July 3, 2014, guests Ole Dammegard, Mickey Z, and Sherwood Ross

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Ole Dammegard

Chuck and Ole had a nice discussion that started with the meaning of the 4th of July


Mickey Z

Mickey and Chuck also discussed the 4th of July, freedom, activism, and other things


Sherwood Ross

Sherwood read two wonderful poems and visited with Chuck


Chuck Gregory and Mike Palecek

Chuck led off with Imagine, John Lennon’s song which really sums up our vision of a better world. Mike and Chuck presented assorted bits including “National Lunatic Day”, “It’s Up Your Butt [No! It’s up YER butt!]”, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon”, “a word from Bubba, a real American”, “The American Dream something-something Playhouse Theater”, “The Charles Bukowski, Bill Hicks, George Carlin Target and Walmart Fourth of July Card Special American Collection”, the “five-minute revolution”, the “Homeland Security Obscene Statue Removal Team”, a word from our special New American Dream Olympics correspondent, some notes received from listeners … by email, chat room, cellphone, telepathy and telegraph, and of course The News from Mount Liberty.

Mickey Z


Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Mickey Z. 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.

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Sherwood Ross


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


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.

See full bio: http://newdream.us/person/chuck-gregory/

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.

See full bio: http://newdream.us/person/mike-palecek/