January 23, 2020

I opened with Blowin’ in the Wind, then introduced Mike Bond. We discussed the impeachment proceedings among other topics.

The second segment had Philip Farruggio with “It’s the Empire, Stupid.” He read his column from 2011 entitled Sheep Always Seem to Lose their Wool. We discussed the problem of change versus status quo, and the control of the media that keeps people that way. It was fun.

The third segment featured Michael Annis, who introduced us to Seth, a Denver poet, who read an excerpt from his poetic memoir The Black Odyssey. One More Strange Island was a fascinating compilation of three of his poems which he’d included in a single chapter, arranged to be read as a single poem. His memoir follows the thread of Homer’s Odysseus. The Black Odyssey may be purchased from Amazon. Michael then read a short biography and a poem by Lenora Candell, First They Slaughtered the Angels.

The final segment this week started with Frank Cordaro of the Des Moines Catholic Worker who discussed the question of whether to speak truth to those who will not listen, versus when to search for compromise. It was a fascinating philosophical discussion. I then played Julius Awafong’s column from Yaounde, Cameroon.

 

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 […]

Julius Awafong

Awafong

Julius Awafong is a volunteering monthly columnist for the New American Dream Radio Show since 2011, and appears the fourth week of each month. Julius lives in Cameroon and is fluent in English and French (and does some translation). This analyst of divided societies received his Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of […]

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 […]

Mike Bond

Mike Bond is a American novelist, ecologist, war and human rights journalist, and poet. Bond has been called the “master of the existential thriller” by the BBC and “one of the 21st century’s most exciting authors” by the Washington Times. A bestselling novelist, environmental activist, advisor to U.S. and foreign governments, international energy expert, war and human rights correspondent 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 […]

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 […]