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#TFH on #VLR 4/23: @EdMorrissey talks about @GoingRedBook! Book giveaway!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Tonight (Saturday, April 23rd) on Their Finest Hour I’m honored to welcome back Hot Air‘s Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) back to the program and Vigilant Liberty Radio! Ed has written a great new book, Going Red: The Two Million Voters Who Will Elect the Next President—and How Conservatives Can Win Them, and it’s very cool that he agreed to include TFH as part of his book tour! I just got done pre-recording Ed’s segment for tonight, and I can guarantee you’ll find it very interesting!

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Ed finds Going Red on the shelf at O’Hare Airport! (Twitter)

Going Red is a book for activists and ordinary folks alike, and applies far beyond the electoral politics of 2016. To encourage folks to listen to tonight’s show and to read Ed’s book, I will be giving away an electronic copy (Kindle, Nook, or iBooks – pick your platform) of Going Red to one lucky listener or caller tonight! To be eligible, you’ve got to either be in the VLR chatroom while the show is live, tweet me (@allanbourdius), or call in during hour 2 of the program, when I can open up the floor to discussion.

As mentioned, I’ll have open phones in hour 2 – (412) 206-6050 – along with my additional commentary on Going Red, plus my usual round up of politics, news, and culture. I also have an invite out to another Trump supporter, so fingers-crossed for more engagement!

The fun all starts at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Again, please join us in VLR’s chatroom. If you’re not going to be in the chat, you can listen direct on Spreaker or using a Spreaker mobile app.

Here’s the replay! Congratulations to artist and regular listener Jett Atwood who received the copy of Going Red! Also, thanks to VLR’s Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) for calling in and helping me get my rant on in hour two! (MP3 Download for offline listening)

#TFH on #VLR 4/16 – #Afghanistan #USMC veteran & author @valorofamarine!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns LIVE to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. Hopefully you can take a break from your last minute tax filing scrambles and join me in VLR’s chatroom for the broadcast! Or you can listen using the other players you’ll find around the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile app! You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter, and be sure to be following me (@allanbourdius) on Twitter as well as the feeds for the blog & show (@TFHBlogAndShow) and VLR (@VigilantLiberty)! Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 4/16 – #Afghanistan #USMC veteran & author @valorofamarine!

#TFH on #VLR 4/2: @Ebolamerican on #SCOTUS, #Trump, & more!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay Added!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight (Saturday, April 2) at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. If you can’t make it into the chat room, you can listen using the other show players here on the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile device app!

On this week’s program, I’ll be welcoming attorney Josh Smith (@Ebolamerican). Josh was originally going to be on TFH back in February after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but wound up not being able to make it. We’ll discuss Justice Scalia’s legacy, as well as the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace him.

IMG_6696Josh is also a supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential bid (I, as you probably know, am not), so we should have a lively conversation over his candidacy and what it means for the Republican Party. We’ll try to end that discussion remaining on speaking terms!

I’ll probably open up the phones too! Don’t waste your chance to sound off! The number to call is (412) 206-6050.

Here’s the replay – was quite an interesting discussion! Got a chime-in from my Roundtable of Extreme Liberty co-hostess Krystle Schoonveld (@TarheelKrystle) too!

#TFH on #VLR 3/19: Calling all #Trump supporters!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay Added!! Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on Saturday, March 19! Please join the program using VLR’s chat room & show player! If you don’t want to join us in the chat (and why not?!), you can also listen using the other players you’ll find on the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile device app. On tonight’s program, I’ll be opening up the phones with the express desire of having supporters of Donald Trump’s candidacy call in! I’m far from a supporter of “The Donald”, but I promise all callers a courteous and respectful reception. I really do want to talk with you and engage in discussion!
Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 3/19: Calling all #Trump supporters!

#TFH on #VLR 3/12: @AsheSchow & @MeredithAncret!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay added!! Their Finest Hour will be live tonight (March 12th) on Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. You can also listen using the other show players on the site, direct on Spreaker, or on a Spreaker mobile app! Besides chat, you can use the #TFH hashtag on Twitter to interact with the show!

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Allan Bourdius & Ashe Schow, CPAC 2016 (Personal photo)

In the program’s first hour tonight, I’ll be playing a conversation I recorded on Friday, March 11th with Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow), writer for both the New York Observer and the Washington Examiner. She also hangs out with our friends over on FTR Radio.  We discussed the “kinder, gentler” GOP debate that took place Thursday night and the state of the campaign looking ahead to “Super Tuesday II” (or is it III? Can’t keep track – LOL) on Tuesday, March 15th. It was a great talk, and we spun off into some culture and Ashe’s passion for reporting on due process in college campus disciplinary proceedings.

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Meredith Ancret Walker & Allan Bourdius, CPAC 2016 (Personal photo)

Then in hour two, I’ll be talking live with Meredith Ancret Walker (@MeredithAncret). Meredith blogs at Gay, Conservative, and Proud, and just wrote her first book: A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century (Amazon Kindle, $8.99). I think Meredith’s book is a must-read for anyone who takes reaching minorities and millennials with the conservative/libertarian message seriously, and it should find its way onto the reading lists of political activists and campaign staffers too! I reviewed the book for Hot Air, and we’ll deep dive into the points she raises. I expect we’ll also open up the phones during this segment! If so, the number to call is: (412) 206-6050.

Thanks all for your listenership and support! Please be sure you’re following/liking TFH on both Twitter and Facebook, as well as VLR (Twitter, Facebook)!

Here’s the replay of the show! Thanks all for your listenership!

#TFH on #VLR 3/5: #CPAC2016 & more!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayGreetings! I will be doing Their Finest Hour LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight, Saturday, March 5th, but not at my regularly scheduled start time of 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. My family and I are going out to the local high school’s musical, so the show will begin no earlier than 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific, but there’s a bit of variability. Make sure you’re following me on Twitter, plus the feeds for TFH and VLR, and watch for the actual start time! Join me for the show in VLR’s chatroom with embedded player (or use the other players you find on the site, or listen direct on Spreaker).

I just got back from the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD outside Washington, DC. I was there for the event’s first two days, and listened in while I was driving home on some of the events that transpired today, so I’ll give my thoughts and impressions.

There’s also another slate of primaries and caucuses tonight, so by the time I go live, we should have more results to report and analyze. And I guess I’ll talk about two of my recent posts at Hot Air:

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And maybe open phones too! Don’t forget to watch for the actual start time on Twitter!

#TFH on #VLR 2/20: #SCPrimary with @Tom1247 & @Veribatim

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour will be covering the South Carolina Republican Primary results LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio, starting at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on Saturday, February 20! The polls close at 7pm Eastern, so by go-live time we should have a good picture of who’s ahead, if not a winner outright.

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Joining me for the coverage will be Tom Dougherty (@Tom1247). Tom is a political data expert, and joined us on VLR in our “Michael Barone” Chair for our Election Night 2014 coverage. We’re also expecting to have him as part of our Super Tuesday live coverage on March 1st, and of course for Election Night 2016 in November. Tom also a founded the Practical Politicking blog.

Tom just posted a “viewer’s guide” to the South Carolina Primary; well worth referring to!

I’m sure there will be other news to talk about – not least Bernie vs. Hillary in the Nevada Democratic Caucus – and we may take calls too!

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REPLAY HERE: Well, that was truly a great program! Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim) also joined in live from South Carolina (her husband Kai chimed in a bit too!), and we got a call in from VLR’s own Taylor Millard (@TaylorMVLR)  also. What came out of last night’s discussion? First—or second—look at…John Kasich?! Yeah, I don’t know how we got there either!

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#TFH on #VLR 2/13 – #GOPDebate, open phones, & more!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayTheir Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight (Saturday, 2/13) at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Phones will be open at the outset, plus we’ll be competing slightly with the now-reduced GOP field as they spar from 9-11 in South Carolina for their last debate prior to SC’s first in the South primary on February 20th. Got some other topics on my mind too, so please come join in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player for the program! You can also listen using one of the other show players you’ll find around or direct over on Spreaker. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the state of the race, and anything else you’d like to bring up!

10E/9C/8M/7P! Talk to you then!

#TFH on #VLR 1/30 – And now for your regularly scheduled program!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight (January 30th) at its regularly scheduled time of 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Please join me for the the program in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player! If you choose not to chat (and why not?!), you can listen using the other players on the site, direct over on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile app.

We’re almost to Iowa Caucus day (Monday, February 1), so we’ll take a look at the current state of the Republican and Democratic primary races. We’ve also got top secret emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server (shocking, I’m sure the FSB has copies), I (finally) saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last Saturday night (why there was no show), the NFL D-List…er…Pro Bowl is tomorrow, and we have a pathetic incidence of what I’ll call “roadside memorial mentality”.

IMG_6696Rants may ensue, plus I’m sure I’ll come up with some other topics, and we’ll do open phones as well! Tune in!!

Talk to you at 10E/9C/8M/7P!

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#TFH on #VLR 1/16 – Testing…1…2…3…Testing with @moderncomments

Their Finest Hour will be LIVE tonight on Vigilant Liberty Radio! The program will start 5 to 10 minutes after the end of the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals NFC Divisional Playoff game, so figure about 11:30PM Eastern, 8:30PM Pacific! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. Alternatively, you can join the program on the other show players you’ll find around, direct on Spreaker, or with a Spreaker mobile app. You can also use the #TFH hashtag on Twitter to interact with the program.

With the late start, only a one hour (or so, may go long) program tonight. I’ll be joined by VLR’s own Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) and she’ll be helping me test out a new broadcast rig I’ve put together that will allow me to produce better content both for Their Finest Hour and my other VLR program, The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty!

Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 1/16 – Testing…1…2…3…Testing with @moderncomments