Thursday, September 30, 2021

CONGRESS PASSES FUNDING BILL AS THE DEBATE CONTINUES OVER INFRASTRUCTURE

Former Democratic Indiana Congressman and legislative consultant DAVE EVANS Is our guest. Evans elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress from the tenth congressional district of Indiana; legislative consultant in Washington, D.C.; is a resident of McLean, Va.

SURVIVING SON: AN AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERAN REVEALS HIS NIGHTMARE OF BECOMING A GOLD STAR BROTHER Paperback – August 31, 2021

by Scott DeLuzio  (Author)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Drive On Studio, LLC (August 31, 2021)

Surviving Son is a compelling true story that provides the reader with an insight into the life of a combat infantryman who fought in Afghanistan at the same time as his younger brother, Steven, who was killed in action just miles away. Scott takes the reader on a journey through his upper-middle-class childhood to his call to service after 9/11. With college degrees and a bright future ahead of them, they left the safety of suburban life to fight on the front lines in Afghanistan. When Scott was asked why he would do this, he responded, “Why not me?”

The story provides many details that give the reader a clear picture of what it was like to fight for their country in a hostile war zone. Scott explains with raw emotion how he learned of his brother’s death, and minutes later, he was engaged in combat with the Taliban, the same group responsible for his brother’s death. He vividly reveals how he continued to struggle with PTSD from the stresses of combat, the loss of his only sibling, and the transition to civilian life.

Scott’s homecoming was not the hero’s welcome that he deserved. As you read the story of his return to civilian life, it will leave you laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time. However, in the end, Scott’s message is one of hope. He addresses the reality vs. perception that often accompanies those struggling after a traumatic event. He openly explains how a flashback or “reliving experiences” can for a few moments have him believing that he is standing on the hot, dusty terrain in Eastern Afghanistan.

It took courage to write this book, and out of much despair, the message is one of hopefulness for others. Scott believes that by telling his story so publicly, it might give hope to others and reverse the stigma that often accompanies those who seek mental health treatment. Scott continues to give back through his podcast, Drive On Podcast, which provides veterans support through the message that they are not alone in their struggles.

This book is a reminder of the sacrifices that the military and their families make to keep us safe. It is especially timely with the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, and Scott has addressed his feelings on the subject. He believes that every service member who took part in the war did what was needed to keep Americans safe at home by taking the fight to the enemy. “We did what our country asked us to do. Be proud of that!”

SCOTT DELUZIO is an Army veteran, having served six years with the Army National Guard, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.

WEBSITE: https://driveonpodcast.com/

Scott’s brother, Steven, was also deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Unfortunately, Steven was killed in action on August 22, 2010. After returning home, Scott struggled with coping with the stresses of combat, the loss of his younger brother, and adjusting back to civilian life. In the years following Scott’s deployment, he noticed other veterans dealing with their struggles in unhealthy ways. Scott started his podcast, Drive On Podcast, to connect with current and prior service members. Through the podcast, Scott hopes to let other veterans know that they are not alone in their struggles. He interviews veterans and civilians to discuss personal triumphs, life experiences, and emotional hardships to give hope and strength to the military community.

FAT BEAR WEEK

Katmai National Park and Preserve Ranger CHERYL SPENCER is our guest.

WEBSITE: https://FATBEARWEEK.ORG

Fat Bear Week is from September 29th to October 5th, your vote decides who is the fattest of the fat. Matchups will be open for voting between 12 – 9  p.m. Eastern (9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pacific). Click the bear you would like to vote for. That bear will then be outlined in blue.  Then enter your email in the space and hit enter. You know that you have successfully voted if you see the total votes for each bear. Download your blank bracket to predict your own fat bear winner.

FORMER TRUMP WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER

The New York Times bestselling Author and host of “Spicer & Co.” on Newsmax, SEAN SPICER joins us to talk about a recent dispute with the Biden administration and his new book: RADICAL NATION: JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS’S DANGEROUS PLAN FOR AMERICA, Publisher: Humanix Books (October 26, 2021).

WEBSITE: https://seanspicer.com/

RADICAL NATION: JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS’S DANGEROUS PLAN FOR AMERICA, by Sean Spicer  (Author)

Publisher: Humanix Books (October 26, 2021)

The Biden-Harris progressive agenda presents a radical change to the American economy, values, national security, and freedom.

From the former Trump White House press secretary and New York Times bestselling author of THE BRIEFING and LEADING AMERICA comes a stark warning: Under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, America is lurching towards economic collapse, runaway inflation, wide-open borders, an all-out assault on human life and religious liberty, a K-12 school indoctrination plan, “election reforms” to ensure never-ending Democratic Party rule, and more.

RADICAL NATION is a bold grassroots agenda for defending America against the Progressives’ Socialist agenda. Featuring powerful stories that will move you and keep you riveted, this book will channel conservatives discouragement, anger, and betrayal into meaningful action to keep America free, strong, and secure for our children and grandchildren.

SEAN SPICER’S political career began long before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration. Sean built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point – as a House of Representatives communicator, heading up incumbent retention at the National Republican Congressional Committee, in George W. Bush’s White House as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, as the Chief Strategist and Director of Communications at the Republican National Committee, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and of course, White House Press Secretary. Sean made his way up through the ranks and has experience at every level in Washington.