THE SEAN BURKE SHOW
ON WSMN 1590 AM OUT OF NASHUA, NH
AND WLMW 90.7 FM OUT OF CONCORD & MANCHESTER, NH.
THE SEAN BURKE SHOW
ON WSMN 1590 AM OUT OF NASHUA, NH
AND WLMW 90.7 FM OUT OF CONCORD & MANCHESTER, NH.
As we all collect more and more stuff, more and more of it ends up in our rivers and along our shorelines. One group - Living Lands and Waters - has spent the last 20 years cleaning it up. The list of things they've found out there is wild. Almost as long as their list of sponsors which include John Deere, Budweiser and many more. Oh, and did I mention they live on a barge? And that college kids spend their spring break with them? An amazing story of a group of adventurers out making our country a better place.
Today I bring you my thoughts on impeachment, and what I don't see in all the raucous. Also, how and where you can get an up-close look at the presidential candidates if you’d like to do that. My overall thoughts on the candidates running, and the vital importance to a candidate's ability to communicate (and what recent presidents had it). I also discuss a new report out on the amount of money we, as a nation, have spent on war since 9/11 (holy cow) and my opinion on what it means to us all. And more thoughts and ramblings.
How do we end homelessness? Is there a way? In this second show on our series on solving homelessness, I interview the CEO of an organization who describes their innovative and successful approach that includes a for-profit entity which employs anyone willing to work. A video of the program has gone viral, and the idea, and others like it, are spreading across the country.
What does the Constitution say out about impeachment? Did President Trump commit an act that rises to the level of impeachment? If he does get impeached, then what? Today I talk to Professor Rob Natelson, a man widely recognized as the foremost expert in our country on the original meaning of the Constitution, and the intent of the Founders. Rob discusses what the Constitution says about impeachment, and puts it into the context of the era, and the precedents of impeachment in Great Britain going back 500 years. Rob gives his thoughts on whether or not what President Trump is being accused of is truly an impeachable offense, and what happens if the House does impeach him, how things will be run in the Senate during his trial, the offenses committed by other Presidents who were impeached, and much more.
How many of the homeless have jobs? (The number would surprise you.) Should you give that person on the corner money? (There are better ideas to give instead of cash.) Should any child have to sleep out on the streets? And why help the homeless at all? Listen as Marty Hartman, the force of nature running Mary's Place in Seattle, describes the innovative approaches they’ve developed with Starbucks, Amazon and others to assist families to secure housing and ensure no child has to sleep on the streets. Seriously impressive stuff.
Does welfare help or hurt those that receive it? I think the only way to answer that is talk to those who've experienced it. So today I talk to Damon Dunn, a man who grew up on welfare as a child but thanks to hard work, good grades, and football, he got out. Listen to why he calls welfare "modern slavery", how anyone can break the chains of poverty, his view of our education system, and what he's doing to help others make it to college like he did.
As the final show in the series on the doctors who helped me back to health, I interview Dr. Andrew Rostenberg who specializes in a new, cutting edge DNA test that showed my body had a hard time absorbing B vitamins - a problem tens of millions of other Americans have as well and don't know it. This test, and the simple change in my vitamins, have been key in my feeling better, having more energy, and being able to think again. Dr. Rostenberg explains how easy it is to get the test, and what it might reveal - another simple step to better health. This is Part 4 in the Doctor Series.
He was a U.S. Army Paratrooper and Artillery Forward Observer when he was injured in the line of duty and medically retired. Telling his story for the first time, Sergeant James Kelly details the troubles he had coming out of the military, what the multiple psychotropic and opioid drugs he was prescribed did to him, the day he decided to end it all, his cold turkey violent withdrawal from the meds, what he saw happening to other vets, the best gift his son ever gave him (also a vet), and the non-medical approach he's adopted today. An incredibly harrowing, medicated journey that no vet should have to endure. This is Part 2 of our series on The Drugging Of Our Vets.
They go to war, they come home, and too often they're just thrown on mind-altering drugs instead of getting the help they really need to recover. On today's show, I interview Dr. Bart Billings, a retired army colonel and psychologist who served in the military for over 30 years. Dr. Billings reveals the change that's happened over the years regarding how we treat our vets who are injured or struggling, and what happens to many of them as a result of the drugs they're being prescribed. This is Part 1 of our series on The Drugging Of Our Vets.
Another of my doctors who helped bring back my health, Dr. Jared Roscoe is both a Doctor of Chiropractor, and soon to be an MD. He's got the wisdom of natural healing, as well as the knowledge of medicine. He shares what he's seen create what might be called "miracles of healing", the value and importance of the good bacteria that help us all, and the shift he feels we need in our country regarding health care. This is Part 3 of the Doctor Series.
Meet the doctor I've been going to for 30 years. He helped me regain my health after years of no energy and difficulty. I interview him a few days after he retired from seeing patients for over 40 years to start a new segment of his life. In this podcast, I get him to share his years of wisdom with us on what he's found to be important for most anyone to stay healthy, and he dispels common myths about what we eat, the importance of sleep, vitamins and more. This is Part 2 of the Doctor Series.
My energy was incredibly low, I had difficulty thinking at times, and for years I searched to figure out what was wrong. In the last year I’ve lost 20 lbs, regained my energy and can think clearly again in part because of a book called The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry. In this interview with Dr. Gundry, he talks about what the pharmaceutical industry is trying to do to us in order to keep their profits up, what the seal of approval from the American Heart Association really signifies, the role Vitamin D plays in the regeneration of the cells in our gut, and he answers some questions from listeners who have been using his program. This is Part 1 of the Doctor Series.
A rare interview with a true changemaker, a surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen - the all black air squadron formed to fight the Nazis during WWII - who tells us what it was like flying a fighter to protect our bombers and shooting down enemy fighters. He gives us details on what it was like when the enemy was coming after him, the day he almost got shot down, what he had to do to go to the bathroom while flying for hours on end, how cold it was at the altitude he was flying, the scenery he saw, and what he thinks of civil rights today.
Probably one of the most misunderstood parts of our election process is the Electoral College. Many want to eliminate it because it just seems to go against our American system to have someone win the popular vote, but LOSE the election as happened to Hillary Clinton and Al Gore. But the Founders put it in place for very specific reasons which had nothing to do with slavery, or that they mistrusted democracy. And now there is a movement called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - heard of it? Well, 16 states have signed on. The idea is that every state in the Compact agree to cast their electoral votes to whatever candidate wins the popular vote for president. If enough states did this, it would basically eliminate the Electoral College. But would this violate the Constitution (which put the Electoral College in place)? Would it be good for the country? And what the heck is the point of the Electoral College anyway? Professor Rob Natelson walks us through all the issues and explains very clearly why the Founders put the Electoral College in place, and whether or not it has relevance in our modern society. As the electoral college is the way your president is elected, you might want to understand it as best you can, and decide for yourself whether we should keep it or not regardless of your party affiliation.
When it happens, it'll happen unexpectedly. You're at the mall, your school, a concert, your place of worship, or some other public facility, and someone starts randomly shooting people - a truly horrible event that will probably never happen to you - but if it did, what would you do? Today I interview Allen Banks, a 40-year security industry veteran who is dedicating himself to educating us all on 1) what to look for that can help prevent such incidents before they happen and 2) what to do if you're caught up in one. Simple tips you can implement in your workplace, suggest your child's school put in place, or simply have in mind in case the unexpected happens to you.
What events were bad enough for us to take the crazy, bold step of announcing we were no longer going to be loyal to the crown in Great Britain at a time when that country was the most powerful on earth? What mistakes did Great Britain make? Who in the British government warned them to leave the colonies alone? And what aspects of the British government did we fold into our own Constitution (you might be surprised)? In this episode I interview Constitutional genius Prof. Rob Natelson who walks us eloquently through the events that led up to our break from Great Britain, and he breaks down the sections of our own government we modeled after our enemy.
A neighbor thought it would be funny to give marijuana to David Sanchez at the age of nine years old. And from the very first hit, it controlled his life for the next 40 years. In this amazing interview with someone who's been through it all, hear David describe what it feels like to need drugs so badly you'll do anything to get it, and what happens physically to the body when it's not gotten. And how he rose like a phoenix from the ashes to where he is today helping others avoid the path through hell that he traveled.
We all saw it - the image of the 3-year-old Syrian boy who lay drowned on the beach. His family was fleeing the war, and his mom and brother tried to get to the Greek island of Kos from Turkey. But one mom who saw it, Cristal Logothetis, couldn’t shake that image and decided she had to do something to help. And with one very simple idea (utilizing something sitting unused in her garage), and a couple of posts on social media, within days Cristal was swamped with donations and thousands of that same item other moms also had in their garages. Having never done anything like this before, she packed up the items and flew to Kos and did what she had originally set out to do – she brought aid and relief to countless mothers struggling to get their children to a safe and secure place, and out of harms way. This is a story of one person who simply wanted to help, and with very little effort, started a worldwide movement.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court turn out the way the Founders intended? Does it have too much power? Should it be able to make law as it sometimes does? Should we shorten the term a justice sits on the court? And what is Legal Realism and should it be followed? My guest is Prof. Rob Natelson who's been on the show a number of times before. Smart guy, explains things well, knows his stuff. This is pretty important stuff only because their decisions AFFECT US ALL.
Who says one person can't make a significant change in the world? Ever thought, "What could I do to fix that problem? I'm just one person." Well, Joshua Williams was just 4 ½ when he saw a major societal problem and decided to do something about it. Yes, you read that right, he was 4 ½ years old. I catch up with him 14 years later to find out what happened. Be prepared for an amazing story.
It happened again - I started out talking to renowned psychologist, Dr. Toby Watson, about the latest study showing smoking marijuana causes psychotic breaks, and we got off onto a much darker and more shocking tangent. Dr. Watson describes in detail how the pharmaceutical industry is profiting from the legalization of marijuana, the immense difficulty a child has making it to age 18 without being put on a psychiatric drug, and what this all means to the cost of healthcare and the health of our country.
A quick run through of a number of topics that I find important to our wellbeing and that of our country: - the impact of legalized marijuana, why the FDA won't allow stem cell treatments in the U.S. (to our detriment) - the problems Finland is having with their government run healthcare (not mentioned by the candidates running for president) - what's happening to the makers of oxycontin (the most addictive drug ever invented) and my thoughts on taming Big Pharma - the new status wind generated electricity has now over hydroelectric power, and - the rapid increase in electric vehicle sales and which country is leading the way. And of course, more.
Today I talk again with Sally Pipes who does nothing else in her life but inform people about the facts behind Medicare For All, and what the result has been in other countries that have socialized medicine.
My plan was to have Walter E Williams come on the show and talk about the recent college admissions scandal but instead what he talked about was a scandal much more pervasive and dangerous to our country that's happening every day in our universities (hint: it has to do with what our kids are being taught by predominantly left-leaning professors!) And what's up with so many people wanting our government to run our health care? Seriously? You want your GOVERNMENT to run something so important to your life? (If we HAVE to go this route, I name the exact group of government workers I want running my health care.)
My thoughts on the insanity of NYC rejecting 25,000 jobs from Amazon, and how the heck Boeing is going to survive the fallout from their best-selling aircraft, the 737 Max, intentionally crashing into the Earth.
Born and raised on a farm in communist Poland in a house without indoor plumbing, Monika Wiela flew to the U.S. to check it out, and on the way in from the airport, she decided to stay. Without knowing any English, she overcame all obstacles with a goal to change the world. Today she has a company that helps those less fortunate with distribution around the world and contracts with Amazon, Overstock, REI, Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole and many more. An amazing and inspirational success story, and an interview that had me laughing most of the way through it. Her laugh is dangerously infectious.
One afternoon Oral Lee Brown went to her local neighborhood market for a snack and was asked by a young girl for a quarter. Oral Lee took the child into the market with her and told her to buy whatever she wanted. Oral Lee was so stunned by what she selected, it changed her path in life. Hear the incredible story of one woman who has helped shape and better the lives of so many kids - a true story that continues today.
Do video games and rap music influence membership in gangs and promulgate violence? What happens when you glorify gang life? How is the black community being socially engineered? In this second and final installment of my interview with Tony Muhammad, Wester Region Representative of the Nation of Islam, listen as he describes why he became a drug dealer, the effect it had on those around him, and what instantly caused him to stop dealing and put him on his current path of helping his community. Hear him describe how the incredible meeting came about between Snoop Dogg and the police chief and mayor of Los Angeles. (See the press conference that came out of that meeting here: https://bit.ly/2RlUriT.) And what he said to a meeting of over 3,000 rival gang members that caused them to embrace each other.
Does welfare help those who are on it, or hurt them? What is Islam? What is the Nation of Islam? How does the Boston Tea Party relate to discontent in the black community? How does one handle attacks based on misinformation? On today's show I interview Minister Tony Muhammad, the Western Region Representative of the Nation of Islam. Listen as he describes what welfare did to his family, and why he thinks it's just another form of slavery, who he considers to be the "wickedly wise," what they're doing to keep blacks down, and what we can all do to help the inner cities of our country.
Why do we only have two parties up on stage during presidential debates? What if a 3rd one has support in the population, shouldn't they be heard too? Today I interview two prominent Libertarians who not only explain the difference between their party and the others, but what they're doing to make presidential debates open to qualified parties outside of the Democrat and Republican parties.
An overview of the Federal Reserve, the results of the audit that was conducted thanks to Ron Paul (trillion-dollar European bank bailouts discovered), the power it wields, the massive amounts of cash they put out in the world through quantitative easing, the lack of citizen oversight, and more. My guest is Bill Greene.
What is the electoral college? Why does it exist? Is it old fashioned? Should it be abolished? Professor Robert Natelson walks us through what the founders were trying to achieve with the electoral college, if it has worked, and what changes might be needed to it.
Today I talk about stories that have caught my attention over the last couple weeks: Facebook's heavy reliance on advertising for its revenue, Lion Air crash and how Boeing can survive it, the decline (and rise) of certain retailers, the decline of coal (and why), why President Trump won't act against the Saudis, Bayer getting stung from its purchase of Monsanto, the demographic mix of those elected to Congress in the midterms, and more.
So if we feel our government is off track and Congress won't propose amendments to the Constitution, what are we to do? Article V says that states can call for a convention to propose amendments, and when done, Congress has to grant it. But how would it work? How do we know it won't get out of control? Couldn't they just throw the current Constitution away and start over? Professor Rob Natelson, probably our country's foremost expert on this subject, explains how the convention would work and the extensive legal precedents to guide its actions.
This is the 4th episode in our series on the Constitution and my guest is Mr. Constitution, John Chambers. We talk about the Great Compromise that led to our current form of government, as well as the influence of one woman in Philadelphia - Mrs. Elizabeth Powell. She was one of George Washington's closest friends, and played an important role in the development of our Republic.
Why are we so divided? And what can we do about it? Professor Robert Natelson walks us through what has caused such division in our country and what we can do about it.
Cities across the country are struggling to have affordable housing, but is rent control the answer? Could rent control actual make the problem worse? On today's show we talk to attorney Michael Brennan about what rent control is, how it affects affordable housing, cities that have it vs those who don't, and whether it provides the kind of relief to high rents that local governments who implement it are after.
Can the President just issue an executive order to stop birthright citizenship for illegal aliens? Isn't it Constitutionally guaranteed via the 14th Amendment? What was the original purpose of that amendment anyway? A very hot, important issue to millions of people who've been born in the U.S. to immigrants - both legally in the U.S. and not. This will eventually go to the Supreme Court, and the information being spread via the media is rarely accurate - get the facts here as I interview Constitutional scholar Professor Robert G. Natelson who lays out fact vs fiction on this issue.
Today is the second episode in our series on the Federal Reserve - how did it get started? Listen as Dr. Bill Greene lays out the founding of our Federal Reserve, who was behind it, what they intended to have happen, and some thoughts and opinions on the result. (You might even hear Thomas Jefferson rolling over in his grave as you listen.)
What is the electoral college and do we really need it? My guest is Dr. Walter E. Williams who explains why the founders put it into the Constitution, what would happen if we eliminated it, and what he thinks of our government taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor.
Today is the 3rd episode on our series on the Constitution where we answer the question: what is a republic? Few people really have the correct definition. The short answer is that it's not a democracy, but there's much more to it. The full answer dates back to the Greeks and our guest expert - John Chambers, AKA Mr. Constitution - simplifies it for us. Our Founders wanted a Constitution that would last, and so built a Republic. Might be good for us ALL to understand what one is.
Episode two on the Constitution on today's show. We go over the Constitutional convention of 1787, and in particular the development of both houses of Congress, why they allowed slaves to be counted as 3/5th's of a person, and whether or not this was pro or anti-slavery (you might be surprised by the answer). Plus a few other tidbits. It's your country - take a moment to learn a bit more about it.
On today's show: The first episode of our series on the US Constitution - leading up to the Constitutional Convention and why even change the Articles of Confederation. Also, how I track the economy (as well as educate myself on what's going on with it) and more.
If your into who wins and who loses in the midterms next month, I go over in detail on today's show how it looks at the moment. Also, a followup on Elon Musk's SEC lawsuit, my thoughts on the media and what it does to us all (or tries to), and what's going on with the economy.
An update on Medicare For All as we close in on the mid-term elections from Sally Pipes, my thoughts on Elon Musk and the lawsuit filed against him by the SEC, the hard-core politics at play during the confirmation hearings of Judge Kavanaugh to be on the supreme court, and a couple things many aren't tracking that will affect the economy (potentially to their demise).
What are GMO's and do they significantly affect our health? On today's show I interview changemaker Jeffrey Smith, a leading consumer advocate pushing for healthier, non-GMO choices. In this show we discuss the recent court case that was decided against Monsanto and what Roundup does to plants, animals and us. Mr. Smith also talks about the illnesses connected to Roundup, and what additional genetic modifications are being done to a greater and greater proportion of our food chain. And of course, what we can do about it.
Today is the first episode of our new series taking a look at The Federal Reserve, how it got started, what it is, how it works and why it matters. Also my thoughts on the economy. My guest on the show today is Bill Green, assistant professor of political science at South Texas College.
Today on my show I play pieces of Senator Ben Sasse's comments from the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, and I read on air for the first time a document I wrote six years ago - that I had forgotten about - that was intended to be signed by every candidate running for Congress for the purpose of getting them to commit to being fair, decent and honest once in office. It's called The Pledge, and it would change our government completely if politicians followed it. Warning: I get a bit fired up about it all toward the end.
The importance for all of us to watch some of the supreme court nomination hearings, what party is likely to win in the mid-terms, sales of electric vehicles increasing as is the opium production in Afghanistan, and more. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: Senator Ben Sasse's statement during Supreme Court nomination hearings Slow Burn Podcast
What is the 10th Amendment? Is it important? Still in use? Why did the citizens of the new United States demand it be included in the Constitution in order for them to ratify it? Today I interview Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center regarding its history, what our country might be like had it been used more stringently, and what we all can do to push back against big government.
Listen to Detective Paul Holes tell the incredible true story of how he solved the 44 year-old cold-case of the Golden State Killer - one of the most cunning and sadistic serial predators in U.S. history.
Today I talk about the never-ending Bull market (or is it?), the amazing rise in interest rates over the last 3 years, Tesla's new problems, home prices, my advice to strip mall owners, NYU's tuition move that could change everything, and the cancer patient the slammed Monsanto to the mat, and much more. It's your country - learn what's going on.
How does one go from citizen to elected official? How do you step forward and actually get yourself into a position to make the changes you see needing made? Today I interview Changemaker Chad Magendanz, about his path to making change via the military, school board and state elected office.
Today I interview BB King's grandson, Christopher King, who has created a course to help kids learn etiquette, manners and polish, in order to help them be more successful. And, he's helping fight human trafficking. A real changemaker.
Why hasn't another nuclear weapon been used since Hiroshima? How is it that we think we can keep overspending as a country? What would the world be like if Elvis hadn't died so young? What would have happened if JFK wasn't assassinated? These and other questions rattle around in my head, and on today's episode I share them - and my thoughts and ideas about them - with the world. Plus, as a special bonus, I give the list of places, books and movies everyone really should go visit, read or watch. Have a listen and share your "must" list and your SFW questions that rattle around in your head.
Today I give my take on what's going on with the economy, as well as Japan's debt problem, the lack of money in pensions across the US, low unemployment and what some states are doing to get people into their rural areas to work, and more - as always. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: New York Time's article on Apple's valuation Japan's debt crisis Underfunded pensions Bikeshare Graveyard China Efforts by states to attract workers
Why don't high schools teach real-world financial literacy to students as part of their curriculum? If this had been taught in addition to the three R's over the last 50 years, would we have $21 trillion in debt? I don't think so. On today's show, I talk to Ron Rishagen, a successful entrepreneur who retired early and decided to give back as a teacher. He started a course in financial literacy at the high school where he taught to help students understand the power of saving, compound interest, how to budget, the dangers of credit cards, and more. Now he's teaching it at Loyola Marymount Univ and his students then go teach it at local high schools. He's doing all he can on his own, but maybe we can help him. He's a true Changemaker - take a moment to hear what he has to say.
Today I interview Michael DeLeon - a former drug addict and gang member, and a man who served over 10 years in prison, who turned his life around and is now teaching youth and adults about making smart choices. One of the most amazing stories I've ever heard. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: Steered Straight Foundation For A Drug Free World
There's a strong movement in Congress, and in a number of states, to repeal and replace Obama Care with a single payer health care system - Medicare for all – that would be run by our government. In fact, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans want it! But what are the facts? How's it going in Canada, and Great Britain, and other countries that have government run healthcare? On today’s show I interview an expert who has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to this one issue, and she shares the reality of single payer systems, and what we can expect if we go forth with it in our country. Have a listen and learn what's happening in your country.
Gold and silver coins as legal tender - exactly as stated in the Constitution. Now more and more states are legalizing the use of gold and silver coins as legal tender in their states as a direct affront to the Federal Reserve. Wyoming's law went into effect earlier this month. If you're disappointed at the loss of value of your paper Federal Reserve Notes (US dollars), you might find the information on today's show of strong interest.
If you're on food stamps, and are able to work, shouldn't you have a work requirement to get your food stamps? Some don't think so. The House recently passed a bill to help more people off food stamps by putting in a work requirement and on today's show I talk to Kristina Rasmussen with the Foundation for Government Accountability about it all. It's our Republic, it's our tax money. Listen and learn.
On today's episode I discuss the biggest story in the land, the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - I give my comments. Also, I go over a number of key stats as it relates to our current economy to try and better help predict what might be coming. And more.
On today's show the economy and where it might be going, the incredible story about the soccer team stranded in that cave, the unbelievable tax increase in New Jersey, the law in Wyoming that went into effect this week making gold and silver legal tender in that state, and the primary victory in NY of a young 28 year-old woman over a top ranking Democrat in the House, and more. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: Boston Dynamics' Robots
A special 4th of July episode today with John Chambers, Mr. Constitution, where we discuss our country's first pledge of allegiance, the Declaration of Independence and what fate awaited those who signed it, our Constitution and why it shouldn't be "living" (yet why it must remain alive), the loss of the true purpose of the U.S. Senate, States' powers and what happened to them, and more. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: The Original Pledge of Allegiance
On today's show I talk about Maxine Water's rant, the oil boom, my explanation of the economic indicator that predicts recessions (and it's heading in that direction), my prediction of Trump's plan for the midterm elections, and how does the NFL stay in business when a 21 year-old football player was just found to have CTE? And more. REFERENCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE: Maxine Water's Rant U.S. Oil Boom Yield Curve CTE NFL Story DNA Catching A Killer
On today's show I interview Dr. Toby Watson, a clinical psychologist who provides expert testimony in court cases and speaks out internationally about the indisputable tie between psychiatric drugs and violent behavior (think suicide and school shootings). Dr. Watson gives us an insider's view of the unvarnished and startling truth about these drugs and what effects they're having on our society.
Today I interview an expert on North Korea and it doesn't really go that well. I also give my thoughts on the Trump/Kim meeting, and a recent Supreme Court decision on gay rights and religious freedom, and some comments on the separation of powers in our country, and more.
Sometimes I just can't sit back and let it all happen without pointing out the BS, and putting a bit of truth on the line. Today's topics: G7, the media, Kate Spade, Social Security running out of money, national debt, truth and lies, the Feds allowing legalized marijuana, and more.
On today's show I talk about new information released on Purdue Pharma, and what they knew early on about their "miracle" drug called Oxycontin that has greatly contributed to the opioid crisis in our country. Also, who doesn't want the U.S. to make nice with N. Korea, Roseanne crushing the cast and crew of her show, the new news about the unemployment rate, and (uh-oh) why what you put in your recycling bin at home may change very soon. And more.
Another school shooting - what drives seemingly good, friendly people to gun kids and teachers down? My full response. As well as my comments on Alexa, Netflix being valued as much as Disney, Starbucks opening their bathrooms to everyone, Monsanto on the ropes in a current court case, the NFL's ban on kneeling during the national anthem, and Alex Jones being sued for defamation. And more.
I run through a lot of the headlines on today's show including Iran and Israel going at each other, the US bowing out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, North Korea, Wells Fargo, Michael Cohen, Starbucks' deal with Nestle, Seattle's idiotic tax on employees, DNA being used to sell anti-depressants, and California mandating solar panels on new homes.
Today I discuss the Rudy Giuliani Sean Hannity interview (one of those amazing things in life that happen unexpectedly!) Also, who is going to try and stop the end of the Korean War? The unemployment rate is so low, some towns around the US are offering land if you'll move there. Is it okay for teachers to strike? Why don't we educate our kids on the massive debt our government is building up that they'll have to deal with? Will cable companies be extinct soon? And more.
Today I talk about many topics including antidepressants, Trump, North Korea, what's happening in the economy, ISIS and my hope for the future.
Could Trump possible negotiate with North Korea to end the Korean War? How would that effect his chances of being reelected in 2020? Is Kim Jong-un really serious? Also, an update on Amazon, what happened to Philip Morris the other day, what killed Prince and Tom Petty, how on earth is it that we wage war, and examples of large amounts of money (more than they even ask for) being given to new startups.
We've all heard about weaponized flying drones run by pilots thousands of miles away. But how about autonomous weaponized drones that fly, travel over land and in the sea? Weapons that act on their own once released to seek out and destroy. A reality on Earth today and I talk to an expert by the name of Arthur Holland Michel to find out more about them.
Our privacy is slipping away, but what can we do about it, and how bad is it getting really? On today's show I interview Patrick Alach, a privacy expert, about the Facebook uproar, what a "reasonable expectation of privacy" is and how that standard might change in the near future, and what we can ultimately do to protect the little privacy we still have.
Are tariffs going to help or hurt our country, or our economy? What about what it'll cost us as consumers? George W. used them during his administration and we discuss that as well. My guess is Dr. Bill Hauk from the University of South Carolina.
So what is Trump really doing with the tariff battle with China, and what kind of leverage do they have over us? And how do the midterm elections factor into it all? And why are a record number of women and democrats running for House seats? Also my thoughts on Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, the Civil War, nuclear bombs, current US debt, the unemployment rate and more.
Today I dig into what's going on with our economy and the factors we need to consider when predicting its future. And why the heck is the gov't and the NY Times now saying UFOs are real!?! And is Trump crazy (or brilliant) bringing John Bolton on as National Security Advisor?!
There are some things we just can't ignore, and the $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill is one of them. I dedicated most of my show today to this bill, the fact that no one read it, and what it means to our future, and our kid's and grandkid's futures! Also comments on the Texas Bomber, that dude driving Uber's self-driving car that killed a pedestrian, and of course Mabel and Billy Bob make an appearance.
On today's show I talk about President Trump's rotating cabinet, Amazon dropping packages on your head, the loss of a kid's favorite store, Rihanna and Kylie Jenner crashing the stock of a company with just a few words, and more on tariffs, China and the Russians! And of course, a bunch of tangents, Billy Bob and Mabel - as usual.
What's President Trump really doing by imposing tariffs? Will they be good for the U.S? Peace on the Korean peninsula? What's going on with the economy and does the Fed really know what they're doing? And more on guns, Billy Bob and the usual shenanigans.
Should 18 year olds be barred from buying guns? Will that end school shootings? Don't we have the right to know what's in the blood stream of those that do horrific, societal damaging things? Plus how the Feds move to raise interest rates will affect the financial health of our country. And much more and a number of tangents and voices - as usual.
Is eliminating guns really the solution to ending school shootings? What roll do drugs play? Also, I discuss what I think is one of the primary reasons for the decline of our great republic. Click HERE to see the WHITE PAPER I talk about on the show.
This week things get a bit out of control as I discuss the flaw in our system of government, reveal where the steering wheel of our country is, throw Harvey Weinstein in Alcatraz, and talk about FEMA's ineptness. Plus some new voices that get a little crazy. Oh, also, this episode accidentally got a PG-13 rating.
This week I get a bit worked up about Rand Paul's move to shut down the government, the budget that was passed, and Amazon's latest move toward world domination - all peppered by the various voices that spring from me willy nilly.
This week's show topics: Russia, China, the Fed, the deficit, the Dow, 747's, and of course other vital and important stuff. And a few new voices that emerged out of nowhere.
I talk about my visit to the new Amazon Go store, US oil output, artificial intelligence, automation helping the economy, Citizens United, the shrinking value of the dollar and more.
If you've ever wanted to do an RV adventure around the country, on this week's show I talk a bit about my trip and give you tips and what apps I found priceless. Also my thoughts on North and South Korea walking into the Olympics together, and who made that happen. And, there's a huge US retailer experimenting with NOT taking cash anymore, and my thoughts on the unemployment rate and what that means for the economy. And of course more - including Mabel.
My viewpoint on what's the coolest label in the world, our lack of privacy, and more.
In light of the fact that more states are coming on line with legalized marijuana in 2018, on this week's Sean Burke Show I replay an earlier episode where I discuss legalized marijuana with a top Federal law enforcement official whose job it is to prevent drug trafficking. We have quite a conversation about the effects of legalization in Colorado.
Sean gives his opinion of actors, the media, and bomb making companies, all mixed in with his various accents. And, as a bonus, he gives what to watch for in 2018! And the final steps of his series on how to make change.
With only two days to Christmas, I focus on my series regarding How To Make Change. In this episode I talk about Step 6.
Sean gives his view on the dethroning of Al Franken and the sexual assault/harassment purge taking place across society, and talks about current events and Step 5 of How To Make Change.
Sean talks about step 4 on How To Make Change, as well as his thoughts on the dethroning of Matt Lauer (warning - if you haven't watched season 3 of Game Of Thrones - SPOILER ALERT), and much more.
Sean talks about Step 3 on How To Make Change, plus his thoughts on Uber + Volvo, Net Neutrality and more.
Sean talks about Step 2 on How To Make Change, and gives his thoughts on taxes, Frosted Flakes, growing up with four seasons, how our medical system should treat those who don't take care of themselves, and other random thoughts.
Sean goes over Step 1 on How To Make Change as well as a number of rants regarding airport bathrooms, the poor food we eat, supplementing other people's health care, and more.
Sean continues his series on how to make change and also talks about the current tax plan, China's growing power in the world, and more.
Sean begins a series within each show talking about the steps he took to make change in various areas of his life and carreer in an effort to help others make changes in their life, and maybe help us all make changes to our country. Also more thoughts on Harvey, General Kelly's comments about the death of his son, and more.
Sean worked in and around the entertainment industry for over two decades and gives his insight into sexual harrassment in Hollywood, and how the reaction to Harvey Weinstein ties into the Holocaust and our national debt.
Sean sounds off on what's behind most mass shootings, the death of Tom Petty, the importance of art, the Hubble telescope and other thoughts.
Sean weighs in on the current tax reform proposal, why corporations aren't the enemy, what really needs to be done if we're going to have national health insurance, and more.
Sean continues his conversation about reforming private prisons with Alex Friedmann, the Associate Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and the Managing Editor of Prison Legal News.
Sean interviews a former convict who's dedicated his life to eliminating prisons for profit and reforming the prision system in general.
As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, Sean interviews someone who's flown into hundereds of them, talking about the changes in preparations made since Katrina and much more.
Legalized recreational marijuana - good or bad? On today’s show Sean looks at the stats - not opinion - of what’s happened in Colorado and if the legalization trend is good or bad for the country.
Sean discusses the intentional potrayal of all white conservatives as being neo-nazis, the responsibility President Trump has for the words he chooses, and what the government should and shouldn't do about raising the debt ceiling.
Sean breaks apart what happened in Charlottesville.
Sean talks about the "fire and fury" comment and what would happen if we do go to war with Korea, as well as the role Facebook and the national media play in dividing us all.
The national debt - that thing that keeps climbing without any regard for the future generations of Americans - is nearing $20 trillion. Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling. Electric and self-driving cars are going to distrubt the world economy in the near future. Sean talks about this and much more in this episode.
Is there a Texas-sized patch of garbage out in the Pacific? Sean asks that exact question to Dr. Marcus Eriksen, the co-founder of the 5 Gyers Institute, who talks about his discovery of a plastic smog that permeates our oceans (and the Great Lakes) and how that effects us all.
Sean talks with Noelle Belden of the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys about their work with Dolphins and how the polution in the oceans not only effect animals, but all of mankind.
Sean talks with Varda Bar-Kar who made the award-winning documentary Big Voice about an intense choir program and the struggles of the students at Santa Monica High School, and viewable now on Netflix. They talk about the documentary process and the importance of music in our schools.
Sean interviews Mike Gatto who was just a regular citizen when he decided to step up and do something about the craziness going on in the government but what he ran into was party leaders, lobbyists and special interest groups that didn't like that he followed Cicero's motto "Let the well-being of the people be the ultimate law." Mike talks about his time in office, his philosophy as a legislator and what happened when he didn't follow the party line. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeGatto.
Sean interviews an expert in teaching the U.S. Constitution, John Chambers, and the importance of us all understanding what it says because the easiest way to lose our way of life - the easiest way to lose our country - is to not understand the document that started it all. They also talk about the original pledge of allegiance as written in the Declaration of Independence. Here's a link to the video "4th of July, Who We Are" that John mentions during the show regarding the pledge. Here's a link to his Constitution study group: www.whoownsyoujoco.org.
Sean digs into the heroin overdose epidemic happening across the U.S., but particularly in the Nashua, New Hampshire area. Why is it happening? How does Oxy play into it and what can we do about it? Sean interviews someone who's been on the front lines for over three decades helping people get off drugs, Clark Carr. Mr. Carr is the Vice President of Narconon International (www.narconon.org), a non-profit drug rehab organization that's been helping people get off heroin and other drugs for over 50 years. Mr Carr shares valuable information on the problem and what we can all do to try and prevent future addiction to drugs.
Mandatory vaccinations for all adults nationally - is it coming? Listen to the second half Sean's interview with Christina Hildebrand of A Voice For Choice (www.avoiceforchoice.org) who describes the new, extensive list of vaccines being developed and the government's plan to ensure that not only all kids are vaccinated, but all adults too.
Think the new California law that requires that all children have the full schedule of vaccinations in order to be allowed to attend public or private school doesn't somehow potentially jeopardize your own freedom of choice of what the government can force you to put in your body? Think again and get the facts. Listen as Sean interviews Christina Hildebrand of A Voice For Choice (http://www.avoiceforchoice.orgwww.avoiceforchoice.org) as she lays out what forces were at play to get this law enacted and why it matters to us all.
How to eliminate the IRS for real - Sean interviews Steve Hayes, Chairman of Americans For Fair Taxation (www.fairtax.org), who discusses the bill they have moving through Congress right now to implement a national retail sales tax which will do away with the IRS and implement a tax system that is much fairer for all of us.
Sean talks about the dangers and damage of false information, the distortion in reality we all get from the media, how we can eliminate the IRS, North Korea, the massive glut of dollars out in the world and what that may mean for the value of our assets, and those who have died for our country.
Sean let's 'er rip in this episode on all sorts of things including bubbles building in our economy, our education system, those who take but don't give in our society, private prisons and more. And he begins building on the ideal of what our country should be which he calls USv2 (US version 2).
Sean finishes his interview with Barbara Wiseman who talks about the non-toxic and inexpensive solutions to clean up oil spills that her organization has found actually works - but the FDA won't use. Sean also gives his thoughts on the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the repeal of ObamaCare, the Social Security financial crisis that's coming and an idea to change the right to vote for a certain segment of the population.
Sean continues his interview with Barbara Wiseman of the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization. Barbara finishes her story of the rogue elephants and tells another of some brutal poachers and what they recently did to one of their facilities in South Africa full of baby rhino. She gives a great account of Lawrence's efforts to work with an African rebel group, and discusses an amazing method of cleaning up oil spills (10,000 spills reported in the U.S. each year) that's inexpensive, non-toxic and not used in the U.S. thanks to the FDA.
Sean interviews Barbara Wiseman, International President and Co-Founder of the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization. Barbara discusses Lawrence's incredible journey into Baghdad during the 2003 invasion to save the wild animals in that city's world renown zoo. She also tells the amazing relationship Lawrence developed with a rogue group of elephants.
Sean continues his interview with John Truman Wolfe who not only reveals what he sees as the next financial crisis, but what we can do to protect ourselves financially. Mr. Wolfe also talks about a new international banking regulation that will allow failing banks to confiscate deposits.
Sean interviews author John Truman Wolfe regarding the Syrian war, the cause and purpose of the 2008 economic down turn, and the history of the petrodollar.
Sean talks about the U.S. missile attack on Syria, the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Tesla, the profits made by the cable news organizations and more.
The first episode of the Sean Burke Show in which Sean gives some of his background and hopes for the show.