establishment" 2) His youthful vigor, robust fitness and athleticism 3) His visionary "idealism" 4) His character and good judgment and 5) His death as a martyr to a noble cause.

 

 The "truth about JFK" turns out to be more complex and fascinating than air-brushed nostalgia and misleading arguments regular promoted by mainstream media.

 

 

There are four unique sections and the first one features:

 

-Frank Sinatra singing Kennedy's campaign song "High Hopes"

 -Kennedy's closing statement at first debate with Nixon

 -movie trailer for "PT109" which featured Kennedy's war story

 -A clip from Kennedy's "New Frontier" speech

 

The second section includes: Jeff Greenfield, author of If Kennedy Lived and Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek.

 

The third section is a conversation with A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon and The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union by Peter Savodnik

 

And the final section: The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato  and End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

 

Additional Resource: The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

 

Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

 

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

 

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If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Dec 20, 2013

Show 1071 Audiobook  Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

by Scott Walker, Marc Thiessen

 

This is a 90 minute excerpt from the audiobook. ACU alumni can purchase it from audible or audio cd's from amazon.

 

To view extensive written excerpts from the book for free visit:

http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Reports/2013/Threats-Doubts-and-Resolve.htm

 

Overview of the book-

“Today, we can sound like conservatives and act like conservatives—and still win elections. Those who say we can’t don’t see what I see in Wisconsin and what my fellow governors in states all across America see. We don’t need to change our principles. What we need is more courage.”

In 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s chances of staying in office looked bleak. Angry protesters—furious about his collective bargaining proposal—swarmed Madison, camped in the capitol, and attempted to block the passage of the governor’s reform legislation. Teachers unions accused him of sabotaging education. His approval numbers fell to the basement, and with the national media’s descent on Wisconsin, liberals denounced “Dead Man Walker.” He found himself fighting for his reforms, fielding death threats, and facing an unprecedented recall election.

 

But then something happened. Walker’s policies began to work. His constituents realized they were better off with his leadership, and in June 2012, he became the first governor in American history to survive a recall attempt, winning with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election.

 

In Unintimidated, Governor Walker tells the story of his fight to save Wisconsin from a $3.6 billion budget deficit while simultaneously improving the state’s schools and public infrastructure. He describes how he stood for his convictions against enormous political pressure and personal attacks. He explains how he knew his reforms would work, based on his experience as a local official.

 

Speaking from the perspective earned from his resounding victory, he outlines lessons conservatives on the national stage can learn from his success, such as:

 

• Change the polls, not your principles.

• Don’t accept the false choices presented to you.

• You can reform entitlements and survive.

• Austerity is not the answer.

• Never stop reforming.

 

Walker is living proof that conservatives need not move to the center to win. He argues that Republicans must offer Americans big, bold, positive solutions for our nation’s challenges—and have the courage to implement them. Walker has shown that even President Obama will back down when faced with reforms promoted with common sense and courage.

  

Editor’s note: ACU, through an agreement with the publisher, has provided its listeners this excerpt of Gov. Scott Walker’s new book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge, which he wrote with Marc Thiessen. This lengthy excerpt is offered through an agreement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Copyright © Scott Walker and Marc Thiessen, 2013.

Dec 18, 2013

Show 1070 The Stossel Show  Private vs. Government Charity

Stossel and his guests look at private vs. government charity and some innovative ways to help those in need.

Aired on 11/21/2013

Watch the Stossel show on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/#!stossel

To see the video of this audio presentation and the most recent John Stossel shows visit-    http://www.hulu.com/stossel

Watch John Stossel on the Fox Business Channel every Thursday 10 PM Eastern.

Stossel is highly recommended by ACU.

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