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Radio Dispatch

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Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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Jeff Abbott on the Safe Third Country Agreement

Dec 6, 2019

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Jeff Abbott on Trump’s implementation of the safe third country agreement in Guatemala, John on Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, and Nancy Pelosi officially announces that the House will file articles of impeachment. Jeff Abbott, via Twiter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s officially impeachment season! 06:36 - Jeff Abbott on Safe Third Country Agreement 27:07 - Beltway John on Wednesday’s impeachment hearings 50:38 - Barron Trump, the only child Melania cares about 57:49 - Credits, “Slumlord” by Baxter Dury 58:48 - Finish

Malcolm Harris on History Since the End of History

Dec 5, 2019

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Malcolm Harris on his new book, Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Kamala Harris is out, and Giuliani and Nunes are connected on the impeachment board. Malcolm Harris, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Much has happened since yesterday 02:13 - Malcolm Harris on his new book 28:59 - John on Giuliani and Nunes 45:10 - Molly on Kamala 58:14 - Credits, “Go Somewhere” by Luke Lalonde 59:26 - Finish

Kamala’s Downfall

Dec 4, 2019

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William Barr will dispute the IG report on Trump spying, the House Republicans’ impeachment report says Trump did literally zero wrong, and the satisfying downfall of the Kamala Harris campaign. photo courtesy of LABaseballFan 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Back to work! 05:44 - Morning John on Barr and the IG 37:02 - The pre - mortem of the Kamala Harris campaign 57:25 - Credits, “Forward” by No Swoon 58:33 - Finish

Douthat’s Unintentional Perfect Paragraph

Dec 3, 2019

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Impeachment updates, and Douthat’s Bernie column that tells us everything about conservatism. U.S. Representative & Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler photo courtesy of U.S. House Office of Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Fullest House 13:00 - Impeachment updates 30:00 - Douthat’s accidentally perfect Bernie paragraph 58:24 - “Mishbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:33 - Finish

Giving Thanks Best Of: Anna Merlan and Patrick Blanchfield

Dec 2, 2019

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We’re continuing our Giving Thanks Best Of, revisiting our interviews with Anna Merlan and Patrick Blanchfield. Photo credit: annamerlan.net/ (twitter @annamerlan) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Tell us about your traditions 05:15 - Anna Merlan on GOP conspiracies 27:33 - Patrick Blanchfield 56:45 - Credits, “Falling Knife” by Caroline Says 57:44 - Finish

Giving Thanks Best Of: Abby Ellis and P.E. Moskowitz

Nov 29, 2019

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It’s Thanksgiving Weekend and we’re giving thanks by revisiting two of our favorite interviews of the year, Abby Ellis on the Flint water crisis and P.E. Moskowitz on their book The Case Against Free Speech. Photo credit: Twitter (@abbycellis) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Extreme Christmas Time 04:40 - Abby Ellis on the Flint water crisis 34:57 - P.E. Moskowitz on The Case Against Free Speech 56:53 - Credits, “Dusty Lime” by Luke Lalonde 57:55 - Finish

Happy Thanksgiving, Pete Buttigieg is the worst!

Nov 28, 2019

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A discussion of the Pete Buttigieg is a Lying MF piece, Obama’s disappointing ex-Presidency, and the upcoming impeachment hearings in the judiciary committee. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’re thankful for you! 07:05 - Morning John on Buttigieg’s liberal racism 33:05 - Waiting for Obama 55:25 - Credits, “Go Somewhere” by Luke Lalonde 57:09 - Finish

Bernie and the Billionaire

Nov 27, 2019

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An important judge ruling means Don McGahn can be compelled to testify, Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by the Southern District of New York, and the optics of Bloomberg and Bernie in the 2020 race. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Thanksgiving time! 05:48 - Morning John on the McGahn ruling 36:51 - Bernie and the billionaire 57:57 - Credits, “Go to the Top” by Girl Ray 58:54 - Finish

Nunes’ Ukraine Connection

Nov 26, 2019

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Devin Nunes’ Ukraine connection, Mick Mulvaney’s effort to retroactively justify withholding the aid, and Bloomberg makes it official. photo courtesy of the Office of Congressman Devin Nunes via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Let’s make a Hallmark movie about impeachment 04:19 - Morning John on Nunes, Mulvaney and Giuliani 53:32 - Bret Stephens, Bedbug 58:08 - Credits, “Kelly” by Varsity 59:14 - Finish

Fiona Hill Brings It Full Circle

Nov 25, 2019

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Takeaways from Fiona Hill’s testimony and the impeachment big picture. photo courtesy of Kuhlmann /MSC via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Watch Bernie on Bernie 03:26 - Morning John on Fiona Hill 35:45 - Republicans stand by Trump now more than ever 57:35 - Credits, “Smash” by Varsity 58:31 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on Trump and the Right in Latin America

Nov 22, 2019

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Jeff Abbott on the rise of the ring wing in Latin America, and John on Gordon Sondland’s testimony. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Too mad to talk about the debate 02:00 - Jeff Abbott on the rise of the right in Latin America 17:54 - Morning John on Sondland’s testimony 60:02 - Credits, “Taken By Surprise” by Varsity 60:52 - Finish

Cora Currier On An Activist Deported For Tweeting

Nov 21, 2019

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Cora Currier joins us to discuss her story on an Occupy ICE activist and DACA recipient who was deported for his tweets. Also, John with the impeachment testimony roundup. Photo credit: Twitter (@coracurrier) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a Thanksgiving state of mind 03:15 - Cora Currier on an ICE activist targeted for deportation 23:28 - John in the studio 52:54 - Listener mail 57:08 - Credits, “First Floor” by M.T. Hadley 58:07 - Finish

Children in Two Worlds in NYC

Nov 20, 2019

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Two New York Times education stories highlight inequality in the city, John on Israel’s bombing of Gaza, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Tdorante10 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The rich and poor students of NYC 28:12 - Amtrak John 48:46 - Listener mail 56:52 - Credits, “Move a Mountain” by Tuff Sunshine 57:50 - Finish

Impeachment Testimony Roundup

Nov 19, 2019

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Morning John is here to talk Yovanovitch, Sondland, Mulvaney, and the latest from the impeachment testimony. Also, Michael Bloomberg suddenly apologizes for Stop and Frisk, and Jake Tapper gets it wrong on Mr. Rogers. photo courtesy of KUHT via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Mr. Rogers wasn’t about civility 15:40 - Morning John on Yovanovitch and Impeachment 55:18 - Rodney Reed execution stayed indefinitely 56:51 - Credits, “Rubber Band” by Pendant 57:50 - Finish

But His Emails!

Nov 18, 2019

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John is in the studio to discuss Stephen Miller’s white supremacist email campaign to Breitbart and the significance of the Hatewatch story that uncovered them. Also, catching up on listener mail. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - TikTok is art 12:18 - John in the studio on Stephen Miller 47:19 - Listener Mail 58:33 - Credits, “In My Own Time” by Fran 59:43 - Finish

Natalie Shure on the Insulin Racket

Nov 15, 2019

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Natalie Shure joins us to explain the rising costs of insulin and the role of Medicare for All in the Democratic primary. Also, Morning John on Day 1 of the impeachment hearings, and listener mail. Natalie Shure, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Explain the love of Bake Off to me 08:44 - Natalie Shure on insulin prices and Medicare for All 31:45 - John on the impeachment hearings day 1 53:35 - Listener mail 57:39 - Credits, “Heaven” by Charly Bliss 58:41 - Finish

Osita Nwanevu on Cancel Culture

Nov 14, 2019

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Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss his piece on what “cancel culture” really means. Also, 70,000 migrant children have been detained this year, and Mayor Pete’s rise in Iowa. Osita Nwanevu, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Neighborhood bird saved just in time for winter 07:18 - Osita Nwanevu on cancel culture 30:36 - John on the migrant children detained this year 59:13 - Credits, “Space Kicks” by Sean Henry 60:06 - Finish

The Churro Crackdown

Nov 13, 2019

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The NYPD’s cruel crackdown on street food vendors in the subways, the Republican’s philosophical defense of criminal intent, and the coup in Bolivia. photo courtesy of CyprianLatewood via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The windows are open 02:02 - Morning John on the latest Republican defense 22:16 - The churro ladies and the NYPD 50:57 - A coup in Bolivia 59:06 - Credits, “Take a Walk” by The Nunnery 60:00 - Finish

Kamala Harris’s Extended School Day, Unpacked

Nov 12, 2019

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We spend the hour on Kamala Harris’s proposal for an extended school day and what it could mean to imagine school, work, parenting and community in a more leftist, imaginative way. Kamala Harris photo courtesy of LAbaseballFan via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The heat is on 04:29 - Morning John on the extended school day proposal 33:32 - The false dichotomy of work and childcare 57:32 - Credits, “Dissolve” by The Deer 58:48 - Finish

Nobody Asked You, Bloomberg

Nov 11, 2019

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Michael Bloomberg wants to run for President again, pleasing no one but rich people on television. photo courtesy of Thomas Good via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s good holiday TV season 07:44 - Morning John on Bloomberg 51:23 - Listener mail on election day 57:36 - Credits, “Cheers” by Jesper Lindell 58:36 - Finish

David Klion on the Jewish Left Versus White Nationalism

Nov 8, 2019

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David Klion joins us to discuss Joe Ricketts, the heartland billionaire who destroyed Gothamist and DNAInfo, and the Jewish left protests across the country under Trump. Also, Morning John on the upcoming public impeachment hearings. David Klion, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Big show today 02:41 - David Klion on Joe Ricketts 29:30 - Morning John on next week’s witnesses 58:45 - Credits, “So Real” by Sean Henry 59:39 - Finish

Dems Win Big in Kentucky and Virginia

Nov 7, 2019

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It’s the last election day before the big election day, and Morning John’s here to discuss the wins and the takeaways. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - All my friends’ birthdays and presidential elections 07:18 - Morning John on Tuesday’s election results 55:17 - Listener mail 57:44 - Credits, “Throw Shade” by Mail the Horse 58:47 - Finish

Bye Beto

Nov 6, 2019

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Beto has dropped out, new FOIA information shows the connection between Paul Manafort and the Ukraine conspiracy, and the United States is accepting record low numbers of refugees. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Goodbye Beto 01:48 - Morning John on Manafort and the Ukraine conspiracy theory 23:26 - Just John on the desire for establishment candidates in 2020 60:38 - Credits, “Surprise” by Camp Howard 61:24 - Finish

Frontline’s “In the Age of AI”

Nov 5, 2019

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Neil Docherty joins us to discuss tonight’s new Frontline documentary, “In the Age of AI.” Also, leaked audio confirms horrific racist Richard Spencer is horrifically racist. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 02:45 - Neil Docherty on Frontline’s “In the Age of AI” 30:54 - Morning John on the Richard Spencer tape 55:42 - Credits, “There’s No Future” by Deer MX 57:56 - Finish

House Votes on Impeachment

Nov 4, 2019

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Morning John on the impeachment vote, Tim Morrison’s testimony, and Obama’s reactionary anti-wokeness. photo courtesy of United States Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Halloween roundup 08:51 - Morning John on the impeachment vote 49:46 - Obama gets it wrong on “purity politics” 56:20 - Credits, “Human Condition” by Great Grandpa 57:47 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on 2020 Organizing Strategy

Nov 1, 2019

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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Warren, Sanders, and leftist organizing in the lead up to 2020. Also, John’s in the studio to discuss the impeachment week in review and the Katie Hill resignation. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Rent is due 01:39 - Jesse Myerson on left strategy in the Democratic campaign 28:59 - John on the impeachment vote 53:44 - Ridiculous Scoocher drinking names of the week 58:07 - Credits, “Anything At All” by Dear Boy 59:02 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Brexit and Strikes

Oct 31, 2019

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss Brexit and the CTU strike. Also, Beltway John on Vindman’s testimony and the upcoming open impeachment hearings. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Have you ever thought about Halloween, man? 11:50 - Sarah Jaffe on Brexit, CTU and GM 40:09 - Beltway John on the Vindman’s testimony 60:04 - Credits, “Big Ones” by Ali Barter 60:55 - Finish

More Damning Impeachment Testimony

Oct 30, 2019

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Beltway John gives us a preview of what to expect from Tuesday’s impeachment inquiry testimony, Molly’s embarrassing familiarity with Morning Joe finally comes in hand, and the comic who stood up to Harvey Weinstein speaks out. Alexander Vindman photo courtesy of Mykola Lazarenko / The Presidential Administration of Ukraine 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Egging the Joker fans on the Bronx staircase 12:47 - Beltway John on Alexander Vindman 29:50 - Joe and Mika scandalized by the “lock him up” chant 40:09 - The comic who stood up to Weinstein on why she did it 57:11 - Credits, “The Usual” by Black Marble 58:15 - Finish

The Death of al-Baghdadi

Oct 29, 2019

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Trump gave an absolutely reckless press conference after the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the number of homeless students in New York City has remained at record highs, and Trump got booed at the World Series. photo courtesy of U.S. Army via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Nate Silver defends Trump 10:48 - Morning John on the killing of al - Baghdadi 44:50 - The booing of Trump 50:55 - Homeless children stay at 1 in 10 in NYC 58:43 - Credits, “One Lost Time” by Little Scream 59:36 - Finish

The Investigation of the Investigation is Under Investigation

Oct 28, 2019

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The investigation of the Russia investigation is under investigation, what’s the deal with lifelong government servants turning on Trump now, and Harvey Weinstein showed us face in public and a brave comic called him out. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Barr and Weinstein, back at it 02:03 - Morning John on Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe 52:06 - Thoughts on Weinstein and the comic who called him out 58:23 - Credits, “Go Higher” by Shana Falana 59:22 - Finish

John in the Studio, GOP in the SCIF

Oct 25, 2019

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John joins us in studio to discuss the storming of the SCIF. Also, AOC and Katie Porter embarrass Zuckerberg. Matt Gaetz photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Hayride Friday 03:07 - The SCIF breach, explained 43:44 - AOC makes it look easy 57:12 - Credits, “Shut Down” by Broen 58:13 - Finish

Taylor’s Testimony

Oct 24, 2019

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Ambassador William Taylor’s testimony on Tuesday was a very spicy meatball, and Trump invoked lynching to describe what’s happening to him. photo courtesy of U.S. State Department via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Bernie’s supporters are overwhelmingly working class 17:42 - Just John on Taylor and Trump’s lynching tweet 40:17 - More thoughts on Taylor 50:47 - Listener mail 57:16 - Credits, “Of the Past” by Julien Chang 58:27 - Finish

Kenzo Shibata on the Chicago Teachers Strike

Oct 23, 2019

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Kenzo Shibata joins us to discuss why Chicago teachers are on strike, John explains Trump’s G7 debacle, and a few jaded thoughts on the Clinton and Gabbard feud. Kenzo Shibita, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Halloween is not a food 09:56 - Kenzo Shibata on the CTU strike 29:45 - Morning John on Trump’s Doral debacle 42:58 - Gabbard and Clinton 57:38 - Credits, “Show Me More” by Girl Ray 58:54 - Finish

Frontline’s “Zero Tolerance”

Oct 22, 2019

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Frontline producer Gabrielle Schonder joins us to discuss tonight’s new Frontline documentary, “Zero Tolerance,” about the architects behind Trump’s anti-immigration vision. Also, Morning John on Mick Mulvaney’s bad day cleanup job. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Things are getting spookier 03:22 - Gabrielle Schonder on Frontline’s “Zero Tolerance” 25:27 - Morning John on Mulvaney Mess 41:48 - Criticizing Warren 57:19 - Credits, “Get Mad” by Lisa Prank 58:17 - Finish

Mulvaney’s Bad Day

Oct 21, 2019

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Mick Mulvaney admits to a quid pro quo, Gordon Sondland testified and tried to distance himself from Trump, and Trump endorses ethnic cleansing in Syria. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shout out to #NoNewJails activists 04:14 - John in the Studio on Mulvaney 48:56 - Pence’s failure in Turkey 53:03 - An Iowa poll shows only Bernie beating Trump 57:35 - Credits, “Does the Good Outweigh the Bad” by Chris Farren 58:31 - Finish

Ryan Devereaux on Climate Change at the Border

Oct 18, 2019

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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his long feature at The Intercept on the intersections of climate change, migration and militarization at the border. Also, Morning John on Bernie saying he’s not a capitalist. photo courtesy of the US Federal Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 04:33 - Ryan Devereaux on climate change, militarization and migration 28:22 - Morning John on Bernie, Warren and capitalism 57:37 - Credits, “Love Theme” by Chris Farren 58:25 - Finish

Guy on Rojava

Oct 17, 2019

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Guy joins us to discuss his time in Rojava and what the withdrawal of US troops could mean for the YPG. Also, a debate recap, and Morning John on the Trump mass shooting video. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore Via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Debate recap: stop trying to make Buttigieg happen! 09:44 - Morning John on the Trump mass shooting video 36:19 - Guy on Rojava 57:24 - Credits, “I Was Amazing” by Chris Farren 58:39 - Finish

John Bolton, Voice of Reason?

Oct 16, 2019

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John Bolton tried to wash his hands of Trump’s Ukraine phone call, Trump self-owns by issuing sanctions on Turkey for doing exactly what he set them up to do, and thoughts on Zuckerberg, Warren, and Facebook’s politics. photo courtesy of The US State Department via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Dress up the babies! 06:59 - Morning John on John Bolton and the Ukraine call 28:35 - Santions on Turkey 39:56 - Zuckerberg courts conservatives 56:54 - Credits, “Cross My Fingers” by Lisa Prank 57:53 - Finish

The Equality Town Hall

Oct 15, 2019

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CNN hosted a Town Hall all about LGBTQ rights, and a deep dive on Ellen. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Candidates talk LGBTQ issues 16:56 - Morning John on Ellen and George W Bush 52:17 - Warming up to Warren 57:54 - Credits, “Hidden Away” by Aquarian Blood 58:43 - Finish

Two Giuliani Associates Arrested

Oct 14, 2019

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Two Giuliani associates were arrested at Dulles airport, Erdogan threatens Syrian refugees, and thoughts on the synagogue shooter in Germany. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Both babies will be Elmo 04:53 - Morning John on the Giuliani goons 31:54 - Rick Perry: No Genius 54:43 - “Lock Him Up” revision for Biden 59:10 - Credits, “There’s a World” by Aquarian Blood 59:58 - Finish

Trump and Turkey

Oct 11, 2019

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The fallout from Trump’s Syria decision in Rojava, a Bloomberg story about Trump and Tillerson, and Warren has officially taken the lead over Biden. photo by BijiKurdistan via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Nursing in the Mall 12:33 - Morning John on the invasion of Rojava 39:15 - Trump, Tillerson, and Giuliani’s client 51:13 - Warren takes the lead! 59:00 - Credits, “The War Years” by City and Colour 59:53 - Finish

White House Says No Thank You to Impeachment

Oct 10, 2019

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The White House has announced it will refuse to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, conservatives try to “gotcha” Elizabeth Warren’s story about getting fired for being pregnant and the conflict between China and the NBA. photo courtesy of Elizabeth Warren via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Impeachment - O-Rama Continues 01:45 - Morning John on White House stonewalling 17:02 - Do Conservatives stand by Nixon? 32:51 - Elizabeth Warren’s pregnancy story 47:55 - China and the NBA 59:20 - Credits, “Difficult Love” by City and Colour 60:09 - Finish

Frontline’s “On the President’s Orders”

Oct 9, 2019

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We speak with James Jones, director of the new Frontline documentary “On the President’s Orders,” about the violent police war on drugs in the Philippines. Also, Republicans are criticizing Trump over Syria, the Trump administration blocked testimony from EU Ambassador Gordon Sondlan, and the Democrats might mask the whistleblower.    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Republicans pretending to be mad at Trump 02:41 - James Jones on “On the President’s Orders” 20:43 - Morning John on Gordon Sondlan 41:21 - Republicans stand with Trump on Ukraine but not Syria 57:15 - Credits, “Song of Unrest” by City and Colour 58:22 - Finish

Rick Perry’s Still Here?

Oct 8, 2019

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Lawyers are before the Supreme Court today to argue three important sex discrimination cases, US troops withdraw in Syria, Rick Perry steers energy contracts in Ukraine, and a second whistleblower has come forward.    photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The three sex discrimination cases before SCOTUS 07:15 - Morning John on Rick Perry’s role in the Ukraine scandal 18:46 - Another whistleblower has come forward 32:50 - Republicans try to pretend Trump was joking 46:02 - Trump withdraws troops from Syria 57:33 - Credits, “Shadow Matter” by Will Johnson 58:44 - Finish

Rick Perry’s Still Here?

Oct 8, 2019

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Lawyers are before the Supreme Court today to argue three important sex discrimination cases, US troops withdraw in Syria, Rick Perry steers energy contracts in Ukraine, and a second whistleblower has come forward.    photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The three sex discrimination cases before SCOTUS 07:15 - Morning John on Rick Perry’s role in the Ukraine scandal 18:46 - Another whistleblower has come forward 32:50 - Republicans try to pretend Trump was joking 46:02 - Trump withdraws troops from Syria 57:33 - Credits, “Shadow Matter” by Will Johnson 58:44 - Finish

Trump Openly Calls for Ukraine and China to Investigate Biden

Oct 7, 2019

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Trump openly calls on Ukraine and China to investigate Biden, new texts between US and Ukraine officials are bad news for Trump, Trump raised Biden in a phone call with Xi in June, and the Trump administration is collecting migrant DNA.   photo courtesy of Dan Scavino via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big week 11:00 - Trump calls on Ukraine and China to investigate Biden 45:00 - Damning texts from US officials about Ukraine 57:19 - “Misbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 58:27 - Finish

Trump Openly Calls for Ukraine and China to Investigate Biden

Oct 7, 2019

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Trump openly calls on Ukraine and China to investigate Biden, new texts between US and Ukraine officials are bad news for Trump, Trump raised Biden in a phone call with Xi in June, and the Trump administration is collecting migrant DNA.   photo courtesy of Dan Scavino via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big week 11:00 - Trump calls on Ukraine and China to investigate Biden 45:00 - Damning texts from US officials about Ukraine 57:19 - “Misbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 58:27 - Finish

The President of Finland is Here, Ask Him a Question

Oct 4, 2019

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The Democrats are getting their subpoena pens ready, Trump tried to drag Pence into the Ukraine scandal, Trump goes full on Taxi Driver at a press conference, and why it’s good that this is clearly getting to him. photo courtesy of United States House of Representatives Office of Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How nice to come back during such an onslaught of news 03:25 - Morning John on the upcoming subpoenas from House Democrats 12:11 - The Adam Schiff whistleblower NYT story 23:17 - Pence’s involvement 36:40 - “Are you talking to me?” 58:18 - Credits, “Dream (Within a Dream)” 59:21 - Finish

The President of Finland is Here, Ask Him a Question

Oct 4, 2019

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The Democrats are getting their subpoena pens ready, Trump tried to drag Pence into the Ukraine scandal, Trump goes full on Taxi Driver at a press conference, and why it’s good that this is clearly getting to him. photo courtesy of United States House of Representatives Office of Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How nice to come back during such an onslaught of news 03:25 - Morning John on the upcoming subpoenas from House Democrats 12:11 - The Adam Schiff whistleblower NYT story 23:17 - Pence’s involvement 36:40 - “Are you talking to me?” 58:18 - Credits, “Dream (Within a Dream)” 59:21 - Finish

Frontline’s “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia”

Oct 3, 2019

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We speak with Martin Smith, correspondent for this week’s Frontline documentary “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.” Also, Morning John on Trump’s moat full of snakes and Pompeo being on the Ukraine phone call. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The news and the babies are in abundance 03:06 - Martin Smith on this week’s Frontline documentary “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” 18:53 - Morning John on Trump’s immigration bloodlust 53:01 - Final thoughts on being back 57:23 - Credits, “Jan Paul Belmondo” by Andrew Deadman 58:19 - Finish

Frontline’s “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia”

Oct 3, 2019

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We speak with Martin Smith, correspondent for this week’s Frontline documentary “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.” Also, Morning John on Trump’s moat full of snakes and Pompeo being on the Ukraine phone call. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The news and the babies are in abundance 03:06 - Martin Smith on this week’s Frontline documentary “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” 18:53 - Morning John on Trump’s immigration bloodlust 53:01 - Final thoughts on being back 57:23 - Credits, “Jan Paul Belmondo” by Andrew Deadman 58:19 - Finish

Crimes, Crimes Everywhere!

Oct 2, 2019

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William Barr is proving himself to be Trump’s long desired Roy Cohn. We spend the hour catching up with all the news that broke in the last 24 hours around the Trump Ukraine scandal, and also look at the bigger implications of an impeachment inquiry. photo courtesy of  Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Once again it’s been a big 24 hours 06:26 - Where in the world is William Barr 39:55 - Civil war? 56:59 - Credits, “Barely There” by Andrew Deadman 58:12 - Finish

Crimes, Crimes Everywhere!

Oct 2, 2019

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William Barr is proving himself to be Trump’s long desired Roy Cohn. We spend the hour catching up with all the news that broke in the last 24 hours around the Trump Ukraine scandal, and also look at the bigger implications of an impeachment inquiry. photo courtesy of  Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Once again it’s been a big 24 hours 06:26 - Where in the world is William Barr 39:55 - Civil war? 56:59 - Credits, “Barely There” by Andrew Deadman 58:12 - Finish

We’re Back for Festive Impeachment Season

Oct 1, 2019

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We took two weeks off to raise a baby and Congress began an impeachment inquiry. We spend the hour catching up with the whistleblower complaint, the Biden part, the Congressional response, and the press coverage since the floodgates burst. photo courtesy of president.gov.ua via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’re back, and with a baby! 06:07 - Morning John explains the whistleblower complaint 22:09 - What Hunter, James, and Joe Biden have to do with this 33:39 - Democrats mobilize towards impeachment 48:00 - The NYT published identifying information about the whistleblower 58:11 - Credits, “Faith for Doubt” by Molly Sarle 59:12 - Finish

We’re Back for Festive Impeachment Season

Oct 1, 2019

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We took two weeks off to raise a baby and Congress began an impeachment inquiry. We spend the hour catching up with the whistleblower complaint, the Biden part, the Congressional response, and the press coverage since the floodgates burst. photo courtesy of president.gov.ua via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’re back, and with a baby! 06:07 - Morning John explains the whistleblower complaint 22:09 - What Hunter, James, and Joe Biden have to do with this 33:39 - Democrats mobilize towards impeachment 48:00 - The NYT published identifying information about the whistleblower 58:11 - Credits, “Faith for Doubt” by Molly Sarle 59:12 - Finish

Lantz Arroyo on Cooperative Print Shops

Sep 16, 2019

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Lantz Arroyo on being part of a cooperative Print Shop. Also, a round-up of the third Democratic debate, the bad anti-AO ad, and Uber’s outrageous response to California’s new law. Photo courtesy of Radix Media 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 06:37 - Lantz Arroyo on coop printing 29:00 - Dem Debate round up 57:54 - “Caseys Groove” Twin Peaks / Credits 59:11 - Finish

Lantz Arroyo on Cooperative Print Shops

Sep 16, 2019

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Lantz Arroyo on being part of a cooperative Print Shop. Also, a round-up of the third Democratic debate, the bad anti-AO ad, and Uber’s outrageous response to California’s new law. Photo courtesy of Radix Media 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 06:37 - Lantz Arroyo on coop printing 29:00 - Dem Debate round up 57:54 - “Caseys Groove” Twin Peaks / Credits 59:11 - Finish

David Huerta on Cybersecurity

Sep 13, 2019

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David Huerta on cyber security, helping journalists protect their sources, and easy end to end encryption. Also, the Trump administration plans to round up homeless people in California, and the Supreme Court allows a new asylum restriction for migrants who pass through a third country on their way to the United States. Photo courtesy of David Huerta 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 09:53 - David Huerta on cybersecurity 32:00 - Trump admin planning homeless round up in CA 58:34 - “When the Ark Was Building Noah” Longriver / Credits 60:02 - Finish

David Huerta on Cybersecurity

Sep 13, 2019

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David Huerta on cyber security, helping journalists protect their sources, and easy end to end encryption. Also, the Trump administration plans to round up homeless people in California, and the Supreme Court allows a new asylum restriction for migrants who pass through a third country on their way to the United States. Photo courtesy of David Huerta 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 09:53 - David Huerta on cybersecurity 32:00 - Trump admin planning homeless round up in CA 58:34 - “When the Ark Was Building Noah” Longriver / Credits 60:02 - Finish

Christopher Mathias on Bolton and the Far Right

Sep 12, 2019

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Huffington Post’s Christopher Mathias on the far right. Also, John Bolton has left the administration, Netanyahu again promises to annex much of the West Bank, and California upends the exploitative gig economy. Photo courtesy of Christopher Mathias 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today folks 08:18 - Christopher Mathias on the far right 31:25 - John Bolton is gone 58:47 - “Flames” Chastity / Credits 60:17 - Finish

Christopher Mathias on Bolton and the Far Right

Sep 12, 2019

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Huffington Post’s Christopher Mathias on the far right. Also, John Bolton has left the administration, Netanyahu again promises to annex much of the West Bank, and California upends the exploitative gig economy. Photo courtesy of Christopher Mathias 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today folks 08:18 - Christopher Mathias on the far right 31:25 - John Bolton is gone 58:47 - “Flames” Chastity / Credits 60:17 - Finish

Charlotte Shane on Factory Farming and Climate Change

Sep 11, 2019

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Charlotte Shane on factory farming and climate change, and Hannah Cohen joins us for a pop culture round up. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Shane 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Such a fun show today 03:25 - Charlotte Shane on factory farming and climate change 25:28 - Hannah joins us for pop culture round up 57:50 - “Song Without A Name” Scoville Unit / Credits 59:17 - Finish

Charlotte Shane on Factory Farming and Climate Change

Sep 11, 2019

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Charlotte Shane on factory farming and climate change, and Hannah Cohen joins us for a pop culture round up. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Shane 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Such a fun show today 03:25 - Charlotte Shane on factory farming and climate change 25:28 - Hannah joins us for pop culture round up 57:50 - “Song Without A Name” Scoville Unit / Credits 59:17 - Finish

Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water

Sep 10, 2019

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Frontline’s Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water. Also, Trump is diverting funding from Puerto Rico to build the wall, and DC fondly remembers the Bush years. Photo courtesy of Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today folks 06:57 - Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water 36:35 - Trump diverts funding from Puerto Rico 48:25 - DC fondly remembers the Bush years 57:22 - “Shaking” Rose Dorn / Credits 58:30 - Finish

Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water

Sep 10, 2019

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Frontline’s Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water. Also, Trump is diverting funding from Puerto Rico to build the wall, and DC fondly remembers the Bush years. Photo courtesy of Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today folks 06:57 - Abby Ellis on Flint’s Deadly Water 36:35 - Trump diverts funding from Puerto Rico 48:25 - DC fondly remembers the Bush years 57:22 - “Shaking” Rose Dorn / Credits 58:30 - Finish

John Carl Baker on North Korea’s Latest Missile Tests

Sep 9, 2019

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John Carl Baker on North Korea’s latest missile tests. Also, David Brooks is losing it, and Trump remains fixated on Alabama. Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 07:52 - John Carl Baker on North Korea’s latest missile tests 24:36 - Trump on Alabama 48:00 - Brooks is losing it 59:18 - “Nice Like That” H Kink / Credits 60:34 - Finish

John Carl Baker on North Korea’s Latest Missile Tests

Sep 9, 2019

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John Carl Baker on North Korea’s latest missile tests. Also, David Brooks is losing it, and Trump remains fixated on Alabama. Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 07:52 - John Carl Baker on North Korea’s latest missile tests 24:36 - Trump on Alabama 48:00 - Brooks is losing it 59:18 - “Nice Like That” H Kink / Credits 60:34 - Finish

P.E. Moskowitz on The Case Against Free Speech

Sep 6, 2019

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P.E. Moskowitz on The Case Against Free Speech. Also, the FBI is surveilling border activists, and Trump draws on a map. Photo Courtesy of P.E. Moskowitz 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 09:13 - PE Moskowitz on the Case Against Free Speech 31:06 - FBI surveillance of border activists 55:00 - Good ruling in a terrorism watchlist case 57:59 - “Too Much” Bridal Party / Credits 59:35 - Finish

P.E. Moskowitz on The Case Against Free Speech

Sep 6, 2019

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P.E. Moskowitz on The Case Against Free Speech. Also, the FBI is surveilling border activists, and Trump draws on a map. Photo Courtesy of P.E. Moskowitz 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Huge show today 09:13 - PE Moskowitz on the Case Against Free Speech 31:06 - FBI surveillance of border activists 55:00 - Good ruling in a terrorism watchlist case 57:59 - “Too Much” Bridal Party / Credits 59:35 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on State Enforced Straight Pride

Sep 5, 2019

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Melissa Gira Grant on how the Boston Police did the dirty work of the Straight Pride activists. Also, the US might be guilty of war crimes in Yemen, and Ross Douthat misses the mark on white nationalism. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gira Grant 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 08:28 - Melissa Gira Grant on Boston PD 24:26 - UN says US may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen 43:00 - Douthat misses the mark 59:38 - “Get Well Soon” Boy Scouts / Credits 60:54 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on State Enforced Straight Pride

Sep 5, 2019

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Melissa Gira Grant on how the Boston Police did the dirty work of the Straight Pride activists. Also, the US might be guilty of war crimes in Yemen, and Ross Douthat misses the mark on white nationalism. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gira Grant 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 08:28 - Melissa Gira Grant on Boston PD 24:26 - UN says US may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen 43:00 - Douthat misses the mark 59:38 - “Get Well Soon” Boy Scouts / Credits 60:54 - Finish

Patrick Blanchfield on Gunpower

Sep 4, 2019

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Patrick Blanchfield joins us to discuss his upcoming book Gunpower. Also, Boston cops riot at a so-called Straight Pride parade, and celebrating Labor Day by celebrating unions. Photo courtesy of Patrick Blanchfield 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What a show, what a show 09:20 - Patrick Blanchfield on Gunpower 38:31 - Boston cops riot 55:00 - Labor day is a scam 57:41 - “At the Party” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Patrick Blanchfield on Gunpower

Sep 4, 2019

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Patrick Blanchfield joins us to discuss his upcoming book Gunpower. Also, Boston cops riot at a so-called Straight Pride parade, and celebrating Labor Day by celebrating unions. Photo courtesy of Patrick Blanchfield 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What a show, what a show 09:20 - Patrick Blanchfield on Gunpower 38:31 - Boston cops riot 55:00 - Labor day is a scam 57:41 - “At the Party” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Anna Merlan on Conspiracy Theories

Sep 3, 2019

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Anna Merlan joins us to discuss her new book Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and their Surprising Rise to Power. Also, seven far left ideas that are incredibly popular, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of Anna Merlan 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Holy cow what a show 06:40 - Anna Merlan on conspiracy theories 28:35 - Seven left ideas that are very popular 58:57 - “Feel the Lightning” Dan Deacon / Credits 60:25 - Finish

Anna Merlan on Conspiracy Theories

Sep 3, 2019

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Anna Merlan joins us to discuss her new book Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and their Surprising Rise to Power. Also, seven far left ideas that are incredibly popular, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of Anna Merlan 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Holy cow what a show 06:40 - Anna Merlan on conspiracy theories 28:35 - Seven left ideas that are very popular 58:57 - “Feel the Lightning” Dan Deacon / Credits 60:25 - Finish

Shane Burley on the Far Right

Sep 2, 2019

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Shane Burley joins us to discuss the Proud Boys march in Portland. Also, Leaked emails show the Daily Caller hired a Nazi, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of Shane Burley   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show 09:10 - Shane Burley on the far right 33:18 - The Daily Caller keeps hiring Nazis 58:09 - “Dogs” Joyero / Credits 59:33 - Finish

Shane Burley on the Far Right

Sep 2, 2019

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Shane Burley joins us to discuss the Proud Boys march in Portland. Also, Leaked emails show the Daily Caller hired a Nazi, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of Shane Burley   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show 09:10 - Shane Burley on the far right 33:18 - The Daily Caller keeps hiring Nazis 58:09 - “Dogs” Joyero / Credits 59:33 - Finish

Mike Konczal on Labor and the Economy

Aug 30, 2019

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Mike Konczal on democracy in the workplace. Also, Boris Johnson suspends parliament in what some are calling a coup, and where the white support for Trump is coming from. Photo courtesy of Mike Konczal 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 13:36 - Mike Konczal on labor and the economy 31:43 - Boris Johnson suspends parliament 50:05 - Trump’s real base 57:18 - “If You Want It” Jay Som / Credits 58:36 - Finish

Mike Konczal on Labor and the Economy

Aug 30, 2019

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Mike Konczal on democracy in the workplace. Also, Boris Johnson suspends parliament in what some are calling a coup, and where the white support for Trump is coming from. Photo courtesy of Mike Konczal 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 13:36 - Mike Konczal on labor and the economy 31:43 - Boris Johnson suspends parliament 50:05 - Trump’s real base 57:18 - “If You Want It” Jay Som / Credits 58:36 - Finish

Todd Miller on Empire of Borders

Aug 29, 2019

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Todd Miller on his new book Empire of Borders. Also, millennials will be screwed by the next recession, Trump wants to use eminent domain for the wall, and the BretBug saga continues. Photo courtesy of Todd Miller 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What a show we’ve got 13:40 - Todd Miller on Empire of Borders 39:40 - Millennials are broke 58:27 - “Always Changing” Esther Rose / Credits 60:01 - Finish

Todd Miller on Empire of Borders

Aug 29, 2019

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Todd Miller on his new book Empire of Borders. Also, millennials will be screwed by the next recession, Trump wants to use eminent domain for the wall, and the BretBug saga continues. Photo courtesy of Todd Miller 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What a show we’ve got 13:40 - Todd Miller on Empire of Borders 39:40 - Millennials are broke 58:27 - “Always Changing” Esther Rose / Credits 60:01 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on Heartland Rising

Aug 28, 2019

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Jesse Myerson on his new Heartland Rising initiative. Also, Bret Stephens fails to intimidate a professor who called him a bedbug, Israel bombs several targets throughout the Middle East, and Bolsonaro waffles on taking foreign money to halt Amazon destruction. Photo courtesy of Jesse Myerson 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show, shoutout to the Midwest 08:25 - Jesse Myerson on Heartland Rising 39:31 - Bret Stephens, bedbug 51:30 - Israel, Lebanon, Brazil 59:38 - “Reverie” Bodywash / Credits 61:08 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on Heartland Rising

Aug 28, 2019

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Jesse Myerson on his new Heartland Rising initiative. Also, Bret Stephens fails to intimidate a professor who called him a bedbug, Israel bombs several targets throughout the Middle East, and Bolsonaro waffles on taking foreign money to halt Amazon destruction. Photo courtesy of Jesse Myerson 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show, shoutout to the Midwest 08:25 - Jesse Myerson on Heartland Rising 39:31 - Bret Stephens, bedbug 51:30 - Israel, Lebanon, Brazil 59:38 - “Reverie” Bodywash / Credits 61:08 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Labor Fights and Ireland

Aug 27, 2019

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss labor fights in Ohio, what Brexit could mean for Ireland, and the creativity of the working class. Also, Trump wants to nuke hurricanes, and NYC cops are angry about the firing of Daniel Panteleo.   photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 05:00 - Sarah Jaffe on labor and Ireland 35:00 - Trump wants to nuke hurricanes 52:00 - NYC cops threaten another slowdown 58:22 - “Ahsa” Vandana / Credits 59:47 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Labor Fights and Ireland

Aug 27, 2019

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss labor fights in Ohio, what Brexit could mean for Ireland, and the creativity of the working class. Also, Trump wants to nuke hurricanes, and NYC cops are angry about the firing of Daniel Panteleo.   photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 05:00 - Sarah Jaffe on labor and Ireland 35:00 - Trump wants to nuke hurricanes 52:00 - NYC cops threaten another slowdown 58:22 - “Ahsa” Vandana / Credits 59:47 - Finish

The Wrong Ways to Deal With Gun Violence

Aug 26, 2019

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The terrifying implications of a mental health database, we somehow found the money to invest in schools to make them school shooting-proof, and the DOJ sent a racist blog post to immigration judges. Photo by rmackman via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Was Trump inevitable 18:00 - What is HARPA 35:30 - New school, same problem 55:00 - DOJ sends racist blog to judges 59:22 - “Free Cell” Lina Tullgren / Credits 60:42 - Finish

The Wrong Ways to Deal With Gun Violence

Aug 26, 2019

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The terrifying implications of a mental health database, we somehow found the money to invest in schools to make them school shooting-proof, and the DOJ sent a racist blog post to immigration judges. Photo by rmackman via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Was Trump inevitable 18:00 - What is HARPA 35:30 - New school, same problem 55:00 - DOJ sends racist blog to judges 59:22 - “Free Cell” Lina Tullgren / Credits 60:42 - Finish

Bernie’s Labor Plan

Aug 23, 2019

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Trump calls himself the Chosen One and doubles down on his charges of disloyal Jewish Americans, and Bernie Sanders calls for the working class to win the class war.   Photo by Marcela via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Men and a baby 18:00 - Trump calls himself the chosen one 45:00 - Bernie’s labor plan 58:29 - “Sorry, I’m Busy” The Harmaleighs / Credits 59:42 - Finish

Bernie’s Labor Plan

Aug 23, 2019

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Trump calls himself the Chosen One and doubles down on his charges of disloyal Jewish Americans, and Bernie Sanders calls for the working class to win the class war.   Photo by Marcela via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Men and a baby 18:00 - Trump calls himself the chosen one 45:00 - Bernie’s labor plan 58:29 - “Sorry, I’m Busy” The Harmaleighs / Credits 59:42 - Finish

Trump’s Latest Anti-Semitism

Aug 22, 2019

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Trump’s latest anti-Semitic remarks, the administration won’t vaccinate kids at the border, and the continuing rehabilitation of bad men. photo courtesy of Kenneth Lu via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - TV recap 18:00 - Trump’s latest anti - Semitic remarks 43:00 - Trump admin won’t vaccinate kids 54:00 - Bad men get rehabbed 57:50 - “Lunch Lady” Angel / Credits 59:09 - Finish

Trump’s Latest Anti-Semitism

Aug 22, 2019

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Trump’s latest anti-Semitic remarks, the administration won’t vaccinate kids at the border, and the continuing rehabilitation of bad men. photo courtesy of Kenneth Lu via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - TV recap 18:00 - Trump’s latest anti - Semitic remarks 43:00 - Trump admin won’t vaccinate kids 54:00 - Bad men get rehabbed 57:50 - “Lunch Lady” Angel / Credits 59:09 - Finish

Planned Parenthood Loses Title X

Aug 21, 2019

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Planned Parenthood pulls out of Title X funding rather than stop providing abortions, Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD more than five years after killing Eric Garner, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Elizabeth Greenewald via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Outta breath 14:30 - Planned Parenthood loses Title X 35:00 - Pateleo out, finally 53:00 - Listener mail 58:00 - “At the Party” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Planned Parenthood Loses Title X

Aug 21, 2019

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Planned Parenthood pulls out of Title X funding rather than stop providing abortions, Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD more than five years after killing Eric Garner, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Elizabeth Greenewald via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Outta breath 14:30 - Planned Parenthood loses Title X 35:00 - Pateleo out, finally 53:00 - Listener mail 58:00 - “At the Party” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Antifa Outnumbers Fash in Portland

Aug 20, 2019

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Bernie Sanders releases a massive and good criminal justice platform, Antifa and Proud Boys meet again in Portland, and listener mail. Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - My pen 10:30 - Antifa outnumbers fash in Portland 37:00 - Bernie’s good criminal justice plan 58:02 - “Car” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:23 - Finish

Antifa Outnumbers Fash in Portland

Aug 20, 2019

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Bernie Sanders releases a massive and good criminal justice platform, Antifa and Proud Boys meet again in Portland, and listener mail. Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - My pen 10:30 - Antifa outnumbers fash in Portland 37:00 - Bernie’s good criminal justice plan 58:02 - “Car” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:23 - Finish

Natasha Bannan on Puerto Rico’s Protests

Aug 19, 2019

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Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss the #RickyRenuncia protests and the growing fight for political power on the island, the saga of Israel banning Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, and Steve King, still a monster. photo courtesy of Natasha Bannan 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Take a class 17:38 - Natasha Bannan on Puerto Rico’s Protests 38:03 - Tlaib and Omar saga continues 54:00 - Steve King, monster 59:07 - “Circle” Peaer / Credits 60:11 - Finish

Natasha Bannan on Puerto Rico’s Protests

Aug 19, 2019

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Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss the #RickyRenuncia protests and the growing fight for political power on the island, the saga of Israel banning Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, and Steve King, still a monster. photo courtesy of Natasha Bannan 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Take a class 17:38 - Natasha Bannan on Puerto Rico’s Protests 38:03 - Tlaib and Omar saga continues 54:00 - Steve King, monster 59:07 - “Circle” Peaer / Credits 60:11 - Finish

Bad Bond Curve

Aug 16, 2019

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Updates to our conversations about Epstein and Hoarse Whisperer, and the bond market experienced an inverted yield curve for the first time since 2007. photo by Carol M. Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Turtle up 15:00 - Hoarse and Epstein updates 38:00 - Bad bond curve 57:50 - “Minnesota” Infinity Crush / Credits 58:59 - Finish

Bad Bond Curve

Aug 16, 2019

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Updates to our conversations about Epstein and Hoarse Whisperer, and the bond market experienced an inverted yield curve for the first time since 2007. photo by Carol M. Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Turtle up 15:00 - Hoarse and Epstein updates 38:00 - Bad bond curve 57:50 - “Minnesota” Infinity Crush / Credits 58:59 - Finish

Sanders’ Correct Media Criticism

Aug 15, 2019

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The difference between Sanders' criticism of the Washington Post and Trump's, and listener mail. photo courtesy  of The Circus on Showtime via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Foodie kids 17:30 - Sanders’ media criticism is different than Trump’s 58:02 - “Misbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:17 - Finish

Sanders’ Correct Media Criticism

Aug 15, 2019

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The difference between Sanders' criticism of the Washington Post and Trump's, and listener mail. photo courtesy  of The Circus on Showtime via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Foodie kids 17:30 - Sanders’ media criticism is different than Trump’s 58:02 - “Misbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:17 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on Guatemala’s Elections

Aug 14, 2019

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Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the election there, the student protest movement, and Trump’s safe third country policy. Also, Trump’s latest war on immigrants, and the gutting of the Endangered Species Act. photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John round up 18:55 - Jeff Abbott on Guatemala 42:39 - Final thoughts on the public charge change 57:06 - “Soft Shape” Empath / Credits 58:26 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on Guatemala’s Elections

Aug 14, 2019

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Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the election there, the student protest movement, and Trump’s safe third country policy. Also, Trump’s latest war on immigrants, and the gutting of the Endangered Species Act. photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John round up 18:55 - Jeff Abbott on Guatemala 42:39 - Final thoughts on the public charge change 57:06 - “Soft Shape” Empath / Credits 58:26 - Finish

Epstein’s Victims Are Denied Justice Again

Aug 13, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein is dead and conspiracy theories abound, and the ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him. Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Epstein’s victims are denied justice again 53:00 - Ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him 58:06 - “Good Ones” Slaughter Beach, Dog / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Epstein’s Victims Are Denied Justice Again

Aug 13, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein is dead and conspiracy theories abound, and the ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him. Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Epstein’s victims are denied justice again 53:00 - Ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him 58:06 - “Good Ones” Slaughter Beach, Dog / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Biden’s Extremely Revealing Gaffe

Aug 12, 2019

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A Joe Biden gaffe reveals how liberals think about race and racism, Quillette gets trolled by a 24-year-old set out to prove how untrustworthy they are, and thoughts on sharing photos of the Mississippi children whose parents were taken by ICE. Joe Biden photo courtesy of Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thoughts on sharing photos of the children in Mississippi 10:51 - Morning John on Joe Biden’s liberal racism 36:29 - The saga of Archie Carter 60:13 - Credits, “Roll With Me” by Young Guv 60:54 - Finish

Biden’s Extremely Revealing Gaffe

Aug 12, 2019

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A Joe Biden gaffe reveals how liberals think about race and racism, Quillette gets trolled by a 24-year-old set out to prove how untrustworthy they are, and thoughts on sharing photos of the Mississippi children whose parents were taken by ICE. Joe Biden photo courtesy of Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thoughts on sharing photos of the children in Mississippi 10:51 - Morning John on Joe Biden’s liberal racism 36:29 - The saga of Archie Carter 60:13 - Credits, “Roll With Me” by Young Guv 60:54 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on “Felony Murder”

Aug 9, 2019

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Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how “felony murder” charges can lock people up for murders they didn’t commit, freedom for Cyntoia Brown, and the end of the Tiffany Caban recount. Also, Morning John on the ICE raids in Mississippi and the death of an American deported to Iraq. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s show is particularly good because we’ve got MGG! 02:19 - Melissa Gira Grant on felony murder and Cyntoia Brown 25:18 - Morning John on the Mississippi ICE raid and “repatriation” 59:03 - Credits, “Synthesizer” by Richard Spitzer 59:55 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on “Felony Murder”

Aug 9, 2019

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Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how “felony murder” charges can lock people up for murders they didn’t commit, freedom for Cyntoia Brown, and the end of the Tiffany Caban recount. Also, Morning John on the ICE raids in Mississippi and the death of an American deported to Iraq. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s show is particularly good because we’ve got MGG! 02:19 - Melissa Gira Grant on felony murder and Cyntoia Brown 25:18 - Morning John on the Mississippi ICE raid and “repatriation” 59:03 - Credits, “Synthesizer” by Richard Spitzer 59:55 - Finish

Joaquin Castro Spotlights Trump Donors

Aug 8, 2019

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Joaquin Castro rightfully shames Trump donors in Texas and gets accused of putting them in danger, the risks of a federal law against domestic terrorism, and the ridiculous media coverage of Trump and “healing” continues. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Programming note: John’s in the windy city (of Manhattan) 02:23 - Morning John on Joaquin Castro blasting Trump donors in Texas 29:10 - The FBI union calls for a new federal domestic terrorism law 49:47 - Trump makes fun of Beto as headlines tout his ability to heal 57:30 - Credits, “Wandering Star” by Richard Spitzer 58:32 - Finish

Joaquin Castro Spotlights Trump Donors

Aug 8, 2019

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Joaquin Castro rightfully shames Trump donors in Texas and gets accused of putting them in danger, the risks of a federal law against domestic terrorism, and the ridiculous media coverage of Trump and “healing” continues. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Programming note: John’s in the windy city (of Manhattan) 02:23 - Morning John on Joaquin Castro blasting Trump donors in Texas 29:10 - The FBI union calls for a new federal domestic terrorism law 49:47 - Trump makes fun of Beto as headlines tout his ability to heal 57:30 - Credits, “Wandering Star” by Richard Spitzer 58:32 - Finish

NYT Fails on El Paso Coverage

Aug 7, 2019

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The New York Times gives Trump infinite chances to redeem himself, the myth that law enforcement needs more resources to combat bigotry, and the El Paso shooter's eco-fascism. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - 30 - 50 Feral Hogs 25:00 - Follow up on the El Paso shooting 59:27 - “six pillows” floral print / Credits 60:32 - Finish

NYT Fails on El Paso Coverage

Aug 7, 2019

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The New York Times gives Trump infinite chances to redeem himself, the myth that law enforcement needs more resources to combat bigotry, and the El Paso shooter's eco-fascism. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - 30 - 50 Feral Hogs 25:00 - Follow up on the El Paso shooting 59:27 - “six pillows” floral print / Credits 60:32 - Finish

White Supremacy and Constant Mass Shootings

Aug 6, 2019

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We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El Paso photo courtesy of Smguy101 at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Not one but two mass shooting to talk about 02:25 - Morning John on what we know about the El Paso shooter 24:24 - The punditry’s desire to talk about ISIS or Chicago instead of white supremacy 45:58 - Why white supremacists denounce this type of violence even when they incite it 57:35 - Credits, “Message to You” by Strange Ranger 58:36 - Finish

White Supremacy and Constant Mass Shootings

Aug 6, 2019

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We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El Paso photo courtesy of Smguy101 at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Not one but two mass shooting to talk about 02:25 - Morning John on what we know about the El Paso shooter 24:24 - The punditry’s desire to talk about ISIS or Chicago instead of white supremacy 45:58 - Why white supremacists denounce this type of violence even when they incite it 57:35 - Credits, “Message to You” by Strange Ranger 58:36 - Finish

Good Faith Republicans Everywhere

Aug 5, 2019

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Conservatives want the Democratic nominee to be a boring conservative. Photo credit: By Joyce N. Boghosian 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The strangeness of pregnancy 10:00 - Are conservatives coming for IVF 22:00 - GOP strategists everywhere 57:24 - “Hotel Last Resort” Violent Femmes / Credits 59:03 - Finish

Good Faith Republicans Everywhere

Aug 5, 2019

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Conservatives want the Democratic nominee to be a boring conservative. Photo credit: By Joyce N. Boghosian 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The strangeness of pregnancy 10:00 - Are conservatives coming for IVF 22:00 - GOP strategists everywhere 57:24 - “Hotel Last Resort” Violent Femmes / Credits 59:03 - Finish

Night 2 of the Democratic Debates

Aug 2, 2019

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We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate. Photo credit: By United States Senate - Senator Kamala Harris 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate 58:01 - “Drink You Dry” minihorse / Credits 59:07 - Finish

Night 2 of the Democratic Debates

Aug 2, 2019

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We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate. Photo credit: By United States Senate - Senator Kamala Harris 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate 58:01 - “Drink You Dry” minihorse / Credits 59:07 - Finish

Night 1 of the Democratic Debates

Aug 1, 2019

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We spend the hour on the first infinite night of the Democrat Debates. Photo credit: By Senate Democrats 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on night 1 of the Democratic debates 58:28 - “Ciphers” Lisel / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Night 1 of the Democratic Debates

Aug 1, 2019

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We spend the hour on the first infinite night of the Democrat Debates. Photo credit: By Senate Democrats 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on night 1 of the Democratic debates 58:28 - “Ciphers” Lisel / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Exonerating Suburban White Women, Again

Jul 31, 2019

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An infuriating AP story speculating whether Trump is losing support with affluent white women, and the assumptions of who is racist in the US. Donald Trump Rally in Harrisburg photo courtesy of The Office of The President of the United States via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Cardi B and Bernie 25:00 - An AP story exonerating suburban white women 59:02 - “Cognitive Dissonance” B Boys 60:03 - Finish

Exonerating Suburban White Women, Again

Jul 31, 2019

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An infuriating AP story speculating whether Trump is losing support with affluent white women, and the assumptions of who is racist in the US. Donald Trump Rally in Harrisburg photo courtesy of The Office of The President of the United States via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Cardi B and Bernie 25:00 - An AP story exonerating suburban white women 59:02 - “Cognitive Dissonance” B Boys 60:03 - Finish

Trump and Baltimore

Jul 30, 2019

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John is in the studio and we’re catching up on Trump’s weekend of attacking Baltimore and Elijah Cummings, and the NYPD’s criminalization of water. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of Online Guide to House Members and Senators via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is here! 17:00 - Trump’s tweets about Baltimore 37:55 - The neoliberal erasure of systemic racism in Baltimore 46:32 - Trump’s racism isn’t a “distraction” 57:57 - Credits, “Cognitive Dissonance” by B Boys 59:01 - Finish

Omar is Right, Rubio is Wrong

Jul 29, 2019

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Ilhan Omar gets attacked for correctly pointing out that white men are more likely to commit acts of domestic terrorism than Muslims are, William Barr reinstates the federal death penalty, and servers hate David Brooks. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks tries to make a joke 09:24 - Morning John on the latest conservative lies around Ilhan Omar 37:28 - Barr announces he’s bringing back the federal death penalty after 16 years 50:47 - Listener mail 58:52 - Credits, “Featherweight” by Bizarre Sharks 59:48 - Finish

Mueller Testifies

Jul 26, 2019

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Mueller’s testimony largely reiterates what’s already in the report and Dems are split about what to do next. Also, Ricardo Rossello has resigned as the governor of Puerto Rico, and listener mail. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello photo courtesy of Speijen via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s the final countdown (to baby) 07:10 - People power in Puerto Rico 19:36 - Morning John on the Mueller hearing 50:45 - Listener mail 57:33 - Credits, “Tremendous” by Bizarre Sharks 58:35 - Finish

Indefinite Detention for Children

Jul 25, 2019

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The Trump administration wants to detain up to 4 million unaccompanied minors indefinitely rather than place them in the community, a US citizen was detained at the border for almost a month, and de Blasio is gallivanting around Radio Dispatch’s home state of Iowa while its adopted state of New York floods with superfund water. Homestead Florida Unaccompanied Minors photo courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Refugee Resettlement via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The whole city government is mad about a water fight 11:54 - Morning John on indefinite detention for unaccompanied minors 40:10 - An 18 - year-old US citizen was detained for weeks in Texas 56:14 - Credits, “Chapstick” by Hippo Campus 57:38 - Finish

Trump to cut SNAP like a traditional Republican

Jul 24, 2019

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ICE will expand its authority for expedited removal, the Trump administration wants to kick 3 million people off of food stamps, the good budget deal is actually bad, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Solidarity to #RickyRenuncia protests in Puerto Rico 07:35 - Morning John on expanded ICE deportation authority 29:00 - Trump admin to cut SNAP 53:48 - Listener mail (SPOILER ALERT for Stranger Things!) 58:52 - Credits, “Kelvinhall” by U.S. Highball 59:58 - Finish

Ted Cruz says antifa are domestic terrorists

Jul 23, 2019

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Ted Cruz is trying to criminalize anti-fascism, Jane Mayer does an autopsy of Al Franken’s demise, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shout out to Queer Eye episode 1 09:50 - Morning John on criminalizing antifa 34:02 - Mayer’s piece on Franken’s resignation 53:01 - Listener mail 57:42 - Credits, “U Wanna Dance” by Magdalena Bay 58:43 - Finish

Do You Love This Country?

Jul 22, 2019

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Trump pretends he was against the “send her back” chant, too many defenses of Ilhan Omar revolve around her being a patriot, and let’s talk about Cats! Lindsey Graham photo by courtesy of Republican Party of Shelby County via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Cats Cats Cats! 11:47 - Morning John on Trump’s backpedaling when confronted 34:17 - It’s not a requirement to “love this country” to criticize it 55:08 - No justice from de Blasio for Eric Garner 58:13 - Credits, “I Quit” by Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds 59:08 - Finish

Trump Zeroes in on Omar

Jul 19, 2019

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Trump thrives with a new chant targeting Ilhan Omar, why Omar and Tlaib don’t get to be Midwestern, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Cardi B quoted Beyonce to praise Ilhan Omar 13:50 - Morning John on the “send her back” chant 53:27 - Listener mail 59:21 - Credits, “El Dorado” by Magdalena Bay 60:21 - Finish

No Federal Charges for Pantaleo

Jul 18, 2019

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Five years after Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD, the DOJ announces there will be no federal charges for the officer who killed him. We spend the hour on how the lack of accountability for Garner’s death fits in with this past week’s narrative around Trump and racism. Eric Garner Protests photo courtesy of Paul Silva via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What is getting you through the summer? 06:53 - No federal charges for Daniel Pantaleo 30:25 - How the movement for black lives has shaped white people’s understanding of police violence 52:37 - #NeverAgainisNow protests at ICE headquarters 58:05 - Credits, “Snow is Falling in Manhattan” by Purple Mountains 59:09 - Finish

The Pundit Class Ponders Racism

Jul 17, 2019

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People who talk about politics for a living have used Donald Trump’s racist tweets as an opportunity to have a meaningless discussion about what racism really means. We take a look at the worst responses since Trump’s original tweets telling four women of color to go back to where they came from. Chris Cillizza photo courtesy of Miller Center of Public Affairs Flickr page, Charlottesville, VA, via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a summer birthday streak 03:10 - Morning John on Trump’s quadrupling down on racism 16:42 - Time for “Choose your own adventure: terrible takes edition” 43:33 - Pelosi’s responsibility for the attacks on her party 59:22 - Credits, “Quite the Mouth” by Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds 60:10 - Finish

Trump is a Racist, Part Ten Million

Jul 16, 2019

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Trump’s extremely racist tweets about the Squad, Pence tours detention camps in Texas, and the ICE raids that kind of were and kind of weren't. Rep. Ayanna Pressley photo courtesy of Franmarie Metzler via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The front page of the Times is peak “both sides” right now 07:20 - Morning John on Trump’s “go back” tweets 45:45 - Pence’s visit and codified acceptance of the camps 60:54 - Credits, “Now or Never” by Jade Jackson 61:37 - Finish

The Era of Open Secrets

Jul 15, 2019

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The Border Patrol Chief was in the bad Facebook group, Trump’s goofball social media conference, and the building tension between progress and reaction. Carla Provost acting Chief of the United States Border Patrol photo courtesy of Dept. of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - On today’s show we step back to look at the political moment we’re in 03:22 - Of course Border Patrol knew about the Facebook group 20:08 - The “open secrets” being put in the sun 47:27 - The Democrats’ ideological split 59:16 - Credits, “Keep Me in Mind” by Night Moves 60:22 - Finish

Round Three of Mass Roundup Threats

Jul 12, 2019

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The Trump administration is once again promising nationwide ICE roundups of immigrants, a new HHS child camp has opened in the Texas desert, and listener mail. Protest Against Child Detention Outside Border Patrol Facility in Clint, Texas photo courtesy of Susan Barnum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Only 6.5 more weeks to go 03:52 - Morning John on the looming promise of nationwide ICE raids 41:50 - The majority of war veterans don’t think Iraq or Afghanistan was worth the cost 48:07 - Listener mail on your politics since 2016 59:08 - Credits, “Coconut Grove” by Night Moves 60:09 - Finish

The Euphemisms Around Epstein

Jul 11, 2019

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Epstein and Trump’s relationship is detailed in a new New York Times article, the euphemisms the media is using to describe Epstein’s crimes against children, and a new story about retaliation against minors at a border camp in Arizona. Meghan McCain photo courtesy of LBJ Library via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Make some potato salad 06:57 - Morning John on more details of Trump and Epstein’s friendship 42:03 - Meghan McCain feels caged by criticism 53:26 - Listener mail 59:17 - Credits, “Too Rich” by Sarah Bethe Nelson 60:17 - Finish

The Question of the Progressive Prosecutor

Jul 10, 2019

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State lawmakers target Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner in an effort to undo his efforts to decriminalize, and more thoughts on the connections between Jeffrey Epstein and Trump. Larry Krasner photo courtesy of Michael Candelori via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The baby is playing piano 05:05 - Morning John on state attempts to stop Krasner in Philly 39:04 - Epstein and Trump as inseparable phenomena 57:58 - Credits, “City Lights” by Jade Jackson 59:12 - Finish

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested

Jul 9, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, a white supremacist stabbed and killed a black teen over rap music in Arizona, and the Intercept archived the posts from the CBP Facebook group even though border agents tried to delete them. Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy of United States Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Soccer victory times 06:13 - Morning John on Epstein’s arrest in New York 17:58 - Pelosi trashes the good Democrats 47:56 - CBP tried to scrub its racist and misogynist posts 57:37 - Credits, “Beneath the Ice” by Samana 58:49 - Finish

Harris Joins Biden on Being Bad About Bussing

Jul 8, 2019

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The Trump administration is reportedly trying to figure out a new justification for including a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and Kamala Harris has flipped after her good attack on Biden and now says she doesn’t support federally mandated school integration. photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So many developments in the past few days! 02:20 - Morning John on the Trump admin’s new effort to justify a citizenship question 22:30 - Harris reverses after attacking Biden on bussing 59:09 - Credits, “Get Closer” by Gringo Star 60:12 - Finish

Devastating Photos From the Camps

Jul 5, 2019

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New photos from the Office of the Inspector General reveal absolutely horrifying conditions at five camps in Texas, catching up on two big Supreme Court decisions from last week on gerrymandering and the census citizenship question, and listener mail. Chief Justice John Roberts photo by Medill DC via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The good SCOTUS decision in the Curtis Flowers case 09:26 - Morning John on the findings from the Office of the Inspector General 39:57 - The bicycle safety crisis in NYC 49:34 - Listener mail 58:15 - Credits, “Why Does My Mind” by Hot Chip 59:12 - Finish

Happy Non-Patriotic Summer Holiday

Jul 4, 2019

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It’s the Fourth of July and we’re encouraging you to celebrate however you like to revel in summer as long as it doesn’t involve creepy allegiance to our nation. John explains Julian Castro’s good immigration policy, and Molly catches up with Tiffany Caban’s victory and New York City’s bicycle safety negligence. Julian Castro photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Celebrate the fourth of July however your anti imperialism tells you to 13:12 - Just John on Julian Castro’s immigration policy 51:39 - Tiffany Caban’s victory in Queens! 58:39 - Credits, “Echo” by Hot Chip 59:41 - Finish

AOC, Castro and Tlaib Visit Border Camps

Jul 3, 2019

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We are BACK after our time away and we’re catching up on the ongoing news from border concentration camps including the Congressional visits, a new round of Antifa panic, and just a little bit about the Democratic debates. Representative Joaquin Castro and his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Photo courtesy of Lauren Gerson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We are back and I didn’t even fully avoid the news while I was away! 08:01 - Morning John on Congressional visits to Clint TX 43:46 - We missed many takes by conservatives pretending to care about liberals 52:07 - Debate roundup 58:36 - Credits, “Twilight” by Doug Tuttle 59:29 - Finish

Right Wing’s Weaponization of Anti-Semitism.

Jul 2, 2019

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Molly’s still traveling but back tomorrow, so in the meantime, we’re revisiting our episode with Eli Valley from February 15th, 2019, on the right wing’s weaponization of anti-Semitism. Eli Valley, via Twitter 00:00 - Today we revisit Eli Valley and we’re back brand new tomorrow 00:30 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 01:00 - Birthday month continues, welcome other February birthdays 05:57 - Eli Valley on the right’s attacks on Ilhan Omar 30:27 - Morning John on Omar’s questioning of Abrams 58:30 - Credits, “Real Life” by Cass McCombs 59:51 - Finish

Revisiting Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers Strike

Jul 1, 2019

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It’s Monday July 1st and Molly is getting her last Traval Bash in before new baby comes. Today’s show we revisit our episode from January 24, 2019, featuring Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers Strike. Sarah Jaffe Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter 00:00 - It’s a rerun today because Molly’s visiting family 00:40 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 01:08 - Big raccoon spotting 11:37 - Sarah Jaffe on the LA teachers’ strike 36:52 - Aftermath of the Buzzfeed story 59:23 - “Glue” Bugs / Credit 60:43 - Finish

The Wife Guys 2020

Jun 28, 2019

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Jared Kushner’s got a “Peace Plan” again, the ongoing trauma of family separation, and the Democratic Wife Guys. Beto O'Rourke Rally photo courtesy of Luke Harold via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Why are Raffi songs so devastating 14:04 - Family separation as an ongoing trauma 30:57 - The Democratic Wife Guys love their wives 51:45 - Is Jared Kushner’s peace plan bad on purpose? 58:07 - Credits, “One of Many” by Summer Cannibals 59:05 - Finish

Assaulted by Donald Trump

Jun 27, 2019

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A prominent New York advice columnist comes forward to describe being assaulted by Donald Trump. Stop Brett Kavanaugh Rally photo by Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - New York State passes actually good rent regulations! 21:08 - E. Jean Carroll’s description of being attacked by Trump 45:43 - Trump, Kavanaugh, and the complete lack of consequences for sexual violence 57:02 - Credits, “Love Loss” by Air Review 57:59 - Finish

Pathologizing Palestine

Jun 26, 2019

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The baffling responses to Bernie’s plan to abolish student debt, a brief check-in on Luis CK’s ongoing comeback effort, and Trump’s monstrous response to E. Jean Carroll’s rape allegation.   Ali Khamenei photo courtesy of Khamenei.ir via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Today we revisit Eli Valley and we’re back brand new tomorrow 00:30 - It’s a vaca state of mind 06:25 - Louis CK and Trump and normalized sexual violence 12:43 - Morning John on Palestinian “surrender” and Iran sanctions 50:32 - Third Way argues it’s actually classist to abolish student debt 58:12 - Credits, “Back to the City” by Gringo Star 59:20 - Finish

Abolish Student Debt

Jun 25, 2019

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Sanders unveils the biggest student debt cancellation policy of them all, Trump terrorizes cities with threats of massive ICE roundups then delays to terrorize further, and E. Jean Carroll has accused President Trump of rape. Pramila Jayapal photo courtesy of Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An in - dept discussion of E. Jean Carroll coming later this week 04:48 - Morning John on Sanders’ plan to abolish student debt 48:31 - Trump sees himself as a merciful king 58:49 - Credits, “Scars” by Caracol 59:58 - Finish

More Iran War Ramp Up, More Border Atrocities

Jun 24, 2019

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The United States very nearly attacked Iran on Thursday night, multiple reports detail atrocities being committed to children at the border, and Joe Biden meets Cory Booker’s demand for an apology with his own demand for an apology. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking in Hanoi photo courtesy of Official White House photographer Dan Scavino Jr. via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How did you spend your free time as a youth? 08:38 - Morning John on Iran and immigration updates 51:39 - Biden makes it worse with Booker 56:52 - Credits, “Plastic Love” by Divino Niño 58:06 - Finish

Reclaim Pride Coalition on Pride’s Revolutionary Roots

Jun 21, 2019

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Reclaim Pride Coalition’s Natalie James joins us to discuss their organizing around this year’s Pride, Chuck Todd pretends he has something profound to say about concentration camps, and Biden gets pushback from Dems for loving segregationists. Queer March, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Pride month and there’s a lot of cool stuff to counter the corporate BS 03:50 - Natalie James on Reclaim Pride Coalition 21:27 - It’s Dancing season 32:00 - Morning John on Chuck Todd and Biden 57:47 - Credits, “Dancers” by Plaid 58:58 - Finish

Call Them Concentration Camps

Jun 20, 2019

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AOC ignites a conservative firestorm by calling the camps at the southern border concentration camps, Joe Biden praises the civility of segregationists, and listener mail. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez photo courtesy of House Democrats via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Mitch McConnell doesn’t want reparations because of Obama 13:09 - Morning John on calling them concentration camps 48:35 - Listener mail 57:53 - Credits, “The Ocean” by SadGirl 58:55 - Finish

When White Boys Get Held Accountable

Jun 19, 2019

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Conservative Parkland survivor and activist Kyle Kashuv’s Harvard admission was rescinded after it was found that he used racial slurs online. Also, more troops have been sent to the Middle East, and Trump threatens “millions” of undocumented immigrants in a tweet. Emancipation Day Celebration photo courtesy of Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray) via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Juneteenth 06:16 - Morning John on Kyle Kashuv 48:10 - Trump’s immigration rhetoric is a prime example of “the cruelty is the point” 55:09 - Okay just one David Brooks quote 58:44 - Credits, “War Plan Red” by Peter Perrett 59:41 - Finish

Escalations with Iran

Jun 18, 2019

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The rhetoric from both the administration and the New York Times around war with Iran has escalated significantly in the last few days. Also, Trump sees coughing as a sign of weakness, and Ross Douthat thinks dads don’t get enough credit. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Ross Douthat says please think of the dads 05:36 - Morning John with an Iran roundup 45:40 - Trump kicked Mulvaney out for coughing 57:52 - Credits, “What the Living Do” by Fauvely 59:17 - Finish

Delayed Justice for Central Park 5

Jun 17, 2019

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A look at the delayed justice for the Central Park Five, and the recent capitalist success of fake meat. Photo credit: By Thomas Good - Next Left Notes 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Wine tasting at Javits 13:00 - Delayed justice of the Central Park 5 49:00 - What to make of fake meat 59:13 - Credits, “Aaron” by Palehound 60:21 - Finish

Trump Promises to do Crimes in the Future

Jun 14, 2019

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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Trump claims he didn’t accept foreign intelligence but totally would in the future. Also, Biden continues to be the world’s biggest creep to children, and a new study looks at how many mothers are mistreated during labor and delivery. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Joe Biden, the most normal creep of them all 16:17 - Morning John on Trump’s promise of future crimes 43:47 - One in six women report mistreatment during childbirth 58:12 - Credits, “Bullshit” by Palehound 59:15 - Finish

Scott Warren Gets a Mistrial

Jun 13, 2019

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A jury in Arizona was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of an activist for leaving out water for migrants in the desert, and thoughts on Jon Stewart’s Congressional testimony over funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Watch POSE! 08:20 - John on the Scott Warren Trial 45:15 - Jon Stewart’s congressional testimony 57:17 - Credits, “Believe in Nothing” by Peter Perrett 58:38 - Finish

Biden Loves Republicans

Jun 12, 2019

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Biden has always loved the Republican party and 2020 is the absolute worst time in history to embrace it. Joe Biden Official White House Photo by David Lienemann via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - My brain has gone on vacation 05:22 - Morning John on “Tiger Mom’s” daughter on Kavanaugh’s court 22:19 - Biden defended the GOP during Nixon! 55:26 - Mysteries of the Times op ed page 58:00 - Credits, “All I Do Is Lie” by Stef Chura 59:14 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on the NY Bill to Decriminalize Sex Work

Jun 11, 2019

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There’s an actual bill to decriminalize sex work coming to the New York state house, and Melissa Gira Grant is here to break it down for us. Also, a Pride roundup, from Straight Pride in Boston to police protected Nazis in Detroit. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly just got done fasting 07:25 - Melissa Gira Grant on the new NY bill to fully decriminalize sex work 32:31 - Nazis invade the Detroit pride parade 41:07 - Listener mail 56:52 - Credits, “The Power In You” by Peter Perrett 58:15 - Finish

The Building Blocks of Segregation

Jun 10, 2019

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A deep dive into how New York City’s specialized high school purged Black and Latino students in the last few decades, John on a conservative media debate, and listener mail on the Straight Pride Parade. Stuyvesant High School photo courtesy of PointsofNoReturn via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Solidarity with the Vox Union 10:15 - Just John on the debate between David French and Sohrab Ahmari 44:32 - Test Prep programs drive segregation in New York City 59:00 - Credits, “Diamond in the Dark” by Apex Manor 60:13 - Finish

Joe Biden backs the Hyde Amendment

Jun 7, 2019

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Joe Biden confirms he isn’t in favor of repealing the Hyde amendment. A clinic escort outside the Planned Parenthood photo courtesy of Robin Marty via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Local business 18:00 - Joe Biden back the Hyde amendment 57:04 - “Daylight Matters” Cate Le Bon / Credits 58:13 - Finish

The Inhumanity Continues at the Border

Jun 6, 2019

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Children sat in vans for days at a time waiting to be reunited with their parents, Youtube sides with a homophobic harasser, and David Brooks fears the youth. David Brooks photo courtesy of PBS Newshour via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks is worried about conservatives reaching the youngs 16:09 - Morning John with an immigration roundup 51:39 - Listener mail on a new North Carolina abortion bill 55:26 - Credits, “Quitting Time” by Half Stack 57:23 - Finish

Racism on the Census

Jun 5, 2019

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A new analysis shows how many cops are openly and explicitly racist on Facebook, an architect of gerrymandering has it in writing that the census citizenship question is meant to help whites, and Joe Biden did not march in the civil rights movement but keeps saying he did. Anti-Trump protester in London's Parliament Square photo courtesy of Alisdare Hickson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This entire show is about racism 04:45 - Morning John on the Buzzfeed story on racist cops on Facebook 25:03 - Proof, in writing, that the citizenship question is meant to help whites 53:34 - Joe Biden’s civil rights lie 58:14 - Credits, “Sanctuary” by Apex Manor 59:16 - Finish

Democrats and Fox News

Jun 4, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren very convincingly explains why she won’t go on Fox News, Mike Pompeo disagrees with boy prince Jared Kushner’s Israel policy, and Charlemagne tha God criticizes Warren’s Native American ancestry gate. Charlamagne Tha God photo courtesy of The Hollywood Social Lounge via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Lots of controversial stories around Harris, Warren and Gillibrand today 09:10 - Morning John on Kushner, Pompeo and Fox News 44:48 - Thoughts on Charlemagne tha God and Elizabeth Warren 58:35 - Credits, “Out in the Open” by Gemma 59:40 - Finish

The Politics of Boycotting Georgia

Jun 3, 2019

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A Trump tariff explainer, the politics of boycotting Georgia, and Louisiana passes its own six week abortion ban. John Bel Edwards photo courtesy of Richard David Ramsey via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The kids did an amazing show 05:15 - Morning John on Trump’s tariffs on Mexico 28:31 - Disney wants to pull out of Georgia 55:43 - Final thoughts on the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder 58:33 - Credits, “Beliefs and Prayers” by Middle Kids 59:36 - Finish

Mueller Speaks

May 31, 2019

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Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time about the conclusions of the Mueller report, Mitch McConnell is a constant reminder that the Democrats need better strategy, and a New York school teacher is accused of holding a mock slave auction for black students. Robert Mueller photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Lil Nas X sang to the children 08:24 - Morning John on Mueller’s presser 50:10 - A Bronxville teacher is accused of a racist lesson 59:30 - Credits, “Aimless” by DOOMSQUAD 60:39 - Finish

Building Worker Power

May 30, 2019

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Bernie Sanders unveils two policies to benefit workers, author Jennifer Silva gets to the heart of millenials, and the Washington Post editorial board comes to the defense of charter schools. Labor Strikes NYC photo courtesy U.S. National Archives and Records Administration 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Play season 13:00 - Bernie’s plans to build worker power 45:00 - WaPo pushes back on Bernie’s charter plan 57:52 - “General Hum” DOOMSQUAD / Credits 59:10 - Finish

Rising Far Right Governments Around the World

May 29, 2019

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A look at the European Parliamentary elections, Theresa May’s personal Brexit, the election in India, and how to connect the dots between the recent successes of far right governments around the world. photo by Alisdare Hickson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Conecting the dots between lots of individual elections 02:27 - Morning John on the European elections 25:04 - Theresa May’s tears 51:23 - Jonathan Chait fears Bernie’s communism 57:04 - Credits, “Dirty Games” by Saine and Smith 58:08 - Finish

Moby For Some Reason

May 28, 2019

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The Washington Post treats Elizabeth Warren's history of billing hours as a lawyer as some sort of hypocrisy, thoughts on Moby's incorrect assumption that he dated Natalie Portman. Elizabeth Warren photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The Post discovers that Warren is a lawyer 31:00 - Moby didn’t date Natalie Portman 56:45 - “Out to Dry” Mexico City Blondes / Credits 57:56 - Finish

Julian Asssange Charged Under the Espionage Act

May 27, 2019

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Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act, data shows that policies that support children matter much more than individual choices do, of course Cory Booker likes David Brooks, and listener mail. Julian Assange photo courtesy of David Silvers via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Cory Booker is moved by David Brooks 15:07 - Morning John on Julian Assange 36:05 - Policies matter more than individual choices do 50:44 - Listener mail 57:16 - Credits, “Escapes” by Rosetta Stone 58:25 - Finish

Trump Pardons War Criminals

May 24, 2019

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Jared Kushner is miraculously still in charge of the middle east, Trump is pardoning war criminals to trigger the libs, and John Bolton’s Iran rhetoric seems to have cemented into the mainstream. Jared Kushner photo courtesy of Lori Berkowitz Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s End of the Year season and it’s budy 06:52 - Morning John on Kushner’s plans for Israel 29:27 - Trump’s pardon list 47:55 - Immigrants are being held in solitary by ICE 57:20 - Credits, “Dark Times” by Rosetta Stone 58:22 - Finish

Subpoenas, Contempt, and Impeachment

May 23, 2019

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The IRS can’t refuse the subpoena for Trump’s tax records, Don McGahn is a no show for his Congressional testimony, and more Dems move towards impeachment. Don McGahn photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Do you say ‘swearing,’ ‘cursing,’ or ‘cussing’? 08:57 - Morning John on Trump’s various subpoenas and possible contempt 54:23 - Listener mail 58:49 - Credits, “Rubber Bullets” by Clinic 59:36 - Finish

Frontline’s “Supreme Revenge”

May 22, 2019

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We talk with Gabrielle Schonder, producer and reporter on the new Frontline documentary Supreme Revenge. Also, the disingenuous criticism over Bernie Sanders’ history of anti-imperialism and leftist foreign policy. Frontline PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Are we all still hanging in there, kitty? 02:35 - Gabrielle Schonder on the new Frontline film “Supreme Revenge” 20:57 - Morning John on the NYT converage of Sanders in Nicaragua 59:19 - Credits, “Closer to You” by Amo Amo 60:21 - Finish

The Abortion Bans Continue

May 21, 2019

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Missouri passes an 8 week abortion ban, a Mueller scandal roundup, and Bret Stephens throws a hissy fit about millennials. Rally to support Planned Parenthood photo by Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:27 - More on the abortion bans 45:00 - Constitutional dance off 56:58 - “It’s not that hard” Dressy Bessy / Credits 58:06 - Finish

The Times Abysmal Alabama Coverage

May 20, 2019

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The New York Times exists to make conservatives feel comfortable, and a listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I’m concerned about Grumpy Cat’s life 10:38 - Morning John on the Times coverage of Alabama 39:40 - Immigration “assimilation” expectations from Kushner 51:43 - Listener mail 58:31 - Credits, “Smooth Operator” by Pottery 59:43 - Finish

Conservative Heroes Go Galaxy Brain on Alabama

May 17, 2019

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The takes on Alabama are just so, so hot, and a roundup of immigration and Iran news. Kay Ivey photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Garrett via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We are in truly escalating times 03:34 - Morning John with more thoughts on Alabama 42:51 - Jared Kushner’s “immigration plan” 48:51 - John Bolton’s war drive 54:46 - Motherhood in Alabama by the numbers 59:22 - Credits, “Tangerine” by Greys 60:29 - Finish

Alabama Bans Abortion After Conception

May 16, 2019

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A group of white men in Alabama have effectively banned abortion completely. photo courtesy of internets_dairy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remember to be moved to action and not only despair 06:01 - Morning John on the Alabama abortion ban 40:24 - The GOP member who pushed the NC bathroom ban wins the nomination 53:09 - More thoughts on the moralizing of who deserves choice 57:50 - Credits, “Better Days” by Radical Face 58:57 - Finish

The United States and the Presumption of Innocence

May 15, 2019

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Stephen Miller wanted to conduct coordinated nationwide ICE raids, John Bolton rachets up his desire to go war with Iran, and Trump meets with the far right Hungarian prime minister as he hurls ridiculous attacks at Rashida Tlaib. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How is it already mid May 02:57 - Morning John on the WaPo story on Trump’s planned ICE raids 24:29 - The infuriating Times coverage of John Bolton 42:18 - Trump’s meeting with Viktor Orban 57:33 - Credits, “Freedoms” by Dressy Bessy 58:53 - Finish

The Young Far Right

May 14, 2019

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We spend the hour on two pieces about far right conservatism and youth. Make American Great Again photo courtesy of James McNellis via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the young far right 57:54 - “Darjeeling” Barrie / Credits 58:58 - Finish

College Kids Can’t Afford Food

May 13, 2019

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College students are going hungry, and new tent cities in Texas. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Young people getting better politics as the institutions gets even worse 16:15 - Millennials are buried in debt and Gen Z doesn’t want to get killed by guns 28:26 - College students are increasingly food insecure 56:48 - Credits, “Baby” by Dehd 58:07 - Finish

Georgia’s Backdoor Ban

May 10, 2019

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More thoughts on Georgia’s anti-abortion bill, and the latest escalation between Trump and Congress. Memorial to Women Who Died From Illegal Unsafe Abortions photo by Carolmooredc via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - 90s cartoons 11:00 - More on Georgia’s anti - abortion bill 45:00 - Latest escalation between Trump and Congress 58:55 - “Loss & Relax” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 60:16 - Finish

Trump is the Biggest Loser (of Money)

May 9, 2019

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New New York Times Reporting shows that Trump lost almost a billion dollars from the 80s to the 90s, and Georgia’s new heartbeat bill bestows full legal rights on fetuses. Governor Bryan Kemp photo courtesy of State of Georgia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Handmaid’s Tale Creep 02:51 - Morning John on Trump’s taxes 35:22 - Brian Kemp signs an essential abortion ban in Georgia 52:04 - More thoughts on the heartbeat bill 58:52 - Credits, “Ship of Fools” by An Horse 59:49 - Finish

Zionist Violence in Gaza

May 8, 2019

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Israeli violence escalates towards Gaza and the Times coverage of it is typically orientalist, a new report on the devastating impact of human life on natural life, and Ross Douthat takes on work/life balance. Melbourne Climate Strike photo courtesy of Takver via Wikipedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The best way to tackle fatphobia with young people? 12:39 - Morning John on Gaza and climate change 55:01 - Why Ross Douthat should be a socialist 59:01 - Credits, “Habits” by Barrie 60:10 - Finish

Everyday Family Separation

May 7, 2019

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A WNYC story on family separation in the hands of child protective workers. Rally to end family separation in Cleveland, Ohio Photo courtesy of Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Homecoming 17:00 - The family separation that happens every day 57:33 - “Blankets” Craig Finn / Credits 58:57 - Finish

Frontline’s “The Abortion Divide”

May 6, 2019

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We talk with Elizabeth Leiter, producer of the new Frontline documentary “The Abortion Divide.” Also, a Buzzfeed story on a Breitbart writer who now disavows the alt right, and new tent cities in Texas. Frontline PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - When an adult budges in line 12:49 - Elizabeth Leiter on Frontline’s “The Abortion Divide” 35:32 - Buzzfeed’s story on leaving the alt - right 59:49 - Credits, “Something to Hope For” by Craig Finn 60:42 - Finish

Republican’s Alternate Reality

May 3, 2019

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William Barr testified on Wednesday but refused to testify on Thursday, Pete Buttigeig’s Vogue photo shoot makes us all want to hurl, and the New York City Council debates school segregation. William Barr meets with Justice Department leadership photo courtesy of The United States Department of Justice via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This Pete Buttigieg photo shoot has me upset 16:03 - Morning John on Barr’s testimony 45:32 - School segregation debate continues in NYC 58:29 - Credits, “Grant at Galena” by Craig Finn 59:28 - Finish

Mueller Speaks

May 2, 2019

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Robert Mueller negates Barr’s characterization of the Mueller report, the attempted coup in Venezuela, and listener mail. President Nicolás Maduro in 2016 photo courtesy of Eneas De Troya via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Belated Happy May Day! 04:31 - Morning John on Mueller’s letter 40:43 - Listener mail catch up 57:30 - Credits, “Indications” by Craig Finn 58:37 - Finish

Trump’s Ideology

May 1, 2019

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The Trump administration introduces more restrictions on asylum, moves to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and lies about infanticide at a rally in Wisconsin.    Tahrir Square photo courtesy of Ahmed Abd El-Fatah via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Memory Lane season here in Radio Dispatch land 08:54 - Morning John on Trump’s new asylum restrictions 44:30 - Trump’s infanticide lies escalate 58:34 - Credits, “Magic Marker” by Craig Finn 59:51 - Finish

Border Vigilantes

Apr 30, 2019

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The rogue gang that was detaining migrants at the border, children might be kept at Guantanamo, and listener mail on gender and dominant masculinity. photo courtesy of CBP Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Anniversaries 11:30 - Border vigilantes 45:00 - Listener mail 58:12 - “Josephine” Dirt Buyer / Credits 59:24 - Finish

Biden’s Rough Start

Apr 29, 2019

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On the first day of his campaign, Susan Bro and Anita Hill both illuminated Joe Biden’s tendency to use other people for his own person gain. Also, Twitter can’t make an algorhythm that can tell the difference between white supremacists and Republican politicians, and listener mail. Anita Hill Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks gets weird for Biden’s love of his wife 08:39 - Morning John on Susan Bro and Anita Hill 52:47 - Listener mail 58:47 - Credits, “in the hearts” by Lowly 60:04 - Finish

Biden’s Announcement Video

Apr 26, 2019

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Joe Biden is running, Tom Friedman has gone full eco-fascist, and listener mail on the child surveillance app. Memorial for Heather Heyer on 4th Street SE in Charlottesville, Virginia. photo by AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - My city baby doesn’t trust grass 08:09 - Morning John on Biden’s announcement 48:50 - Listener mail on Life360 57:25 - Credits, “Slow Motion Train” by Big Search 58:44 - Finish

Why People on TV Love Buttigieg

Apr 25, 2019

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We spend the hour on the recent CNN Town Halls with five 2020 presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg’s remarks on why people on prison shouldn’t get to vote, Klobuchar’s love of student debt, and why moderates are afraid of Warren and Sanders. Pete Buttigieg photo by Edward Kimmel via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So much 2020 talk but we try to keep it substantive, not horse racey 03:18 - Morning John on Buttigieg saying prisoners shouldn’t vote 22:48 - The Trump administration wants to include immigration on the census 52:48 - Trump’s feud with House Oversight 57:36 - Credits, “What I Need” by Jackie Mendoza 58:58 - Finish

Warren’s Free College Plan

Apr 24, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan for free college and forgiveness of student debt, Mayor Pete compares Sanders to Trump, and the right wing militia that was detaining migrants in the Southwest. Elizabeth Warren photo courtesy of Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Family surveillance 39:00 - Warren’s free college plan 58:26 - “Done Bleeding” The Mountain Goats / Credits 59:52 - Finish

Frontline’s “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Apr 23, 2019

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We talk with David Sutherland, director of the new Frontline documentary “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Also, we catch up with listener mail on parents’ choices around their kids’ internet privacy.    Frontline PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is in the studio! 04:16 - A deep dive into kids’ privacy expectations on social media 30:03 - David Sutherland on “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” 57:44 - Credits, “Like a Child Does” by Diane Coffee 59:04 - Finish

The President Tried Crimes

Apr 22, 2019

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We spend the hour on the Mueller report, and the President’s many efforts to do crimes. Protest Trump and Protect the Mueller Investigation Rally and March Downtown Chicago Illinois photo courtesy of Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Baby girl’s clothes are sewn differently! 08:38 - Morning John on the Mueller report 34:12 - What should the Democrats do? 52:56 - Final thoughts on Trump and accountability 58:11 - Credits, “Ghosting” by Emily Reo 59:26 - Finish

What AOC, Omar, and Tlaib Have in Common to Conservatives

Apr 19, 2019

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This week has been a lesson in conservatives’ disingenuous attacks on AOC and Ilhan Omar. Also, Kamala Harris regrets her policy that lead to jailing parents for truancy, and listener mail. Journalist Bret Stephens photo courtesy of Veni Markovski via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This is a No Mueller Zone 05:37 - Morning John on Bret Stephens’ attack on Ilhan Omar 36:19 - Kamala Harris’s take backsies on arresting parents 50:39 - Listener mail 57:59 - Credits, “Be Somebody Good” by Circa Waves 59:12 - Finish

Barr’s Ruling on Asylum Seekers

Apr 18, 2019

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AG William Barr wants to detain asylum seekers, establishment Democrats are organizing around their fear of Bernie Sanders, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Mitt Romney via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s almost Passover! 06:56 - Morning John on Barr, Trump and the Dems who hate Sanders 41:53 - A Tanden explainer 53:58 - Listener mail 58:04 - Credits, “All This Time” by Ellis 59:08 - Finish

The Right Wing Response to Notre Dame

Apr 17, 2019

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The right wing’s white supremacist response to the fire at Notre Dame, the Republican and Democrats’ shared indifference to the safety of Ilhan Omar, and Bernie Sanders’ Fox News town hall. Notre Dame Cathedral Photo by Pezi via Peter Haas courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shoutout to Yemeni bodega owners boycotting the NY Post 08:07 - Morning John on ring wind pundits’ response to the Notre Dame fire 30:04 - Prominent Democrats refuse to stand with Ilhan Omar 51:00 - Bernie on Fox News 58:19 - Credits, “All I Want” by Broken Social Scene 59:26 - Finish

Behind an Infamous Viral Photo

Apr 16, 2019

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The story behind the infamous Nazi salute photo. The Square in Baraboo, Wisconsin. photo courtesy of Let's Rave via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the viral photo of teens doing a Nazi salute 59:05 - “Get This!” Big Spirit / Credits 60:14 - Finish

When One Student Tried to Report an Assault on Campus

Apr 15, 2019

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Ansel Taylor joins us to discuss their experience trying to get accountability for a sexual assault on campus. Also, Glenn Beck says that American Communists are orchestrating an assault on the Republic, and Think Progress goes after Bernie. Glenn Beck photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s got some thoughts on 90s ska band Less than Jake 19:09 - Ansel Taylor on the obstacles to reporting assault on campus 43:33 - Glenn Beck’s Nazi constellation of talking points 57:26 - Credits, “Get This!” by Big Spirit 58:38 - Finish

Julian Assange Arrested in London

Apr 12, 2019

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Julian Assange has been arrested, the right wing continues to put a target on Ilhan Omar’s back, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Raffi has the best politics 11:44 - Morning John on the Assange arrest and the Omar smearing 52:18 - Listener mail 57:50 - Credits, “Front of the Train” by Big Spirit 59:19 - Finish

White Supremacists Revise History in House Panel

Apr 11, 2019

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Benjamin Netanyahu has been reelected in Israel, a white supremacist violence panel in the House resulted in a Muslim father who lost children to Islamophobic violence being questioned about the Koran, and listener mail. Jair Bolsonaro with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu photo courtesy of Alan Santos/PR via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Old Country Road explainer 09:25 - Morning John on the Israel elections 34:49 - The white supremacist violence panel in the house 57:27 - Credits, “Together Again” by Big Spirit 58:34 - Finish

Don’t Redeem Kirstjen Neilson

Apr 10, 2019

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Kirstjen Neilson is out and there’s already an emerging narrative that she was a counterweight against Trump’s worst impulses. Also, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, and listener mail. Jarded Kushner and Stephen Miller photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So happy to spread the Buttigeig shuffle 04:31 - Morning John on Neilson’s outster 42:09 - The hilarious Mar - a-Lago security breaches 53:33 - Listener mail 58:05 - Credits, “Pink Lemonade” by Daddy Long Legs 59:01 - Finish

No, Bernie Isn’t the Same as Trump

Apr 9, 2019

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A Washington Post piece suggests that Bernie Sanders is the left’s version of Donald Trump, and a Times op ed says don’t abolish billionaires.     Bernie Sanders photo courtesy of Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Serafina likes John more than Molly 11:50 - Our collective shame in being glued to the primaries 19:25 - Dana Milbank wonders if Bernie is the Trump of the left 32:00 - “Hate” is not a useful political word 58:21 - Credits, “Rolling Tides” by Garcia Peoples 59:37 - Finish

Piper Anderson on Creating Justice Through Stories

Apr 8, 2019

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Piper Anderson (@PiperAnderson1) joins us to discuss her work using storytelling to fight mass incarceration. Also, Morning John on the War Powers Resolution passing in the House and the Senate, and the upcoming Congressional hearings on Facebook and white supremacy. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This show is what we like to call #RadioDispatchWheelhouse 02:26 - Piper Anderson on using stories to create justice around mass incarceration 22:28 - Morning John on the War Powers Resolution 56:55 - Credits, “Break Me Down” by Garcia Peoples 58:02 - Finish

More to the Mueller Report

Apr 5, 2019

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In the least surprising turn of events ever, new reporting suggests there is more to the Mueller report than William Barr suggested. Also, House committees have subpoenaed Trump tax returns and financial records, and listener mail. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of Congressional Pictorial Index via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly has a song about Pete Buttigeig 06:23 - Morning John on the Mueller Team and the outgoing subpoenas 52:05 - Listener mail 57:23 - Credits, “Honey” by Drugdealer 58:18 - Finish

Trump Has a Normal One

Apr 4, 2019

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Since we last recorded 24 hours ago, Donald Trump called Puerto Rico another country, got his father’s birthplace wrong, couldn’t say the word “origins,” and claimed noise from wind mills causes cancer. Also, an overview of the security clearance whistleblower, court packing efforts in the Senate, and listener mail.   Mitch McConnell photo courtesy of The United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remember the colonial history of Puerto Rico when defending it 07:41 - Morning John on court packing in the Senate and the security clearance scandal 50:20 - Listener mail on Queer Eye 59:11 - Credits, “Fools” by Drugdealer 60:12 - Finish

The Biden Backlash

Apr 3, 2019

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As predicted, the defense of Joe Biden has been an absolute nightmare. Also, conservatives attack trans folks for debunking the idea of biological sex, and ongoing thoughts on the NYC school segregation crisis. Joe Biden photo courtesy of United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What a day for toxic masculinity 07:39 - Morning John on the defense of Biden 52:29 - More thoughts on transphobia and Helen Lewis’s hire at the Atlantic 59:38 - Credits, “Twice in a Lifetime” by Chris Cohen 60:46 - Finish

Joe Biden Is A Predator

Apr 2, 2019

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Lucy Flores describes a non-consensual interaction with Joe Biden on the campaign trail, a long Current Affairs piece tells us all about Pete Buttigeig, and Beto's soaring rhetoric soars right out of the realm of making any damn sense. Lucy Flores photo courtesy of Deacontyler1 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Joe Biden is a predator 45:00 - Beto and Pete have no policy 58:46 - “Tough Enough” Ex Hex / Credits 60:23 - Finish

No Consequences for Trump Officials

Apr 1, 2019

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The Mueller report is 300 pages long with only a 4-page summary, Kirstjen Nielson wants to be able to deport unaccompanied minors, and why Ben Shapiro doesn’t want to be called Alt Right. Ben Shapiro photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Don’t lie to me and call it an April Fools 05:16 - Morning John on the Mueller Report, Neilson and Shapiro 55:06 - Listener mail on teen organizers in NYC 58:43 - Credits, “Rank and File” by Mini Dresses 59:53 - Finish

A Concentration Camp in El Paso

Mar 29, 2019

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An open air detention in El Paso looks a lot like a US run concentration camp, the NRA deliberately trafficked in conspiracy theories after Parkland, a HuffPost story looks at the families hurt by Kamala Harris’s prosecutions of truancy, and a history of school segregation in New York City. Pete Buttigieg photo courtesy of Pete Buttigieg campaign website via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I don’t have a good feeling about Mayor Pete 18:51 - Morning John on the concentration camp in El Paso 34:35 - The families hurt by Kamala Harris’s truancy policy 58:17 - Credits, “Not Enough” by Paws 59:25 - Finish

Trump Goes After the ACA, Again

Mar 28, 2019

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A closer look at the latest threat to the ACA, Mike Lee’s baffling Senate presentation on climate change and the Green New Deal, and Betsy DeVos goes after the Special Olympics. Mike Lee photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Endless things to be mad about 06:35 - Morning John on the new threats to the ACA 58:13 - Credits, “Some More” by Munya 59:23 - Finish

The Mueller Report, Kind Of

Mar 27, 2019

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The Mueller report has been given to the AG and the AG says there’s no collusion and, more ambiguously, no obstructing. We spend the hour breaking it down. William Barr photo courtesy of The United States Department of Justice via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The Democrats and AIPAC, follow up 05:08 - John on AG William Barr’s interpretation of the Mueller report 48:43 - Trump sent a list of guests for networks to ban 57:31 - Credits, “Good Times” by Ex Hex 58:39 - Finish

Dismantling The Replacement Conspiracy Theory

Mar 26, 2019

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A New York Times story looks at how anti-feminism is a common thread for various right and far right ideologies and a gateway to fascism. photo courtesy of Government House, New Zealand via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Dismantling replacement theory 58:09 - “Tough Enough” Ex Hex / Credits 59:28 - Finish

Democratic Hopefuls Skip AIPAC

Mar 25, 2019

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In an unprecedented move, Democratic 2020 hopefuls are skipping out on this weekend’s AIPAC conference. Also, teachers in Indiana were forced to be mock executed in a school shooting drill, New Zealand has successfully changed its gun laws within 10 days of the Christchurch shooting, and listener mail. Jacinda Ardern photo courtesy of Governor-General of New Zealand via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Watching Queer Eye and feeling inspired 10:48 - Morning John on the AIPAC conference and Golan Heights 31:49 - Indiana teachers shot with pellet guns during a school shooting drill 50:04 - Listener mail 58:17 - Credits, “BUDDY” by Du Blond 59:31 - Finish

The Cynicism of Biden

Mar 22, 2019

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Biden considers tapping Stacey Abrams for a VP candidate before he even declares he’s running, Andrew Gillum moves to build voter power in Florida, and listener mail. Stacey Abrams photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Nikki Haley swings and misses on childbirth costs 07:07 - Morning John on Biden, Gillum the Conways, and Trump’s McCain fued 51:36 - Listener mail 57:53 - Credits, “I Will Run” by Ibibo Sound Machine 59:07 - Finish

The 16-year-anniversary of the Iraq War

Mar 21, 2019

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It’s been 16 years since the start of the Iraq war, Elizabeth Warren’s calls to abolish the electoral college, and the New York City selective schools that let in even fewer black students this year despite calls to overhaul the system. photo courtesy of Records of the White House Photo Office (George W. Bush Administration), 1/20/2001 - 1/20/2009 via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The dismal admissions numbers for black and Hispanic NYC high school students 13:32 - Morning John on the Iraq War anniversary 53:50 - Abandon the electoral college! 59:27 - Credits, “Something to You” by Nanami Ozone 60:32 - Finish

The Trial of Ratko Mladic

Mar 20, 2019

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Rob Miller joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “The Trial of Ratko Mladic.” Also, Morning John on Devin Nunes’ lawsuit, Beto’s healthcare proposal, and contextualizing the rise of white supremacist violence. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Never a better time to be learning about history 06:17 - Rob Miller on the Frontline documentary “The Trial of Ratko Mladic” 35:15 - Morning John on the New Zealand shooting and Beto’s Medicare plan 54:02 - Call for listener mail on NYC high school applications 58:29 - Credits, “Another World” by The Faint 59:27 - Finish

Chelsea Clinton and Egg Boy

Mar 19, 2019

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A young Muslim college student confronts Chelsea Clinton over her remarks about Ilhan Omar and her appearance at a vigil for the Muslims killed in New Zealand, an Australian teenager cracks an egg on a conservative politician’s head, and New Zealand has already promised to ban semi-automatic weapons. Chelsea Clinton photo by Kyle Cassidy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thank god for Egg Boy 05:24 - Chelsea Clinton’s white ally grift 42:48 - The political significance of egging 59:16 - Credits, “It’s So Easy” by Roidz 60:11 - Finish

Mosque Shootings in New Zealand

Mar 18, 2019

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A shooting at two mosques in New Zealand appears to have been committed by a white supremacist, more thoughts on Beto, and listener mail. Friday Prayer photo courtesy of Azim Khan Ronnie via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Love to New Zealand listeners and Muslim listeners 06:35 - Morning John on the New Zealand shooting and Beto’s values 51:39 - Listener mail 58:07 - Credits, “In Between” by Kerchief 59:15 - Finish

John in the Studio Dismantling Meritocracy

Mar 15, 2019

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It’s Friday Funday and John is in the studio to further unpack the college admissions scandal story. Also, Beto O’Rourke has declared his run for the presidency, and listener mail. Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Beto wants to meet in the middle 10:33 - John in the Studio on the myth of meritocracy 37:46 - Beto’s silent, child raising wife 51:20 - Listener mail 58:35 - Credits, “Roses” by Sam Evian 59:40 - Finish

Jeffrey Barrois on How Standardized Tests Affect Teaching

Mar 14, 2019

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Listener Jeffrey Barrois joins us to discuss how standardized testing impacts classroom teaching, a huge group of wealthy parents have been indicted for a bribery scandal involving college admissions, and listener mail. USC Campus photo by Bobak Ha'Eri via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Mitt Romney’s creepy candle technique 13:22 - Jeffrey Barrois on high stakes testing and teaching 34:17 - The college bribery scandal that rocked this week 59:02 - Credits, “Football Money” by Kiwi Jr. 60:02 - Finish

Tucker Carlson Is Somehow Even Worse Than We Knew

Mar 13, 2019

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Tucker Carlson defends child abuse and white supremacy, Meghan McCain calls friend of the show Eli Valley an anti-Semite for making fun of her, and a look at Trump’s budget. Tucker Carlson photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The euphemism of “fusion food” 15:02 - Morning John on Tucker Carlson 40:59 - Eli Valley gets the Meghan McCain treatment 51:05 - Trump’s budget 59:31 - Credits, “Leslie” by Kiwi Jr. 60:31 - Finish

Two Difficult Documentaries

Mar 12, 2019

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Processing R Kelly's interview with Gayle King and the new Leaving Neverland documentary. Neverland Ranch photo courtesy of John Wiley User:Jw4nvc via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Look and listen 24:00 - The R Kelly interview and Leaving Neverland 59:44 - “Dadcore” Mozes and the Firstborn / Credits 60:44 - Finish

Paul Manafort Gets 47 Months

Mar 11, 2019

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Paul Manafort’s sentence causes some outcry given its relative leniency, Meghan McCain’s crocodile tears over Ilhan Omar, and David Brooks, incredibly, says he backs reparations now. Meghan McCain Photo by Jay Godwin via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy belated International Women’s Day 10:35 - Morning John on Manafort 39:35 - Meghan McCain cries in fear of Ilhan Omar 51:18 - David Brooks thinks about reparations 58:57 - Credits, “can’t calm down” by Hand Habits 60:04 - Finish

Why the Trump Children Shouldn’t Be Off Limits

Mar 8, 2019

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Democrats want to treat the grown adult Trump children with kid gloves, the New York Times mocks the Green New Deal’s lack of pragmatism while ignoring its political effectiveness, and listener mail. Green New Deal photo courtesy of Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a silly news day 07:40 - Morning John on the Trump kids, drone oversight and the Green New Deal 45:32 - Listener mail on health care 58:42 - Credits, “Price of Progress” by Faux Ferocious 59:41 - Finish

The Jane Mayer investigation into Fox News and Trump

Mar 7, 2019

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More thoughts on the attacks on Ilhan Omar, Jane Mayer’s bombshells on Fox News including the Stormy Daniels story spike, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Have you heard of cozy mysteries 13:14 - Morning John on Omar and Jane Mayer’s New Yorker story 52:57 - Listener mail 58:01 - Credits, “Start Over Again” by Faux Ferocious 59:14 - Finish

Attacks ramp on Ilhan Omar

Mar 6, 2019

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The Democrats betray Ilhan Omar as Republicans link her to 9/11, Bernie’s first rally at Brooklyn college, CPAC continues its embrace of fascism, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks values his own simple thoughts too much 14:14 - Morning John on CPAC and Nadler subpoenas 43:47 - The Democrats turn on Omar 52:28 - Thoughts on the Bernie rally 59:01 - Credits, “Turn Me Down” by Julia Jacklin 59:59 - Finish

Cohen warns about 2020

Mar 5, 2019

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A closer look at Michael Cohen’s statement before Congress that he fears Trump wouldn’t allow a peaceful transition of power if he lost in 2020, the US military considers sending ISIS detainees to GTMO, and Success Academy is found to have violated the educational rights of students with disabilities. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So many embraces of fascism from Republicans lately! 12:33 - Gaming out the possibility of 2020 election legitimacy challenges 50:02 - Sanders has honed his definition of socialism 58:40 - Credits, “High Lights” by Charlotte Adigery 59:48 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on Decrim NY

Mar 4, 2019

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Melissa Gira Grant is back to talk Decrim NY, the organizing being done to make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work. Also, unpacking the lies behind Ben Sasse’s abortion bill, and listener mail. Melissa Gira Grant Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The news continues to get weirder 05:41 - Melissa Gira Grant on Decrim NY 38:41 - Ben Sasse’s failed abortion bill 57:56 - Credits, “The Future is Female” by Madame Gandhi 59:20 - Finish

Michael Cohen’s Testimony

Mar 1, 2019

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Michael Cohen testifies before Congress, the Trump North Korea nuclear summit falls apart, 4500 children were abused in ICE DHS custody, and listener mail. photo by US House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Some of the more poetic Cohen moments 13:52 - Morning John on Cohen, North Korea and ICE 50:07 - Listener mail 58:30 - Credits, “Pressure to Party” by Julia Jacklin 59:38 - Finish

Ivanka’s Got Thoughts on Earning Money

Feb 28, 2019

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Ivanka Trump thinks people should earn their money, Michael Cohen is testifying before Congress, a new proposal outlines the specifics of how Medicare for All would work, and listener mail. photo courtesy of  U.S. House Office of Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Jumaane wins Public Advocate in New York City! 08:53 - Morning John on Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill 36:38 - Ivanka Trump thinks people don’t want a minimum wage 47:03 - Listener mail 58:35 - Credits, “Beatdown” by Baby Boys 59:59 - Finish

Frontline and Propublica’s Joaquin Sapien on the new film “Right to Fail”

Feb 27, 2019

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We talk with Joaquin Sapien, correspondent on the new Frontline and Propublica documentary “Right to Fail,” about a court order facilitating people with mental illnesses to live independently in New York City. Also, John and Molly catch up on Trump’s emergency, Cohen’s testimony, and Dianne Feinstein’s very bad moment with some child activists. Photo via Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This show is packed to the gills 03:01 - Joaquin Sapien on the new Frontline and Propublica film “Right to Fail” 22:25 - Morning John on Trump, Cohen and Feinstein 59:01 - Credits, “Like Nothing” by Telekenisis 59:57 - Finish

No Alliances With the Far Right

Feb 26, 2019

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The dangers of idealizing a far right and left alliance on foreign policy, and a very good piece about not liking Bernie Sanders. Photo by Slowking4 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Blackout curtains 17:00 - No alliances with the far right 45:00 - The way to write about not liking Bernie Sanders 58:10 - “Music Was The Language From When I Mattered” Herzog / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Limited Consequences for Epstein and Stone

Feb 25, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein and Roger Stone both face the possibility of some actual consequences in court, rich people have the most boring ideas about poor people, Kamala Harris wants you to know she does not want to hug trees, and listener mail.    photo by LAbaseballfan via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I’m in a Les Mis hole 09:14 - Morning John on Epstein, Stone and Quillette 42:06 - Kamala Harris doesn’t like trees 50:23 - Listener mail extravaganza 58:28 - Credits, “Anything at All” by Homeshake 59:36 - Finish

A Listener’s Story of Needing an Abortion as a Teen

Feb 22, 2019

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Listener Mason joins us to tell their story of needing an abortion as a 16-year-old with no adult to go to for help. Also, Morning John on the member of the Coast Guard found with a detailed hit list of liberals and leftists. Photo by internets_dairy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So thankful to have a listener story featured on today’s show 04:18 - Morning John on the Coast Guard white supremacist 35:49 - Mason on their experience needing an abortion as a teenager 57:39 - Credits, “Fare Thee Well” by Jessica Pratt 59:09 - Finish

CNN Hires a Former Sessions Spokeswoman as Political Editor

Feb 21, 2019

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CNN hires Sarah Isgur, a former spokeswoman for Jeff Sessions, as a political editor, Bernie Sanders names his campaign manager, a child was arrested for refusing to pledge allegiance, and listener mail. photo by Dorothea Lange via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Just tryin’ to get some ranch 09:43 - Morning John on Isgur, Shakir and Sanders 38:13 - 11 - year-old boy refuses pledge of allegiance 53:03 - Listener mail 58:49 - Credits, “Never Alone” by White Lies 60:22 - Finish

Bernie Declares

Feb 20, 2019

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Sanders has officially announced that he will run for President in 2020, Elizabeth Warren proposes a slightly means-tested universal childcare policy, and a closer look at the Family Fun Pack, a leftist proposal for universal welfare programs for children and families. photo by Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thank you for the birthday wishes! 07:17 - Morning John on Bernie’s policy platform 31:44 - Elizabeth Warren’s childcare policy 45:06 - The People’s Policy Projects set of family welfare proposals 59:00 - Credits, “Get On Our Own” by The Buzzcocks 60:07 - Finish

Weed and Politics

Feb 19, 2019

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How politicians relationship with weed has changed since the 90s. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Weed and politics, for the hour 58:44 - “Bluesboy” Deer Tick / Credits 59:54 - Finish

NYC Says Bye Amazon!

Feb 18, 2019

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Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his border wall, NYC organizers successfully scared away Amazon’s headquarters, and catching up on listener mail.     photo by Tomascastelazo via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s been a good month for organizing 07:02 - Morning John on Trump’s emergency and NYC’s victory over Amazon 32:14 - Ross Douthat hates choice but also doubts universal daycare 38:20 - Listener mail bonanza! 57:49 - Credits, “Together” by Wicca Phase Springs Eternal 59:22 - Finish

Eli Valley on the Right’s Weaponization of Anti-Semitism

Feb 15, 2019

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Eli Valley joins us to discuss the right wing’s weaponization of anti-Semitism, and Morning John on Ilhan Omar’s fantastic questioning of Elliot Abrams.    Photo courtesy of Eli Valley 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Birthday month continues, welcome other February birthdays 05:27 - Eli Valley on the right’s attacks on Ilhan Omar 29:47 - Morning John on Omar’s questioning of Abrams 57:59 - Credits, “Real Life” by Cass McCombs 59:21 - Finish

When a Judge Visited a Federal Jail

Feb 14, 2019

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What happened when a judge visited a federal jail in Brooklyn, it’s been one year since the Parkland school shooting, and thoughts on the Esquire magazine American Boy cover story.     photo courtesy of Youngking11 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - There’s a Cake Man Fight about to happen 11:13 - A quick rant on the Esquire cover 26:53 - Morning John on continued Ilhan Omar fallout 41:51 - When a judge visited a federal jail 58:58 - Credits, “Only You” by Anemone 60:00 - Finish

Republicans’ Disingenuous Attacks on Omar

Feb 13, 2019

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Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweets criticizing AIPAC sparked a Republican crusade against her, the details of the tentative deal that could keep the government open, and David Brooks names and defends capitalism.    photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An audit of potential Valentines Day emotions 08:36 - Morning John on Omar and the shutdown deal 48:11 - David Brooks knows about capitalism! 58:11 - Credits, “I Know I Don’t Know” by Panda Bear 59:39 - Finish

What Cops Do and Don’t Do

Feb 12, 2019

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An Intercept story looks at the numbers of arrests in the United States, the APA says that traditional masculinity can hurt boys, and the security theater highlighted by the shutdown. Photo by Johnny Silvercloud via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - New report on cop activity in the US 42:00 - How masculinity hurts boys 59:25 - “Glass Heart” Mel Parsons / Credits 60:27 - Finish

Virginia Politicians Falling Like Dominos

Feb 11, 2019

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John and Molly catch up on the rolling nightmare happening in Virginia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves she’s just as awesome as she seems on the House floor, and Jeff Bezos makes himself a hero for standing up to dick pick extortion. Photo courtesy of VMI yearbook The Bomb, 1981 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What if you shared a birthday with your sibling 09:55 - Morning John on the political crisis in Virginia 41:28 - AOC illustrates political corruption in five hilarious minutes 53:09 - Please read about MDC federal prison in Brooklyn 55:00 - Listener mail 58:21 - Credits, “Hey! Yeah!” by Deer Tick 59:50 - Finish

FBI Surveillance of the Left

Feb 8, 2019

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Three stories about FBI shenanigans, Trump and Pence go after New York and Virginia's late term abortion laws, and Amazon continues its union busting in New York. Photo by Nancy Wong via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Early at the airport 20:00 - Pence and Trump go after Virginia’s late term abortion law 46:00 - FBI surveillance of the left 58:22 - “Bluesboy” Deer Tick / Credits 59:32 - Finish

Socialism Goes Big!

Feb 7, 2019

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Trump invoked the specter of socialism at the State of the Union, the value and differences of Abrams and Sanders’ speeches, Morning John, and listener mail.    Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Smart phones are making Molly run from her responsibilies 06:45 - Socialism wins the SOTU 22:01 - John and Molly’s response to Trump, Abrams and Sanders 47:53 - Listener mail 59:07 - Credits, “Time Unrivaled” by Deep State 60:16 - Finish

SOTU Controversy

Feb 6, 2019

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We’ve banished John to the streets of Manhattan once again, Bernie Sanders angered a lot of people by giving a post State of the Union response after Stacey Abrams, unpacking the Trump inauguration committee subpoena news, and listener mail.    photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Morning John is back! 7:00 - Liam Neeson is the last thing anyone needs right now 14:59 - Morning John on the Trump inauguration subpoena 42:47 - A rant on Bernie politics 59:06 - Credits, “Whatchu Doin’” by Balthazar 60:15 - Finish

Bernie's Estate Tax

Feb 5, 2019

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Bernie proposes a real estate tax clearly informed by both AOC and Warren, we catch up on Max Boot's love of endless war, and listener mail. Photo by Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Flying, sky diving, bungee jumping 14:07 - Bernie proposes raising the estate tax 48:00 - Max Boot again calls for endless war 50:00 - Listener mail 58:10 - “Streetcar” Roving Reporter / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Booker’s Bad Education History

Feb 4, 2019

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Cory Booker is a threat to public education or at least he used to be, and four Democrats say no to additional DHS funding. Photo by Cory Booker via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Catwalk 17:00 - Booker’s bad education history 52:40 - Four Dems say no additional DHS funding 58:40 - “Mystery Hour” Pavo Pavo / Credits 60:05 - Finish

Jussie Smollet Attacked By Racist Homophobes In Chicago

Feb 1, 2019

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Jussie Smollet's attack by racist homophobes in Chicago, and Harris backtracks on abolishing private insurance companies. Photo by iDominick via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Cat rescue 30:00 - Smollet attacked by racists 56:55 - “Dadcore” Mozes and the Firstborn / Credits 58:15 - Finish

Peter Cole on Dockworker Power

Jan 31, 2019

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Peter Cole joins us to discuss his new book, "Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area." Also, a tragedy in New York City highlights the failing and ableist infrastructure of the subways, and we check in on silly billionaire Howard Schultz. Photo courtesy of Peter Cole via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Polar vortex 10:52 - Peter Cole on Dockworker Power 35:28 - Ableist infrastructure in NYC 48:00 - Silly billionaire Howard Schultz 57:39 - “Pet Town” Eerie Wanda / Credits 59:16 - Finish

Harris’ Criminalization of Truancy

Jan 30, 2019

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Kamala Harris dodges criminal justice questions in her CNN Town Hall but goes in on abolishing private insurance, and how Trump’s rhetoric terrifies immigrant children. Photo by Office of the Attorney General of California via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump’s rhetoric terrifies children 28:20 - Harris’ criminalization of truancy 57:53 - “Fast Cars” Buzzcocks / Credits 59:13 - Finish

Brokaw’s Accidentally Illuminating Bigotry

Jan 29, 2019

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Tom Brokaw’s accidentally illuminating bigotry, Wall Street freaks out about Sanders and Warren, worker slowdowns force Trump to reopen the government, and Trump and Lindsey Graham joke about invading Venezuela. Photo by AFGE 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 06:30 - Molly on Brokaw and Wall Street’s freakout 41:00 - Direct action gets the goods 55:00 - Trump and Graham joke about invading Venezuela 59:45 - “How I Came To Win The War” Ice Palace / Credits 60:59 - Finish

Warren’s Wealth Tax

Jan 28, 2019

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Roger Stone has been indicted, Elizabeth Warren proposes a wealth tax, and the increasingly desperate fact checking of AOC. Photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Generational differences 30:00 - Warren’s wealth tax 42:30 - Desperate fact checking of AOC 56:54 - “The Blade” Go Dark / Credits 58:24 - Finish

What Just Happened In Venezuela

Jan 25, 2019

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Catching up with what happened in Venezuela on Wednesday, Joe Biden praised a Republican in the 2018 midterms, and the Success Academy story on recruiting business leaders to be school principals. photo by Valentin Guerrero via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Need a beach vacation 11:00 - Shutdown round up 30:00 - What just happened in Venezuela 42:00 - Biden’s bad speech 53:00 - Success Academy goes after MBAs 59:28 - “It Will Be Okay” French for Rabbits / Credits 60:57 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers’ Strike

Jan 24, 2019

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the LA teachers’ strike, and catching up on the aftermath of the big Buzzfeed story. Photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big raccoon spotting 10:57 - Sarah Jaffe on the LA teachers’ strike 36:12 - Aftermath of the Buzzfeed story 58:43 - “Glue” Bugs / Credit 60:04 - Finish

Frontline on Black Lung, the Covington Incident

Jan 23, 2019

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Howard Berkes joins us to discuss the new Frontline and NPR documentary "Coal's Deadly Dust." Also, catching up on the 10 media cycles that happened around the Covington Catholic incident at the March for Life. Photo courtesy of Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Baby is vocalizing 13:45 - Frontline on Black Lung 33:35 - The Covington incident 59:37 - “Streetcar” Roving Reporter / Credits 60:47 - Finish

Don’t Go Easy On Harris

Jan 22, 2019

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Thousands more children were separated from their families than we previously knew, a Republican representative yelled "Go back to Puerto Rico" at a colleague, and another prominent feminist take gets it wrong, this time on Kamala Harris. Photo by Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Tidy up 20:00 - Don’t go easy on Harris 45:00 - GOP Rep yells racist slur at Democrat 56:20 - “Another Note” Roving Reporter / Credits 58:23 - Finish

Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress, Reports Buzzfeed

Jan 21, 2019

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Buzzfeed reports that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, several prominent feminist takes end up defending the indefensible, and Karen Pence goes back to work at a bigoted school. Photo courtesy of Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - MLK was a radical 12:00 - Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress 26:00 - Karen Pence returns to a bigoted school 40:40 - Pence’s return isn’t feminist 57:49 - “Cry and Fight” The Planes / Credits 59:51 - Finish

Harris' Bad Record

Jan 18, 2019

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Giuliani is the world's worst lawyer, Kamala Harris's record shows there's no such thing as a progressive prosecutor, and thoughts on why Tulsi Gabbard is bad. photo by Marc Nozell Via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Womanizers, explained 21:30 - Harris’s bad record 42:00 - Gabbard’s bad record 50:15 - Giuliani is the worst lawyer 57:16 - “Disco Queen” Tropa Magica / Credits 58:26 - Finish

Respect Children’s Privacy

Jan 17, 2019

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A mommy blogger refuses to stop writing about her child, and a critical review of Kamala Harris's campaign book. photo credit by opensource.com via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Molly hates running 18:00 - A mommy blogger won’t stop writing about her child 50:00 - A critical review of Kamala Harris’s campaign book 59:30 - “Now Hiring” The Planes / credits 60:43 - Finish

King’s Racism Finally Catches Up With Him

Jan 16, 2019

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Steve King gets removed from Congressional committees, Trump's weird cheeseburger party, and the Times scolds the LA Teachers Strike. Photo by Brad Perkins via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump’s weird cheeseburger party 30:00 - King’s racism catches up with him 45:10 - The NYT scolds the LA teacher’s strike 57:58 - “Tide” Sunscreen / Credits 59:13 - Finish

Twin bombshells in RussiaGate Story

Jan 15, 2019

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Twin bombshells on Trump and Russia, Bolton asks for plans to bomb Iran, and LA teachers go out on strike. Photo courtesy of Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Gov still shut down 09:30 - Twin bombshells on Russia and Trump 39:42 - Bolton asks for plans to attack Iran 55:00 - LA teachers go on strike 59:19 - “Glass Heart” Mel Parsons / Credit 60:54 - Finish

AOC Threatens Democratic Establishment

Jan 14, 2019

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A Politico story features Democrats who are angsty about what AOC means for the party, and thoughts on a story about Afrocentric schools in NYC. Photo by Noclip via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Recess, transracial adoption, Afrocentric schools 31:00 - AOC threatens the Democratic establishment 57:30 - “Gloria” Wussy / Credits 58:46 - Finish

Shutdown Threatens Food Safety

Jan 11, 2019

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The shutdown has lead to a reduction in FDA safety inspections for high risk foods, Kamala Harris tells Megan McCain that AOC's ideas are good for the Democratic party. photo courtesy of  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Shutdown updates, food safety at risk, possible way out 40:00 - Harris defends AOC, kinda 58:41 - “Cake” Wussy / Credits 59:55 - Finish

Reaction to Trump’s Oval Speech

Jan 10, 2019

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Trump's Oval Office address, Schumer and Pelosi's response, AOC's much better response, and the Manafort filings that accidentally didn't hide redacted information. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Kevin Hart’s non - apology 32:00 - Reaction to the Oval speech, and Chuck and Nancy 55:00 - Manafort’s accident 57:17 - “Let It Begin” Say Sue Me / Credits 58:45 - Finish

The Shutdown and Bad AOC Fact Checks

Jan 9, 2019

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The effects of the ongoing government shutdown, a bunch of news outlets ran a story about prisoners eating steak, National Emergency powers, and the false equivalency of AOC fact checks. Photo by CZmarlin — Christopher Ziemnowicz via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The many bad AOC fact checks 24:00 - Emergency powers, the shutdown 52:00 - Newspapers wonder if prisoners have it too good 57:06 - “Baron’s Sunday Best” Mattiel / Credits 58:16 - Finish

New Democrats Are Fighters

Jan 8, 2019

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Rashida Tlaib won’t apologize for cursing, Anderson Cooper condescends to Ocasio-Cortez, and House Democrats introduce ambitious pro-democracy legislation. Photo by HelenOnline via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 06:24 - Molly on Tlaib and AOC 33:40 - House Dems introduce ambitious pro - democracy legislation 59:09 - “Bleed” Jane Church / Credits 60:26 - Finish

AOC’s Dancing Charms Everybody

Jan 7, 2019

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A conservative attempt to embarrass AOC backfired spectacularly, Politico wonders whether Elizabeth Warren is already unlikeable. Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - AOC’s dancing charms everybody 43:30 - What it means to call women unlikeable 59:01 - “It’s All In Your Mind” Sunshine and the Rain / Credits 60:08 - Finish

Louis CK’s Horrible Act

Jan 4, 2019

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Louis CK shows himself, and reactions to the reporting on sexism during the Bernie campaign. Photo credit by Alec Perkins 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Doctors have crazy schedules 13:00 - Louie CK’s horrible act 40:00 - Reaction to reports on sexism during Sanders’ campaign 58:25 - “And Then There’s You” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 59:52 - Finish

We’re Back in 2019

Jan 3, 2019

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We’re back, catching up on Mattis’ resignation, Warren’s big announcement, and what we’ve been up to over the break. photo by Kurdishstruggle 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Welcome back everybody 16:30 - Mattis resigns 41:00 - Warren’s big announcement 57:41 - “Low Expectations” Zoe Boekbinder / Credits 59:01 - Finish

Best of 2018: Kenny on the Russian Revolution Part 2

Jan 2, 2019

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It's a new year and an old revolution to inspire us as we launch into it. We revisit Part 2 of our talk with Kenny, host of the Movements Podcast, on the history of the Russian Revolution. Lenin, Trotsky and Voroshilov with Delegates of the 10th Congress of the Russian Communist Party photo by Leon Leonidov via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Too much to read 08:52 - Kenny on the Russian Revolution part 2 57:17 - “Shadow” Zoe Boekbinder / Credits 58:43 - Finish

Best of 2018: Kenny on the Russian Revolution Part 1

Jan 1, 2019

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We start the new year off looking towards revolution-- Russian Revolution! We revisit our interview with Kenny, host of the Movements podcast, and John and Molly decide their resolutions for the new year.   Lenin, Trotsky and Voroshilov with Delegates of the 10th Congress of the Russian Communist Party photo by Leon Leonidov via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - New Years revolutions 19:19 - Kenny on Russia part 1 57:53 - “To Be” Foxwarren / Credits 59:01 - Finish

Best of 2018: Osita Nwanevu on Family Separation

Dec 31, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Osita Nwanevu on America's history of separating families. Also, it's our Radio Dispatch Domestic Policy Year in Review. Photo courtesy of  Osita Nwanevu 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Twitter is weird 16:00 - Osita Nwanevu on family separation 38:02 - Domestic policy year in review 58:04 - “Verb for Dreaming” Rick Rude / Credits 59:13 - Finish

Best of 2018: Molly Crabapple on Brothers of the Gun

Dec 28, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Molly Crabapple on her book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian Civil War. Also, our Foreign Policy Year in Review. Photo courtesy of Molly Crabapple 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - How to relax 13:32 - Molly Crabapple on Brothers of the Gun 52:41 - Foreign Policy year in review 59:39 - “Cuckoo Spit” Chemtrails / Credits 61:10 - Finish

Best of 2018: Natalie Shure on Medicare for All

Dec 27, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Natalie Shure on Medicare for All. Also, families of students with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against Success Academy. Photo courtesy of Natalie Shure 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Kitchen appliance showdown 10:17 - Natalie Shure on Medicare for All 40:33 - New controversies at Success Academy 58:09 - “It’s All In Your Mind” Sunshine and the Rain / Credits 59:39 - Finish

Best of 2018: Nathan Robinson On Coverage of Israel and Palestine

Dec 26, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Nathan Robinson on media coverage of Israel and Palestine. Also, the Senate advances a resolution to stop the Saudi-backed war in Yemen. Photo courtesy of Nathan Robinson 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Footie PJs 13:57 - Nathan Robinson on coverage of Israel and Palestine 45:06 - Senate advances resolution to stop US role in Saudi’s war in Yemen 57:52 - “Young Fools” Small Million / Credits 59:09 - Finish

Merry Christmas from John and Molly

Dec 25, 2018

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Our Christmas episode, featuring The Insecure Chef and John’s first NYC Christmas job. photo by Michael Rivera via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Merry Christmas 15:17 - The Insecure Chef 46:52 - First Christmas in NYC 56:39 - “Somnambulist” nehiyawak / Credits 58:18 - Finish

Best of 2018: Bryce Covert on Medicaid Work Requirements

Dec 24, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Bryce Covert on Medicaid work requirements, which have only gotten worse since we spoke to her in May. Also, Trump escalates the drone war. Photo courtesy of Bryce Covert 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Annual Elf on the Shelf discussion 24:52 - Bryce Covert on medicaid work requirements 51:45 - Trump escalates Obama’s drone war 58:28 - “A.T.T.A.C.K” Arre! Arre! / Credits 60:00 - Finish

Best of 2018: Meagan Day on Workplace Democracy

Dec 21, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we revisit our interview with Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act. Also, New York City public housing resisted tests showing that children are exposed to elevated levels of lead paint. Photo courtesy of Meagan Day 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Decoration confrontation 16:10 - Meagan Day on the workplace democracy act 39:00 - NYC children are exposed to elevated levels of lead paint 58:34 - “Every Time You Want Somebody” Milagres / Credits 59:54 - Finish

Best of 2018: Micah Uetricht on Labor Militancy

Dec 20, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch's Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Micah Uetricht on resurgent labor militancy. Also, we discuss the way Kirsten Gillibrand is being iced by Democrats for calling for Al Franken's resignation. Photo courtesy of Micah Uetricht 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - False memories 13:30 - Micah Uetricht on labor militancy 42:59 - Donor continue to freeze out Kirstin Gillibrand 57:48 - “Honey” Airhead DC / Credits 59:08 - Finish

Best Of 2018: Nima Shirazi on Iran

Dec 19, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch's Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Nima Shirazi on Trump's destruction of the Iran deal. Photo courtesy of Nima Shirazi 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - No time to talk 04:06 - Nima Shirazi on Trump’s destruction of the Iran deal 59:15 - “Albatross” Westerman / Credits 60:26 - Finish

Best of 2018: Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid Work Requirements

Dec 18, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid work requirements. Also, it's our annual discussion of the communism of It's a Wonderful Life, and the repressed sexual politics of Christmas carols. Photo courtesy of Alexis Goldstein 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Remember how the Kavanaugh stuff went down 09:00 - Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid work requirements 33:19 - It’s a Wonderful Life, explained 59:55 - “Young Fools” Small Million / Credits 61:07 - Finish

Best of 2018: Charlotte Shane on Incels and Banning Men

Dec 17, 2018

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It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Charlotte Shane about the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, tech companies are compiling data on kids from before they're born. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Shane   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Take every vacation day 13:08 - Charlotte Shane on Incels and banning men 42:33 - Tech companies getting data on children 57:28 - “Oranges” American Pleasure Club / Credits 58:46 - Finish

Best Of 2018: Briahna Gray On Democratic Strategies

Dec 14, 2018

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It’s Radio Dispatch best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Briahna Joy Gray on Democratic strategy. Also, Ross Douthat longs for the old white rulers. Photo courtesy of Briahna Gray 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - NYC kitchens, mimed 18:17 - Briahna Gray on Democratic strategies 41:01 - Ross Douthat longs for rich white rulers 58:19 - “Angel of Doubt” Nylon Smile / Credits 59:26 - Finish

The IRS Is Targeting Poor People for Audits

Dec 13, 2018

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A Propubilca story shows that poor people get audited at a higher rate than rich people, the debate over whether Bernie should run in 2020, and the mother who had her baby ripped from her arms by the NYPD has been released from Rikers. Author Joshua Doubek 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The horror of targeted ads 16:10 - The IRS is targeting poor people for audits 35:43 - Should Bernie run 57:49 - “Recover” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 59:23 - Finish

Yellow Vest Protests, NYPD family separation

Dec 12, 2018

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Catching up on the protests in France, the NYPD engages in its own form of family separation, an enthusiastic goodbye to John Kelly, and Maria Butina enters a guilty plea. Emmanuel Macron photo courtesy by Адміністрація Президента України via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Upcoming programming note, Brexit is so weird 12:00 - Catching up on Yellow Vest protests 28:30 - NYPD’s own family separation 45:00 - So long John Kelly 52:00 - Maria Butina pleads guilty 57:19 - “Are You Lonely?” Milagres / Credits 58:32 - Finish

Trump Is an Unindicted Co-Conspirator

Dec 11, 2018

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Trump is directly implicated in felonies, the establishment is looking to crush Medicare for All, and Paul Ryan’s long con. Photo by nguyengurl via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 08:21 - Trump is implicated in felonies 33:04 - The establishment is looking to crush Medicare for All 50:00 - Paul Ryan’s long con 58:33 - “Lost in a Dream” Foxwarren / Credits 60:00 - Finish

GOP Power Grabs in MI and NC

Dec 10, 2018

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Kevin Hart refused to apologize for homophobic jokes, and Republicans dirty tricks in Michigan and North Carolina. photo courtesy of Equality Michigan through the LGBT Free Media Collective via Wikimedia Comons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - More healthcare crowdfunding 23:00 - Kevin Hart booted from hosting the Oscars 42:00 - More on GOP power grabs in MI and NC 57:04 - “And Then There’s You” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 58:24 - Finish

NYPD Gets Drones

Dec 7, 2018

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The NYPD has its own drone program, Saudis bought huge blocks of rooms at the Trump hotel, and Trump didn't ruin HW's funeral and thus got lots of credit for being reasonable. photo courtesy of Gerald Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Twitter is good, YouTube is bad 25:50 - NYPD gets drones 45:30 - Saudi’s staying at Trump’s hotel 58:00 - “Turn It Down” Tomorrow’s Tulips / Credits 59:17 - Finish

WI GOP Circumvents Democracy

Dec 6, 2018

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Michael Flynn substantially cooperated with the Mueller investigation, and Wisconsin Republicans circumvent democracy. Photo by Joe Rowley via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Thirsty Don Jr 17:40 - WI GOP circumvents democracy 42:00 - Flynn has been chatting with Mueller 57:37 - “Witch Hunt” HXXS / Credits 59:10 - Finish

The Terrible Legacy of George H.W. Bush

Dec 5, 2018

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George H.W. Bush was very bad, and here's why. photo courtesy of White House Photo Office via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - A dangerous path 12:25 - The terrible legacies of George HW Bush 57:02 - “Cuckoo Spit” Chemtrails / Credits 58:31 - Finish

Friends Like These

Dec 4, 2018

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What happens when members of the media identify more with each other than oppressed communities, the Republican Party has no ability to learn from its midterm losses, and the bizarre vote outcomes in North Carolina. Photo by Nathanmac87 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 07:14 - Friends Like These 31:37 - GOP can’t learn 54:10 - NC election fraud 58:25 - “Verb For Dreaming” Rick Rude / Credits 59:23 - Finish

RussiaGate Conspiracy Comes In To Focus

Dec 3, 2018

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It's a Russiagate Roundup, catching up on the news about the Putin Penthouse, the Moscow project, Michael Cohen's plea, and scrutiny on Jerome Corsi. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Good and bad decades 15:30 - RussiaGate roundup 58:54 - “Palindrome” Azure Ray / Credits 60:04 - Finish

ICE Abuses and the Epstein Scandal

Nov 30, 2018

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Catching up on two stories of ICE human rights violations, and a long story shows how Trump's secretary of labor essentially covered up a massive sex abuse scandal when he should have been prosecuting it. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Sleep is great 16:00 - Rampant ICE abuses and violations 43:00 - The Epstein scandal 59:31 - “Warning Sign” Linen Closet / Credits 60:43 - Finish

Manafort the Liar Does More Crimes

Nov 29, 2018

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Catching up on the lying exploits of Paul Manafort, and Trump's bizarre climate change denial. photo by Voice of America via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump’s lack of grammar 13:00 - Manafort keep doing crimes 40:45 - More climate change denial 58:00 - “Are You Lonely” Milagres / Credits 59:21 - Finish

Ryan Devereaux On CBP Border Tear Gassing

Nov 28, 2018

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Ryan Devereaux on the violence against migrants at the Southern border, and the Republican response. photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Molly loves a fake Christmas tree 12:07 - Ryan Devereaux on CBP border tear gassing 29:15 - Republican response to border escalation 58:03 - “Oranges” American Pleasure Club / Credits 59:19 - Finish

The Utility of Calling Voters Racists

Nov 27, 2018

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The utility of calling voters racist, and listener mail. Photo via The Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Where did the word ally go 20:00 - The utility of calling voters racist 57:25 - “Your Dog” Rose Droll / Credits 58:58 - Finish

Ohio’s Attack on Abortion Rights

Nov 26, 2018

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A look at two anti-abortion bills in Ohio, and a listener mail about Bolsonaro in Brazil. photo by Jordanuhl7 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Ohio’s rollback of abortion rights 42:00 - Listener mail 58:14 - “Oblivion” Two Medicine / Credits 59:52 - Finish

Facebook Breaks With GOP Lobbying Firm

Nov 23, 2018

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A Democratic win in Orange County, Facebook breaks ties with a conservative consulting group, and the ACLU reveals new elements of the torture program. photo courtesy of World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Food wars 22:15 - Facebook and Definers 53:00 - Democratic win in Orange County 57:20 - “Dough Nation” Rick Rude / Credits 58:39 - Finish

Trump Sticks With Saudi

Nov 22, 2018

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Trump reaffirms his support for Saudi Arabia despite the CIA's conclusion that MBS had Jamal Khashoggi killed, and a New York Times story reveals that Trump wanted the Justice Department to prosecute his political enemies. Photo by April Brady / POMED via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - AOC’s timeline is on fire, children give thanks 15:30 - Trump sticks with Saudi 36:00 - Trump wanted DOJ to go after Comey and Clinton 57:50 - “New Hair” Strange Ranger / Credits 59:07 - Finish

The Mississippi Senate Special Election

Nov 21, 2018

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A look the special election for the Mississippi Senate seat, CNBC thinks that 29-year-olds should have a year's salary saved, and troops deployed to the southern border are coming home soon. Photo courtesy of Office of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - It’s all recent history 12:00 - Teaching English language learners 24:00 - The Mississippi Senate special election 42:00 - Troops begin returning from border 53:00 - CNBC says 29 year olds should have a year’s salary 59:00 - “Angel of Doubt” Nylon Smile / Credits 60:13 - Finish

Frontline’s Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

Nov 20, 2018

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Frontline’s AC Thompson on his new film Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, some Democrats have mounting anxiety about AOC’s political savvy, and Stacey Abrams’ makes the most of an illegitimate outcome. photo by r2hox via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 07:40 - AC Thompson on New American Nazis 34:00 - Democrats anxiety about AOC’s savvy 50:54 - Abrams’ not - consession speech 58:42 - “Act IV” Linen Closet / Credits 60:02 - Finish

Creep posts creepy tweet about Ocasio-Cortez

Nov 19, 2018

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A creepy conservative tweeted about AOC's nice clothes and got the biggest ratio in the history of Twitter, and the different narratives around Nancy Pelosi.   Photo by Corey Torpie courtesy of Wikimedia Common 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Tyranny of thank you notes 10:30 - A creepy conservative tweeted about AOC's nice clothes 48:20 - Challenge’s to Pelosi as Speaker 57:39 - “Violent” Grapetooth / Credits 58:51 - Finish

Facebook Against the World

Nov 16, 2018

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A huge story at the Times on the depths to which Facebook sank, and Trump calls to mobilize the opposition to antifa. photo by VOA News courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The taunts 32:00 - Facebook is bad 49:00 - Trump calls for mobilization against antifa 58:22 - “This Town” Gestures / Credits 59:44 - Finish

Amazon Cashes In

Nov 15, 2018

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Amazon will come to New York and Cristal City, ICE is holding far more people than we initially thought, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows up to DC ready to push Democrats to the left. The Carr Fire Photo by Bureau of Land Management California via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Heavy backpacks 16:00 - Amazon cashes in 36:00 - AOC joins climate protest in Pelosi’s office 47:00 - ICE’s record detentions 58:11 - “Dance Alone” Boyo / Credits 59:18 - Finish

Rich Libs Fell For Carlson’s Lies

Nov 14, 2018

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Jeff Flake's Senate seat has gone to a Democrat, Trump snubbed two different Veterans Day events, what really happened to Tucker Carlson's house. Barbed Wire at Beaumont Hamel photo courtesy of the Public Domain {{PD-US}} via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Impressions 11:40 - Sinema wins in Arizona 30:00 - Trump snubs Veterans Day events 41:00 - Rich libs fell for Carlson’s lies 56:54 - “Recover” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 58:15 - Finish

Republicans Don’t Want Votes Counted

Nov 13, 2018

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Republicans don't want votes to be counted in Florida, Sessions restricts the use of consent decrees before he leaves as AG, and Trump changes asylum rules. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Feeling crafty 13:30 - Republicans don’t want to count the votes 44:00 - Sessions restricts consent decrees 59:35 - “Time Will Be The Only Savior” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 61:00 - Finish

Bad News for Press Freedom

Nov 12, 2018

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Trump's punishment of Jim Acosta bodes poorly for press freedom, and the Thousand Oaks shooter had a history of sexual assault. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Find your calm place 14:00 - Thousand Oaks shooter had history of sexual assault 33:00 - Bad news for press freedom 57:39 - “All on Camera” Sun Breaks / Credits 58:49 - Finish

Comedian Ted Alexandro on Senior Class of Earth

Nov 9, 2018

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Ted Alexandro joins us to discuss his new comedy special, "Senior Class of Earth." Also, all hell broke loose on Wednesday, Trump fired Sessions, and the White House puts out lies about a journalist who challenged Trump. Ted Alexandro photo courtesy of Ted Alexandro 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Too much hell news 08:07 - Ted Alexandro on Senior Class of Earth 32:37 - Sessions is out 57:53 - “Time Will Be The Only Savior” Bill Ryder - Jones / Credits 59:29 - Finish

Dems Take The House

Nov 8, 2018

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The good news is Democrats have taken the House, several statehouses and seven governorships. The bad news is Republicans kept the Senate, and Steve King and Ted Cruz still have jobs. Photo by Corey Torpie via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the 2018 midterms 57:28 - “Highwind” Heaters / Credits 58:44 - Finish

Most Jobs Are Bad

Nov 7, 2018

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The DOJ sends officials to 19 states to inspect so-called irregularities, dealing with a job under capitalism, and another misogynist mass shooting. photo by Christopher Dombres 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 04:33 - Molly’s back, and most jobs are bad 45:29 - Another misogynist mass shooting 58:44 - “Be My Organ” Beacon / Credits 59:59 - Finish

Trump’s Ugly Love of Barbed Wire

Nov 6, 2018

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The white women who love Trump, why law enforcement doesn’t stop right wing extremism, and the ugly history of barbed wire. Photo by John Warwick Brook via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 07:00 - Molly on white women who love Trump 42:00 - Trump’s ugly love of barbed wire 58:40 - “Lynchpin” Dan Mangan / Credits 59:55 - Finish

Trump Orders Military to Shoot Migrants who Throw Rocks

Nov 5, 2018

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Republicans go to extreme measures to suppress voting rights, Trump orders the military to shoot migrants if they throw a rock, and Google employees worldwide walk out to improve working conditions. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Catching up on Freddie’s Halloween 14:20 - Trump threatens migrants 44:00 - GOP extreme voter suppression 55:00 - Google employees walk out 58:39 - “Laughing Man” Papercuts / Credits 59:47 - Finish

Trump’s New Racist Ad

Nov 2, 2018

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Trump tweets a new racist ad, the mail bomber's home was foreclosed on by Steve Mnuchin, and Mattis and Pompeo call for a ceasefire to the war in Yemen. photo by Respres via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Do things matter? 22:00 - Trump’s new racist ad 38:00 - Mnuchin’s role in foreclosing on the alleged mail bomber’s home 55:00 - Mattis and Pompeo signal end to US support for Saudi’s war in Yemen 58:52 - “Take You Dancing” Goodbye Honolulu / Credits 60:00 - Finish

The False Accusations Against Mueller

Nov 1, 2018

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A plot to falsely accuse Robert Mueller of sexual assault has been referred to the FBI, the backlash against Steve King mounts, and Jewish protesters confront Republicans in Pittsburgh and Manhattan. photo by Governor Tom Wolf via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - More on Trump’s Unconstitutional EO 16:00 - A plot to falsely accuse Robert Mueller of sexual assault has been referred to the FBI 44:00 - The backlash against Steve King mounts 53:00 - Jewish protesters confront Republicans in Pittsburgh and Manhattan. 57:18 - “Toxic Planet” Cobra Man / Credits 58:31 - Finish

Trump’s Repeated Attacks on Birthright Citizenship

Oct 31, 2018

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Axios publishes an extraordinarily irresponsible story about Trump's desire to end birthright citizenship, the response includes some condescension about whether people should be scared or not, and more thoughts on the aftermath of this week's racist and anti-Semitic violence. photo courtesy of Governor Tom Wolf via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Scary but not too scary 14:50 - Axios’s bad report on Trump’s attack on birthright citizenship 47:00 - Trump admin downplays anti - Semitism 57:52 - “Honey” Airhead DC / Credits 58:58 - Finish

Frontline’s The Facebook Dilemma

Oct 30, 2018

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Frontline’s James Jacoby on The Facebook Dilemma, and Molly calls in to discuss the anti-Semitic terror attack in Pittsburgh. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Another day in hell 04:40 - Frontline’s James Jacoby on The Facebook Dilemma 24:16 - Molly calls in to discuss the anti - Semitic terror attack in Pittsburgh 58:03 - “Sunburned” Scott Orr / Credits 59:23 - Finish

Trump’s Anti-Migrant Rhetoric Escalates

Oct 29, 2018

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At least two more bombs have been discovered since Thursday, Trump considers shutting down the southern border, and Megyn Kelly leaves the Today show with a $69 million ext package. photo courtesy of AH829 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Everyone hates women 11:00 - Megyn Kelly leaves NBC 31:50 - Border escalation 52:00 - More bombs 58:14 - “Coffin Nails” Mark Sultan / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Trump’s Threats Continue After The Mail Bombs

Oct 26, 2018

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We spend the hour on the mail bombs, Trump's response, and hollow calls for unity among Democrats and pundits. photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The mail bombs and Trump’s response 57:28 - “Saving A Beauty” Blue Ranger / Credits 58:50 - Finish

The White House Fears Socialism

Oct 25, 2018

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In leaked audio, Brian Kemp said that he was worried that people would exercise their right to vote, the White House issues a dubious report on socialism, and listener mail on what’s at state in the midterm. photo by Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Freddie’s winter clothes 07:30 - Listener mail on the midterm 38:00 - The White House’s dubious socialism report 52:30 - Kemp is worried about too many people voting 57:37 - “Constants” Big Bliss / Credits 58:46 - Finish

Trump Calls Himself a Nationalist

Oct 24, 2018

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Trump calls himself a Nationalist a press conference in Houston and claims that "Middle Easterners" are hiding in the migrant caravan coming from Honduras, and someone sent a bomb to George Soros. photo courtesy of Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Gender rules are bad 35:00 - Trump calls himself a nationalist 58:22 - “Marry Me” Farao / Credits 59:40 - Finish

Frontline’s The Pension Gamble

Oct 23, 2018

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Frontline’s Martin Smith on his new documentary The Pension Gamble, Molly on Trump’s proposed anti-trans initiative, and Steve King goes full white nationalist. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 07:00 - Frontline’s Martin Smith on The Pension Gamble 25:00 - Molly on Trump’s proposed anti - trans initiative 50:00 - Steve King goes full white nationalist 59:42 - “Leave Him Now” Cloud Nothings / Credits 60:48 - Finish

Trump’s War on Immigrants is Hurting Poor Communities

Oct 22, 2018

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A rant about the word "tribalism," and immigrants fear that applying for government benefits will put their status in jeopardy. photo by AOB512 via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Halloween costumes 09:00 - War on immigrants is hurting poor communities 35:00 - A long rant about what’s wrong about the “tribalism” discourse 58:39 - “Salvation” The Berries / Credits 60:07 - Finish

Trump’s Threats on Migrants

Oct 19, 2018

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Trump threatens Honduras as a migrant caravan heads north, and more thoughts on Trump's defending of the Saudis and Elizabeth Warren's DNA test. photo courtesy of Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Dancing with the tiny stars 19:00 - Trump threatens Honduras as a migrant caravan heads north 43:00 - More on Khashoggi 49:00 - More on Warren’s DNA test 58:32 - “Love Is Magic” John Grant / Credits 60:08 - Finish

Media Continues to Mainstream White Nationalists

Oct 18, 2018

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The Today show does free advertising for a white nationalist group, Mitch McConnell said he will go after Social Security to fix the deficit, and Trump calls MBS another case of "guilty until proven innocent." photo courtesy of The US Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Happy fall 11:00 - Today platforms White Nationalists 43:00 - Trump says MBS is guilty until proven innocent 52:00 - McConnell goes after social safety net spending 57:06 - “All Chocked Up” Broncho / Credits 58:22 - Finish

NYC’s Crisis of Homeless Students

Oct 17, 2018

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Elizabeth Warren biffs it in trying to prove Trump's hypocrisy, and NYC homelessness among students skyrockets since 2010. photo by C. G. P. Grey via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Screaming ourselves to sleep 07:00 - NYC homelessness among students skyrockets 45:00 - Elizabeth Warren biffs it 58:57 - “Case” Bleeding Knees Club / Credits 59:55 - Finish

GOP Loves the Proud Boys

Oct 16, 2018

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The GOP invites the Proud Boys to their club in NYC, white men love Trump, the administration is weighing another round of family separation. photo by Ahmadi via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 09:07 - GOP invites Proud Boys to NYC club 40:49 - Trump admin weighs new round of family separation 58:48 - “Water” Anna St Louis / Credits 60:02 - Finish

Voter Suppression in Georgia

Oct 15, 2018

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Outright voter suppression in Georgia. Bernie lays out a leftist vision for foreign policy. And listener mail. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John 11:55 - Voter suppression in Georgia 40:23 - Bernie’s foreign policy speech 58:49 - “Easy” Hovvdy / Credits 60:13 - Finish

Khashoggi and Bolsonaro

Oct 12, 2018

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A Saudi Arabian journalist is missing and speculated to have been killed by the Saudi government, Brett Kavanaugh argues that immigrants should be detained for crimes no matter how long ago they were committed, and a check in on the Brazilian election. Jamal Kahshoggi photo by Alfagih at Arabic Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Khashoggi goes missing 39:16 - Bolsonaro takes a step towards power in Brazil 53:44 - Kavanaugh’s harsh immigration stance 59:03 - “Fall In Love” Fade / Credits 60:17 - Finish

Trump’s Socialism Op-Ed, New Climate Change Report

Oct 11, 2018

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Jesse Myerson on climate change and the right wing response to Medicare for All, and Molly on reports that the children of deported parents are getting adopted by US citizens. photo by Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John in the studio 04:18 - Jesse Myerson on climate change and Medicare for All 37:04 - Molly on reports that the children of deported parents are getting adopted by US citizens 51:16 - EPA head Wheeler likes racist meme 59:20 - “In Your Face” Cat Power / Credits 60:52 - Finish

Kavanaugh Confirmed

Oct 10, 2018

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John and Molly on Susan Collins, the confirmation of Kavanaugh, and John explains a new right wing meme. Susan Collins photo courtesy of The US Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly escaped to the woods 12:15 - Finding political pressure points 38:40 - Trump tries to delegitimize the entire Democratic party 50:01 - Kavanaugh’s acceptance speech 59:13 - Credits, “blue and red horses” by Andrianne Lenker 60:18 - Finish

Trump's History of Fraud

Oct 9, 2018

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We spend the hour on the NYT investigation of Trump’s financial fraud. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the NYT investigation of Trump’s financial fraud 57:43 - “First Flower” Molly Burch / Credits 58:59 - Finish

Conservatives Blame the Libs

Oct 8, 2018

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Conservatives blame liberals for making them support Kavanaugh, Molly’s adventures at Men’s Warehouse. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump’s anti-semitic conspiracy tweet 07:35 - Conservatives blame liberals for making them support Kavanaugh 57:09 - “Candy” Molly Burch / Credits 58:29 - Finish

FBI’s Investigation Is Complete

Oct 5, 2018

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The FBI supplemental investigation has been delivered, Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow report that several witnesses couldn't get in touch with the FBI, pundits wonder whether the fight to hold Kavanaugh accountable gave the GOP a boost. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The FBI’s investigation is done, and woefully incomplete 58:13 - “Simple Song” Amber Arcades / Credits 59:26 - Finish

Trump Verbally Attacks Blasey Ford

Oct 4, 2018

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Trump verbally attacks and mocks Blasey Ford and says it’s a very dangerous time for young men, but that women are doing great. Brett Kavanaugh Yale Yearbook photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - John’s back in the studio 12:00 - Trump mocks Blasey Ford, says it’s a scary time for young men 57:29 - “Night Swimming” Dentist / Credits 58:37 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on the Kavanaugh Protests

Oct 3, 2018

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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the Kavanaugh protests, more reporting indicates Kavanaugh may have known these allegations were coming, and listener mail.    Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Fighting nihilism! 03:57 - Jesse Myerson on the power of the protests against Kavanaugh 25:00 - The latest reporting on the belligerent judge 47:30 - Listener mail 57:43 - Credits, “what can you say” by Adrianne Lenker 58:57 - Finish

Trump’s Showdown

Oct 2, 2018

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Frontline producer and reporter Jim Gilmore joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary Trump’s Showdown. Also, Jeff Flake’s theatrics, the heroic activists that confronted him, and what we know about the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh. Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - There’s a lot to catch up on 05:39 - Jim Gilmore on “Trump’s Showdown” 25:09 - The Flake move and the FBI investigation 57:21 - Credits, “Trust Fall” by Hypoluxo 58:28 - Finish

The Hearing

Oct 1, 2018

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John and Molly unpack the Kavanaugh hearing. Jeff Flake photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Breathe in, breathe out 07:41 - John in the studio on the Kavanaugh hearing 49:00 - Final thoughts 57:20 - Credits, “New History” by Mutual Benefit 59:04 - Finish

Things Keep Getting Worse

Sep 28, 2018

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The Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process is a bottomless pit. Kavanaugh Rally photo by Avery Jensen courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s hard to know how to keep talking about Kavanaugh 06:36 - Morning John on the Trump press conference 28:53 - Thoughts on Dr. Blasey Ford’s opening statement 48:30 - Listener mail 57:30 - Credits, “Mars” by Hello June 58:54 - Finish

Kavanaugh Vote Coming

Sep 27, 2018

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Morning John on Trump’s thinly veiled white supremacist remarks at the UN and the upcoming Kavanugh vote, and listener mail. Stephen Miller photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Babyhood looks very difficult 08:30 - Morning John on Trump’s speech at the UN 32:44 - Republicans show their asses 50:07 - Listener mail 58:02 - Credits, “Insight” by Frontperson 59:34 - Finish

The Big Picture With Kavanaugh

Sep 26, 2018

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Processing the continued Kavanaugh developments. Brett Kavanaugh Yale Yearbook photo by The White House courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the broad context of the Kavanaugh hearing 57:26 - “Feel the Lightning” Dan Deacon / Credits 59:01 - Finish

Alexis Goldstein on Standing with Dr. Blasey Ford

Sep 25, 2018

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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the show of solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford from the Holton Arms school, and Morning John on the second and third allegations against Kavanaugh. Alexis Goldstein, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Freddie can move the world 06:15 - Alexis Goldstein on the Holton Arms school 18:21 - Morning John on the latest Kavanaugh allegations and what to expect this week 57:57 - Credits, “Checking In With Myself” by Enjoy 59:15 - Finish

False Accusations from the GOP

Sep 24, 2018

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Conservative blogger and lawyer Ed Whelan accused a guy who isn’t Brett Kavanaugh of attacking Dr. Blasey Ford, Elizabeth Bruenig’s story of injustice in her hometown, and listener mail. Chuck Grassley photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This has been a particularly hard news cycle 09:53 - Morning John on Ed Whelan 34:51 - Elizabeth Bruenig’s story from Arlington, Texas 57:09 - Credits, “Fine Again” by Tirzah 58:30 - Finish

The Norms are Bad

Sep 21, 2018

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As centrists and Republicans lament the erosion of our norms, the Trump administration lowers the refugee cap and Steve King doubles down on his openly fascist rhetoric.    Steve King photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly remembers how to teach! 09:26 - Morning John on refugees, white nationalists, and Kavanaugh apologists 43:02 - Listener mail 51:19 - Ross Douthat tries to pretend he doesn’t hate women 58:55 - Credits, “Landing” by Old Faith 60:03 - Finish

Sally Tamarkin on How We Talk About Fitness

Sep 20, 2018

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Sally Tamarkin joins us to discuss the oppressive narratives around food and fitness, Morning John on the last 24 hours worth of updates about Dr. Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, and thoughts on Muppet sexuality. Sally Tamarkin, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Of course Muppets can have a sexuality 09:30 - Morning John on Mark Judge and Kavanaugh 34:05 - Sally Tamarkin on unpacking narratives around fitness 57:06 - Credits, “Burger Drama” by Elephants 58:41 - Finish

George Joseph and Ethan Corey on Columbus police violence

Sep 19, 2018

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A story at The Appeal looks closely at how use of force in the Columbus police department is concentrated in a small number of well regarded officers, and authors George Joseph and Ethan Corey join us to discuss. Also, Stormy Daniels wrote about Trump’s dick in her new book, and why that’s actually awesome and powerful. The Appeal, via Twitter   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Getting in the mindspace to teach very young children 06:15 - Morning John on Stormy Daniels and Kavanaugh updates 31:41 - George Joseph and Ethan Corey on Columbus police use of force 51:15 - Listener mail 57:16 - Credits, “Same Dream” by Advance Base 58:46 - Finish

Christine Blasey Ford Accuses Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 18, 2018

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A woman named Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school, and Trump denies the official death toll of Hurricane Maria. Brett Kavanaugh Yale Yearbook Photo photo by The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The intensity of this news cycle 08:13 - Morning John on the Kavanaugh accusation 35:26 - Just John on Trump’s Puerto Rico death toll denialism 58:39 - Credits, “On Its Side the Fallen” by Ava Luna 59:35 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on Protests Against Morales

Sep 17, 2018

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Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the Guatemalan president’s effort to shut down the UN backed anti-corruption body. Also, John and Molly catch up on Reality Winner and the Teen Vogue anarchy article. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John’s here! 02:08 - Jeff Abbott on corruption and protests in Guatemala 24:50 - John and Molly on Reality Winner 57:47 - Credits, “Fix It Up” by Beach Tape 59:04 - Finish

Facebook’s Weekly Standard Problem

Sep 14, 2018

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Facebook uses the Weekly Standard as a fact checker, ring-wing media’s despicable attacks on Julia Salazar, and the Republican campaign to attack Medicare for All. Elizabeth Warren photo by Senate Democrats via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly is living in darkness about the NY primary 04:51 - Morning John on Facebook vs. ThinkProgress 31:49 - John in the studio on Medicare for All 56:21 - Credits, “Deli Run” by Ava Luna 58:13 - Finish

If When How on Kavanaugh

Sep 13, 2018

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Two members of the board of If When How, Kimya Forouzan and Dena Robinson, join us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and protecting Roe v. Wade. If When How, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Two perspective on Kavanaugh today! 04:17 - Dena Robinson on takeaways from the Kavanaugh hearings 26:59 - Kimya Forouzan on other SCOTUS decisions and Roe 50:26 - Listener mail 58:18 - Credits, “Accessible” by Ava Luna 59:33 - Finish

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Sep 12, 2018

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John and Molly discuss the radicalism of Mr. Rogers, and a brief Venezuela overview. Fred Rogers photo by KUHT via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Andrew Cuomo is the absolute worst 10:02 - Mr. Rogers embodied anti - capitalism 38:03 - The current situation in Venezuela 58:31 - Credits, “Listen” by Neil and Liam Finn 59:48 - Finish

Eli Valley on Cuomo’s Dirty Trick

Sep 11, 2018

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Eli Valley joins us to discuss the New York Democrats’ mailer accusing Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism and the normalization of Steve Bannan. Also, Morning John on Bernie’s Amazon bill. Eli Valley, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Freddie is chatty 07:46 - Morning John on Bernie and Bezos 32:25 - Eli Valley on anti - Semitism and the primaries 53:31 - Listener mail 58:55 - Credits, “Between the Rain” by Teleman 59:48 - Finish

Harris, Booker and Kavanaugh

Sep 10, 2018

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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker continue to put up a fight against Brett Kavanaugh, well meaning white parents make choices for their kids that perpetuate racism, and listener mail. Kamala Harris photo by California National Guard via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Back to school in the age of climate change and austerity 12:44 - Morning John on Kavanaugh fallout 26:40 - How liberal white parents perpetuate white supremacy 45:22 - Listener mail 57:56 - Credits, “Baby Blue” by Shannen Moser 59:28 - Finish

Anonymous Cowardice

Sep 7, 2018

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An anonymous administration official takes to the pages of the New York Times Op Ed section to describe a “quiet resistance” on the inside, Kamala Harris suggests that there’s something to be known about Brett Kavanaugh and the Mueller investigation, children separated from their parents at the border are in New York City and can’t start school, and listener mail. Brett Kavanaugh photo by Eric Draper via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Making sense of this week 08:55 - Morning John on the NYT Op Ed 34:47 - What is Kamala Harris getting at? 45:32 - Separated children are in limbo in NYC 58:29 - Credits, “Cry Wolf” by Skylar Spence 59:38 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe says Goodbye Rahm

Sep 6, 2018

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss how labor organizing is surviving and thriving despite attacks on collective bargaining, and celebrates a farewell to Rahm Emmanuel. Also, Morning John on the Woodward book, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the Massachusetts primary. Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a new (school) year 04:21 - Morning John on Woodward and Kavanaugh 31:53 - Sarah Jaffe on labor organizing 54:47 - Listener mail from Boston 57:37 - Credits, “Talk of the Town” by The Brutalists 58:46 - Finish

Mychal Smith on the Normalization of White Supremacy

Sep 5, 2018

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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the racism of the Florida gubernatorial election and why Trump’s explicit racism doesn’t matter to his base. Also, Morning John on Steve Bannon and the New Yorker Ideas festival. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The state of affairs is not good 02:14 - Morning John on Steven Bannon and the New Yorker Ideas fest 27:36 - Mychal Denzel Smith on white supremacy in the White House 56:42 - Credits, “Any Other Way” by Neil and Liam Finn 57:55 - Finish

Ryan Schleeter on a Climate Justice Roundup

Sep 4, 2018

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Ryan Schleeter joins us to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of climate change news in the US and Canada. Also, Morning John explains the sovereign wealth fund.    Ryan Schleeter, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Where are the hotty politicians besides Beto 06:41 - Morning John explains the sovereign wealth fund 34:08 - Ryan Schleeter gives a climate change round up 57:27 - Credits, “Starlight, Tender Blue” by Hiland Child 58:56 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 3, 2018

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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and the Democrats’ lack of political strategy around blocking him. Also, Morning John does a foreign policy roundup. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Back to School Season! 03:09 - Jesse Myerson on Brett Kavanaugh 28:33 - Morning John with a foreign policy roundup 57:39 - Credits, “Growing Things” by Hilang Child 58:40 - Finish

Governor’s Race Roundup

Aug 31, 2018

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Morning John joins us to discuss the Ron DeSantis’s racist remarks about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum, Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon square off in their first gubernatorial debate, and John McCain’s legacy of school choice. Cynthia Nixon photo by Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Talking about gender with very young people 13:50 - Morning John on the Florida’s governor’s race 36:12 - New York’s gubernatorial debate 58:27 - Credits, “Orlando” by Blood Orange 59:28 - Finish

Natasha Bannan on Puerto Rican Independence

Aug 30, 2018

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Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss Puerto Rican Independence and the arguments against statehood. Also, Morning John on Tuesdays primary results and the Florida gubernatorial election. Natasha Lycia Bannan, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - A listener request finally fulfilled 02:51 - Natasha Bannan on PR statehood 26:53 - Morning John on Andrew Gillum 59:08 - Credits, “In Time” by Dizzy 60:12 - Finish

Natasha Lennard on the #PrisonStrike

Aug 29, 2018

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Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the nationwide prison strike happening right now and the risks prisoners are taking to fight for their rights. Also, Morning John, and Louis CK returns to the stage. Natasha Lennard, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The show is now basically addressed to Freddie 04:42 - Morning John on continuing economic precarity 16:55 - Natasha Lennard on the prison strike 39:43 - Thoughts on the return of Louis CK 59:27 - Credits, “Holy Smokes” by Soccer Cousins 60:24 - Finish

McCain’s Real Legacy

Aug 28, 2018

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John McCain is dead, but the truth of his time in politics is very different than the story the media tells. Also, after Trump’s rough week, his poll numbers look fairly steady. photo by Carol Highsmith 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Hostin’ John 06:00 - Travellin’ Molly on John McCain 49:00 - New poll shows Trump holding steady 58:56 - “Feel the Lightning” Dan Deacon / Credits 60:25 - Finish

MGG on ICE and Trafficking Victims

Aug 27, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how victims of trafficking who apply for visas are now being referred to ICE for deportation, and how Michael Cohen’s plea deal highlights how badly Stormy Daniels was treated in the media. Also, Morning John on how Democrats can effectively capitalize on GOP corruption come midterms. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Back to School time 06:20 - Melissa Gira Grant on T Visas and ICE 29:01 - John on how Democrats should use GOP corruption in 2018 49:01 - Listener mail 58:03 - Credits, “Dorks on Bikes” by Signal 59:03 - Finish

John in the Studio for a Corruption Roundup

Aug 24, 2018

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John is in the studio and we’re catching up on everything, from the Cohen plea, to the racists weaponizing Mollie Tibbitts’ death, to his coded tweet about South Africa. photo by Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is older 08:01 - Trump tried to exonerate himself and confessed 33:27 - The racist narrative of a murder in Iowa 41:22 - Trump’s tweet on South Africa is full white supremacist 57:01 - Credits, “Now I See It All” by Calicoco 58:19 - Finish

Meagan Day on Medicare for All

Aug 23, 2018

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Jacobin’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Medicare for All, pitching socialist ideas to a broader audience, and reasons for optimism on left. Also, both Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen are guilty of eight felonies and it all happened within about five minutes of each other. Paul Manafort photo courtesy of Voice of America courtesy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The crimes have gotten riveting! 04:46 - Morning John on Cohen, Manafort and their combined 16 crimes 24:21 - Meagan Day on talking socialism with not yet socialists 45:40 - Listener mail 58:18 - Credits, “Something On Me” by Drawing Boards 59:28 - Finish

Goodbye Silent Sam

Aug 22, 2018

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Protesters brought down a confederate statue at UNC, the Senate is increasingly disproportionate in its representation of the country, and education advocates are using state courts to seek desegregation and equitable funding. Silent Sam 1917 photo via Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remember that song Accidental Racist 10:30 - Morning John on Silent Sam 37:21 - A Minnesota lawsuit challenging segregation 59:31 - Credits, “Unawake” by Bear Grass 60:27 - Finish

Ocasio-Cortez Gets the “Both Sides” Treatment

Aug 21, 2018

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a meeting with constituents that was closed to the press and the pundits took the opportunity to lament socialist hypocrisy. Also, Don McGahn cooperated with Mueller, and listener mail. Michael Avenatti photo by Luke Harold courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John bounces when he walks 05:40 - Morning John on Ocasio - Cortez and centrists punching left 34:54 - Listener mail 57:29 - Credits, “New Kind” by Gabe Gurnsey 58:35 - Finish

Micah Uetricht

Aug 20, 2018

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Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the growing labor movement and democratic socialism, and Morning John on an effort to close Georgia polling stations.    Micah Uetricht Micah Uetricht, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The yoga ball is broken 05:52 - Morning John on voter suppression in Georgia 26:19 - Micah Uetricht on the growth of the organized left 53:18 - One DSA member’s thoughts on the Nixon endorsement 57:50 - Credits, “Moon Bog” by Oh Sees 58:56 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on Electoral Politics and Socialism

Aug 17, 2018

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Jesse Myerson is back to talk 2018 elections so far and the intersections of electoral politics and socialism, and Morning John on John Brennan.    Jesse Myerson Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s students are dancing to Michael Jackson 04:15 - Morning John on John Brennan 29:02 - Jesse Myerson on primaries and the Left 57:21 - Credits, “Last Peace” by Oh Sees 58:30 - Finish

Bryce Covert on New Orleans Bail Reform

Aug 16, 2018

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Bryce Covert joins us to discuss how two court rulings in New Orleans will stop courts from funding themselves with poor people’s money, Morning John on Tuesday’s primaries, and listener mail. Bryce Covert Bryce Cover, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Are open floor plans bad 10:44 - Morning John on this week’s primaries and the progressive wave 27:50 - Bryce Covert on ending bail in New Orleans 53:44 - Batman pushback 58:18 - Credits, “Not Running” by The Beths 59:23 - Finish

Trump and Omarosa

Aug 15, 2018

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Omarosa seems to have struck a nerve based on Trump’s reaction to the allegations in her book, including that there are tapes of Trump using the N-word. Also, catching up on listener mail. Omarosa Manigault Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly loves her scandals 11:50 - Morning John on Omarosa and Peter Strzok 33:17 - Listener mail on work and capitalism 59:18 - Credits, “Bad Timing” by Phantastic Ferniture 60:17 - Finish

Malcolm Harris on How the 2008 Crash Defined a Generation

Aug 14, 2018

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Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss how the 2008 crash turned millennials into socialists, and Morning John on the Unite the Right rally and the success of antifascist organizing. Malcom Harris Malcom Harris, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I’ve got a cake to bake 07:22 - Morning John on the Unite the Right and antifa success 27:46 - Malcolm Harris on the 2008 financial crash and the movements since 57:07 - Credits, “Summer Blade” by You Drive 58:24 - Finish

Why Socialism Now?

Aug 13, 2018

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We discuss the context of the current ascendency of socialism, Chris Collin’s arrest illustrates the normalcy of corruption, and Space Force.   Chris Collins photo by US Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Insider trading is totally normal in Washington 29:52 - The rise of socialism isn’t only because of Trump 61:36 - Credits, “A Video Game” by Tomberlin 62:22 - Finish

Laura Ingraham’s White Supremacy

Aug 10, 2018

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Laura Ingraham shows that conservatives have moved well beyond dog whistles, and we discuss a legal challenge in New York City trying to take on the systemic roots of bullying in schools.       Laura Ingraham photo by Howard Brier (Howard N2GOT) via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Let’s hope all these terrible people destroy each other 03:26 - Morning John on Laura Ingraham 22:11 - A legal fight to make school bullying policies more holistic 56:45 - Credits, “Stuck Behind a Train” by You Drive 58:03 - Finish

Election Round Up

Aug 9, 2018

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The takeaways from the August 7th elections across the country, and more listener mail catch up. Missouri Presidential Election Results 2008 photo by Inqvisitor via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Steve Kornacki is the best thing about elections 05:29 - Morning John on the August 7 elections 29:29 - Listener mail bonanza 57:49 - Credits, “Self Help” by Tomberlin 58:50 - Finish

Alex Jones, Don’t Let the Door Hit You On The Way Out

Aug 8, 2018

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Alex Jones has been kicked off of Itunes, Facebook, and Spotify, the Trump administration escalates Iran sanctions and attacks on green card holders, Rick Gates definitely committed crimes, and listener mail. Alex Jones photo by Sean P. Anderson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So long, Alex Jones! 03:05 - Morning John on Iran, Gates, Miller and Jones 29:47 - Listener mail catch up 57:45 - Credits, “You Are Here” by Tomberlin 58:56 - Finish

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Aug 7, 2018

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Looking at a fascist march in Oregon, police turning their weapons on Antifa, and Trump’s admission that the Trump Tower meeting was meant to get dirt on Hillary. photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School aka Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly at the helm 03:04 - Morning John on the Proud Boy march 26:46 - The Georgia governor’s race embodies the future of both parties 58:05 - Credits, “My Mind is Not Right” by Echo Courts 59:14 - Finish

Everything Is Gamergate, Again and Again

Aug 6, 2018

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The Trump administration makes its most significant environmental decision yet, and the trolls come out for Sarah Jeong. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - That’s not a latte 10:00 - The trolls come out for Sarah Jeong 45:00 - Trump rolls back fuel efficiency standards 57:34 - “Oh Boy” by Massage / Credits 58:55 - Finish

Democratic Donors Turn on Gillibrand

Aug 3, 2018

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Top Democratic donors are turning on US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY). And we discuss LeBron James’ new public school. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Five hours of sleep 23:00 - Democratic donors turn on Gillibrand 45:00 - LeBron James’ new public school 57:54 - “I Don’t Mind” Echo Courts / Credits 59:07 - Finish

QAnon Hits the Mainstream

Aug 2, 2018

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The QAnon conspiracy theory goes mainstream, a story about changing demographics that gets it right, and Trump tweets that Sessions should end the Mueller investigation. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Mold 13:30 - QAnon hits the mainstream 36:00 - How white people are self segregating 53:00 - Trump calls on Sessions to end the Mueller investigation 58:39 - “A Song For Those That Miss You All The Time” by Thin Lips / Credits 59:44 - Finish

Discomfort is Not Discrimination

Aug 1, 2018

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A Washington Post article profiles a white woman uncomfortable around with Latinx co-workers, and the Trump administration debates another massive tax cut for the rich. Steven Mnuchin photo courtesy of Department of Treasury via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Medicare for all is a good deal 15:00 - Discomfort is not discrimination 40:00 - A new tax cut for the rich? 58:48 - “See the Light” Animal Electricity / Credits 60:15 - Finish

What’s in a Name

Jul 31, 2018

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The debate over referring to leftist policies as socialist or FDR-style liberalism, we make it too hard for parents to be in public, and listener mail. Cynthia Nixon photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:24 - Exiling parents 26:00 - Socialism or FDR liberals 43:50 - Listener mail 57:04 - “Lazy Love” Tanukichan / Credits 58:23 - Finish

At Deadline, Hundreds of Children Still Separated From Parents

Jul 30, 2018

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More than 700 immigrant children remain in separated from their parents by the deadline for reunification, volunteers step up to care for new immigrants, and Michael Cohen says Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in advance. photo by Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Remember the songs 18:00 - The reunification deadline hits 45:00 - Michael Cohen says Trump knew about Trump Towner meeting 57:18 - “Silver Tongue” Valley Queen / Credits 58:28 - Finish

Michael Cohen’s Busy Week

Jul 27, 2018

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House conservatives move to impeach Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, Michael Cohen feels betrayed, the White House bans a CNN reporter, and new documents show Stormy Daniels was targeted by Columbus police.   Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein photo by United States Department of Justice courtesy of Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Climate change, bad for ratings 14:00 - White House bans a CNN reporter 28:00 - Cohen’s bizarre legal strategy 36:00 - House conservatives move to impeach Rosenstein 46:00 - Stormy was targeted 58:41 - “Right Now” Dirty Projectors / Credits 60:06 - Finish

Cohen’s Tapes Go Public

Jul 26, 2018

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New tapes appear to show Donald Trump and Michael Cohen agreeing to make payments to Karen McDougal, and Meghan McCain goes bananas talking about socialism on The View. Donald Trump Jr. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Freddie isn’t small anymore 07:00 - The View on socialism 44:00 - Michael Cohen’s tapes go public 59:15 - “Night Swimming” Dentist / Credits 60:28 - Finish

Conservatives Spreading Socialism

Jul 25, 2018

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A “stand your ground” shooting in Florida with echoes of Trayvon Martin, new details on ICE raids in New York City, 463 migrant parents might have been deported without their children, and the Daily Caller sends a dispatch from an Ocasio-Cortez rally. Photo by Police via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - No limb control 10:30 - The Daily Caller’s dispatch from an Ocasio - Cortez rally 32:00 - Immigration updates 47:00 - A “stand your ground” shooting in Florida 59:12 - “Round and Round” Cannons / Credits 60:35 - Finish

The Left in the Midwest

Jul 25, 2018

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Trump threatens Iran as the US escalates its destabilization efforts, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez get a warm reception in Kansas, and Fox and Friends has a booking error. Bernie Sanders photo by Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Queer Eye for the new mom 14:00 - Sanders and Ocasio - Cortez in Kansas 53:00 - Trump threatens Iran 57:00 - “Water on Mars” The Nude Party / Credits 58:08 - Finish

Plane Bae and the Right to Privacy

Jul 24, 2018

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Delving into the nuances of Plane Bae, S Town gets sued, Trump invites Putin to DC, and listener mail. Dan Coats photo by United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Circadian rhythms 15:00 - S Town gets sued 28:00 - Plane Bae and privacy 54:00 - Trump invites Putin to DC 57:05 - “Lover’s Creep” The Ophelias / Credits 58:28 - Finish

Trump’s Russia Briefing

Jul 21, 2018

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Trump got a classified briefing on Russian meddling prior to his inauguration, even as he denies continued Russian interference. Also, the Washington Post continues to publish nativist garbage. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Photo by Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - No place to breastfeed 24:30 - Trump’s Russia briefing 46:00 - Washington Post’s nativist garbage 57:52 - “Imperfection” Sean Henry / Credits 59:14 - Finish

Would You, Wouldn’t You

Jul 20, 2018

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Trump clarified his remarks in Helsinki in the most hilarious and dystopian way possible, and a New York Times story on closing rural hospitals and obstetric services. Peter Strzok photo courtesy of CSPAN via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Trump provides an incredible explanation for Helsinki 25:13 - The Peter Strzok hearing 43:55 - Closing hospitals and labor/delivery wards in rural counties 57:55 - Credits, “Mun” by Anton Clint 58:54 - Finish

Brendan O’Connor on the Eugenicist Behind Trump

Jul 19, 2018

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Brendan O’Connor joins us to discuss the eugenicist doctor fueling Trump’s immigration policy. Also, Trump totally sided with Putin at Monday’s press conference. Brendan O'Connor Photo: Brendan O'Connor, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Treason Season 15:09 - Brendan O’Connor on John Tanton 40:36 - Russia and the NRA 57:39 - Credits, “General Electric” by The Ophelias 59:03 - Finish

More Indictments in the Russia Investigation

Jul 18, 2018

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Catching up on the latest Mueller indictments. photo courtesy of Federal Bureau of Investigation via Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Missing the good websites 11:50 - The Russia indictments, unpacked 56:31 - Credits, “Phantom” by LOA 57:57 - Finish

Kenny on Russia in 1917

Jul 17, 2018

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We spend the hour with Kenny from The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses, on the year 1917 and the lead-up to the Russian Revolution. The Movements: A History Podcast Photo courtesy of The Movements Podcast 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We love our history 07:13 - Kenny on Russia in 1917 57:45 - “Barely On My Mind” Kevin Krauter / Credits 59:07 - Finish

Cops Arrest Stormy Daniels in Apparent Strip Club Sting

Jul 14, 2018

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Stormy Daniels was arrested a strip club in Ohio, and more catch up on listener mail. Stormy Daniels Photo:  © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - No love for the billionaires 21:30 - Stormy Daniels was arrested in a strip club in Ohio 41:30 - Listener mail 57:35 - “Dizzy” Goon / Credits 58:35 - Finish

Ryan Cooper on the Rising Left

Jul 13, 2018

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Ryan Cooper joins us to discuss a leftist perspective on trade policy, policies that would help Democrats regain power from the Republicans, and infuriating centrism. Also, Cynthia Nixon declares herself a Democratic Socialist. Ryan Cooper Photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The excitement of routines 12:37 - Ryan Cooper on the rising left 42:31 - Cynthia Nixon is a democratic socialist 57:31 - “White Fur” Dear Nora / Credits 58:37 - Finish

Trump Nominates Kavanaugh

Jul 12, 2018

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Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and catching up on listener mail. Brett Kavanaugh photo by Dan Scavino Jr. via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Fox News, then versus now 14:00 - Trump nominates Kavanaugh 46:00 - Listener mail 57:50 - “Just Look At Us Now” The Milk Carton Kids / Credits 59:08 - Finish

Hilary Goodfriend on El Salvador

Jul 11, 2018

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Hilary Goodfriend joins us to discuss the US’s role in destabilizing El Salvador, and the US stuns the global health community by going against a UN breastfeeding resolution. Photo courtesy of Hilary Goodfriend 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The legacy of Ronnie Reagan 07:35 - Hilary Goodfriend on El Salvador 32:25 - US tries to torpedo a UN breastfeeding resolution 58:44 - “Golden Frames” Shannon Shaw / Credits 60:01 - Finish

Climate Change: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jul 10, 2018

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Scott Pruitt is out, Ocasio Cortez has proposed a Green New Deal, and listener mail. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Photo by Jesse Korman, via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trade war 18:00 - Pruitt out, Green New Deal 47:00 - Listener mail 57:48 - “Waiting on the Warmth” MorMor / Credits 59:21 - Finish

Will Kramer on Becoming a Whistleblower

Jul 7, 2018

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Will Kramer joins us to discuss how he decided to blow the whistle on workplace safety violations, and we catch up on the protests against ICE and what’s still going on at the border. Will Kramer Photo courtesy of Will Kramer 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Texas sized margaritas 09:39 - Will Kramer on becoming a whistleblower 31:09 - Continuing ICE abuses 58:47 - “Interloper” Momma / Credits 59:48 - Finish

Trump and the Death Penalty

Jul 6, 2018

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We spend the hour discussing Donald Trump’s disturbing views on drug dealers and capital punishment. Rodrigo Duterte photo by Keith Kristoffer Bacongco via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Reject the hussle! 12:42 - Trump wants to execute “drug dealers” 57:57 - Credits, “Car” by Julian 59:03 - Finish

Kids and the Internet

Jul 5, 2018

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It’s America’s birthday and we’re spending the hour talking about kids and internet privacy.    photo by EFF via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Creepy digital surveillance 13:50 - Kids and internet privacy 57:39 - Credits, “Lost” by Mor Mor 58:48 - Finish

John is Back!

Jul 4, 2018

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John is back to catch up on the racist way people are talking about the Bronx and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the retirement of Justice Kennedy. Bronx Markets photo by Doc Searls via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The racism and condescension of how Dems talk about the Bronx 27:02 - The catastrophe of Justice Kennedy’s retirement 58:00 - Credits, “Wherever” by Halo Maud 59:06 - Finish

Indigenous Resistance in Guatemala

Jul 3, 2018

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Jeff Abbott is back to discuss the history of indigenous resistance in Guatemala, and listeners vent their frustration with the Democratic party. Jeff Abbott photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Why do the Democrats not get it 08:41 - Jeff Abbott on the history of resistance movements in Guatemala 58:20 - Credits, “Hi Hello” by Johnny Marr 59:18 - Finish

Shaun Harkin on Irish Revolutionary James Connolly

Jun 30, 2018

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Shaun Harkin joins us to discuss his new book, “The James Connolly Reader,” about the Irish socialist and revolutionary. Also, what Justice Kennedy’s retirement could mean for reproductive rights, the death penalty, and more. Justice Anthony Kennedy photo by Steve Petteway, Staff Photographer of the Supreme Court via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Kennedy’s retirement is very, very bad 19:03 - Shaun Harkin on James Connolly 51:42 - Thoughts on Janus 57:06 - Credits, “Rise” by Johnny Marr 58:18 - Finish

Ocasio-Cortez Wins Big

Jun 29, 2018

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beats incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic Primary, the Supreme Court upholds Trump’s Muslim ban, and two articles on trans people show how to do it right and how to do it wrong. Joe Crowley photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Giddy from good political news 05:21 - John skypes in from Beirut 28:08 - The Village Voice repents while the Atlantic screws up 59:38 - Credits, “Eighty - One” by Fit of Body 60:29 - Finish

How Tracking Fuels School Segregation in NYC

Jun 28, 2018

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Customs and Border Protection says that it will stop the criminal prosecution of migrants crossing the border with children, and a New York Times story looks how the middle and high school application process fuels school segregation in New York City. Sarah Huckabee Sanders photo by VOA News courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The Democratic Party Civility Brigade 14:41 - How tracking fuels school segregation 58:58 - Credits, “Machiavellian Alien” by Uni 59:58 - Finish

Molly and Freddie’s Story

Jun 27, 2018

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We spend the hour on the personal and political adventure of Baby Freddie’s arrival into the world. Photo courtesy of Molly Knefel 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is gone this week but we’ve got good programming all week 07:07 - The Birth Story 57:44 - Credits, “Asleep” by Julian 58:57 - Finish

Osita Nwanevu on Long History of Family Separation in the USA

Jun 26, 2018

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Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty gestures of some Republicans leaving the party. Also, the military readies plans to accept up to 20,000 migrant children at military bases, and Mick Mulvaney continues his war against poor people. Osita Nwanevu Photo courtesy of Osita Nwanevu. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Would you travel to the future 13:40 - Osita Nwanevu on family separation during slavery 35:23 - Military readies to take 20,000 children 53:00 - Mick Mulvaney’s war on the poor 58:05 - “Burn It Down” Tenderfoot / Credits 59:32 - Finish

Eli Valley on Trump and Analogies to Nazis

Jun 23, 2018

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Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive order, and the global displacement crisis continues.     Eli Valley Twitter Avatar Photo courtesy of Eli Valley 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Freddie update 13:40 - Eli Valley on comparisons to Nazis 33:00 - The Flores decision and the executive order 59:33 - “Barely on My Mind” Kevin Krouter / Credits 61:01 - Finish

Ongoing Family Separation Crisis

Jun 22, 2018

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Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion. Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmation Hearing Photo by U.S. Department of Homeland Security courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the ongoing family separation crisis 57:18 - “Easier Love” Gabrielle Marlena / Credits 58:20 - Finish

John Carl Baker on the Nuclear Summit

Jun 20, 2018

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John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff Sessions gets his history on the Nazis wrong. John Carl Baker Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Still talking about family separation 11:40 - John Carl Baker on the nuclear summit 35:38 - More on family separation 59:59 - “Birdsong” Claptone / Credits 61:13 - Finish

Alex Pareene on Family Separation, Bad Democrats

Jun 19, 2018

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Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme Court punts on partisan gerrymandering. Photo courtesy of Alex Pareene 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 06:00 - Alex Pareene on family separation, bad Democrats 33:00 - Molly on imagining immigration policy from a child’s perspective 59:40 - “Go” Flasher / Credits 60:45 - Finish

Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s Border Policies

Jun 18, 2018

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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend slavery, and the FBI Inspector General’s office releases its report on the 2016 election. Photo courtesy of Ryan Devereaux 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Zombie play 16:55 - Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s border policies 43:56 - Sessions uses infamous Bible verse 59:13 - “Skulls Example” Dear Nora / Credits 60:53 - Finish

Alex Kotch on Influence Peddling in Trump’s China Policy

Jun 15, 2018

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Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex Kotch 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We’re a mommy podcast now 15:10 - Alex Kotch on influence peddling in Trump’s China Policy 31:47 - Increasing family separation at the border 57:13 - “Coney Island Baby” PMS & The Mood Swings / Credits 58:26 - Finish

Alex Press on Teacher Strikes

Jun 14, 2018

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Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum. Photo courtesy of Alex Press 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Corey Stewart wins Virginia primary 09:50 - Alex Press on worker strikes 34:43 - More thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum 57:24 - “White Fur” Dear Nora / Credits 59:11 - Finish

Ryan Reilly on J20 Trials

Jun 13, 2018

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Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for asylum. Ryan Reilly photo courtesy of Ryan Reilly 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - In the streets 15:10 - Ryan Reilly on J20 trials 38:24 - Trump and Kim summit 55:30 - Sessions says domestic abuse and gangs aren’t grounds for asylum 59:05 - “Goodbye” Brett Amaker and the Rodeo / Credits 60:36 - Finish

Malcom Harris on Kids These Days

Jun 12, 2018

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Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the latest immigration news, and Freddie is back in the studio. Malcom Harris photo courtesy of Malcom Harris 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Jam packed studio 11:49 - Malcolm Harris on Kids These Days 37:29 - Latest in immigration news 58:29 - “Calm Down” Ari Roar / Credits 59:35 - Finish

Kenny on the Origins of the Russian Revolution

Jun 11, 2018

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Kenny from The Movements Podcast joins us to discuss the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also, beloved chef and food journalist Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61. Photo courtesy of The Movements Podcast 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - A very sad day 17:07 - Kenny on the origins of the Russian Revolution 55:28 - More history recommendations 57:54 - “Cult of Two” Daisy O’Connor / Credits 59:06 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala

Jun 8, 2018

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Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala. Also, Trump pardons Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian lobbies him, and California voters recall the judge who gave Brock Turner a lenient sentence. Photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The routine is shorter 11:33 - Jeff Abbott on Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic eruption in Guatemala 47:06 - Trump pardons Alice Johnson 58:51 - “Childqueen” Kadhjah Bonet / Credits 60:11 - Finish

Mychal Denzel Smith on the History of Future of Policing

Jun 7, 2018

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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss how the United States became so over-policed. Also, Molly is back in the studio and we’re catching her up on the news. Photo courtesy of Mychal Denzel Smith. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Molly and Freddie are in the studio 09:50 - Mychal Denzel Smith on the history and future of policing 43:19 - Catching up on the pardon stuff 59:04 - “Tiny Baby” Joan of Arc / Credits 60:31 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on SESTA and Police Raids on New Orleans Strip Clubs

Jun 6, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how SESTA/FOSTA is endangering sex workers, and the aftermath of police raids on strip clubs in New Orleans. Also, Manafort gets hit with a witness tampering charge, and the Trump administration repeatedly lied about his dictating the response to the Don Jr meeting. Melissa Gira Grant Photo courtesy of Melissa Gira Grant 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Lots of people in the studio today 05:31 - Melissa Gira Grant on Sesta and police raids in New Orleans 47:28 - Manafort tampers, Trump dictates 59:17 - “Hell On” Neko Case / Credits 60:32 - Finish

David Adler on Centrists’ Authoritarian Tendencies

Jun 5, 2018

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David Adler joins us to discuss his findings on the authoritarian leanings of centrists. Also, Trump’s lawyers argue he is above the law, and the the US considers escalating its presence in Yemen. David Adler Photo courtesy of David Adler 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - A show about authoritarianism 10:54 - David Adler on centrists’ authoritarian tendencies 33:18 - Will Trump self pardon 54:00 - US considers escalating in Yemen 59:41 - “Pink Showers” / Deeper 60:41 - Finish

Todd Miller on Trump’s Immigration Policy

Jun 4, 2018

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Todd Miller joins us to discuss what’s new and what isn’t new about Trump’s escalated immigration and border policies. Also, John Bolton’s new chief of staff is a rampant Islamophobe, and Virginia votes to expand Medicaid. Photo courtesy of Todd Miller 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Untangling immigration stories 08:14 - Todd Miller on Trump’s immigration policy 33:28 - Bolton’s new chief of staff 57:40 - “I’m Only Dying” RF Shannon / Credits 59:21 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Ireland’s Victory for Abortion Rights

Jun 1, 2018

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss Ireland’s major victory for reproductive rights. Also, the US government is upping the number of drone strikes it’s carrying out while decreasing transparency, and Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza. Sarah Jaffe photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Can’t ignore the ongoing wars 08:24 - Sarah Jaffe on Ireland’s abortion victory 43:38 - Trump administration hides civilian casualties 59:13 - “Ride Against the Wind” The Magic Numbers / Credits 60:24 - Finish

Aziz Rana on the Need for More Robust Leftist Foreign Policy

May 31, 2018

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Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell Law School and author of The Two Faces of American Freedom,  joins us to discuss the need for a more robust leftist foreign policy, and the fracturing of the Cold War consensus. Also, Missouri’s governor resigns following horrifying allegations of sexual assault and other crimes, and Roseanne did what Roseanne does. Aziz Rana Photo courtesy of Aziz Rana 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - So excited to have Aziz on the show 06:22 - Aziz Rana on Leftist foreign policy and the end of the Cold War consensus 49:29 - Missouri’s governor resigns 59:50 - “Sun” Beach Skulls / Credits 61:03 - Finish

Molly Crabapple on Brothers of the Gun

May 30, 2018

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Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her new book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, written with Marwan Hisham. Also, a new study on white people rejecting democracy, nearly 5,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of the hurricanes, and a weird few days of immigration news. Molly Crabapple Molly Crabapple, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - So excited to have Molly on 05:14 - Molly Crabapple on Brothers of the Gun 44:35 - White people rejecting democracy 59:54 - “You can have alonetime when you’re dead” / Remember Sports 61:05 - Finish

Mica Lee Williams on Trump’s Title X Rule, Mike Konczal on Dodd-Frank Rollback

May 29, 2018

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Mica Lee Williams, an If/When/How reproductive justice fellow and an attorney in Pennsylvania, joins us to discuss Trump’s new Title X rule. Also, Mike Konczal discusses the new financial deregulation bill, and how unions have historically lessened inequality. Mica Lee Williams photo courtesy of Mica Lee Williams 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Two more guests! 04:14 - Mica Lee Williams on Trump’s Title X Rule 34:25 - Mike Konczal on Dodd-Frank rollback 58:08 - “Otherwise” Remember Sports / Credits 59:23 - Finish

What Does Accountability Look Like After "Me Too?"

May 28, 2018

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Molly returns in a previously recorded, but never aired, discussion about what to do with men, both famous and not, who have been accused of sexual assault. Also, very brief thoughts about the North Korea summit. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Time for Molly to talk 04:20 - Me Too and accountability 53:24 - Brief thoughts on cancelation of North Korea summit 60:42 - “Up From Below” Remember Sports / Credits 61:52 - Finish

Natalie Shure on Medicare for All

May 25, 2018

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Natalie Shure, writer and head of research at Adam Ruins Everything, joins us to discuss the short-comings of the ACA and the argument for Medicare for All. Also, data shows centrists hold the most authoritarian views, and Trump’s reaction to the NFL’s latest racist policy. Natalie Shure Photo courtesy of Natalie Shure 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump’s reaction to the NFL kneeling policy 13:56 - Natalie Sure on Medicare for All 44:01 - Democracy in crisis 60:08 - “Echoes” Lazyeyes / Credits 61:20 - Finish

Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs on What Views are Actually Silenced

May 24, 2018

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Nathan J Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss how mainstream news propagandizes for Israel, and which views are actually excluded from popular discourse. Also, Democrats help Republicans roll back Dodd-Frank, and a round up from Tuesday’s Southern primaries. Nathan Robinson Photo courtesy of Nathan Robinson 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Dems help with financial deregulation 12:28 - Nathan Robinson on what views are actually excluded 43:33 - Primary round up, more on Dodd - Frank roll-back 58:51 - “Home and Dry” Tracyanne & Danny / Credits 60:23 - Finish

Sean McElwee on Abolishing ICE and the Primaries So Far

May 23, 2018

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Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data For Progress, joins us to discuss his proposal to abolish ICE, and what the primaries tell us about the current state of both political parties. Also, an article at The Intercept argues Chuck Schumer’s foreign policy is nearly indistinguishable from Trump. Sean McElwee Photo courtesy of Sean McElwee 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show, lotta primaries, lotta data 04:23 - Sean McElwee on abolishing ICE and the primaries so far 47:35 - Chuck Schumer’s horrible foreign policy 57:56 - “Angels of Death” Jennifer Castle / Credits 59:32 - Finish

Bryce Covert on Childcare and Paid Family Leave

May 22, 2018

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Bryce Covert joins us to discuss universal childcare, paid family leave, and the North Carolina teachers’ strike. Also, Trump calls for a DOJ investigation into an already existing investigation, and Don Jr solicits advice from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Bryce Covert photo courtesy of Bryce Covert   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Infant CPR 13:08 - Bryce Covert on paid family leave and universal childcare 40:12 - Don Jr’s other meeting, Trump calls for new investigation 59:55 - “Saturn” Yours Are the Only Ears / Credits 60:59 - Finish

Elizabeth Beavers on Haspel, GL Johnson on DSA Pittsburgh

May 21, 2018

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Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at Indivisible, joins us to discuss the confirmation of Gina Haspel to run the CIA. Also, GL Johnson from DSA Pittsburgh discusses the big wins for socialists last Tuesday. Last but not least, Trump issues a new plan to defund Planned Parenthood. Elizabeth Beavers photo courtesy of Elizabeth Beavers 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Two guests, big show 06:51 - Elizabeth Beavers on Gina Haspel 32:17 - GL Johnson on DSA Pittsburgh 46:30 - Trump’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood 59:19 - “Panic Blooms” Black Moth Super Rainbow / Credits 61:01 - Finish

David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza

May 18, 2018

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David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals,” and a video of a Manhattan racist goes viral. David Klion photo courtesy of David Klion 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Racist goes viral 13:07 - David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza 46:41 - Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals” 60:34 - “Flow Over Me” Sarah Mary Chadwick / Credits 62:27 - Finish

Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act

May 17, 2018

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Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of neoliberalism on the workforce. Also, Tuesday was a big night for Socialists in the United States, and Gina Haspel gets Senator Mark Warner’s approval to head the CIA. Meagan Day photo courtesy of Meagan Day 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Lots of Socialism in today’s show 13:55 - Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act 36:11 - Big win for Socialist ideas in Pennsylvania, What torture actually looks like 59:57 - “See the White” Jess Williamson / Credits 61:32 - Finish

Maysoon Zayid and Emma Saltzberg on Israel’s Violence in Gaza

May 16, 2018

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Maysoon Zayid  joins us to discuss Israel’s deadly use of force against Gazans and the US embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. And Emma Saltzberg from If Not Now joins us to talk about how young American Jews are acting to oppose the Israeli occupation and violence against Palestinians. Maysoon Zayid Photo courtesy of Maysoon Zayid 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show, two guests 03:20 - Maysoon Zayid on Monday’s events 19:30 - Emma Saltzberg on If Not Now’s resistance 32:00 - The horrific White House response 56:02 - “Fine” Neighbor Lady / Credits 57:33 - Finish

Ali Gharib on Jerusalem, Gaza Protests

May 15, 2018

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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Also, a new study shows white people move to the right as they get richer, and Bloomberg’s disingenuous calls for decency. Ali Gharib Photo courtesy of Ali Gharib 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Israel kills scores in Gaza 12:40 - Ali Gharib on the embassy move 34:31 - White people move right as they get richer, Bloomberg loves democracy 58:53 - “Let Yourself Go” Haley Blais / Credits 60:01 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on the end of Temporary Protected Status

May 14, 2018

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Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the end of Temporary Protected Status and corruption in Guatemala. Also, Iran and Israel exchange fire and a New York Times Op-Ed gets the reactionary right totally wrong. Jeff Abbott Photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - This week is a big week in the Middle East 12:28 - Jeff Abbott on TPS 47:12 - Iran and Israel exchange fire in Golan Heights, getting it wrong on the reactionary right 60:27 - “Bought It” Middle Kids / Credits 61:32 - Finish

Micah Uetricht on Resurgent Labor Militancy

May 11, 2018

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Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel testifies before Congress in her hearing to lead the CIA. Micah Uetricht Photo courtesy of Micah Uetricht 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Legacy of Ashes at the CIA 14:50 - Micah Uetricht on labor militancy 44:13 - Gina Haspel’s hearing 59:50 - “Laying in the Sun” Anemone / Credits 61:07 - Finish

Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal

May 10, 2018

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Nima Shirazi joins us for the hour to discuss Trump’s decision to destroy the Iran nuclear deal. Nima Shirazi photo courtesy of Nima Shirazi 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - So much news to catch up on 03:00 - Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal 58:34 - “Love Decline” Abbe May / Credits 59:57 - Finish

Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid Work Requirements

May 9, 2018

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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after four women accuse him of sexual assault, and US mission creep in Yemen. Alexis Goldstein photo courtesy of Alexis Goldstein   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Good journalism day 08:50 - Alexis Goldstein on work requirements 33:05 - Eric Schneiderman resigns, mission creep in Yemen 59:35 - “Camera” The Orange Peels / Credits 60:54 - Finish

Frontline’s “Myanmar’s Killing Fields”

May 8, 2018

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Evan Williams, a reporter and producer for Frontline’s new documentary “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” joins us to discuss the atrocities being carried out against the Rohingya. Also, Trump ends Temporary Protected Status, Gina Haspel offered to withdraw her CIA nomination, and Molly gave birth to the newest little scoocher baby. Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Welcome little Freddie 11:34 - Evan Williams on Myanmar’s Killing Fields 37:23 - Trump to end TPS 60:29 - “Busybody” Robot Princess / Credits 61:31 - Finish

Charlotte Shane on Banning Men

May 7, 2018

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Charlotte Shane joins us to discuss the problem with men and the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, New York City moves to open a safer consumption site, and Trump’s supporters don’t care that he’s lying. Charlotte Shane photo courtesy of Charlotte Shane 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump supporters don’t care that he’s lying 18:20 - Charlotte Shane on Banning Men 47:42 - NYC to open safer consumption sites 58:57 - “BackBack” Gracie Mansion / Credits 60:18 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Red For Ed, Red For Everywhere

May 4, 2018

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the teachers’ strikes in Arizona and Puerto Rico, and what the age of austerity has meant for class solidarity. Also, Rudy Giuliani does a great job as a lawyer. Sarah Jaffe photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Douthat strikes again 17:00 - Sarah Jaffe on teachers’ strikes 43:54 - Rudy Giuliani is a good lawyer 59:10 - “Buck Me Off” Speedy Ortiz / Credits 60:22 - Finish

Mueller Threatened to Subpoena Trump

May 3, 2018

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Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he could subpoena the president, a new study shows how school choice fuels school segregation, and TMZ turned awesome when Van Lathan schooled Kanye about slavery. Rudy Giuliani photo by Marc Nozell courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Did Mario Lopez fair best from the Saved by the Bell crew? 10:05 - The Mueller investigation escalates with the threat of a subpoena 40:49 - School choice fuels school segregation 58:36 - Credits, “Asking for a Friend (BTR Live Studio, 2018)” by Anna Burch 59:34 - Finish

New NYC Chancellor Criticizes Wealthy White Parents

May 2, 2018

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The new school chancellor for New York City tweeted out an article critical of wealthy white parents opposed to an integration plan, Netanyahu tries to undermine the Iran deal, and listener mail. Benjamin Netanyahu photo by Gary Ackerman courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The politics of Teen Mom 15:54 - The infuriating way pundits talk about cities and non cities 27:15 - Carranza criticizing anti integration parents 46:56 - Netanyahu and Iran 57:55 - Credits, “Strange World” by Animal Electricity 59:28 - Finish

The White House Correspondents Dinner

May 1, 2018

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Michelle Wolf made fun of the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner and everyone, including the press, lost it. Michelle Wolf photo by Erin Nekervis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What happened at the White House Correspondents Dinner 29:55 - The political press identifies with power 44:26 - The hollow appeals to “civility” 57:51 - Credits, “Sour Honey” by Stef Chura 59:04 - Finish

ICE Targets Undocumented New Yorkers

Apr 30, 2018

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ICE has been sending letters to New Yorkers who have been fingerprinted by the NYPD, a thoughtful Times op ed wonders what’s best to be done after men are accused of harassment and abuse, and Arizona teachers go Red for Ed. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Arrest photo by Police courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - A New Zealander explains Anzac Day 18:39 - New York immigrants swept up by ICE 52:07 - The Arizona teachers strike illustrates the long term impact of tax cuts 59:03 - Credits, “Time” by Erika Wennerstrom 59:53 - Finish

Activists Push the Democrats to the Left

Apr 27, 2018

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Activists and progressive challengers are pushing the Democratic party to the left, two Colorado lawmakers want to jail teachers for striking, and catching up on listener mail.     Democratic Socialists of America photo by Chris Engelsma courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Kanye and Trump 30:24 - Leftist challengers around the country 55:03 - Colorado Republicans call to jail striking teachers 58:18 - Credits, “Same Old Heartbreak” by Sabille Attar 59:36 - Finish

Mick Mulvaney Does Bribes

Apr 26, 2018

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Mick Mulvaney admits to accepting bribes, Colorado lawmaker proposes jailing teachers who strike, Hank Azaria responds to the criticisms of Apu in a nearly unprecedentedly thoughtful way. Hank Azaria photo by Nick Aleck courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly keeps falling into a deep sleep on the subway 18:32 - Mick Mulvaney accidently said he does bribes 39:24 - Hank Azaria responds to criticisms 57:47 - Credits, “I Feel You” by Alexis Taylor 58:52 - Finish

Waffle House Shooter Arrested

Apr 25, 2018

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The Waffle House shooter in Nashville has been arrested, Jonathan Chait thinks women should stop being victims, and listener mail. Kirsten Gillibrand photo by Congress courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The biological determinism around pregnancy 21:12 - The language of terrorism and the Waffle House shooting 40:19 - Chait, Drum, and Internet liberalism gone full conservative 57:31 - Credits, “Deep Cut” by Alexis Taylor 58:39 - Finish

Frontline’s “Trafficked in America”

Apr 24, 2018

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We talk with Andres Cediel, producer of tonight’s Frontline documentary in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, “Trafficked in America.” Also, the CIA’s domestic propaganda campaign, and the Waffle House shooter claims to be a sovereign citizen. Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s gender reveal: It’s a baby! 22:23 - Andres Cediel on “Trafficked in America” 47:29 - The CIA’s domestic propaganda campaign for Gina Haspel 58:29 - Credits, “Rejoice” by Fiddlehead 59:40 - Finish

Listener Mail Catch Up

Apr 23, 2018

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We catch up with listener mail on education and parenting, and also on Richard Cohen’s terrible WaPo op ed about male privilege. Gavroche photo by Émile Bayard courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Teaching history with no analysis of power 30:22 - Listener mail on teaching and parenting 52:58 - Richard Cohen thinks of the men 60:03 - Credits, “You’re Better Off Alone” by L.A. Salami 60:48 - Finish

Pompeo Goes to North Korea

Apr 20, 2018

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Pompeo goes to North Korea, NYC’s new school chancellor discourages walk-outs from New York City students, Richard Cohen is the mascot of white privilege, and Cardi B is right. Tammy Duckworth photo by Rudi Williams courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Male senators want Tammy Duckworth to vote from the coat room with her baby 24:06 - Cardi B is right, says Bernie Sanders 33:31 - Trump’s accidentally right about meeting with North Korea 49:58 - The new NYC school chancellor discourages walk - outs 59:50 - Credits, “I’ll Tell You Why” by L.A. Salami 60:51 - Finish

Working Families Party Endorses Nixon

Apr 19, 2018

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The Working Families Party endorses Cynthia Nixon in the New York governors race, a potential new war authorization in Congress, and listener mail. Working Families Party 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Tax Day explainer and the upcoming school walk out 21:23 - Cynthia Nixon and the changing power of the left 43:53 - A new “bipartisan” authorization for war 58:52 - Credits, “Shine” by Peach Kelli Pop 59:47 - Finish

Starbucks Racism

Apr 18, 2018

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Two black men are arrested for waiting to meet a friend in Starbucks, it appears that Michael Cohen is Sean Hannity’s lawyer, and more thoughts on liberal nationalism and Syria. Sean Hannity photo by Michael Vadon courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Michael Cohen may or may not be Sean Hannity’s lawyer 24:43 - Racism at Starbucks 51:01 - The failings of liberal nationalism 58:15 - Credits, “First Touch of Light” by The Amazing 59:08 - Finish

Frontline’s “McCain”

Apr 17, 2018

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Frontline’s Michael Kirk is back to discuss tonight’s documentary “McCain.” Also, the US has bombed Syria, and James Comey gave his first interview since being fired. Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - A lot of news happened over the weekend 11:49 - Michael Kirk on John McCain and the current political moment 33:38 - The US bombing of Syria last Friday night 51:12 - Thoughts on the Comey interview 59:55 - Credits, “The Unanswerable” by Eels 60:54 - Finish

Comey Talks

Apr 16, 2018

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Comey’s upcoming book has the DC class praising him as a resistance hero, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing, and listener mail. James Comey photo by Federal Bureau of Investigation courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The family that sings Les Mis 21:26 - The value and limits of Comey’s memoir 40:24 - Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing 53:03 - Listener mail on the potential Scooter Libby pardon 58:27 - Credits, “Backwoods Ritual” by Dusted 59:31 - Finish

Kentucky Teachers Walk Out Again

Apr 13, 2018

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Kentucky teachers are protesting at the capitol today, more thoughts on Paul Ryan’s legacy, Cynthia Nixon calls out the racist way that marijuana laws are enforced, and the Access Hollywood tape is named in the reasons for the Cohen raid. Paul Ryan photo by United States House of Representatives courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Trump’s like a kid in the principal’s office 14:40 - Kentucky teachers continue protesting for their pensions 29:33 - Cynthia Nixon connects marijuana legalization to racial justice 48:28 - The Access Hollywood tape’s role in the Cohen subpoena 55:20 - What happens after Paul Ryan 60:14 - Credits, “The Epiphany” by Eels 61:17 - Finish

Lawmakers Defer to Zuckerberg

Apr 12, 2018

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Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate, goodbye Paul Ryan, and Trump thinks he can fire Mueller. Mark Zuckerberg photo by Presidência do México via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Our zombie play is finished 21:45 - Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a deferential Senate 39:50 - Trump thinks he has the authority to fire Mueller 51:10 - The significance of Paul Ryan leaving 58:38 - Credits, “The Fox in Motion” by Hop Along 59:44 - Finish

Michael Cohen Raided

Apr 11, 2018

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The FBI has raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, the Simpsons dismisses Hari Kondabolu’s criticisms of Apu, and listener mail. Hari Kondabolu Photo by Sumanah courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The Michael Cohen raid 42:00 - Seeing the big Trump picture while maintaining a criticism of the justice system 50:33 - The Simpsons insults Hari Kondabolu’s criticisms of Apu 58:37 - Credits, “Today is the Day” by Eels 59:39 - Finish

Frontline’s Michael Kirk on “Trump’s Takeover”

Apr 10, 2018

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We talk with filmmaker Michael Kirk on his new Frontline documentary “Trump’s Takeover,” a look at the chemical weapons attack in Syria, and what we’ve learned about the NYPD killing of Saheed Vassell in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Frontline PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - A report back from the cat convention 19:07 - Michael Kirk on “Trump’s Takeover” 41:44 - The chemical weapons attack in Syria 52:08 - Updates on the killing of Saheed Vassell 59:02 - Credits, “Space to Grieve” by No Thank You 59:56 - Finish

Child Discipline is Capitalist

Apr 9, 2018

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It’s a listener prompted show! We discuss an article on the relationship between discipline and capitalism, and listener mail on graduate school and leaving Facebook. photo by Amolnaik3k courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Our pitches for cat shows 08:10 - Discipline of children as a capitalist necessity 49:02 - Listener mail 58:43 - Credits, “Saved” by Bonny Doon 59:41 - Finish

A Police Killing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Apr 6, 2018

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The NYPD has killed a 34-year-old black man with bipolar disorder in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Atlantic’s new hire Kevin Williamson said on a podcast that people who get abortions should be hanged, and checking in on Trump and China.    Crown Heights photo by Андрей Бобровский courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly will become a cat reporter this weekend 11:00 - NYPD shooting in Crown Heights 44:02 - Kevin Williamson unquestionably believes in hanging people for abortion 56:33 - China trade war? 59:42 - Credits, “Try to Be” by Bonny Doon 60:38 - Finish

Trump vs. Amazon

Apr 5, 2018

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A look at the the Trump/Amazon feud, what the hell happened with Sinclair Media, the Oklahoma governor’s response to the teacher walk out there. Chicago Teachers Strike photo by Brad Perkins courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We don’t use Instagram properly 14:02 - The response to this year’s teacher strikes compared to Chicago 2012 38:08 - Trump attacks on Amazon don’t make Amazon good 48:40 - Sinclair media’s local news monopoly 58:40 - Credits, “Kale Salad” by Mo Douglas 59:38 - Finish

Anti-Semitism in WaPo

Apr 4, 2018

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The Washington Post publishes a stunningly anti-Semitic column about dating, a look at the the Trump/Amazon feud, what the hell happened with Sinclair media, and John is back in the studio. Interfaith Outing photo by Maryamhasan courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Why do most people hate talking on the phone? 13:57 - A deep dive on the anti - Semitic dating column in WaPo 51:41 - The economy of women’s personal essays 59:02 - Credits, “Outdoor Cat” by No Thank You 60:12 - Finish

Teacher Walkouts in Kentucky and Oklahoma

Apr 3, 2018

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Morning John joins us to discuss Trump’s language around the war in Syria and the reactionary backlash to boycotts after David Hogg bested Laura Ingraham. Also, a new chancellor for New York City schools, and catching up on listener mail including #NoCopAcademy and the Kentucky teachers walk out. Palestine/Gaza Protester at Anaheim, CA Protest Rally photo by Scott Clarkson courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - They finally got good at doing live musicals on television 17:27 - Morning John on Syria, Gaza and boycotts 41:25 - Listener mail catch up 59:33 - Credits, “Twilight Sunrise” by The Sword 60:38 - Finish

Palestinian Protests in Gaza

Apr 2, 2018

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Morning John joins us to discuss the protests in Gaza and Rick Gates’ potential knowledge in the Mueller investigation, we dip our toes into the Roseanne convo, David Hogg bests Laura Ingraham, and black MDS students speak about how their concerns for school safety differ from their white classmates. Laura Ingraham photo by Howard Brier courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thank God April Fools is over 08:46 - Morning John on Gaza, Gates and Roseanne 35:32 - Black MSD students speak and David Hogg bests Laura Ingraham 49:39 - Listener mail 58:45 - Credits, “Take a Chance” by Starman Jr. 59:59 - Finish

Kindness Doesn’t Always Solve Violence

Mar 30, 2018

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A teacher in Texas is suspended for mentioning her wife to her students, a Marjory Stone Douglas student writes an op-ed in the New York Times about the responsibility she felt to be kind to Nikolas Cruz, and Morning John on Trump’s lawyers’ inquiries into pardons fro Flynn and Manafort. Robert Mueller photo by The White House courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We missed Manatee Appreciation Day 09:56 - Morning John on Flynn and Manafort pardon inquiries 40:02 - A student responds to the “being kind will stop school shootings” narrative 50:54 - A teacher has been suspended for mentioning her wife to her students 59:27 - Credits, “Love Like Yours” by Million Miles 60:23 - Finish

No Justice for Alton Sterling

Mar 29, 2018

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The officers who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will not be prosecuted, a RedState writer apologizes for spreading conspiracy theories about David Hogg, Morning John, and listener mail. Alton Sterling Memorial photo by WClarke courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s holidays 05:55 - Morning John on Kevin Williamson 25:39 - No justice for Alton Sterling as Stephon Clark protests continue 49:33 - RedState spreads baseless conspiracy theories, apologizes 59:13 - Credits, “Don’t Settle” by His & Her Vanities 60:17 - Finish

“Objective” Journalism in the Age of Trump

Mar 28, 2018

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Morning John joins us with more thoughts on the exploitation of Stormy Daniels, Cynthia Nixon calls for taxing the rich and an end to cash bail, and listener mail. 60 Minutes photo by CBS courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s holidays and Zombie play update 11:08 - Morning John on 60 Minutes, the Census, and the March 40:16 - Nixon calls for public school funding and fully ending money bail 49:00 - Listener mail 57:52 - Credits, “Statue” by Mythless 59:14 - Finish

MGG on Stormy Daniels and March For Our Lives

Mar 27, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the Stormy Daniels interview on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes. Also, the March for our Lives was a great display of solidarity in action. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shout outs to all the scoochers across the country who marched this weekend 07:40 - Melissa Gira Grant on SESTA and Stormy 29:12 - The intersectionality in practice at March for our Lives 44:38 - Thoughts on Killer Mike and state gun violence against black people 58:53 - Credits, “I Tried” by Caroline Says 59:58 - Finish

JAM in the Studio

Mar 26, 2018

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Jesse Myerson is in the studio to talk about the MTA and what a progressive governor could actually get done in New York. Also, Morning John on John Bolton. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Jesse Myerson on how a New York governor could actually fix the MTA 38:49 - Morning John on John Bolton 58:55 - Credits, “So High” by The Men 59:58 - Finish

The Radicalism of Mr. Rogers

Mar 23, 2018

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Mr. Rogers’ work building respect, dignity, and self love for children, The New York Times blames gentrification on Cynthia Nixon and Sex and the City, Morning John, and listener mail. Fred Rodgers photo by KUHT courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This day in history 07:18 - Morning John on Cambridge Analytica and Trump/Biden faceoff 22:10 - “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and Mr. Rogers radical approach to children 38:25 - Blaming “Sex and the City” for gentrification 48:08 - Listener mail 58:54 - Credits, “Time” by Erika Wennerstrom 59:49 - Finish

Cynthia Nixon Versus Cuomo

Mar 22, 2018

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Cynthia Nixon declares that she will challenge Andrew Cuomo in the New York Democratic primary, the Austin bombing suspect is dead, the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” trailer describes the radicalism of Fred Rogers, and Morning John the women challenging Trump. Cynthia Nixon Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This day in history 07:56 - Morning John on the three women mounting legal challenges against Trump 29:33 - Cynthia Nixon and “celebrilty politics” 52:44 - The Austin bombing suspect has died 57:50 - Credits, “Boyz Seco Men” by Chai 59:00 - Finish

Ryan Devereaux on a Family Separated by ICE

Mar 22, 2018

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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on an Iraqi family separated by ICE, Morning John on the anniversary of the Iraq war, and Cynthia Nixon declares that she’s running for governor of New York against Andrew Cuomo.     photo by United States Government courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Can’t stop making Sex and the City references 03:51 - Morning John on 15 years since the invasion of Iraq 29:33 - Ryan Devereaux on the story of a family separated by ICE 60:19 - Credits, “First Song” by Caroline Says 61:04 - Finish

An Action Packed Weekend at the White House

Mar 21, 2018

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Andrew McCabe is fired hours before his retirement, a whistleblower reveals how Facebook harvested data from user profiles, the racism of Centrist Democrats’ bank deregulation support, and listener mail. Andrew G. McCabe photo by U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Spring and Earth Day 09:42 - Morning John on McCabe and Facebook 36:38 - The racism of centrism 45:24 - Listener mail 59:23 - Credits, “Lay of the Land” by Oneida 60:16 - Finish

JAM on the Cooption of Protests

Mar 20, 2018

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Morning John joins us to talk Trump’s desire to instate the death penalty for drug dealers, the imminent ouster of H.R. McMaster, and Mueller subpoenaing the Trump organization. Also, Jesse Myerson is here to talk Cuomo’s die-in and the power of the Parkland teens to shape the left. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly wishes you had a good St. Patricks day 05:41 - Morning John on the death penalty, McMaster, and Mueller 33:00 - Jesse Myerson on Cuomo’s die in in Zuccotti park 53:59 - Listener mail on white supremacist teachers 59:12 - Credits, “Mirror Power” by True Blue 60:11 - Finish

Students Walk Out

Mar 17, 2018

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Students across the country walk out of their schools on the one month anniversary of the Parkland shooting, some adults misguidedly encourage kids to “walk up” instead of “out,” and the House passes a “school safety bill” that’s does nothing about guns. Emma Gonzalez Protest Sign photo by Robb Wilson courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - On today’s show it’s youth and protests, together! 06:31 - Morning John on the repeal of Dodd Frank 29:47 - Students from Kindergarten to High School walk out across the country 57:59 - Credits, “Edge Of” by True Blue 59:30 - Finish

Pennsylvania Takeaways for Dems

Mar 16, 2018

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Pennsylvania’s election results are a good sign for 2018 but let’s hope Democrats don’t think centrism is the only lesson, how black mothers remain excluded from the “work-life” balance, and listener mail. Christine Louis, via Facebook 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How do we feel about St Patrick’s day? 08:50 - Morning John on the Pennsylvania special election 26:15 - How mothers of color are boxed out from the “work life” balance narrative 46:03 - Listener mail 57:20 - “Harvest Box” by listener Christine Louis 60:06 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on Political Leverage

Mar 15, 2018

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Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about the organizing takeaways from the massive strike in West Virginia, Rex Tillerson has been ousted as Secretary of State, and Trump targets Obama era school discipline policies to blame for school shootings. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Some business announcements 06:09 - Morning John on the ousting of Rex Tillerson 26:35 - Jesse Myerson on what WV teachers showed us about what’s possible 50:47 - Trump somehow blames Obama for Parkland 59:17 - Credits, “Hallelujah (So Low)” by Editors 60:13 - Finish

Alexis Goldstein on the Bank Deregulation Bill

Mar 14, 2018

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Alexis Goldstein joins us to talk about the Bank Lobbyist act, Betsy DeVos lays bare the education reform agenda in a 60 Minutes interview, and Trump stands by arming teachers but not raising the age to buy assault rifles. Alexis Goldstein, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Treating young people with dignity 18:12 - Alexis Goldstein on the bank deregulation bill 40:00 - Unpacking the DeVos interview 58:36 - Credits, “Kid Gloves” by Liza Anne 59:48 - Finish

Trump and Kim Jong-Un

Mar 13, 2018

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Trump will maybe meet with Kim Jong-Un, school safety language is a proxy war for education reformers, and listener mail. Photo by Blue House (Republic of Korea) courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Turns out Daylight Savings Time is a war time relic 20:00 - Trump’s potential meeting with Kim Jong Un 42:24 - School safety as a proxy charter war 56:36 - Credits, “Me” by Jonathan Wilson 58:15 - Finish

Sarah Jaffe on the West Virginia teachers

Mar 10, 2018

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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the historical significance of the West Virginia teachers strike, Bari Weiss continues the New York Times tradition of attacking student activists, and Trump may have engaged in some light witness tampering. Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The constant inconsequential chaos of the Trump administration 15:05 - Sarah Jaffe on West Virginia 36:23 - Bari Weiss gets it factually and analytically wrong 55:20 - Trump keeps talking to witnesses 59:47 - Credits, “Child” by Acid Dad 60:59 - Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on SESTA

Mar 9, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant is back to talk about SESTA and what it could mean for both sex workers and the internet more broadly, and a look at Gary Cohn’s exodus and his principled stance on tariffs but lack of principled stance on Nazis. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Ivanka Trump is vaguely aware of maternity leave 17:40 - Melissa Gira Grant on SESTA 40:36 - A trade war explainer 56:26 - Credits, “Long Way Down” by In Tall Buildings 58:09 - Finish

Jesse Myerson on West Virginia and Union Struggle

Mar 8, 2018

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Jesse Myerson joins us to jam about the ongoing West Virginia teachers strike and the union battles across the country, ex Trump aide Sam Nunberg did an all day Andy Kaufman-esque performance on cable news, and Jane Mayer’s new info on the Steele dossier. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’ve got major Spring Fever over here 12:30 - Connecting West Virginia to labor battles in the UK and beyond 21:53 - Jesse Myerson on West Virginia 45:20 - Jane Mayer’s new reporting on Christopher Steele 53:33 - Sam Nunberg doesn’t like subpoenas 60:11 - Credits, “Paranoia” by Liza Anne 61:12 - Finish

David Dayen on the Power of Corporate Monopolies

Mar 7, 2018

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David Dayen on the ways corporate monopolies rule everything around us, the Oscars made gestures towards diversity, and the West Virginia teacher strike continues with another strike looming in Oklahoma. Jordan Peele photo by Kevin Edwards courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - White mediocrity in the 90s 12:55 - The Oscars tried to deal with racism and sexism with mixed results 34:06 - David Dayen on the power of corporate monopolies 54:02 - The West Virginia teachers strike continues 58:37 - Credits, “River Brine” by The Low Anthem 59:45 - Finish

Todd Miller Live at McNally Jackson

Mar 6, 2018

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We air our conversation with Todd Miller, author of “Storming the Wall” and “Border Patrol Nation,” live at McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City, recorded on Thursday March 1st, 2018.      Storming the Wall Photo courtesy of City Lights. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Our thoughts on Todd’s new book 11:42 - Todd Mill at McNally Jackson in NYC 54:21 - Closing thoughts 59:05 - “Flailing Orbits” Amy McClellan / Credits 60:21 - Finish

Wildcat Strike in West Virginia

Mar 3, 2018

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West Virginia teachers continue to strike despite the compromise reached by union leadership, a look at what the hell happened to Jared Kushner this week, and John’s Truthout story on the risks of unstable voting technology. Jared Kushner photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington D.C, United States courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Talking to kids about pregnancy 15:44 - West Viriginia teachers continue a wildcat strike 27:28 - Jared Kushner is having a hard time 49:43 - Republicans protect vulnerable voting machines 60:07 - Credits, “Can It Be Love” by Jackson MacIntosh 60:54 - Finish

West Virginia Teacher Strike Victory

Mar 2, 2018

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Bill Whitford joins us to discuss the Wisconsin gerrymandering court case “Gill v. Whitford,” striking teachers in West Virginia gain a 5% salary raise, and a new lawsuit seeks to help the “Forever Prisoners” at Guantanamo Bay.      Gerrymander Diagram photo by Jeremykemp courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John and Molly’s train etiquette 16:58 - Bill Whitford on Gill v. Whitford 34:17 - A court case hopes to help the forever prisoners at Gitmo 54:37 - Victory for West Virginia Teachers 58:34 - Credits, “Get You” by Geowulf 59:51 - Finish

Sam Thielman on Rick Gates

Mar 1, 2018

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Sam Thielman joins us to discuss the details of the Rick Gates indictment, a look the Schiff memo, and a leaked conversation reveals the bankruptcy of the Times op ed editor’s decision making process. Sam Thielman, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Daylight Savings time is coming 15:11 - Sam Thielman on Rick Gates and the Mueller investigation 35:12 - The Schiff memo actually has very important information 58:56 - Credits, “Flailing Orbits” by Anna McClellan 60:11 - Finish

CPAC Paranoia

Feb 28, 2018

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John is back from CPAC, and the conservatives’ reaction to the Parkland shooting was disturbing and instructive.    Wayne LaPierre photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly is now winded all the time 09:13 - Responsible reporting on CPAC 35:00 - Strategies for targeting the NRA 59:59 - Credits, “The Light of Spring” by Fine China 60:53 - Finish

The Problem With Preschool

Feb 27, 2018

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An Atlantic article looks at how Pre-K programs’ increased focused on academics actually leaves kids worse off in their education, and Jesse Myerson joins us for JAMJAM Fridays. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s love of chain restaurants 11:03 - The new approach to preschool is too academic 35:14 - Jesse Myerson on Bloomington’s effort to give police a military style tank 58:20 - Credits, “World Eyes” by Will Adlard 59:27 - Finish

Students Stand Up

Feb 24, 2018

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The teen survivors of the Parkland shooting ask Marco Rubio harder questions than most journalists ever have, we finally get to John’s Truthout article on refugee resettlement under Trump, and catching up on listener mail. Dana Loesch photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The CNN Town Hall was incredible and Rubio got dragged 29:38 - John on refugee resettlement under Trump 44:30 - Listener mail 57:40 - Credits, “Psalm 151” by Ezra Furman 59:03 - Finish

Florida Teen Heroes

Feb 23, 2018

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Florida teens organize for gun control as they continue to deal with the trauma of the Parkland shooting, and Reuben Safire joins us to discuss how online conservatives are appropriating the language of social justice. Reuben Safire, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is here but on his way to CPAC 10:35 - The teens are organizing 40:07 - Reuben Safire on Laci Green and conservatives online 58:53 - Credits, “No Place” by Ezra Furman 59:54 - Finish

Bad Takes Everywhere

Feb 22, 2018

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A pair of bad takes on the response to 9/11 in the era of Trump, and another one on letting gun owners lead the way. Max Boot Photo by US Naval War College courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Queer Eye takes on police brutality 35:22 - Centering the locus of power amongst conservatives 44:14 - Comparisons of Russian meddling to 9/11 57:31 - Credits, “Another Age” by Robert Earl Thomas 58:54 - Finish

Frontline’s Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia

Feb 21, 2018

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We talk with Martin Smith, correspondent for the new two-part Frontline documentary “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia.” Also, Mueller indicts thirteen Russians meddling in the 2016 election. Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Flirting with astrology 12:04 - Martin Smith on “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia” 37:08 - The Mueller indictments, unpacked 58:04 - Credits, “Orion” by Blinker the Star 59:17 - Finish

More Thoughts on the Florida Shooting Aftermath

Feb 20, 2018

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Talking carefully about the reports that the shooter trained with a white supremacist group, and how the survivors are shaping the narrative. Also, all immigration bills fail in the Senate. Marco Rubio Photo by Max Goldberg courtesy of Wikipedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Go see Black Panther immediately 10:34 - More on the Florida shooting and thoughts on how we’re talking about the shooter 28:01 - The value of the students’ voices in the media aftermath 45:18 - Best practices for talking about alleged connections to fascist groups 60:26 - Credits, “The Weather” by Daniel Docherty 61:22 - Finish

A Florida School Shooting Kills 17

Feb 17, 2018

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A 19-year-old school shooter has killed 17 students and staff in a Florida high school, and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about it with us. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Processing the school shooting in Florida 13:13 - Fatalism about gun control policies 43:35 - Jesse Myerson on American culture and gun violence 60:29 - Credits, “Imagining Love” by Daniel Docherty 61:24 - Finish

Mike Konczal on the GOP and Deficits

Feb 16, 2018

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Mike Konczal is back to talk about the way we talk about the deficit. Also, Trump wants to replace food stamps with shelf stable “harvest” boxes, and the FBI blows up the White House’s Porter timeline.      Mike Konczal, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What is the judging criteria at a dog show? 15:27 - Mike Konczal on the GOP’s relationship with the deficit 34:39 - More thoughts on “Blue Apron for poor people” 53:19 - The White House appears to have lied about when it knew about Porter 60:17 - Credits, “Danny” by Hockey Dad 61:08 - Finish

Refugee Resettlements Under Trump

Feb 15, 2018

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Happy Valentines Day! John has a new story about refugee resettlement under Trump, and a once powerful education reform organization in the northeast has crumbled after its leader was accused of sexual assault.    Bret Stephens Photo by Вени Марковски and  Veni Markovski courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Lent 16:57 - Bret Stephens, Ross Douthat and Bari Weiss all swing and miss 43:20 - Families for Excellent Schools implodes 59:51 - Credits, “Hold Me” by Daniel Docherty 60:56 - Finish

Frontline’s “The Gang Crackdown”

Feb 14, 2018

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We talk with Marcela Gaviria, producer of the new Frontline documentary “The Gang Crackdown.” Also, we catch up on listener mail for real this time.    Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Mardi Gras! 06:09 - Marcela Gaviria on Frontline’s “The Gang Crackdown” 27:34 - Listener mail catch up 57:13 - Credits, “The Soft Season” by Hookworms 58:48 - Finish

The Weight of Heroism on Chelsea Manning

Feb 13, 2018

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A great piece by Katherine Cross looks at the pressure put on Chelsea Manning after her release from prison, the Democrats need to start figuring out more specific messaging as the elections get closer, and listener mail. photo by Tim Travers Hawkins courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John and Molly write a rom com about the government shutdown 15:41 - Democrats need to get better at messaging, ASAP 49:00 - The humanity of Chelsea Manning 58:18 - Credits, “Survive” by Hollie Cook 59:37 - Finish

JAM on Anti-Racism vs. Altruism

Feb 10, 2018

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Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the shortcomings of how we talk about racist systems, and the White House knew Rob Porter had been accused of domestic abuse, and Nancy Pelosi does a symbolic gesture for DACA. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Is Serafina like other cats? 08:03 - The allegations against Rob Porter 16:25 - The Senate deal and missing DACA protections 23:18 - Jesse Myerson on solidarity, not altruism 57:21 - Credits, “What I Want” by Anna Burch 58:42 - Finish

The Risk of Fascism in Economic Turmoil

Feb 9, 2018

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The stock market seems to have bounced back but we discuss how an economic crash could facilitate the rise of fascism in the US, and we actually catch up on listener mail. photo by Jebulon courtesy of Wikimedia 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The case for phoning it in 16:35 - Trump’s military parade and the GOP march toward fascism 29:49 - What an economic downturn could mean for fascist organizing 48:06 - Listener mail 58:46 - Credits, “In Your Dreams” by Anna Burch 59:58 - Finish

The Stock Market Falls

Feb 8, 2018

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John explains the stock market crash, and we catch up on listener mail. Photo by ProducerMatthew courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Not eating meat seems more normal now 16:00 - This week’s stock market plunge, explained 48:55 - How policy impacts the stock market 59:09 - Credits, “Quit the Curse” by Anna Burch 60:23 - Finish

An Announcement, and a Memo

Feb 7, 2018

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There was much ado about nothing after Trump “released the memo” last Friday, JT performing without Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl was trash, and a bit of personal news.    Photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How do we feel about the Winter Olympics 09:02 - Some personal news 15:30 - The Super Bowl was woke capitalism and black appropriation 35:25 - The Memo was Released 56:57 - Credits, “Not My Kinda Movie” by Nadine 58:14 - Finish

JAM on Why the Stock Market is a Bad Economic Indicator

Feb 6, 2018

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Jesse Myerson is here to talk about why the stock market is a terrible indicator for people’s economic well being, and David Brooks falls for the conservative logic around 20 week abortion bans. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Is 4 years old the new 5 years old 18:28 - Jesse Myerson on the stock market and unemployment numbers 36:37 - David Brooks and the 20 week abortion ban 57:43 - Credits, “Calm Down” by Kid Trails 58:56 - Finish

MGG on the Developments in New Orleans

Feb 3, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant is back to give us the latest on the police targeting sex workers in New Orleans, and we go over the Hope Hicks, Nunes, and Rosenstein Russia developments. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Still working on our ideal Mr. Rogers movie 13:06 - Melissa Gira Grant on strip club raids in NOA 31:20 - Hope Hicks, Nunes and Rosenstein 59:06 - Credits, “Maybe Baby” by Bark Bark Disco 60:21 - Finish

The State Of The Union Is Bad

Feb 2, 2018

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We spend the show looking at the implications of Trump’s State of the Union speech. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Sobriety and the SOTU 12:27 - Trump using brown people to advance his agenda 25:17 - The horrifying story of the cop who took a drug user’s baby 49:26 - Trump defends Guantanamo 58:38 - Credits, “Never Let You Down” by Bark Bark Disco 59:47 - Finish

Several FBI-related Crises

Feb 1, 2018

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Andrew McCabe abruptly leaves the FBI, Republicans vote to release a memo claiming the FBI O’bungled the Russia investigation, and more thoughts on Ross Douthat’s white nationalist sympathies.    Andrew G. McCabe photo courtesy of U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers 20:45 - #ReleasetheMemo, explained 50:10 - Andrew McCabe, explained 58:57 - Credits, “Goodbye” by Porches 60:01 - Finish

Jeff Abbott on the Protests in Venezuela

Jan 31, 2018

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Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the protests in Venezuela, Ross Douthat goes full white nationalist, and a Grammys roundup. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remembering pop music throughout our lives 12:59 - The Grammys were political and also still institutionally terrible 37:19 - Jeff Abbott on El Salvador and Venezuela 60:30 - Credits, “Find Me” by Porches 61:22 - Finish

Jesse Myerson and the Mueller Bomb

Jan 30, 2018

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Jesse Myerson joins us to catch up on the Democrats and the DREAMers, and we catch up on the huge news about Trump trying to fire Mueller. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Why does the Times keep profiling bigots 14:15 - Trump tried to fire Mueller 38:23 - JAM on the Democrats caving 60:10 - Credits, “Always” by Fovea 60:56 - Finish

Nick Pinto on the Deportation of Immigration Leaders

Jan 27, 2018

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Nick Pinto joins us to discuss his Intercept story on ICE following and deporting immigration leaders in New York City, and we catch up on the Philly supervised injection facility and listener mail. Nick Pinto, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - At what age does Valentines Day get complicated 17:44 - Nick Pinto on ICE crackdowns on immigration leaders 41:10 - Listener mail on Me Too, white women and white supremacy 58:08 - Credits, “Don’t Play” by Fovea 59:20 - Finish

MGG Thursdays on Crackdowns on Sex Work in NOLA

Jan 26, 2018

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Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss the annual Super Bowl sex panic and a crackdown targeting New Orleans sex workers, Philly approves a safe injection facility, and a Russia roundup. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Ursula le Guin and gender neutral pronouns 20:50 - Melissa Gira Grant on task forces targeting strip clubs in NOLA 43:03 - Russia roundup 58:21 - Credits, “Different” by Bova 59:22 - Finish

Briahna Joy Gray on Class, Race and the Democrats

Jan 25, 2018

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Briahna Joy Gray on racism and class politics in the Democratic party, and the Democrats make a deal to end the shutdown. Briahna Joy Gray, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What is an Insta Pot 13:22 - Briahna Joy Gray on the Democrats strategy on race and class 36:07 - The Democrats lost their leverage 57:50 - Credits, “On Call” by Boyo 59:09 - Finish

Tonight’s Frontline Documentary “Exodus”

Jan 24, 2018

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We talk with James Bluemel, director of tonight’s Frontline documentary “Exodus.” Also, the second women’s march saw huge turnouts across the country, and as of recording, the government is shut down.    Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Women’s March recap 19:08 - James Bluemel on tonight’s Frontline documentary “Exodus” 38:22 - The Democrats and the shutdown 57:29 - Credits, “Perfect History” by Death of Lovers 58:36 - Finish

MGG on Stormy Daniels

Jan 23, 2018

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We talk with Melissa Gira Grant on the discourse around Stormy Daniels, and listener mail responses to the ongoing conversation about affirmative consent. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Republicans are murderous 15:13 - Melissa Gira Grant on Stormy Daniels and vulnerable sex work 28:17 - Listener responses to “blue balls” myth 41:41 - Teaching kids better about confidence and expectations 59:02 - Credits, “Defiance” by Bell’s Roar 60:05 - Finish

Fridays on Medicaid

Jan 20, 2018

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We talk with Jesse Myerson about the Medicaid work requirement, and the Aziz Ansari story has led to a high profile conflict between a young Babe.net journalist and Ashleigh Banfield. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remembering J20, nearly a year later 21:39 - Jesse Myerson on the Medicaid work requirement 48:47 - Recap of the Babe/Banfield conflict 59:57 - Credits, “We Carry Us” by Bell’s Roar 60:52 - Finish

Charlotte Shane on Solidarity, Structural Change, and Me Too

Jan 19, 2018

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We talk with Charlotte Shane, author of the recent Splinter News piece “We Harpies Want More.” Also, we catch up on Hawaii, the looming government shutdown, and the latest official shithouse accounts. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The Shithole Diaries 21:50 - Charlotte Shane on the power and potential of Me Too 47:31 - Shutdown Countdown 52:35 - What we should learn from Hawaii 60:17 - Credits, “Nitelite” by Remy 61:12 - Finish

Shane Burley on “Fascism Today”

Jan 18, 2018

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We talk with Shane Burley, author of “Fascism Today: What it is and how to end it.” Also, an article by a woman accusing Aziz Ansari of assault has led to a discussion that shows a lot of people don’t really understand consent, and a terrifying scare in Hawaii. Shane Burley, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The response to the Aziz Ansari story (content note) 20:23 - Shane Burley on “Fascism Today” 51:50 - Final thoughts on consent and safety 60:16 - Credits, “Coco Pebbles” by Remy 61:23 - Finish

Rape on the Night Shift

Jan 17, 2018

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We speak with Daffodil Altan, producer of the documentary “Rape on the Night Shift,” a collaborative investigation by FRONTLINE on PBS, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, Univision, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and KQED. Also, we just passed the 16th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay’s time as a prison for accused terrorists, and a look at last week’s FISA court vote. Frontline   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - “Conversation” isn’t the same as confrontation 20:07 - Daffodil Altan on “Rape on the Night Shift” 42:32 - The FISA court vote further entrenches surveillance power 51:38 - 16 years of “War on Terror” GTMO prisoners 56:30 - Credits, “Counting the Days” by Mosquitos 58:04 - Finish

Happy Dr. King Day

Jan 16, 2018

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It’s Martin Luther King Junior Day, Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the opioid crisis and Ahed Tamimi, and the reaction to Trump describing black countries as shitholes. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shithole - gate 31:10 - Jesse Myerson on white opioid users, Zionism and Ahed Tamimi 53:35 - Thoughts on Dr. King 59:58 - Credits, “Boom Box (BTR Live Studio 2017)” by Mosquitos 60:56 - Finish

Black Maternal Mortality Risks

Jan 13, 2018

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Serena Williams’ birth story illustrates the high risks for black mothers, and the woman who started the Shitty Men in Media list comes forward after a Harpers journalist planned to out her, with a belated MGG Friday. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What’s the most socially responsible way to tip 14:58 - Black maternal mortality 36:29 - Melissa Gira Grant on the Shitty Media Men list 57:22 - Credits, “Far like Stars (BTR Live Studio 2017)” by Mosquitos 58:44 - Finish

Bye Bye Bannon

Jan 12, 2018

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Bannon got canned, a panel of North Carolina judges strikes down a gerrymandered map, Michelle Williams got screwed over in refilming All the Money in the World, and listener mail. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Making art with 5th graders 16:36 - The significance of Bannon’s ouster 36:50 - North Carolina judges rule on gerrymandering 50:00 - Mark Wahlerg must be shot into space 57:45 - Credits, “Giving Yourself Over” by Lime Cordiale 59:02 - Finish