Tom Brown is a veteran of the music industry—most recently with Rhino Records. He lived a different reality in 1967 than most people remember about the “Summer of Love,” and that reality shaped him forever. We discuss his memoir of that part of his life from his book Summer of Love, My Ass.

Fred Branfman is best known for exposing the secret Loatian bombings during the Vietnam War. We get more contemporary as we discuss his evaluation of CIA Director David Petraeus from his in-depth investigation titled The Petraeus Projection.

Captain John Coffee is a true American hero. He served our country during Vietnam and was taken prisoner for over 7 years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. During that time, he learned about survival. He teaches us what he’s learned from his book titled Beyond Survival.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.

Bob Drury looks at ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances as a country and city fall apart around them when the final American troops pull out of Vietnam in 1975. We discuss the true story of our final hours in Vietnam from his book Last Men Out.