The Thanksgiving Show 2017 from the JMC Family Reunion

Chuck broadcast from the 156th Jackson-Mock-Clark Thanksgiving Reunion, held at Lafayette Community Center on Park Point in Duluth. Chuck’s mom was Marjorie Mock Gregory.

Patrick Donahoe (Son of Nicki Mock Weir, one of Chuck’s first cousins) led off the show with a song, and our guests included Phil Farruggio, Rachel Finley, Frank Cordaro, Karen Kwiatkowski, Julius Awafong, and Michael Annis. Mike Palecek was unreachable until late in the first half hour, and there were audio issues during Phil’s and Rachel’s prerecorded segments as a result; therefore we’ve edited the archive to insert the unblemished versions. Patrick’s opening song had some audio issues too but you can still hear the beauty of his music.

The Reunion was hosted by several Mocks from Minnesota, notably Rachel, who runs the wonderful store Global Village Duluth. Rachel is the youngest daughter of Peter Mock, who appeared on NAD some years back; Peter is another of Chuck’s first cousins. Also in attendance was another first cousin and former NAD guest, Bill Mock.


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 […]

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 […]

Patrick Donahoe

Patrick Donahoe is a troubadour from California whose unique sound and meaningful lyrics make him a delight to listen to. See more about Patrick at

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 […]