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6:35 Melissa Henson – vice president, Parents Television and Media Council


Twitter: @ThePTC

ABOUT: The Parents Television and Media Council is a nonpartisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment – (



The U.S. Surgeon General has called for warning labels to be added to social media platforms, saying that the “mental health crisis among young people is an emergency — and social media has emerged as an important contributor.”


He underscores this point, “These harms [from social media] are not a failure of willpower and parenting; they are the consequence of unleashing powerful technology without adequate safety measures, transparency or accountability.”


Parents Television and Media Council Vice President Melissa Henson says, “Social media isn’t getting any ‘safer’ for children – there are great risks to our youth that come with social media usage. Risks include exposure to predators, sexually explicit and graphically violent content, and powerful algorithms that feed harmful content to children. Tech platforms aren’t racing to fix these problems, leaving parents and grandparents left to deal with the consequences. Warning labels are the first step in helping to better protect children from social media harms.”


7:35 Dr. John Lott Jr.

CPRC was founded by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime.

Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto Released Despite FBI Resistance

By John Lott

The 2023 Nashville Covenant School murders understandably received massive news coverage when they occurred. The fight over obtaining the murderer’s diary also received news attention. But when “nearly four dozen pages” of the murderer’s diary were finally released last week, the mainstream media completely ignored it. It turns out that behind the scenes, the FBI had fought hard against the diary’s release. Some Covenant School parents also opposed releasing the diary because it would force families to re-live the nightmare. The Tennessee Star‘s parent company, Star News Digital Media, successfully filed two lawsuits to obtain the diary. [more…]


 8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson – Ethologist, founder of the Wild Horse Fire Brigade – Today we discuss the discovery of an old road submerged for years under IronGate Lake – What should be done with it? Here’s his article:

The Old Historic Klamath River Road – Is It Still a Public Right of Way?

Story and historic map at this link (no paywall):


8:35 Colin Mochrie, comedy partner with Brad Sherwood (Whose Line is It Anyway) and they’re hilarious improv show comes to the Britt Festival Sunday June 30th in Jacksonville. More about the show and tickets here: