Mike Palecek


Co-founder and co-host of the show, Mike Palecek is a writer who lives in Saginaw, Minnesota, west of Duluth.

He is a former federal prisoner for peace; was the Iowa Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District in the 2000 election, gaining 65,000 votes on an anti-war platform in a conservative district; is a former award winning reporter, editor, publisher in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota.

The small newspaper Mike & Ruth Palecek owned and operated in Byron, Minnesota won the MNA Newspaper of the Year Award in 1993. Mike and Ruth have two children and recently moved from Iowa to Minnesota. The Paleceks both work for group homes in the Cloquet area.

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Latest novel, CRUSHER vs. THE EMPIRE, Free on Smashwords.

Next book in the Geronimo's Revenge series, CRUSHER in WONDERLAND, to be released by CWG Press, Oct. 2nd.

Cold Type Magazine
Toronto, Canada
September 2017

More, Cold Type Magazine:
The American Dream Book Tour ... Part ONE
The American Dream Book Tour ... Part TWO

April 2014 - Broken Bridge
July 2014 - Iowa Terror
Oct.-Nov. 2014 - Guests of the Nation
Feb. 2015 - American History 101: Conspiracy Nation
April 2015 - Looking for a Revolution
June 2015 - Operation Northwoods
Mid-Oct. 2015 - One Day in the Life of Herbert Wisniewski


Moon Rock Books
-Nobody Died at Sandy Hook
-And I Suppose We Didn't Go To The Moon Either?
-America Nuked on 9/11
-And Nobody Died at Boston Either


- with Prairie Miller, WBAI, New York City, Arts Express

- with Denny Smithson, KPFA, Berkeley

- with Monica Hadley, Writers Voices, Fairfield, Iowa

... With Susan Lindauer, The Covert Report, talking about CRUSHER vs. The Empire

It was live Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10-12.

Chuck Gregory

cwg-headshot Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and assorted exotic pets.

He was fortunate to attend Friends Central School in the late '60s to hone the already strong core beliefs instilled in him by his parents Wayne Lawrence and Marjorie Mock Gregory. His education continued at Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Math and Theater, then some years later at Nova University (now Nova Southeastern) where he gained his Masters in Computer Science.

Chuck has done the engineering for the show since June 2012 when we moved to Blog Talk Radio from our first host, Black Op Radio. His first activism was in the late '60s when groups from Friends Central went to Washington for several Marches, both for Civil Rights and against the Vietnam War.

Chuck publishes books under the imprint CWG Press, and develops and manages websites under the name CWG Services. He sings in the choir at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale.

Frank Cordaro

Frank is a weekly guest on our show.

Frank Cordaro is a member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker. He is a former Catholic Priest. He has himself spent years and years in federal prison for crossing the line at Offutt, and more recently has been jailed for actions against the drone facility in Des Moines.

Today the FBI raided my house...
Today the FBI raided the Phil Berrigan CW House in D.M.
And I don't know weather to sing praise or cry...
Today the FBI raided my Catholic Worker House and I am so proud of my house mates.
Today the Phil Berrigan House in DM has done our name sake PROUD!
"The Feds never have the last word" Phil Berrigan.
Today the Feds raided my home, were I live with two of the bravest, noblest, warriors I have ever known .
And they are half my age and have twice my Spirit!
And they are girls!
Today the FBI raided the DM Catholic Workers!
And I don't know weather to sing praise or cry...

Frank Cordaro

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Philip Farruggio

Phil is a weekly guest on our show.

Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on,, Information Clearing house, Op Ed News, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide).

Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been an activist leader since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%.

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Rachel Finley

A proud South Florida native, Rachel "Flow Diva" Finley has represented the state as an award winning spoken word artist at regional, national and international poetry slams. Flow Diva is a founding member of the renowned poets' collective, Chaos Theory. Ms. Finley holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has directed plays at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, The African American Cultural Arts Center and the Alliance Theatre Lab to name a few. Rachel has recently appeared in plays at M Ensemble, AAPACT and The Mos'Art Theatre. As a multidisciplinary artist, Rachel has worked behind the scenes on several films and television shows, written multiple scripts, and is currently developing a one woman show while earning her MFA at FAU.

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month.

Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author to Real Drugs in a Virtual World. She is currently working on "Can't Unrape Her: Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, and Sexual Assault", to be presented at the American Philosophical Association conference in January, and "Diversity of Tactics: A Guide for Pacifists and Militants on Working Together".

Ava Bird

Ava is a monthly columnist appearing the first week of each month.

Ava Bird was our very first guest and we always look forward to her visits. We love to listen to her read.

Ava's books are currently not available but you can see her blog at

Mickey Z

Mickey Z is a monthly columnist, appearing the first week of each month.

Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Mickey Zessima has been a vegan since 1995 and is probably the only person on the planet to have appeared in both a political book with Noam Chomsky and a karate flick with Billy Blanks.

Armed only with a high school diploma, Mickey is the author of 12 books and has spoken and lectured in venues ranging from MIT to ABC No Rio, from Yale University to Occupy Free University.

Howard Zinn called him “provocative and bold,” New York Newsday says he is a “professional iconoclast,” and publisher Sander Hicks asked: “How can someone be so sweet and yet so fierce?”

Novelist Ned Vizzini wrote: “It’s easy to talk about punk rock writing, but Mickey Z. really does write as if he doesn’t give a fuck but knows what must be said.”

And journalist Rosemarie Jackowski sums up: “Mickey’s gentle concern for his fellow earthlings and his behind-the-scenes acts of kindness are surpassed only by the cuteness of his dimples.”

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See his latest initiative, the Homeless Women's Project NYC

Richard Flamer


Richard is a monthly columnist, appearing in the second week of each month.

Since 2001, Richard Flamer and his wife, Araceli, have run The Chiapas Project, a Catholic Worker center and farm serving the poor in San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Sponsorship is provided by the Des Moines (Iowa) Catholic Worker Home.

Richard Flamer served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was discharged in 1971. In 1975, following collegiate studies in Vermont, he operated a rare book dealership in Omaha, Nebraska, which continued through the 1980s.

Beginning in the tumultuous years of the 1980s to the 2000s, Flamer served as a professional news service photographer in Chiapas, Mexico, and Central America. With a perspective derived from his Vietnam War experiences, he visually documented the profound affects of war and poverty on the Maya Indians and other local people.



Jim Fetzer

Jim is a monthly columnist appearing the second week of each month.

James Henry Fetzer (born December 6, 1940) is a philosopher of science and conspiracy theorist. Since the late 1970s, Fetzer has worked on assessing and clarifying the forms and foundations of scientific explanation, probability in science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science, especially artificial intelligence and computer science.

In the early 1990s Fetzer began promoting John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories,  then later 9/11 conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories regarding the 2002 death of Senator Paul Wellstone. He cofounded Scholars for 9/11 Truth in 2005, and claims that the United States government and the Israeli government are involved in these and other conspiracies. Fetzer's allegations and speculations have drawn strong criticism.

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M. K. Davis

M.K. is a monthly columnist, appearing on the third week of each month.

M.K. Davis has spent years studying Bigfoot/Sasquatch. He is an expert on the Patterson-Gimlin film. He hosts a Bigfoot radio show with Don Monroe, Bigfoot Central.

M.K.Davis has been researching the Patterson Sasquatch film for the last 18 years. He has traveled extensively and has amassed one of the largest collection of images from the film. M.K. has trekked the Bluff Creek drainage of Northern California on many occasions and his observations have led to several important discoveries on the film itself. While the Patterson film is only a very short piece of film, it continues to yield vital data that may one day lead to a more complete understanding what it is that is on the film and what it means to all of us

Many of his research videos can be found at ???

Also at The Davis Report,

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