November 1, 2012 with guests Leigh Herrick and Sherwood Ross

Chuck and Mike were proud to welcome poet Leigh Herrick and reporter/columnist Sherwood Ross.


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Home Front by Leigh Herrick

Leigh Herrick is a poet, writer, and recording artist who practices Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean hand drumming. She has produced two CD’s: JUST WAR and MONOCLE MAN, and is at work on a third. Herrick ’s poetry has won numerous awards and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Her new book HOME FRONT has just been released and she read several poems for us.

Buy the book from Leigh’s website

Sherwood Ross

This month’s column from Sherwod Ross had him describing his informal exit poll for early voting in his Coral Gables neighborhood.

In 2008 he correctly predicted how Florida’s 27 electoral votes would go. Listen to the column to see if he correctly predicts the outcome for the 29 eloctoral votes Florida will provide in 2012.

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As always, we included fun bits (like Shop ‘n’ Plop!) and closed with The News From Mount Liberty.

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.

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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.

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