September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

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  1. I opened with “Tryin’ to Reason with Hurricane Season… then talked about Dorian craziness,,, then played Azzurra Crispino’s interview with Karisma Garcia who was recently released from prison. They especially noted the challenges for transgender inmates. Donate to her fundraiser at
  2. Philip Farruggio’s powerful column described his personal experience with hurricanes and FEMA, and the problems he attributes to insane military spending that leaves no money for programs that would actually help people. Phil and I discussed these topics for the rest of the second half hour segment.
  3. I played my discussion, recorded earlier that day, with Frank Cordaro. Frank read a public report about the war crimes performed in the name of “defense” from the Air National Guard base in Des Moines. The state’s report detailed the number of missions flown and number of times the drones were used to kill people. Then Ava Bird joined us live, with a delightfully pithy piece that ran the gamut from women’s rights to politicians’ crimes to mass shootings… just amazing.
  4. I introduced Karen Kwiatkowski, who shared her insights about the national security state, privacy, and the election process..

Ava Bird

Ava is a monthly columnist appearing the first week of each month. Ava Bird was our very first guest and we always look forward to her visits. We love to listen to her read. Ava’s books are currently not available but you can see her blog at

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month. Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is anĀ Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]