I do a lot of talking every day, but I’d never ask my listeners to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.

For a few months, I’ve been spreading the word about the October 2011 movement. And recently I’ve been telling you about the Take Back the American Dream conference, organized by the Campaign for America’s Future, Van Jones’ American Dream movement, and MoveOn.org.

I’ll be attending both next week, as I head to Washington DC.

In my absence, Shane-O of the Funked in the Head show will be filling in for me, and I’ll check in with him every morning to let you know what’s happening.

This morning on the show, I spoke with Robert Borosage, president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future about the conference and the recent protests that have started around the country.  He and Katrina vanden Heuvel addressed the issue in a piece for The Nation, “Can A Movement Save the American Dream?

Comedian John Fugelsang went down to Liberty Plaza to check out the Occupy Wall Street goings on, and he joined me to help wrap up the week.  Next week promises lots more activity and, more media attention, as many union workers will join the action in NY and other occupations begin – most notably on Oct. 6 at Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza.