August 7, 2014, guests Ole Dammegard, Sherwood Ross, and Mickey Z

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Ole Dammegard

Ole was reporting during a trip to Sweden. He was amazed to notice the way that almost all financial transactions were electronic, for example he could not pay with cash in a coffee shop unless he had exact change. He worries that this means we are all surrendering control of our money, paving the way to a totalitarian new world order.


Sherwood Ross

Sherwood was just magnificent on this show. Starting with his tremendously moving poem about Hiroshima, he later described in detail the “March Against Fear” in which he was the press relations man walking with James Meredith, the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. Sherwood was right there when Meredith was shot, and his eyewitness account was picked up by newspapers across the nation and in no small way triggered the continuation of the March on Meredith’s behalf by Martin Luther King.

Mickey Z

Mickey Z

Mickey and I talked about the Great Climate March, and activism, and how people interacting in person can make a difference


Chuck Gregory and Mike Palecek

I opened with “One Tin Soldier” which has a great message, just as important now as when it was written. Mike and I did the usual great bits, including:

  • The United States Hall Of Shame And Air Show
  • Seals, Rangers, Green Berets … The best this country has to offer
  • The American Camo Culture, brought to you by Men’s Warehouse. You’d look better wearing nothing at all. I guarantee it.
  • Waterboarding HENRY KISSINGER
  • The Dollie ‘Bama – Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Iowa Ministry of Fear
  • Warm&Fuzzy Small-Pox Blankets of Muncie, Indiana
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee
  • The Minutemen. Guarding American’s borders from poor people.
  • You Might Be a Terrorist
  • Edward Snowden and Julian Assange: Who Are You Guys, Really?
  • As The Axis Of Evil Spins
  • “Just Livin’ The Dream,” the American Country Music Awards Show
  • Some notes we have been receiving from listeners … by email, chat room, cellphone, telepathy and telegraph
  • The News from Mount Liberty, continuing the story of Charlie Johnson and his “tests” at the local mental institution.

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 […]

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross was one of our first guests, and he was a monthly columnist from 2011 to 2016. Sherwood has retired from public view, and we miss him very much. His slot was taken over by another of our earliest guests, Ava Bird. Sherwood Ross has worked for the Chicago News Service, also as a […]

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 […]

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 […]