This Week's Guests
Originally from Germany, the Romeike family fled to the U.S. after being fined for homeschooling their children in their mother country. Five years later, their asylum claim was denied, with authorities claiming they weren't persecuted. "The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society," the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief at the time. "Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen in Germany." Their stay was indefinite, however, until now. "[Homeschooling] is illegal [in Germany]," Hannelore Romeike explained. If they are sent back, they will face the same persecution as before.
Gordon Logan is a Vietnam veteran; former C-130 pilot (trained in Jacksonville, AR) and founded the largest franchise dedicated to men's and boys' haircare; and, besides his chairman and industry duties, he is dedicated to supporting service members as they transition to civilian careers. The primary way is through the VFW's "Sport Clips Haircuts Help A Hero" program he founded in 2007. It started out as a way to sponsor phone calls home for deployed and hospitalized military...born out of the time he spent standing in line to call home when he was overseas in active duty.
David Merlin performs all types of illusions, from the grandest stage pieces to more intimate magic. Every show involves the audience in every way possible, using both comedy and illusions, making them a part of the experience. With clients including corporate groups, cruise lines, and high-profile celebrities, David has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller Fool Us, David Letterman and Comedy Central.
Bryan White is a CMA, ACM, and Grammy award-winning country music artist, producer, and songwriter. Throughout his prolific recording career, he's charted 21 singles, of which 6 were number 1. His hits include "So Much for Pretending," "Sittin' On Go," "I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore,” "Rebecca Lynn," "Someone Else's Star" and "From This Moment On” which he recorded with Shania Twain for her “Come On Over” album which is the biggest selling female album of all time. Bryan has sold more than 4.5 million albums. His list of honors includes a Grammy, The CMA’s 1996 Horizon Award, The Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist, CMT Awards Artist of the Year, multiple CMA and ACM Male vocalist nominations as well as Canadian Country Music Awards.