August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

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This was a great show.

The tribute to Sherwood Ross melded with discussions of current events and the importance of history… We had:
  • Sherwood Ross (recording) singing the Pastrami song and describing the March Against Fear and the shooting of James Meredith
  • Sheena Powell Szuri, staying with me for the whole show, contributing in every segment, reminiscing about Sherwood, reading her own and Sherwood’s poetry, and providing her ideas and insight
  • Philip Farruggio talking about Charlottesville and modern white supremacists, discussing civil rights and history with Sheena and me
  • Michael Annis discussing the contrast between our show and the one before it, then launching into a spirited discussion with Sheena on beat poets and poetry
  • Frank Cordaro, in a recorded conversation with me, talking about the changes we’ve seen in our lifetimes, the not-so-great impact of our baby boomer generation on the world, and whether the major culprit in the destruction of our planet is the oil industry

Frank Cordaro

Frank is a weekly guest on our show. 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 […]

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 […]

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,, 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 […]

Chuck Gregory

Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and assorted exotic pets. 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 […]

Sheena Powell Szuri

Miami native Sheena Powell Szuri is a poet, activist, yoga teacher and scientist. As part of a thriving South Florida poetry community, Sheena is proudly affiliated with the Miami Poets, the Florida State Poets Association, and Famous Last Fridays poetry group at Books & Books. She serves on the Board of Directors of the South […]