December 4, 2014, guests Ole Dammegard, Sherwood Ross, Mickey Z, and Phil Farruggio


Ole Dammegard

Ole presented an analysis of the Executive Orders that the US government can use to take over, well, pretty much everything. It was frightening.


Sherwood Ross

Sherwood’s vivid description of the march where James Meredith was shot was stunning. He was there, marching with him. He talked about the great job the Tennessee police had done the night before, protecting the controversial marchers. He talked about the lack of police protection the day Meredith was shot; it was almost as if the cops wanted it to happen.


It’s the Empire, Stupid with Phil Farrugio

In this new segment our regular columnist Phil Farruggio presents his thoughts on a different topic every week.


Mickey Z

Mickey and I discussed recent marches in NYC and Fort Lauderdale, and the emerging activist attitude in America–as well as the underhanded tactics those in power use to take away the momentum from the activists.


Chuck Gregory and Mike Palecek

I opened with 41 Steps, written by Bruce Springsteen, and Mike and I did the following segments among others:

  • We have a dream
  • Just Livin’ The Dream: Episodes in the life of real Americans …
  • The Adventures of … Mark
  • The New American Dream Language Corner
  • Randall from Stevens Point
  • Is being afraid okay?
  • Americans don’t make cars or steel anymore. We make “PR.”
  • A review of today’s news from the eye of the hurricane and the blizzard
  • “A Message In A Boone’s Farm Bottle,” some notes from listeners … by email, chat room, telephone, telepathy and telegraph (with notes from Matt Dillon, Joe Friday, Theo Kojak, and Lieutenant Columbo)
  • The News from Mt. Liberty, with further selections from Sweat…global warming…in a small town”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]