February 6, 2020 – Anniversary Show

The New American Dream Radio Show
The New American Dream Radio Show
February 6, 2020 - Anniversary Show

I opened with Bill Hicks’ “It’s Just A Ride” followed by “Give Peace a Chance” and then introduced Mike Palecek who was kind enough to co-host this anniversary show, the beginning of the tenth year of The New American Dream Radio Show. And then I introduced Ava Bird, who was the first guest on our first show and is still with us all these years later on the first show of the tenth season. We had a wonderful 3 way conversation and then Ava read A Love Poem to Mother Earth.

The second segment as usual featured Philip Farruggio with his column It’s the Empire, Stupid. His column this week was “Down the Rabbit Hole.” A great conversatiion ensued, with MIke asking about the Iowa debacle. “The Democrats can’t even steal their own caucus” was a comment I mentioned. It was an exciting segment.

The third part of the show started with Frank Cordaro’s prerecorded conversation. He introduced the Catholic Worker Aims and Means, the guide for how Catholic Worker groups operate. It was quite interesting. Frank was also on our very first episode. I then played a column by Sherwood Ross from April 2011 – Sherwood was our first recurring guest, appearing every month until the fall in 2016 that eventually led to his death.

For the final segment of the show, Karen Kwiatkowski joined us and presented some of the crazy things going on in Virginia. She talked about the rich counties near DC, and the rest of the state that’s mostly farmland, and the two parts don’t get along very well. She brought up the blackface pictures of their Democratic governor, the rape charges against the lieutenant governor, and the crazy shenanigans that have gone on. They ratified the ERA (45 years too late). Etc. It was fascinating and, frankly, hilarious.

I am blessed with wonderful guests and for this show had my co-host back. Wonderful.



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

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 […]

Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month (previously in 4th week) 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]