Heidi Harris Show Podcast #58: Can Waffle House Shooter’s Father be Charged?

The father of the Waffle House shooter clearly knew his kid has issues, yet he returned his clearly disturbed son’s guns to him, even after assuring authorities that he would not. As far as I’m concerned, the father is MORE culpable, since he’s not the crazy one.

Pamel Furr, News Anchor for WTN in Nashville joins me with additional details and insight.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #57: Waffle House Shooter’s FATHER as Guilty as His Son

The shooter at the Waffle House in Tennessee was clearly disturbed, but his FATHER knew he was crazy, and gave him access to his guns after the Feds had taken them because of some strange behavior he exhibited near the White House.

Travis Reinking believed that Taylor Swift was stalking him, yet that didn’t set off alarm bells? He had other run-ins with authorities, yet his daddy clearly thought his little darling would be okay having access to guns.

Gun laws will never be able to account for the human factor, the common sense factor, or objectivity that too many parents lack when it comes to their kids. Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s mom KNEW he was crazy, yet she bought him guns. Clearly the Parkland shooter’s mom knew Nikolas Cruz had issues, yet he too, had guns.

Parents and other family members must be the first line of defense. Everyone is NOT responsible enough to have access to guns, or a car, or many other things that, while perfectly legal, can be deadly in the wrong hands.

More laws won’t help. The feds can’t be in everyone’s home. At least not yet.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #56: Evangelicals Squabbling Over Trump

At a recent gathering of some so-called “top” evangelicals at Wheaton College, there was a lot of squabbling, with some accusing others of Trump bashing. Some particiapnts walked out. We need to stop focusing on Trump and focus on God.

Christians are called to live their lives according to God’s principles, and never does He direct us to ignore our responsibilities or get distracted because of our elected leaders. We have and will have good leaders and bad. God knows all about it, but He still expects US to glorify Him and be unified in purpose.

Squabbling among the brethren only allows The Enemy to gain a foothold.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #55: What’s it Like to Promote Jesus on the LV Strip?

It takes courage to hand out tracts about Jesus on the Las Vegas Strip, but my friend, veteran broadcaster and lifelong Christian Tim Berends, has been doing it for 12 years. What kind of reaction does he get, and why does he feel lead to do this, without getting discouraged? Is it worth it?

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #54: Ralph Peters on Leaving Fox News, Russia, and the Ingratitude of Americans

Lt. Col Ralph Peters recently left Fox News after 10 years as a Strategic Analyst, and his memo to Fox colleagues was leaked to the public. He has major concerns (as do I) about the fact that Fox slobbers all over Trump, never questioning anything he does. On the other hand, of course, CNN and MSNBC do nothing but trash Trump. Somewhere in the middle is the truth.

Ralph is a former Army Intel officer and award winning author of many historical novels, and he also lets loose on Americans’ ingratitude and dissatisfaction with the world. Always a privilege to get his perspective. (We spoke BEFORE Trump’s attack on Syria)

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #53: Is Podcasting Hurting Radio? Tips for great podcasting.

Are you tired of hearing the Drudge Report read to you on commercial radio? So am I. How is podcasting affecting people’s listening habits, and what if you’re thinking about dong a podcast?

My guest is Perry Michael Simon, veteran broadcaster, podcaster and VP of News/Talk/Sports at from allaccess.com, and he shares great tips on how to do it well, and how to stand out from the pack.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #52: Does it Matter if Leaders are Flawed?

We should expect our leaders to have values and behave themselves so we don’t all get distracted by “no knock” raids on law offices. President Trump has put himself in this position, although he’s certainly not the only elected official who’s allowed Mr. Johnson to make decisions for him.

It doesn’t make me a “closet lib” or a “sellout” because I talk about the genuine threat the Stormy Daniels affair poses. If we start to live in a nation that doesn’t allow criticism of our so-called leaders, we’re in bigger trouble than we realize.

President Eisenhower said it best: “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”

Character always matters, no matter who you are or what you do. But if Trump gets tossed, we have Pence!!! Yippee!

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #51: Stand UP! Even When Wussing Out is Easier.

People these days are so eager to back up and wuss out when there’s the slightest blowback, and that is not what God calls us to do.

Parents these days don’t want to admit their little angels are off track, so they refuse to confront wrong behavior. Maybe they can’t accept that their kids are normal sinners like the rest of us, or maybe they think it’s a reflection on them, but we all owe it to our kids to tell them what God tells us – that He loves us regardless, but that we’re off track.

Don’t give in and don’t give up. Take a stand, and at least you’ll have your integrity, which is worth more than any job title or bag of gold.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #50: What is This Christian Privilege Stuff?

George Washington University this week held a seminar addressing “How to Identify Christian Privilege” and how to make people feel guilty about it. Of course he’s an openly gay guy who clearly has a problem with Christian values.

He doesn’t appreciate that the fact that our country being founded on Christian values, and religious freedom, even though we’re not a theocracy, is the reason he is allowed to “love” whoever he chooses to without being thrown off a building.

 

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #49: What Data are Schools Gathering on your Child?

We hear about the vast amount of data Facebook, Google and others are gathering on us, but we willingly give that up. But what about kids, whose information is being gathered by schools without anyone’s knowledge? Parent and educator John Eppolito, from Protect Nevada Children, has some insight on what’s being gathered and what can be done to stop it.