November 1, 2012 with guests Leigh Herrick and Sherwood Ross

Chuck and Mike were proud to welcome poet Leigh Herrick and reporter/columnist Sherwood Ross.


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Home Front by Leigh Herrick

Leigh Herrick is a poet, writer, and recording artist who practices Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean hand drumming. She has produced two CD’s: JUST WAR and MONOCLE MAN, and is at work on a third. Herrick ’s poetry has won numerous awards and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Her new book HOME FRONT has just been released and she read several poems for us.

Buy the book from Leigh’s website

Sherwood Ross

This month’s column from Sherwod Ross had him describing his informal exit poll for early voting in his Coral Gables neighborhood.

In 2008 he correctly predicted how Florida’s 27 electoral votes would go. Listen to the column to see if he correctly predicts the outcome for the 29 eloctoral votes Florida will provide in 2012.

Visit Sherwood’s site at

As always, we included fun bits (like Shop ‘n’ Plop!) and closed with The News From Mount Liberty.

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross was one of our first guests, and he was a monthly columnist from 2011 to 2016. Sherwood has retired from public view, and we miss him very much. His slot was taken over by another of our earliest guests, Ava Bird. Sherwood Ross has worked for the Chicago News Service, also as a […]

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 […]