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


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Mickey Z

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


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Sherwood Ross

Sherwood read two wonderful poems and visited with Chuck


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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

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 […]

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross was one of our first guests, and he was a monthly columnist from 2011 to 2016. Sherwood has retired from public view, and we miss him very much. His slot was taken over by another of our earliest guests, Ava Bird. Sherwood Ross has worked for the Chicago News Service, also as a […]

Chuck Gregory

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 […]

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 […]