Progressive Solutions Playlists

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/17/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will drill down on youth activism as a result of the Parkland shooting. We will also examine the international law implications of our bombing of Syria and perhaps a word on Comey book and interview.

Joining us will be David Swanson. David is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of and campaign coordinator for Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at and He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
David’s most current book is “Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/10/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine the danger of the Trump/Bolton White House.

Joining us will be Marjorie Cohn. Marjorie is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she taught from 1991-2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures, writes, and provides commentary for local, regional, national and international media outlets. She has served as a news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, as well as a legal and political commentator on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and Pacifica Radio. Her most recent book is “Drones and Targeting Killing, Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/27/2018

OUR PROGRAM TOMORROW, TUESDAY Noon-2PM EDT will wrap up women’s history month (herstory) and look at the powerful young people fighting for their lives against weapons of war – the "March For Our Lives" actions nationwide. We will also explore progressive education on Long Island.
Joining us will be Liz Searl. Liz is Co-Executive Director of the Peconic Community Schoool in Aquebogue, NY. Working in the field of education and drama for over fifteen years, Liz creates programs that use theater games, movement, storytelling and drama strategies as vehicles for learning and discovery.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/20/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine many forms of discrimination, from racism to ageism.

Joining us will be Mitch Margo. Mitch is a journalist, author and trial lawyer. His new book, Black Hearts White Minds is a story about the civil rights era in the deep south.

Also joining us will be our esteemed sidekick Steve Wiehe.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/06/2018

George Rudolph filling for Jim Lynch with the latest releases in smooth jazz and an interview with Chris Guthrie about his new CD The Chris Guthrie Project.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/09/2018

George Rudolph filling in for Jim Lynch

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/09/2018

OUR SHOW TODAY will continue our look at the #MeToo movement.

Joining us will be Victoria Hesford. Victoria is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research areas include U.S. feminist and queer history and culture, particularly the feminisms of the 1970s, feminist theory, queer theory, film and media studies. She is the author of Feeling Women’s Liberation (Duke University Press 2013), the co-editor of Feminist Time Against Nation Time (Lexington Books, 2008), and has published numerous essays in journals such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Feminist Theory, and South Atlantic Quarterly.

National Organization for Women (NOW) has some easy access historical info on sexual harassment in the US: And this article from The Nation has some historical info too:

Our very own Sr. Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will join us from West Palm Beach.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/19/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at many issues, with emphasis on deficit politics and the Republican’s Tax Plan.

Joining us will be Stephanie Kelton. Stephanie is Professor, Public Policy and Economics here at Stony Brook University. She is a well-known policy expert and has served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee and as Senior Economic Advisor to the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders. She’s a Founding Fellow at the Sanders Institute, and she serves as chair of the Board at Economists for Peace and Security. In 2016, POLITICO recognized her as one of the 50 people across the country who is most influencing the political debate.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/12/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at issues ranging from the proposed Tax Plan to activists working in Palestine and our Long Island jails.

Joining us will be Stephen Figurasmith. Stephen will speak for the Nassau County Jail Advocates (NCJA). He is a local parent, educator, and activist. He became passionate about prisoner rights and prison abolition while at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts from 2004-08 where he studied the work of authors and activists such as Angela Davis, Dorothy Roberts, Sistersong Collective, INCITE!, and Critical Resistance. Stephen volunteered to tutor at the local county jail with the student group Building Awareness Across Bars. His activism is further inspired by family and friends who have been incarcerated.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/20/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at RussiaGate from the very chilling perspective of witch hunts of the non-corporate media.

Joining us will be Max Blumenthal. Max is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project at AlterNet. He is the co-host of the podcast, Moderate Rebels. He is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author seen in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. His most recent book is “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.” His 2009 book, “Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party”, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Follow Max on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal. His website is

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/14/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW, TUESDAY-noon-2:00pm will look at the increasing attacks on press freedom.

Of local note: we will examine universities selling the naming rights to their medical schools. Corporations are pouring millions into this effort. Long Island activists are busy fighting a decision here at Stony Brook University School of Medicine to name it Renaissance School of Medicine. This, in honor of Trump supporters at Renaissance Technologies, a (very) local hedge fund with 2 of the Top 10 individual donors for the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Included will be a summary of the JAMA article “Selling a Medical School’s Name, Ethical and Practical Dilemmas.”

and … our Senior JFK assassination correspondent, Steve Wiehe, will join us from somewhere on eastern seaboard.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/07/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW, TUESDAY - Noon EST - will look at the an increasingly unstable society from a variety of angles. We will also re-visit some “beyond capitalism” topics.

JOINING US WILL BE Cynthia Kaufman. She is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA; she also runs a community organizer training program and teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope” (Lexington Books 2012) and “Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change” (2nd Edition PM Press 2016). She has been active in a wide variety of social justice movements including Central American solidarity, union organizing, police accountability, and most recently tenants’ right and climate change. She blogs at:

and … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe, will join us from poolside.

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/10/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at many issues including the non-debate on guns; the non-universal healthcare system and some tips on surviving the invasion of the robots and that driverless car coming at you the wrong way on the L.I.E.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Alex Salkever. Alex is a writer, futurist and technology leader. He is the co-author of “The Driver In The Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Can Change the Future”. The book was named a finalist in the 2017 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year Competition. When not writing, Alex has served as a senior executive at a host of Silicon Valley startups in green technology, data science, open government, and cloud computing.
You can follow him on Twitter @alexsalkever.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/03/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will feature the rise of fascism in the developed world and focus on the question: “is RussiaGate simply a progressive pipe dream?”

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Daniel Kovalik. Dan is Sr. Assoc. General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) and teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against Coca-Cola and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.”

Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award (Sonoma State University) for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia.
His most recent book is “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia."

Progressive Solutions playlist for 09/26/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY - noon-2PM EDT will cover several topics … from The Trumpacalypse to the economics of wealth disparity.
Our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe, will join us with a damage report live from his Mar A Lago bungalow.
We will also air all or part of Counterspin.

Music from: Chris Hillman, Collective Soul, The North Mississippi All-Stars; Taj Mahal.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 09/12/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will continue our examination of the strategies surrounding “democratizing wealth.” One example is Employee Owned companies - we will chat with the Director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University. They have a very interesting 30-year history.

Our Featured Guest is Roy Messing. Roy is the Director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (“OEOC”). He directs the activities of the center’s three primary focuses – Business Succession Planning, assisting prospective and existing employee-owned companies; and leading the development of cooperatives. The center has a long history in supporting the development of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and assisting these organization through standard and specialized training programs for all levels of the organization..

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/29/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY-noon-2PM will begin by looking at some examples of a systemic crisis we face with capitalism. Some very positive examples of solutions to this mess are already out there; we will highlight a few.

We will also chat with California Correspondent Francis Hamit regarding domestic terrorism in the context of Charlottesville.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/15/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will examine in depth healthcare financing through “Single Payor”/”Medicare For All”. This critical push by many activists is an attempt to shift our country to be truly socially conscious, in line with all other developed nations, providing universal healthcare insurance coverage.

Our Featured Guest is Dr. Jim Burdick. Jim draws from his career as an organ transplant surgeon. He has formulated an answer to the question of what can be done for healthcare reform. In his recent book, Talking About Single Payer, he shows how a national health system that uses clinical information with doctors in charge of care decisions can provide coverage for every American while saving money and improving quality. Here is a link to a more complete bio and his book:

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/08/2017

OUR SHOW - Noon-2PM will spotlight the opiate epidemic, from community and family impact to law enforcement to Big Pharma. We will also view it from a treatment point of view – specifically with cannabinoid bioscience.

Our Featured Guest is Dr. George E. Anastassov, CEO of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. Prior to that Dr. Anastassov was one of the founders and the CEO of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC. Dr. Anastassov is also one of the founders of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery system.

Dr. Anastassov possesses Medical and Dental Doctorates as well as an Executive MBA. He has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Medicine” as well as “Who’s Who in Business Professionals” numerous times. He is the recipient of multiple national and international professional and humanitarian awards. Dr. Anastassov has been actively involved in Research and Development in Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1987.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/25/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will be free form progressive activism and issues. We will look at arts and politics and infrastructure among many other topics.

We will speak with both our Senior Florida Correspondent and our Senior California Correspondent for their take on current “events.”

Join us!