March 12, 2020

The New American Dream Radio Show
The New American Dream Radio Show
March 12, 2020

I opened with Fire and Rain and then introduced our first guest, Sheena Powell Szuri. She discussed the amazing differences that had happened over the last month, and expressed her disappointment with the isolationism response from President Trump as a result of the impending Covid-19 crisis. She likened the new crisis to the bubonic plague, and read an excerpt from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. This was the beginning of ‘lockdown’ in Florida so there was a lot to talk about.

The second segment, Phil Farruggio’s It’s The Empire, Stupid, featured his column, The Lemming and Apathy Virus.

The third segment featured Richard Flamer who joined us from Chiapas, Mexico. He talked about the cold in Iowa (he had just returned to his farm in Mexico) and also the process of getting US citizenship for his wife of 16 years, Araceli. He decried the costs and commented, “Legal immigration is for the rich. Only.” I then played my conversation with Frank Cordaro, a founding member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker.

The final segment had Thomas Wertman, who told us about the reporting process for UFO sightings. His phone had been beeping with incoming reports, so he sent an investigator out… by the end of one night he had over 10 reports. It was a fascinating look into how his organization MUFON checks out and classifies reports.

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 […]

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 […]

Richard Flamer

Richard is a monthly columnist, appearing in the second week of each month. Since 2001, Richard Flamer and his wife, Araceli, have run The Chiapas Project, a Catholic Worker center and farm serving the poor in San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Sponsorship is provided by the Des Moines (Iowa) Catholic Worker Home. Richard Flamer […]

Sheena Powell Szuri

Miami native Sheena Powell Szuri is a poet, activist, yoga teacher and scientist. As part of a thriving South Florida poetry community, Sheena is proudly affiliated with the Miami Poets, the Florida State Poets Association, and Famous Last Fridays poetry group at Books & Books. She serves on the Board of Directors of the South […]

Thomas Wertman

Thomas is filling in for Susan Lindauer as a monthly columnist in week 2 of each month. Thomas Wertman is the Director of Ohio MUFON Mutual UFO Network

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 […]