November 27, 2014, Chuck’s Thanksgiving show with Steve Kowit, Michael Annis, and Phil Farruggio


Steve Kowit

Steve read his poem “Alpha Centauri” then contrasted our desire for world peace with how we slaughter animals, from a bug on the Florida to the huge number of turkeys killed for Thanksgiving… He calls us homo satanicus, natural murderers.


It’s the Empire, Stupid with Phil Farrugio

In this new segment our regular columnist Phil Farruggio presents his thoughts on a different topic every week.


Michael Annis

Michael read three very powerful poems by Native Americans.


Chuck Gregory

I opened the show with my variation on Alice’s Restaurant, and proceeded to make my way through the show on my own. I had to improvise a bit when I couldn’t reach scheduled guest Karen Kwiatkowski… Here are some of the segments:

  • A word from the New American Dream language corner
  • Fun Facts by Paul Blart, Mall Cop & guest columnist for The New American Dream
  • It’s been a long road
  • Nebraska Ink: Amelia Earhart, Tattoo Artist Of The Heartland
  • Thanksgiving’s Meal, a poem by Antonio Guerra Burgos
  • A review of today’s news from the eye of the hurricane …
  • We Gather Together
  • “A Message In A Boone’s Farm Bottle,” some notes we have been receiving during the first half of our show from listeners … by email, chat room, telephone, telepathy and telegraph
  • The News from Mount Liberty, continuing the reading from Sweat … Global Warming … in a small town

Phil Farruggio


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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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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