Coming From Left Field (Audio)


Welcome to Coming From Left Field, a conversation about politics, books, and current events.

”The Least of Us: True Tales of America & Hope in the Time of Fentanyl & Meth” with Sam Quinones”The Last Years of Karl Marx” book discussion with Carlos Garrido”American Trade Unionism” with Chris Townsend”Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream” with Jennifer ShermanFrom “Imperialism in the 21st Century” to Ukraine with Brian Becker”Wounds of War” with Suzanne Gordon and guest Bob Bonner”The St Louis Commune of 1877” with Mark Kruger“The Cult of Smart” with Fredrik deBoerOne Hundred Years of the CPUSA with Tony PecinovskyNeoliberalism: From Reagan to Trump with Jack RasmusThe Lost Legacy of Henry Winston with Tony Monteiro”The Broken Heart of America” with Walter Johnson”Black Liberation/Red Scare” with Gerald HornePoets – Round #2” with guests Janice O‘Mahony, Kevin Miller and Derek Sheffield
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   #GregGodels #PatCummings #JaniceOMahony #KevinMiller #Derekheffield #PoetryReading #Terrain.org
Sep 9 2021
1 hr 20 mins
President Biden's 6 Month Report Card"Rabble!" book discussion about the Paris Commune 1871 with Geoffrey Fox“Exterminate All the Brutes” book review with guest Richard Hollwedel“Single-Payer Health Care Activism” with guest Kay Tillow"Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East" with guest Stephen Gowans"A Couple of Poets" with guests Janice O’Mahony and Kevin Miller