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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

  • 02:16

    S05/E16: Claire Conner-Wrapped In The Flag (PART 2)

    in Politics Progressive

    PART 2 interview with Claire Conner. Author of "Wrapped In The Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right"

    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


    Kitchen Politics 123. "We're Not Anti-Social, Just Anti-Stupid. LET'S GET COOKIN'!"

  • 02:04

    WorldBeyondBelief Ole Dammegard on assassins, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Tavisto

    in Energy

    Ole Dammegard on assassins, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Tavistock and Much More


    WBB welcomes back frequent contributor Ole Dammegard to explain how an old and evil plot hatched by the Eisenhower administration entitled Operation 40 has plagued mankind since its inception. This loosely assembled group of assassins has pulled off every high level political assignation, assisted in every coop to overthrow democratically elected governments and killed every leader that seems to be emerging from the ranks that might threaten the elite’s hegemony and global domination. Ole also explains some little facts about the many Paul McCartneys, particulars on the assassination of John Lennon and the crude and inhumane slow and agonizing murder of Bob Marley. In addition Ole gives sage advice for anyone wishing to become a whistle blower and help move us beyond our current imprisoned state. Although the subject matter of this pod cast is quite grave, the interview is uplifting and inspiring.  Ole leaves us on a high note with much optimism and hope for the future.


    The World Beyond Belief is hosted by Paul Marko, Ph.D., author of Belief Magic: Decoding the Belief Matrix available from Amazon.com and on our new blog http://pineconeutopia.wordpress.com


     

  • 00:35

    SHORT AND SWEET THE MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE TO ALL VETS AND BOY SCOUTS

    in Politics Conservative

    WARN THE BOY SCOUTS THAT THE SAME SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WHO INFECTED THE MILITARY WITH SICK SEX CANDIDATE SCHOOL HAS NOW SODOMIZED YOUNG MINDS WITH HIS COMMUNIST GOAL. SAVE THAT YOUNG MAN.


    HIS IS STILL THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVEST. WE ARE NOT THE LAND OF THE FREAKS AND THE HOME OF THE BROKE. ONLY ONE PARTY GATHERS SICKOS, FLAG BURNERS, BABY KILLERS AND TRAITORS. O ONLY ONE PARTY BAYONETS FULL TERM AMERICAN BABIES AND CALLS MURDER CHOICE.THAT IS LA PARTIE DE LA MUERTE. THE DEMOCRATZI PARTY THAT THINKS THEY CAN SMUGGLE LATINO SLAVES INTO THE USA. THE PARTY THAT HOLDS UP ONE FOREIGN BABY AND BLAMES THE AMERICANS FOR BEING INDIFFERENT TO THAT CHILDS SUFFERING. THEN HAS THEIR COMMUNIST PRESS COVER UP THE PLANNED SLAUGHTERHOOD KILL COUNT OF 1200 WHITE BABIES 1100 BLACK BABIES AND 700 LATINO NINO AMERICAN CITIZENS EVERY DAY AT DEMOCRAT CHOP SHOPS. THE PARTY WHO PLANS TO DOPE UP YOUR CHILDREN FOR NEW TAXES. THE PARTY THAT COVERS UP OBAMAS KIA AND WIA COUNT IN AFGHANISTAN. BUSH LOST 461 AMERICANS IN EIGHT YEARS. OBAMA HAS CHANGED THE KIS AMERICAN CLASSIFICATION. THE DEAD ARE NO LONGER AMERICANS. UNDER OBAMA THE COMMUNIST THEY ARE NATO TROOPS TO BE IDENTIFIED LATER AND LATER NEVER COMES. NOT ONE COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER GAVE THE NAMES OF OUR BROTHERS IN ARMS. INSTEAD WE GET HEADLINES THAT KIM KARDASHIAN'S TRAILER IS TWO INCHES LONGER. HILLARY CLINTON ONLY DESTROYED CHIT CHAT EMAILS. WANT A COPY OF EVERY EMAIL SHE DESTROYED. CONTACT THE CHINESE THE KGB AND MI5. THEY HAVE EVERY ONE.


     

  • 00:16

    North Florida Writer Live "Short Take 2": Imagine...........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE DEVOTED TO FATHERS AND SONS.  IN TODAY'S CRAZY WORLD, IT'S EASY FOR DAD TO GET WRAPPED UP IN WORK AND THEIR OWN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH THE RESULT BEING A YOUNG BOY FEELING LEFT OUT.  HAVING LOST MY DAD AT AN EARLY AGE, I KNOW VERY WELL WHAT NOT HAVING A FATHER CAN FEEL LIKE ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY BLESSED TO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER.  SO LET'S IMAGINE FOR A FEW MOMENTS..........IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER LIFE CAN BE FOR BOTH FATHERS AND SONS WHEN THEY SHARE LIFE TOGETHER.  AND IMAGINE WHAT THOSE WHO DON'T ARE FEELING.


    AMERICA HAS FAR TOO MANY FAMILIES WITHOUT A FATHER, NOT THROUGH DEATH OR DISASTER, BUT THROUGH SELFISHNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY.  IMAGINE IF WE CAN CHANGE THAT: IMAGINE WHAT A BETTER PLACE IT CAN BE.


    SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE.


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/this-is-my-fathers-world

  • 02:00

    Outsider Baseball/The World Beyond Belief

    in History

    In the fist segment Gary Cieradkowski will talk about his book The League of Outsider Baseball. He will examine the forgotten legends of baseball history.


    The second segment will feature Paul Marco, the host of The World Beyond Belief. He will look at the issue of false flags, the Baltimore uprising, race and the unseen government.

  • 00:30

    Cultural Diversity Nursing (Blog 4)

    in Education

    Welcome to the 4th class for CDN (Cultural Diversity Nursing). In order to be best in this class you will need you required text book and materials. Understanding how to work with patients of all nationalities will truly improve how the patient is compliant with their health.

    Be sure upon completing each class you send your Instructor your attendance flag word to attendance@smbtechschool.com.

    Enjoy your learning journey!