We spend the hour with Dave Rogers, who has been a labor and cultural activist in Birmingham, England and beyond since the 1970's.

We spend the hour with Peter Cole, professor of history at Western Illinois University, author and editor of many books, including the hot-off-the-presses second edition of the very timely Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly (PM Press).

Here's the full hour-long interview Chris Cook conducted with me today for his radio show in Canada.  A wide-ranging discussion that touched on a lot of issues, from the Capitol Siege to Portland's Inaugural riots to platforming fascists to the lying corporate press and more.

Discussion with Paul Haeder

We spend the hour with long-time journalist, writer, educator, social worker and bat researcher, Paul Haeder.

Desert Island Disks is a long-standing, popular BBC program where someone is asked to choose a set of songs, and then the guest discusses the songs with the host, who also plays them during the interview.  Julia Simpkins has been hosting guest performers at the Bolton Socialist Club in Bolton, England for many years.  Since the pandemic, she's been doing it online, in the form of an excellent DIY version of the BBC program.  Not sure about the copyright issues, but with the permission of the participants, I recorded the session.

Remembering Dr. Edward Volpintesta, family doctor to many in Bethel, Connecticut for almost half a century, who died of complications from Covid-19 last Sunday, January 10th, 2021.

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler, known locally as Tear Gas Ted, is getting Tough On Crime and Anarchy, and I've got some analysis for you.

We spend the hour with poet, author, editor, professor, cashier, Jim Feast, from Brooklyn, New York.

Some thoughts on last Wednesday from a history buff who has been to a lot of protests.

It was an honor to participate in the Rosa Luxemburg Conference today, in Berlin (so to speak).  To see the whole conference, check out www.jungewelt.de.

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