January 3, 2013, guests Megan Rice and Sherwood Ross

Chuck and Mike welcomed Megan Rice and Sherwood Ross to the first show of 2013.

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Sister Megan Rice

Megan Rice joined us for the first time. She’s an anti-nuclear activist and Roman Catholic nun.On July 28, 2012, Rice, at 82 years old, and two fellow activists (Michael R. Walli, 63, and Gregory I. Boertje-Obed, 57) broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and hung banners and splashed blood on the outside of the heavily guarded Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility there.

She talked about her time in jail, the upcoming attempt to charger her with sabotage, and her conviction that whatever sacrifice she ends up making to stand up for her core beliefs is not only worth it but what she feels compelled to do by her faith.

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Sherwood Ross

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Monthly Columnist Sherwood Ross welcomed the new year with a discussion of anti-Semitism, starting with a focus on the situation in Russia when Hitler’s armies were advancing on Moscow. He used a poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko to illustrate his point.

Sherwood continued by noting the situation in America today: witness the “0/11 dancing rabbis” story and the accusation that Jewish bankers wanted the recession so that they could make more money and gain property.

He closed with an analysis of anti-Semitism in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, as an example of a highly intelligent and talented person who yet exhibited a degree of racial or religious bias…but who also wrote some great poetry.

The monologues and assorted bits were especially effective this week.

Sherwood Ross

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Sherwood Ross has worked for the Chicago News Service, also as a columnist for Reuters. He has also been a media consultant to colleges, law schools, labor unions, and to the editors of more than 100 national magazines.

Sherwood was on our first show on February 3, 2011, and is a monthly columnist for the first week of each month.

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Chuck Gregory

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Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and their pet rat Lucy.

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 School went to Washington for several Marches, both for Civil Rights and against the Vietnam War.

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Mike Palecek

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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.

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