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.

The small newspaper Mike & Ruth Palecek owned and operated in Byron, Minnesota won the MNA Newspaper of...

Chuck Gregory

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 Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Math and Theater, then some years later at Nova University (now Nova Southeastern) where he gained his Masters in Computer Science.

Chuck has done the engineering for the show since June 2012 when we moved to Blog Talk...

Frank Cordaro

Frank Cordaro is a member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker. He is a former Catholic Priest. He has himself spent years and years in federal prison for crossing the line at Offutt, and more recently has been jailed for actions against the drone facility in Des Moines.

Today the FBI raided my house...
Today the FBI raided the Phil Berrigan CW House in D.M.
And I don't know weather to sing praise or cry...
Today the FBI raided my Catholic Worker House and...

Philip Farruggio

Phil is a weekly guest on our show.

Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on WorldNewsTrust.com, TheSleuthJournal.com, 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%.

See Phil's posts...

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month.

Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author to Real Drugs in a Virtual World. She is currently working on "Can't Unrape Her: Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, and Sexual Assault", to be presented at the American Philosophical Association conference in...

Ava Bird

Ava is a monthly columnist appearing the first week of each month.

Ava Bird was our very first guest and we always look forward to her visits. We love to listen to her read.

Ava's books are currently not available but you can see her blog at birdblogblast.blogspot.com

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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 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...

Richard Flamer

Richard is a monthly columnist, appearing in the second week of each month.

Since 2001, Richard Flamer and his wife, Araceli, have run The Chiapas Project, a Catholic Worker center and farm serving the poor in San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Sponsorship is provided by the Des Moines (Iowa) Catholic Worker Home.

Richard Flamer served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was discharged in 1971. In 1975, following collegiate studies in Vermont, he operated a rare book dealership in Omaha, Nebraska, which...

Jim Fetzer

James Henry Fetzer (born December 6, 1940) is a philosopher of science and conspiracy theorist. Since the late 1970s, Fetzer has worked on assessing and clarifying the forms and foundations of scientific explanation, probability in science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science, especially artificial intelligence and computer science.

In the early 1990s Fetzer began promoting John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories,  then later 9/11 conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories regarding the 2002 death of Senator Paul Wellstone. He cofounded Scholars...

M. K. Davis

M.K. Davis has spent years studying Bigfoot/Sasquatch. He is an expert on the Patterson-Gimlin film. He hosts a Bigfoot radio show with Don Monroe, Bigfoot Central.

M.K.Davis has been researching the Patterson Sasquatch film for the last 18 years. He has traveled extensively and has amassed one of the largest collection of images from the film. M.K. has trekked the Bluff Creek drainage of Northern California on many occasions and his observations have led to several important discoveries on the film itself. While the Patterson film...

Anthony Rayson

Anthony is a monthly columnist, appearing in the third week of each month.

Anthony Rayson is an American anarchist activist and author. He runs the South Chicago ABC Zine Distro and publishes many zines and pamphlets. DePaul University Archives and Special Collections holds a collection of Rayson's zines, as well as his compiled political writings and works of incarcerated persons.

Anthony tirelessly communicates with prisoners all over the USA and publishes their writings.

From the Anthony Rayson...

Larry Pinkney

Larry James Pinkney is an American political activist. A former member of the original Black Panther Party, and the Republic of New Africa, he served nine years in prison in Canada and the US. Pinkney also served as co-chair of the San Francisco Black Caucus in the early 1970s, and later, as chairman of the Black National Independence Party.

Pinkney was convicted of assault and burglary charges in the United States in 1973, accusations which he denied. Before sentencing, he fled to Europe and then to...

Julius Awafong Teneng

Julius is a Cameroonian living in Cameroon. He is a researcher in Political Science specialized in Political Conflicts and African Politics. Julius has a world of experience gathered from his home-based business where he has been typing and editing students' research works. He is bilingual in English and French languages. At the international level, Julius has worked for seven years with the Canadian Vote Sizing Institute based in Vancouver. Since 2010, Julius has been volunteering as African Correspondent for the New American Dream Radio Show.
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Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D, is a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, who spent her final four and a half years in uniform in the upper echelons of Pentagon. She shared her story about what went on during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq with the American Conservative Magazine and Salon. She writes regularly for Lewrockwell.com.

Karen U. Kwiatkowski, née Unger, (born September 24, 1960) is an American activist and commentator. She is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as...

Michael Annis

Michael is a monthly columnist who appears in the fourth week of each month. He is currently taking a leave of absence but we expect to have him back soon.

MICHAEL ANNIS—poet, writer, playwright, radio commentator, founder & senior editor of Howling Dog Press—has published many of the world’s modern giants of fiction, drama, poetry and art. His projects-in-process include "Brave New World Order" , "Howling at the End of the Wor(l)ds" (collected poetry, Vols. I, II, III), and "The White Rose...