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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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Natalie Shure on Medicare for All

5/25/2018
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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”...

Duration:01:01:20

Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs on What Views are Actually Silenced

5/24/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:00:22

Sean McElwee on Abolishing ICE and the Primaries So Far

5/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:32

Bryce Covert on Childcare and Paid Family Leave

5/22/2018
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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 -...

Duration:01:00:59

Elizabeth Beavers on Haspel, GL Johnson on DSA Pittsburgh

5/21/2018
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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 -...

Duration:01:01:01

David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza

5/18/2018
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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

Duration:01:02:27

Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act

5/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:32

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

5/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:33

Ali Gharib on Jerusalem, Gaza Protests

5/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:01

Jeff Abbott on the end of Temporary Protected Status

5/14/2018
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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 /...

Duration:01:01:32

Micah Uetricht on Resurgent Labor Militancy

5/11/2018
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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

Duration:01:01:06

Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal

5/10/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:57

Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid Work Requirements

5/9/2018
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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”...

Duration:01:00:54

Frontline’s “Myanmar’s Killing Fields”

5/8/2018
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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 -...

Duration:01:01:31

Charlotte Shane on Banning Men

5/7/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:18

Sarah Jaffe on Red For Ed, Red For Everywhere

5/4/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:22

Mueller Threatened to Subpoena Trump

5/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:34

New NYC Chancellor Criticizes Wealthy White Parents

5/2/2018
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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 -...

Duration:00:59:27

The White House Correspondents Dinner

5/1/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:04

ICE Targets Undocumented New Yorkers

4/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:53

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