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  • 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.

  • 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

    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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  • 01:35

    Brass Knuckle Progressives Radio (WRAPPED IN THE FLAG w/CLAIRE CONNER)

    in Politics Progressive

    Check out the hardest hitting show in political talk today as we cover the following:



    Analysis of the President and GOP weekly addresses!
    Laurel Davila shares valuable social media tips aimed at maximizing your reach via Facebook, Twitter Google+, and more! 
    We visit with Claire Conner, award winning author of "Wrapped In The Flag!"
    And much more!


    http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-Flag-Personal-History-Americas/dp/080707750X


    https://twitter.com/wrappedinflag


    https://www.facebook.com/WrappedInTheFlagByClaireConner


    http://quantummechanic2.blogspot.com/


    http://www.knowthenet.org.uk/knowledge-centre/trolling


    https://www.facebook.com/ProgressiveDemocratsMovingForwardNotBack

  • 02:10

    S05/E11: Claire Conner Author of Wrapped In The Flag (re:The John Birch Society)

    in Politics Progressive

    She is a woman that used her pen to dispell myths and untruths.


    She spoke the truth based on her life's experiences, her voice for kindness and compassion, her hands for charity and her heart for love. For those who don't like her, like the ultra right wing John Birch Society, she forgives but not forget.


    She is a master at what she does. A Picasso with her pen, she brings Truth to Power and gives sight to those blinded by the smoke and mirror that passes off as journalism in modern day America. As Reggae King Bob Marley rightly said, "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds...". With her book, "Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right", she brings a sinister secret society to light and calls them out for who they really are: extreme right wing "Christian", hateful, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, sick and twisted. She writes with clarity, honesty and passion out of the deep love she has for her country. The Kirkus Review and the Tampa Bay Times both named her book #1 "Best of 2013".


    Kitchen Politics 123 Radio Show with Dave & Lori is pleased to welcome a dedicated mother, loyal wife, a devoted daughter, a cool sister to her siblings and a true friend to all those who know her personally. She's one of the best writers we've seen in 21st Century America. We're glad to welcome author extrodinaire Claire Conner!


    www.claireconner.com


    www.facebook.com/kitchenpolitics123

  • 03:00

    Proof Negative Radio Show: REAL Patriot News

    in Current Events

    Welcome to the Proof Negative Radio Show. We feature a mix of New World Order news, Health & Wellness, & whatever else comes up freedom - related.


    Please also find more of our shows here at Freedomizer Radio.


    I'm certain by this show there will be enough political hijinks & news to discuss for 3 hours alone.


    Our main website & chat room are at http://www.freedomizerradio.com.


    We do not monitor this chat room. Please go to our Freedomizer Radio Website for our shows and chat room.

  • 00:17

    9-2 4pm cst. the clear and present danger.

    in Current Events

    Its not to hard to see the threats and intimidation coming from the groups against America and our flag. How is it no arrests have been made??

  • 01:15

    What's the best playoff race

    in Sports

    Welcome to the Sports Time Radio podcast hosted by The Big Jack and Dan the Man; who'll show up eventually. It's the sports talk that you and your friends have when you're hanging out only in podcast form. It's baseball season for sure now that all the other sports are wrapped up. How's your fantasy team doing? Need help with a trade or who to start or sit or even who to cut; you've come to the right place. Who's hot and who's not! Besides fantasy will discuss the division races and how they might shape up as we head to the All-Star break. Don't forget the NFL is right around the corner; so those conversations may come up as well. Then there's NASCAR, Boxing and any other sport that's making headlines. Also we have the best interviews with experts from all over to get the inside scoop. Checkout www.SportsTimeRadio.com and follow us all on Twitter @Sportstimeradio @Danzeeeman @Mrfanofsports & @Burketime 

  • 00:47

    The Yoga of Fear

    in Comedy

    Dave is hell bent that last week's shooting in Virginia of a news crew was a false flag and the Rabbit Hole crew debates it. The guys also talk about symbolism, gun control and more!
    Check out all of our great shows at http://standupnylabs.com

  • 00:51

    The rainbow flag is a symbol of hate and sould be banned..and other oddities

    in Politics

    Shooter had Gay pride flag in his apartment  Man robbed bank to get money for dayghter's Chemo treatment.  Are Trump supporters uneducated? Eric Cantor endorsing Bush. SOS Wauwatosa leader jokes about shooting leaders.  Can we destroy the earth.

  • Proof Negative Radio Show: REAL Patriot News

    in Current Events

    Welcome to the Proof Negative Radio Show. We feature a mix of New World Order news, Health & Wellness, & whatever else comes up freedom - related.


    Please also find more of our shows here at Freedomizer Radio.


    I'm certain by this show there will be enough political hijinks & news to discuss for 3 hours alone.


    Our main website & chat room are at http://www.freedomizerradio.com.


    We do not monitor this chat room. Please go to our Freedomizer Radio Website for our shows and chat room.