March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

 
 
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I opened with another parody – new Covid-19 lyrics to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. I then introduced Mike Bond, and after we discussed my wife being in the hospital we proceeded to talk about the Covid situation, and how our perspective a month earlier had been quite different from what actually happened. He was concerned about a complete collapse of the economy, and also addressed the Swedish model of handling the crisis. He called for us to all come together to solve this problem, avoiding partisan politics.

The second segment as always featured Philip Farruggio with It’s the Empire, Stupid. He had me play his earlier interview with Ellen Brown as his column for this week. The focus was on the Stimulus Bill, Universal Basic Income, and related matters.

The third segment had Michael Annis who focused on Albert Goldbarth, reading the poem The Reader Wondering in addition to presenting an intriguing biography. Michael finished his segment with a poem by Ken Greenley, Me and my Mr. Hyde.

The final segment this week included my prerecorded conversation with Frank Cordaro of the Des Moines Catholic Worker, followed by our African correspondent Julius Awafong reporting from Yaounde, Cameroon. I closed with Ripple.

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 […]