Sept. 28, 2017, with guests Rachel Finley, Julius Awafong, Karen Kwiatkowski, Philip Farruggio, Frank Cordaro

Now that Chuck is almost recovered from Hurricane Irma, we welcome back our Week FOUR guests, minus Michael Annis, who is still on hiatus.

Chuck opened the show with a song as always, this time “Marianne,” by Leonard Cohen.
Phil Farruggio spoke about the national anthem issue and explained how the NFL has been supporting the military for far too long already.

We then watched in “The Americans,” as Morgan Freeman opened his new office of “War Of The Worlds.”

Chuck’s rendition of “If I Had a Hammer,” took us to the first break.

In the second half hour we heard from Frank Cordaro at the Des Moines Catholic Worker and then Karen Kwiatkowski offered some brilliant observations about 9/11.

Julius Awafong opened the third half hour and brought us up to date with the serious situation in Cameroon.

We then all sat back and listened to Rachel Finley’s “Heroin Hen.”

IN the final segment we read some letters from listeners and an interview of Meria Heller from The New American Dream Interview Series, from 2009.

Chuck closed out the show with “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”

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


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 […]

Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month (previously in 4th week) Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D, is a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, who spent her final four and a half years in uniform in the upper echelons of Pentagon. She shared her story about what went on during the run-up to […]

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 […]

Rachel Finley

A proud South Florida native, Rachel “Flow Diva” Finley has represented the state as an award winning spoken word artist at regional, national and international poetry slams. Flow Diva is a founding member of the renowned poets’ collective, Chaos Theory. Ms. Finley holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has directed […]

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 […]