Progressive Solutions Playlists

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/16/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will focus primarily on campus activism here at SBU, Higher Education Administration bloat, the Comey firing, and 45’s “intelligence” blunder.

Our featured guest is Mark Pingreee. Mark is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University. Before coming to Stony Brook, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Utah and a Master's degree also in philosophy from the London School of Economics. He is an educator in the humanities, teaching courses on media and politics, literature and free will, as well as courses on ethics and values. He will be teaching a documentary film course Fall ‘17.
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Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/09/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY; 12noon-2:00PM will cover many issues, with emphasis on “fake news” and “Russia-gate.”

Our featured guest is investigative reporter Robert Parry. Robert broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence by Harvard's Nieman Foundation in 2015. He has been the editor of Consortiumnews since 1995. You can read his posts at, and you can find his latest book, "America’s Stolen Narrative", wherever fine books are sold.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/02/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will cover increased progressive activism in response to the 2016 Electoral College results. We will take an in depth look at the demographic impact on politics and culture, with an eye towards the future.

Our featured guest is Ken Gronbach. Ken is a gifted keynote speaker and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. His most recent book is “Upside – Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead.” Ken will NOT be a downer folks!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/25/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will attempt to highlight the many accomplishments of 45’s first 100 days. Wear a cup. We will also air Part 3 of “Undocumented in Trump’s America.” Steve Wiehe, our intrepid Senior Florida Correspondent, will join us as well. Its RADIOTHON – give early, give often.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/18/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will attempt to put some focus on wars raging, protests raging, 45 raging – everybody seems to be raging. Are the wheels coming off? We will discuss The Deep State and foreign policy with our guest. We will also listen to Part 2 of “Undocumented in Trump’s America.”

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit. Francis is an author and playwright who spent 21 years in the Industrial Security business. Francis served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Vietnam and Germany. His security career also included consulting about risk assessment and threats to people and property from various hazards, including terrorism. His many writings include “A Perfect Spy” - available on Amazon (e-book and paperback available).

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/11/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY (noon-2:00 EDT) will primarily focus on the Syria bombing by USA forces. We will also begin a series entitled: “Undocumented And Living In Fear Of ICE.”

Joining us will be Dave Lindorff, author and journalist. Dave is the founder of, a consortium of progressive bloggers. Dave always has a new story in the works, so we will hear about Syria and a few others Im sure. Dave’s full bio can be found at:

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/04/2017

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/27/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will take a look at forces at work to undermine our democracy. We will look at fascism and McCarthyism.

Our featured guest is Ellen Schrecker. Ellen a retired professor of American history at Yeshiva University and is the author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America. Schrecker is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on that grim period in our nation's history. Ellen also writes about contemporary academic freedom. Her most recent book, The Lost Soul of Higher Education: The Assault on Academic Freedom, Corporatization, and the End of the American University (The New Press, 2010), looks at some of the recent developments within American higher education.

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will get his 2 cents worth in at my expense!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/07/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will launch a series of programs on “big data” - its impact on issues like national defense, elections and personal privacy. We will also continue our examination of USA gun culture.

Our featured guest is Andreas Weigend. Andreas is an expert on social-local-mobile technologies, big data, and consumer behavior, the combination of which he calls the social data revolution. He was the chief scientist at Amazon, where he helped create that company's culture of data, experimentation, and innovation. Andreas is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab, a mentor at Stanford's StartX, and a lecturer at UC Berkeley. His clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. He is the author of “Data For The People” – 2016, Basic Books.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/28/2017

OUR SHOW TUESDAY, noon-2PM EST will continue our examination of USA gun culture. We will also focus on children’s programs locally. Media, race and class will also get some attention.

Our featured guest is Sybil Johnson. Sybil is the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area and has an extensive background in management and in the administration of programs in higher education at Farmingdale State College and Hofstra University, and non-profit settings. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Literacy Studies at Hofstra University. Her areas of strength include fund raising, grant development, program development, multicultural programs, civic/community engagement and STEM/STEAM programs.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/21/2017

OUR SHOW,Noon-2:00PM EST, will begin a series on gun violence in the US. We will feature activist groups fighting back against the power of the NRA and the unique US social mentality surrounding guns.

Our featured guests are Jeff Keister and Laura Burns. Both are Long Island volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Jeff lives and works in the Town of Brookhaven. He's a dad of two school-aged children, and is the Local Group Lead for Suffolk County. Laura lives in Nassau County, is a mom of three and serves as Communications Lead for the Moms Demand Action's New York Chapter.

Our Senior California Correspondent Francis Hamit will also join us.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/14/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at terrorism and US foreign policy. We will cover Yemen in depth and include a wide range of USA’s direct and sponsored attacks in Middle East and Africa.
Our featured guest is Beau Grosscup. Beau is a California State University, Chico professor emeritus who taught International Political Economy. His coursework included Intro to International Relations, US Foreign Policy, Politics of Terrorism, Political Economy of Post-Industrial Societies and The Status of Women in Global Patriarchy. His publications include The Newest Explosions of Terrorism: Latest Sites of Terrorism in the 90s and Beyond (New Horizon Press, 1988,), now in its 4th edition, and Strategic Terror: the politics and ethics of aerial bombardment, (Zed Books, 2006) an analysis of strategic bombing theory (Shock and Awe) that focuses on the current state terrorism of the 'bombing nations' (US, Britain, Israel and Russia).

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/07/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY;NOON-2:00PM will look at local activism and explore specific ways you can get involved here in Suffolk County.

Our featured guest is Tom Lyon. Tom is the past program director of Lift Up Long Island and served on the advisory board for the Council for Prejudice Reduction. He is an active civic volunteer, devoted to helping keep Long Island a wonderful place, while make it better for those who are struggling here. Tom helped found a local network to carry on this work: "Building Bridges in Brookhaven."
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Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/24/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at a variety of activism and events related to increasing threats to democracy and rising fascism in the US.

Our featured guest is Poet and Activist Erin Belieu, founder of Writers Resist, launched after our recent elections. Erin is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University. She is also co-founded VIDA, a feminist organization dedicated to gender parity. Erin’s message to writers is “we must recommit our focus as writers to the fundamental ideals of democracy and social justice for all.”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/17/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at local activism and explore specific ways you can get involved here in Suffolk County.

Our featured guest is Tom Lyons. Tom is the past program director of Lift Up Long Island and served on the advisory board for the Council for Prejudice Reduction. He is an active civic volunteer, devoted to helping keep Long Island a wonderful place, while make it better for those who are struggling here. Tom helped found a local network to carry on this work: "Building Bridges in Brookhaven."

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/10/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at activism in the context of preparation for the next 4 years, including some new student activism nationally.

Our featured guest is Linn Washington. Linn is an award-winning journalist who writes for publications nationwide and in Europe. Washington is a co-founder of the online newspaper THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET. Linn is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Also joining us will be our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/20/2016

OUR SHOW TODAY will cover a broad variety of issues with emphasis on the recent election results conflicting with polling numbers.

Our featured guest is Rebecca Goldin, Advisory Board Director and Professor of Mathematics, George Mason University. is a statistical literacy project run by Sense About Science USA in collaboration with the American Statistical Association. Her work for has been published in The Washington Post, and she has appeared on NBC, CBS, CNN and NPR. She has helped journalists writing for almost a hundred different media outlets. Rebecca has run workshops for journalists and students alike, and has given talks about her work at across the country.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/13/2016

OUR SHOW TUESDAY 1-3PM EST will focus on two healthcare issues: the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act that is promised by Trump, and trends in VIP healthcare for the 1%ers.

Our guests are Dr. Matthew Anderson, and Dr. Rohan Perera. Dr. Anderson is Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Perera is a practicing physician on Long Island.

Also joining us will be Steve Horn. Steve is an Indianapolis-based Research Fellow for and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. Steve will give us the back story on Trump’s choice for EPA chief.

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/06/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3PM will feature the ongoing developments in North Dakota at Standing Rock. Activists from across US and Canada risked their lives as “water protectors” blocking the pipeline that would endanger the Missouri River watershed.

Our featured guests have just returned from Standing Rock. Gina Petry of Radical Women and Patrick Burns of the Freedom Socialist Party.

Gina is a queer activist and the organizer for Radical Women - Seattle chapter. She led a campaign against budget cuts in Washington State that were impacting women and children; she has also been part of efforts to stop a rent-raising proposal on public housing as well as campaigns for LGBTQ rights and reproductive justice. Gina represented Radical Women at Standing Rock where she met and interviewed several women and youth leaders.