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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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Jesse Myerson on Electoral Politics and Socialism

8/17/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:30

Bryce Covert on New Orleans Bail Reform

8/16/2018
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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 -...

Duration:00:59:22

Trump and Omarosa

8/15/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:17

Malcolm Harris on How the 2008 Crash Defined a Generation

8/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:24

Why Socialism Now?

8/13/2018
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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

Duration:01:02:22

Laura Ingraham’s White Supremacy

8/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:03

Election Round Up

8/9/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:50

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

8/8/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:56

Déjà Vu All Over Again

8/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:14

Everything Is Gamergate, Again and Again

8/6/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:55

Democratic Donors Turn on Gillibrand

8/3/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:07

QAnon Hits the Mainstream

8/2/2018
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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

Duration:00:59:44

Discomfort is Not Discrimination

8/1/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:15

What’s in a Name

7/31/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:23

At Deadline, Hundreds of Children Still Separated From Parents

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:27

Michael Cohen’s Busy Week

7/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:06

Cohen’s Tapes Go Public

7/26/2018
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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

Duration:01:00:27

Conservatives Spreading Socialism

7/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:35

The Left in the Midwest

7/24/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:08

Plane Bae and the Right to Privacy

7/23/2018
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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

Duration:00:58:27