June 25, 2020

I opened with Hey, Jude and then played my pre-recorded interview with Mike Bond. We discussed Covid numbers; Florida was having a huge surge at this time. Mike mentioned that France was pretty much back to normal, and talked about how the virus mutates to make it a bit of a moving target. We discussed specific problems, such as the difficulty of having Vestry meetings via Zoom instead of live.

The second segment, Philip Farruggio’s It’s the Empire, Stupid, opened with his column Too Much Bull Excrement. We talked about the Universal Basic Income and why it’s the best (or only) way out of this economic crisis created by Covid and the reaction to it.

The third segment was supposed to have Michael Annis but after getting voicemail a couple of times I instead played my earlier interview with Frank Cordaro of the Des Moines Catholic Worker, where we talked about life, works of mercy, and how both life and we ourselves are works in progress. I was then able to get Michael Annis on the phone for the rest of the segment. He read a highly relevant essay written in the 1950s by Richard Wright, which was not published until the ’70s. The American Problem: Its Negro Phase is an amazingly timely article over 60 years later!

Michael Annis continued the Richard Wright essay to open this segment, and we closed with the prerecorded column by Julius Awafong 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 […]