West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially Special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays, Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays & Blue Moon Spirits Fridays! Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam serves up a cornucopia of abundance in The Bistro Cafe with "All The News That's Fit To Read" and "In This Reporter's Opinion," a lively, humorous and astute analyses on the issues of the day, along with spirited discussions at the "Chef's Table" with politicians, pundits, celebrities, musicians, authors, filmmakers, academics and leaders of the New Media. Bon Appétit! First a road manager and occasional back-up singer for the rock group, Cottonmouth in the mid-70's, Justice Putnam then re-emerged with the Laguna Beach Free Poets briefly, part of the Los Angeles Art/ Performance/ Poetry/ Dance/ Punk movement during the early 80's. He then performed solo shows, as a member of Meta-4 and later with Chris Watkins of Hoi Poloi and also Preacher Boy & The Natural Blues, as well as with Jimmy McAllister of Rabbit Choir at such venues as Gorky's in Los Angeles, Beyond Baroque in Santa Monica, Cafe du Nord and Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, Freight and Salvage and The Bison Brewing Company in Berkeley, The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and also at music festivals in France, Belgium, Germany, California and Oregon. His poetry and prose has been published in Elektrum Magazine, Vol. No. Magazine, American Poetry Anthology, Literatus World Review, Berkeley Daily Planet and other academic, small press, print and online journals. A scholar-athlete in his youth, Justice Putnam worked as an orderly, an emergency room technician, a Roustabout and a Production Operator at an oil refinery. He taught History and English in private schools briefly, while coaching football and track. He was a fruit and vegetable inspector for the California State Department of Agriculture and a stone mason building free standing moss stone walls in Marin and Sonoma Counties. He has been a theater light designer, an actor, a surfer, deep-sea fisherman and a Grinder on a racing yacht. He was the co-host with the chanson francaise impresario, Simon Dray, on his "Fm/French Connection Bistro Radio" broadcast from KUSF 90.3 in San Francisco for over a decade. Justice has also traveled around the world, living for short times in France, Italy, Japan and Mexico. Archives of West Coast Cook Book & Speakeasy can be found in the Netroots Radio Archives on the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/@netroots_radio

Episodes

October 4, 2022 63 min
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, disturbing, hateful rhetoric and a sign of a resurgence of fascism is being condoned on the right.

Then, on the rest of the menu, a California high school football team forfeited the rest of the season after players staged a ‘slave auction’ with three black st...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, “there’s no right in the Constitution to violently attack the government.”

Then, on the rest of the menu, a scheme to kidnap Michigan’s governor in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial today; the suspect accused of migr...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the way Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon treated a fellow and senior Article III judge is “tawdry” and makes her “unfit” to serve.

On the rest of the menu, an Albuquerque Starbucks is the first store in the state to vote for unionization; the Treasury Depart...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Giorgio Meloni has a problem with Jewish “financial speculators,” just like all fascists do.

Then, on the rest of the menu, a Florida CEO urged her staff to work through Ian, then she grudgingly took it back; reversing course after Biden and Harris su...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, even though Giorgia Meloni and Steve Bannon share great glee in attacking immigrants, minorities and democratic norms, while also pushing the racist, anti-semitic "Great Replacement Theory," Meloni’s neo-fascist Mussolini party still thought Banno...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, party elders have called newly-elected Italian Fascist Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the “great heir to Il Duce.”

Then, on the rest of the menu, Arizona abortion clinics are sending women to other states after prosecutors were given the go-ahead to enforce th...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Jedi mind tricks don’t work for declassification.

Then, on the rest of the menu, Greg Abbott’s otherworldly vow to ‘eliminate all rapists’ to justify no-exception abortion, rings hollow in the real world of Texas sexual assault clinics; staffing shortages and vi...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Donald Trump is facing a judge who is not playing games.

Then, on the rest of the menu, US authorities charged forty-eight people in Minnesota in the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme yet, stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meal...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the national security threat posed by the Proud Boys began long before the January 6.

Then, on the rest of the menu, House Democrats are voting this week to overhaul the 19th century Electoral Count Act; damage assessments have begun in flooded remote Alaska v...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Republicans are spurring a shortage of poll workers through violent intimidation.

Then, on the rest of the menu, Russian trolls worked overtime to disrupt the 2017 Women's March against Trump; Republicans in key battleground races refuse to say they will acc...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Judge Cannon’s ruling “is wild and completely divorced from what courts do and are supposed to do.”

On the rest of the menu, the Biden administration announced a $900 million investment in car chargers along 53,000 miles of interstate; Customs officials have co...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, another one of Trump’s lawyers is in very serious trouble.

Then, on the rest of the menu, the Los Angeles County Sheriff arrested two prominent critics of the department on trumped up corruption charges the district attorney previously refused to pros...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, more portions of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit have been unsealed.

Then, on the rest of the menu, the FBI is investigating a package bomb explosion that injured one at Northeastern University in Boston, and another suspicious package at a promine...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Trump and his attorney general, Bill Barr, manipulated the Justice Department to not only protect and cover up for Donald Trump, but to also attack his political enemies.

Then, on the rest of the menu, Amtrak cancelled some long-distance passenger routes in an...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Bill Barr “is a coward.”

Then, on the rest of the menu, the Black pastor in Alabama who was arrested by white police officers while watering the flowers for an out of town neighbor, has filed a federal lawsuit; the Commerce Department declared fishery disasters ...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Friday!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the entire security of the nation has been placed in jeopardy by an incompetent and corrupt Federalist Society judge.

On the rest of the menu, consumer regulators are cracking down on unlawful nursing home debt collections; the Michigan Supreme Court ordered th...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, "The DOJ, they're tiptoeing around Donald as if he was the king, the supreme leader, or a monarch.”

Then, on the rest of the menu, unlike Texas recently, California kept the lights on after another day of grid-straining heat; amid relentless d...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Trump has “no reputation to protect.”

Then, on the rest of the menu, citing the 14th Amendment, a judge in New Mexico ordered Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin, removed from office, effective immediately; Steve Bannon now faces a...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, rather than being a simple “storage issue,” Trump stole secret material and a special master won’t save him.

Then, on the rest of the menu, the National Labor Relations Board reversed a Trump-era decision by ruling that Tesla must let workers wear union clothi...
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West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; River City Hash Mondays!

Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, new details from an unsealed inventory list of what the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago is explained.

Then, on the rest of the menu, the chance of California power outages drastically increased as the ongoing heat wave worsens; a state of emergency was declared as fl...
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