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  • 02:02

    Claire Conner Mork, Author of "Wrapped in the Flag"

    in Politics Progressive

    Our modern American society is so fractured with violent rhetoric & periodic violent actions against each other.  Many of the older generations remember a time when compromise was not such a dirty word of virtual political surrender to the other side.  Times were more civil decades ago...or were they?

    Our guest for Sunday, June 29 is Claire Connner Mork, who wrote the sensational and critically acclaimed book, "Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right."

    The truth is history really does repeat itself.  Claire grew up in a household run by two Chicago area organizers of the radically conservative group The John Birch Society.  

    They filtered her world view with their own and checked her textbooks to make sure no liberal bias entered her young & powerfully developing mind.  So, in the atmosphere of Cold War Joe McCarthy Communist witch hunts, young Claire Conner found herself at a "safe conservative" school in Dallas, Texas in November of 1963.

    The roots of what is happening today can be traced to the history that Ms. Conner Mork experienced firsthand.  I'm intrigued, aren't you?  

    We'll also discuss current events and recent relevant topics.  Call (646) 478-3349 to listen (please mute your phone) or talk (please press 1 to be placed in the queue to speak with our guest and/or us).

    Let's get the conversation going...

  • 01:01

    Claire Conner, Author of "Wrapped in the Flag"

    in Politics

    Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Claire Conner to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios.


    Claire was twelve years old when her parents dove into the world of paranoid politics, a world dominated by the John Birch Society, an anti-Communist, anti-federal government movement.


    Her parents were the first two Birch members in the city of Chicago. Her father, Stillwell J. Conner, became a National Council member and remained in top leadership for thirty-two years. Her mother was a partner in all things Birch.


    At first, eager to gain the approval of her parents, Claire embraced everything they embraced. As she matured, however, she began to disagree. At first, it was just a whisper here and a tiny “no” there, but every little rebellion made her stronger.


    The final break from her parents caused tremendous upheaval, leaving a rift that never healed.


    “Extremism broke my family,” Claire says. “I don’t want it to break my country.”


    In her new book Wrapped in the Flag, Claire introduces us to the extreme ideas of a powerful political fringe group dispensing radical solutions to America’s problems. Moving seamlessly between memoir and history, humor and pain, past and present, Wrapped in the Flag serves up keen insight into the impact of extremism on one woman, her family and, if unchecked, on our country.


    Claire Conner holds a degree in English with honors from the University of Dallas and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Dunedin, Florida. She speaks widely on the John Birch Society and the impact of the radical Right.   


    I am reading her book this week in preparation for the show.

  • 00:27

    Producer and Author Claire Fordham stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Books

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author and producer Claire Fordham to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her journey to helpng others and her book LIFE LESSONS FOR MIA ROSE. 

  • 00:29

    Author Claire Conner stops by Conversations LIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Claire Conner to Conversations LIVE to discuss her book WRAPPED IN THE FLAG.

  • 00:33

    Resilience in Organizations: A Conversation with Daryl Conner

    in Psychology

    Daryl Conner is a writer, consultant, and thought leader in the field of organizational change and strategy execution. His first book, Managing at the Speed of Change, summarized a series of patterns that organizations can use to support the resilience of individuals when going through major change. In this episode we talk about how Daryl got started in this work, why organizations are such a great place to study human responses to change, and what he's thinking about these days.

  • 00:44

    LivingEden: The Girl Power Project funded by Just Like My Child & Claire Zammit

    in Spirituality

    In partnership with The Collective Heart, a non-profit founded by the late Debbie Ford & the Just Like My Child foundation are stepping up to support "The Girl Power Project".  Feminine Power, lead by Claire Zammit, is helping to fund this year-long program to empower girls in Uganda, with the goal of creating 10,000 leaders who can empower more girls in other communities across Africa—creating a ripple effect of sustainable positive change. Presently the goal has been upgraded to 1,000,000 empowered girls and women.


    We passionately believe in protecting the rights of children. That’s why Just Like My Child is investing in one of the most effective ways to create a shift at the grass roots level – life skills and mentoring training for hundreds of girls who are now bold enough to look you in the eye, strong enough to state their rights, free enough to rise to their full potential as they lead their country forward.

  • 01:31

    Healing Fountain - CLAIRE CANDY HOUGH - ONE TRUE HOME- BEYOND THE VEIL..

    in Spirituality

    Join us this Monday for the welcome return of author Claire Candy Hough!


    She will be speaking about her new novel ' One True Home- Behind The Veil Of Forgetfulness'


    ''Since the beginning of time, humankind has been asking the same questions: Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? What happens to us when our bodies die? Claire Candy Hough explores these mysteries and more in her remarkable new novel, One True Home – Behind the Veil of Forgetfulness.


    She will also take callers who would like a reading!


    Call us at 5Pm Est 10Pm Bst


    candy@angelhealinghouse.com


    www.angelhealinghouse.com  


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/angel-healing-house


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelhealinghouse


    http://goldringhealingfountain.wikifoundry.com 


     



  • 01:53

    AV welcomes Claire Conner and Charles Reese

    in Politics

    AV welcomes former John Birch Society member and progressive advocate, Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right joins us to talk about her decision to write this powerful memoir to explain why right-wing ideology is a real and present threat to social justice, racial equality and modern American democracy. 



    Actor/writer/history-teller Charles Reese, star of the off-Broadway play "James Baldwin: A Soul On Fire" joins us to talk about revisiting that work as a part of his reading tour taken from excerpts of the book version of the play and why the life and works of Mr. Baldwin continue to be relevant in modern society. He joins us for the second hour of the program at 6:00PM PST. 


    For more information about American Vernacular, visit us at http://www.americanvernacular.org. Don't forget to like us on facebook and twitter. 

  • 01:01

    Liberal Fix: With Guest "Wrapped in the Flag" Author Claire Conner

    in Politics Progressive

    Keith and Naomi are joined by Claire Conner, the author of Wrapped in the Flag.  Claire grew up in the fold of the John Birch Society and as such can give valuable insight into the actions of the extremist right wing in the United States.  Tonight there will be an hour of discussion about today's Libertarians, the recent Supreme Court ruling on limits on election spending and updated information on the recent paperback release of "Wrapped In The Flag."  Claire Conner on Facebook and Twitter.


    Hosted by sociologist Keith Brekhus from Montana and Liberal Fix Producer Naomi Minogue.  Every week the three of them feature a special guest and tackle those tough issues with a perspective that comes from outside the beltway.


    If you are interested in being a guest and for any other inquiries or comments concerning the show please contact our producer Naomi De Luna Minogue via email: naomi@liberalfixradio.com.


    Join the Liberal Fix community, a like-minded group of individuals dedicated to promoting progressive ideals and progressive activists making a difference.


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  • 02:11

    The Wake Up Call & Connection~ With Claire Kennedy ~ Tuesday Late Night Sessions

    in Radio

    Waking people up in breaking out of the cognitive dissonance and disassociation to see the escalating oppression we are all encountering. and getting the masses to question everything.Claire already Relays and promotes the proactive, positive and passive movements in actioning the solutions and remedies that the normal corrupt media censors and veils.


    Claire's involvement and close links with like minded people has her linked in and close to those creating their own moves in the cause, who see her in touch and at first hand with those that have researched and understand the actions behind the veil of authority, putting all this knowledge and experience at hand to the listener.

  • 02:55

    The Wake Up Call & Connection~ With Claire Kennedy ~ Tuesday Late Night Sessions

    in Radio

    The Vibrant Claire Kennedy, Truth Seeker and Radio Talk Show Host for and with the masses is back for a 3rd Show taking the Radio Waves by storm reaching Worldwide!


    *~*Special Episode*~*~ *Children & Progressive Education*~ *


    Waking people up in breaking out of the cognitive dissonance and disassociation to see the escalating oppression we are all encountering. and getting the masses to question everything.Claire already Relays and promotes the proactive, positive and passive movements in actioning the solutions and remedies that the normal corrupt media censors and veils.


    Claire's involvement and close links with like minded people has her linked in and close to those creating their own moves in the cause, who see her in touch and at first hand with those that have researched and understand the actions behind the veil of authority, putting all this knowledge and experience at hand to the listener