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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

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

2/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:20

When a Judge Visited a Federal Jail

2/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:00

Republicans’ Disingenuous Attacks on Omar

2/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:40

What Cops Do and Don’t Do

2/12/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:27

Virginia Politicians Falling Like Dominos

2/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:50

FBI Surveillance of the Left

2/8/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:32

Socialism Goes Big!

2/7/2019
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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 -...

Duration:01:00:15

SOTU Controversy

2/6/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:15

Bernie's Estate Tax

2/5/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:20

Booker’s Bad Education History

2/4/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:05

Jussie Smollet Attacked By Racist Homophobes In Chicago

2/1/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:15

Peter Cole on Dockworker Power

1/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:16

Harris’ Criminalization of Truancy

1/30/2019
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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

Duration:00:59:13

Brokaw’s Accidentally Illuminating Bigotry

1/29/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:59

Warren’s Wealth Tax

1/28/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:24

What Just Happened In Venezuela

1/25/2019
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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 /...

Duration:01:00:57

Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers’ Strike

1/24/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:03

Frontline on Black Lung, the Covington Incident

1/23/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:47

Don’t Go Easy On Harris

1/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:58:23

Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress, Reports Buzzfeed

1/21/2019
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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 -...

Duration:00:59:51