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Radio Dispatch is a Mon-Thurs Internet radio show hosted by siblings Molly and John Knefel. Past guests include Amy Goodman, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Hastings, lawyers, activists, journalists, and more Occupy people than we can count. We cover feminism, Occupy, the national surveillance & security state, and Guantanamo Bay.

Radio Dispatch is a Mon-Thurs Internet radio show hosted by siblings Molly and John Knefel. Past guests include Amy Goodman, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Hastings, lawyers, activists, journalists, and more Occupy people than we can count. We cover feminism, Occupy, the national surveillance & security state, and Guantanamo Bay.
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Radio Dispatch is a Mon-Thurs Internet radio show hosted by siblings Molly and John Knefel. Past guests include Amy Goodman, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Hastings, lawyers, activists, journalists, and more Occupy people than we can count. We cover feminism, Occupy, the national surveillance & security state, and Guantanamo Bay.

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GOP Loves the Proud Boys

10/16/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:02

Voter Suppression in Georgia

10/15/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:13

Khashoggi and Bolsonaro

10/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:17

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

10/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:52

Kavanaugh Confirmed

10/10/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:18

Trump's History of Fraud

10/9/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:59

Conservatives Blame the Libs

10/8/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:29

FBI’s Investigation Is Complete

10/5/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:26

Trump Verbally Attacks Blasey Ford

10/4/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:37

Jesse Myerson on the Kavanaugh Protests

10/3/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:57

Trump’s Showdown

10/2/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:28

The Hearing

10/1/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:03

Things Keep Getting Worse

9/28/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:54

Kavanaugh Vote Coming

9/27/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:34

The Big Picture With Kavanaugh

9/26/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:01

Alexis Goldstein on Standing with Dr. Blasey Ford

9/25/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:15

False Accusations from the GOP

9/24/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:29

The Norms are Bad

9/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:03

Sally Tamarkin on How We Talk About Fitness

9/20/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:41

George Joseph and Ethan Corey on Columbus police violence

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:47