Coming From Left Field (Video)
”The St Louis Commune of 1877” with Mark Kruger

”The St Louis Commune of 1877” with Mark Kruger

January 25, 2022

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Mark Kruger to discuss his book "The St. Louis Commune of 1877: Communism in the Heartland ." Dr. Kruger is a retired professor that also had a career practicing law and serving as a municipal judge.  Dr. Kruger's book tells a captivating story about a little-known chapter of labor history, the first general strike in America that resulted in a major US city being ruled by communists.

Book: https://www.powells.com/book/st-louis-commune-of-1877-communism-in-the-heartland-9781496228130

 

Articles on" The Veiled Profit" parade in St Louis:

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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“The Cult of Smart” with Fredrik deBoer

“The Cult of Smart” with Fredrik deBoer

January 11, 2022

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Freddie deBoer, to discuss his book “The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice.” Dr. deBoer is a creative essayist and academic whose writings have appeared in such places as The New York Times, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and Jacobin. He is one of the most original and prolific voices in essays today, and his anti-tribal style has earned him admiration from political thinkers of all quadrants.

Book: https://www.powells.com/searchresults?keyword=Fredrik+deBoer

Substack: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#TheCultofSmart

#EducationalReform

#Meritocracy

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#PatCummings

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One Hundred Years of the CPUSA with Tony Pecinovsky

One Hundred Years of the CPUSA with Tony Pecinovsky

January 7, 2022

Greg and Pat welcome Tony Pecinovsky, author and nationally known historian on the Communist Party, USA. Today we discuss two of his books, "Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Marking 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA" and "The Cancer of Colonialism: W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation, and the Daily Worker, 1944-1946." Pecinovsky has appeared on C-SPAN's "Book T.V." and regularly speaks on college and university campuses across the country.

Books and articles about Tony:

http://www.workerseducationsociety.org/officers/

https://www.peoplesworld.org/authors/tony-pecinovsky/

https://www.powells.com/searchresults?keyword=Tony+Pecinovsky

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#CPUSA

#LetThemTremble

#CancerofColonialism

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#PeoplesWorld

Neoliberalism: From Reagan to Trump with Jack Rasmus

Neoliberalism: From Reagan to Trump with Jack Rasmus

December 11, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in the Economics and Politics departments at Saint Mary's College of California. Dr. Rasmus is the author of numerous books and articles about the economy. Today we discuss his latest book, "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump," and other topics related to our present economic and political situation.

Web: https://jackrasmus.com/
Twitter: (@drjackrasmus)
Alternative Visions  on the Progressive Radio Network: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/alternative-visions-progressive-radio-network-RBcaS7f9PWX/
Books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/447807.Jack_Rasmus

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

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#Neoliberalism
#Economics
#GregGodels
#PatCummings
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The lost legacy of Henry Winston with Tony Monteiro

The lost legacy of Henry Winston with Tony Monteiro

November 30, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Tony Monterio, scholar/activist and one of the most cited DuBois scholars in the world to discuss the legacy of Henry Winston. Winston, committed to equal rights and communism, was an advocate of civil rights for African Americans decades before the idea of racial equality emerged as a mainstream current of American political thought. 

Anthony Monterio (Key Wiki) : http://keywiki.org/Anthony_Monteiro 

Link to Saturday Free School
(Website): http://www.saturdayfreeschool.org/ 

(FaceBook): https://www.facebook.com/TheSaturdayFreeSchool

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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”The Broken Heart of America” with Walter Johnson

”The Broken Heart of America” with Walter Johnson

November 4, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Walter Johnson, who is the Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.  Dr. Johnson's work focuses on the history of slavery, capitalism, white supremacy, Black resistance, and US imperialism.

Today we discuss " The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States (2020). The book analyzes the pervasive exploitation and radical resistance in America told through the turbulent history of St. Louis.

Link to Dr. Johnson's vitae: https://scholar.harvard.edu/wjohnson/biocv 
Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com 

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#BrokenHeartofAmerica
#StLouis
#Slavery
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#PatCummings

 

”Black Liberation/Red Scare” with Gerald Horne

”Black Liberation/Red Scare” with Gerald Horne

September 23, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome Dr. Gerald Horne, who holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.  Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews.  He addresses pivotal points of racism across the gamut, ranging from labor, politics, and civil rights to international relations and war.

Today we discuss "Black Liberation/Red Scare: Ben Davis and the Communist Party," which is a study centered on the life of the remarkable African American leader Ben Davis, Jr. (1904-64). The book analyzes Davis's activism and political progression as the civil rights movement took flight.

 

Link to Dr. Horne's vitae and books

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#BenDavis

#BlackLiberation

#RedScare

#SmithAct

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#PatCummings

Poets – Round #2” with guests Janice O‘Mahony, Kevin Miller and Derek Sheffield

Poets – Round #2” with guests Janice O‘Mahony, Kevin Miller and Derek Sheffield

September 8, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome back Janice O'Mahony and Kevin Miller for a second round pf poetry reading.  Also included is special guest, Derek Sheffield, nationally recognized poet, teacher and editor of Terrain.org. In this podcast we put pandemics, politics, and an over-heated planet on the back burner, and engage with some lighter verse.

 

Poem Index:

(0:16:31_Derek)  Transcendentalism by Lucia Perillo

(0:22:57_Kevin)  Racehogs by David Lee

(0:27:27_Janice)  Patriarch’s Birthday Party Nine Days Away Blues by Janice O’Mahony

(0:31:55_Derek)  For Those Who Would See 3 by Derek Sheffield

(0:37:00_Kevin)  After Hearing Birdnote on the Song - Sparrow’s Double Scratch by Kevin Miller

(0:42:51_Janice)  Year of the Monkey by Janice O’Mahony

(0:54:51_Derek)  Sans Teeth by Dennis Held

(1:00:32_Kevin)  A Retired Farmer Working as A Greeter at Wal-Mart by Leo Dangel

(1:04:48_Janice)  Denim by Janice O’Mahony

(1:09:38_Derek)  Ornithology Lesson by Jan Wallace

(1:13:25_Kevin)  Sunset Knoll by George Bilgere

(1:15:47_Janice)  Just the Facts by Janice O’Mahony

 

Books by Janice O'Mahony

Whidbey Island: Reflections on People & the Land (2014) by Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony, Mary Richardson  (available at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/ )

 

Books by Kevin Miller

Light That Whispers Morning (1994), Everywhere Was Far (1998), Home & Away (2008) and Vanish (2020) (available at https://www.kingsbookstore.com/ )

 

Books by Derek Sheffield

Through the Second Skin (2013), Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (2020) and Not for Luck (2021) (available at https://www.kingsbookstore.com/ )

 

Link to Greg's blog: ZZ's Blog

http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#PatCummings

#JaniceOMahony

#KevinMiller

#Derekheffield

#PoetryReading

#Terrain.org

President Biden’s 6 Month Report Card

President Biden’s 6 Month Report Card

July 27, 2021

Greg and Pat have a one-on-one discussion about Biden's first six months as president. How is he doing at the end of his first semester?  We discuss his executive orders, COVID, border crisis, economics, bipartisan cooperation, foreign policy, defense,  media coverage, and a grade.

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#GregGodels

#PatCummings

 

“Rabble!” book discussion about the Paris Commune 1871 with Geoffrey Fox

“Rabble!” book discussion about the Paris Commune 1871 with Geoffrey Fox

July 21, 2021

Greg and Pat welcome noted author, Geoffrey Fox, to discuss his soon-to-be-released book, "Rabble!" about the Paris Commune. The demise of the commune was both tragic and predictable. The events of 150 years ago lit a fire of reform and hope that still burns.

 

Some pictures of the Paris Commune 1871 from the Library of Congress:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KZNWxJHEP5eB3wkE6

 

Geoffrey's new book, "Rabble!":

https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/historical/rabble/

 

Background on the Paris Commune:

https://geoffreyfox.com/2021/05/the-paris-commune-and-the-crisis-of-imperialism/

 

Other books by Geoffrey Fox:

https://go.authorsguild.org/members/854

 

Link to Greg's blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com

 

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#Rabble!

#ParisCommune

#GregGodels

#PatCummings

#1871

 

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