October 25, 2012 with guests Doug Draime and Mickey Z

Chuck and Mike were pleased to welcome poet Doug Draime and activist/writer Mickey Z.


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More than the Alley

Doug Draime, one of our earliest guests, joined us to read several poems from his latest book, More than the Alley. It’s always a pleasure to talk to Doug and listen to him reading his work.

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Mickey Z photograph of Occupy Goldman Sachs

Mickey Z returned to the show with a great interview, discussing the Occupy movement, the upcoming election, and other items of interest. He and Chuck talked about the shocking arrest of Jill Stein when she attempted to participate in the so-called presidential debates.

As always we closed with 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.

See full biohttp://newdream.us/person/mickey-z/

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/