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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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Episodes

King’s Racism Finally Catches Up With Him

1/16/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:13

Twin bombshells in RussiaGate Story

1/15/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:53

AOC Threatens Democratic Establishment

1/14/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:46

Shutdown Threatens Food Safety

1/11/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:55

Reaction to Trump’s Oval Speech

1/10/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:45

The Shutdown and Bad AOC Fact Checks

1/9/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:16

New Democrats Are Fighters

1/8/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:26

AOC’s Dancing Charms Everybody

1/7/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:08

Louis CK’s Horrible Act

1/4/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:52

We’re Back in 2019

1/3/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:01

Best of 2018: Kenny on the Russian Revolution Part 2

1/2/2019
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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

1/1/2019
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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

12/31/2018
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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

12/28/2018
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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

12/27/2018
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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

12/26/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:09

Merry Christmas from John and Molly

12/25/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:18

Best of 2018: Bryce Covert on Medicaid Work Requirements

12/24/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:00

Best of 2018: Meagan Day on Workplace Democracy

12/21/2018
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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 /...

Duration:00:59:53

Best of 2018: Micah Uetricht on Labor Militancy

12/20/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:08