September 6, 2012 with Paul Gionfriddo and Sherwood Ross

Chuck and Mike welcomed Paul Gionfriddo and Sherwood Ross to the show.

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Paul Gionfriddo


Paul Gionfriddo has been a mayor, six-term Connecticut state legislator, policy consultant, and nonprofit executive during his career. He has focused his work on public health, mental health, children’s health, community health, primary care, and long term care policy. He has been a member of the adjunct faculties of Wesleyan University and Trinity College. He is the sole author of Our Health Policy Matters, launched in 2010 to bridge the gap between policy and information.

We discussed Paul’s essay in Health Affairs, the leading health policy journal, about 20 years of his son’s life with mental illness and the policy mistakes he and other legislators made that got him to where he is today.

Sherwood Ross


Sherwood Ross, an award-winning reporter, has provided a monthly column to The New American Dream Radio Show since May 2011. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper, and later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News. He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service. His columns have triggered more discussion than any other item on our show. His column discussed America’s continued attempts to control the world via military and covert intelligence. Visit Sherwood’s site here.

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 […]