September 6, 2012 with Paul Gionfriddo and Sherwood Ross

Chuck and Mike welcomed Paul Gionfriddo and Sherwood Ross to the show.


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Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo has been a mayor, six-term Connecticut state legislator, policy consultant, and nonprofit executive during his career. He has focused his work on public health, mental health, children’s health, community health, primary care, and long term care policy. He has been a member of the adjunct faculties of Wesleyan University and Trinity College. He is the sole author of Our Health Policy Matters, launched in 2010 to bridge the gap between policy and information.

We discussed Paul’s essay in Health Affairs, the leading health policy journal, about 20 years of his son’s life with mental illness and the policy mistakes he and other legislators made that got him to where he is today.

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross, an award-winning reporter, has provided a monthly column to The New American Dream Radio Show since May 2011. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper, and later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News. He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service. His columns have triggered more discussion than any other item on our show. His column discussed America’s continued attempts to control the world via military and covert intelligence. Visit Sherwood’s site here.

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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