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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

The Cynicism of Biden

3/22/2019
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Biden considers tapping Stacey Abrams for a VP candidate before he even declares he’s running, Andrew Gillum moves to build voter power in Florida, and listener mail. Stacey Abrams photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Nikki Haley swings and misses on childbirth costs 07:07 - Morning John on Biden, Gillum the Conways, and Trump’s McCain fued 51:36 - Listener mail 57:53 - Credits, “I Will Run” by Ibibo Sound Machine 59:07 - Finish

Duration:00:59:07

The 16-year-anniversary of the Iraq War

3/21/2019
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It’s been 16 years since the start of the Iraq war, Elizabeth Warren’s calls to abolish the electoral college, and the New York City selective schools that let in even fewer black students this year despite calls to overhaul the system. photo courtesy of Records of the White House Photo Office (George W. Bush Administration), 1/20/2001 - 1/20/2009 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The dismal admissions numbers for black and Hispanic NYC high school students...

Duration:01:00:32

The Trial of Ratko Mladic

3/20/2019
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Rob Miller joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “The Trial of Ratko Mladic.” Also, Morning John on Devin Nunes’ lawsuit, Beto’s healthcare proposal, and contextualizing the rise of white supremacist violence. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Never a better time to be learning about history 06:17 - Rob Miller on the Frontline documentary “The Trial of Ratko Mladic” 35:15 - Morning John on the New Zealand shooting and Beto’s Medicare plan 54:02 - Call for listener mail on...

Duration:00:59:27

Chelsea Clinton and Egg Boy

3/19/2019
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A young Muslim college student confronts Chelsea Clinton over her remarks about Ilhan Omar and her appearance at a vigil for the Muslims killed in New Zealand, an Australian teenager cracks an egg on a conservative politician’s head, and New Zealand has already promised to ban semi-automatic weapons. Chelsea Clinton photo by Kyle Cassidy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thank god for Egg Boy 05:24 - Chelsea Clinton’s white ally grift 42:48 - The political...

Duration:01:00:11

Mosque Shootings in New Zealand

3/18/2019
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A shooting at two mosques in New Zealand appears to have been committed by a white supremacist, more thoughts on Beto, and listener mail. Friday Prayer photo courtesy of Azim Khan Ronnie via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Love to New Zealand listeners and Muslim listeners 06:35 - Morning John on the New Zealand shooting and Beto’s values 51:39 - Listener mail 58:07 - Credits, “In Between” by Kerchief 59:15 - Finish

Duration:00:59:15

John in the Studio Dismantling Meritocracy

3/15/2019
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It’s Friday Funday and John is in the studio to further unpack the college admissions scandal story. Also, Beto O’Rourke has declared his run for the presidency, and listener mail. Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Beto wants to meet in the middle 10:33 - John in the Studio on the myth of meritocracy 37:46 - Beto’s silent, child raising wife 51:20 - Listener mail 58:35 - Credits, “Roses” by Sam Evian 59:40 -...

Duration:00:59:40

Jeffrey Barrois on How Standardized Tests Affect Teaching

3/14/2019
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Listener Jeffrey Barrois joins us to discuss how standardized testing impacts classroom teaching, a huge group of wealthy parents have been indicted for a bribery scandal involving college admissions, and listener mail. USC Campus photo by Bobak Ha'Eri via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Mitt Romney’s creepy candle technique 13:22 - Jeffrey Barrois on high stakes testing and teaching 34:17 - The college bribery scandal that rocked this week 59:02 - Credits,...

Duration:01:00:02

Tucker Carlson Is Somehow Even Worse Than We Knew

3/13/2019
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Tucker Carlson defends child abuse and white supremacy, Meghan McCain calls friend of the show Eli Valley an anti-Semite for making fun of her, and a look at Trump’s budget. Tucker Carlson photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The euphemism of “fusion food” 15:02 - Morning John on Tucker Carlson 40:59 - Eli Valley gets the Meghan McCain treatment 51:05 - Trump’s budget 59:31 - Credits, “Leslie” by Kiwi Jr. 60:31 - Finish

Duration:01:00:31

Two Difficult Documentaries

3/12/2019
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Processing R Kelly's interview with Gayle King and the new Leaving Neverland documentary. Neverland Ranch photo courtesy of John Wiley User:Jw4nvc via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Look and listen 24:00 - The R Kelly interview and Leaving Neverland 59:44 - “Dadcore” Mozes and the Firstborn / Credits 60:44 - Finish

Duration:01:00:44

Paul Manafort Gets 47 Months

3/11/2019
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Paul Manafort’s sentence causes some outcry given its relative leniency, Meghan McCain’s crocodile tears over Ilhan Omar, and David Brooks, incredibly, says he backs reparations now. Meghan McCain Photo by Jay Godwin via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy belated International Women’s Day 10:35 - Morning John on Manafort 39:35 - Meghan McCain cries in fear of Ilhan Omar 51:18 - David Brooks thinks about reparations 58:57 - Credits, “can’t calm down” by Hand...

Duration:01:00:03

Why the Trump Children Shouldn’t Be Off Limits

3/8/2019
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Democrats want to treat the grown adult Trump children with kid gloves, the New York Times mocks the Green New Deal’s lack of pragmatism while ignoring its political effectiveness, and listener mail. Green New Deal photo courtesy of Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a silly news day 07:40 - Morning John on the Trump kids, drone oversight and the Green New Deal 45:32 - Listener mail on health care 58:42 - Credits, “Price of Progress” by...

Duration:00:59:41

The Jane Mayer investigation into Fox News and Trump

3/7/2019
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More thoughts on the attacks on Ilhan Omar, Jane Mayer’s bombshells on Fox News including the Stormy Daniels story spike, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Have you heard of cozy mysteries 13:14 - Morning John on Omar and Jane Mayer’s New Yorker story 52:57 - Listener mail 58:01 - Credits, “Start Over Again” by Faux Ferocious 59:14 - Finish

Duration:00:59:14

Attacks ramp on Ilhan Omar

3/6/2019
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The Democrats betray Ilhan Omar as Republicans link her to 9/11, Bernie’s first rally at Brooklyn college, CPAC continues its embrace of fascism, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks values his own simple thoughts too much 14:14 - Morning John on CPAC and Nadler subpoenas 43:47 - The Democrats turn on Omar 52:28 - Thoughts on the Bernie rally 59:01 - Credits, “Turn Me Down” by Julia Jacklin...

Duration:00:59:59

Cohen warns about 2020

3/5/2019
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A closer look at Michael Cohen’s statement before Congress that he fears Trump wouldn’t allow a peaceful transition of power if he lost in 2020, the US military considers sending ISIS detainees to GTMO, and Success Academy is found to have violated the educational rights of students with disabilities. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So many embraces of fascism from Republicans lately! 12:33 - Gaming out the...

Duration:00:59:47

Melissa Gira Grant on Decrim NY

3/4/2019
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Melissa Gira Grant is back to talk Decrim NY, the organizing being done to make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work. Also, unpacking the lies behind Ben Sasse’s abortion bill, and listener mail. Melissa Gira Grant Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The news continues to get weirder 05:41 - Melissa Gira Grant on Decrim NY 38:41 - Ben Sasse’s failed abortion bill 57:56 - Credits, “The Future is Female” by Madame Gandhi 59:20 - Finish

Duration:00:59:20

Michael Cohen’s Testimony

3/1/2019
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Michael Cohen testifies before Congress, the Trump North Korea nuclear summit falls apart, 4500 children were abused in ICE DHS custody, and listener mail. photo by US House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Some of the more poetic Cohen moments 13:52 - Morning John on Cohen, North Korea and ICE 50:07 - Listener mail 58:30 - Credits, “Pressure to Party” by Julia Jacklin 59:38 - Finish

Duration:00:59:38

Ivanka’s Got Thoughts on Earning Money

2/28/2019
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Ivanka Trump thinks people should earn their money, Michael Cohen is testifying before Congress, a new proposal outlines the specifics of how Medicare for All would work, and listener mail. photo courtesy of U.S. House Office of Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Jumaane wins Public Advocate in New York City! 08:53 - Morning John on Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill 36:38 - Ivanka Trump thinks people don’t want a minimum wage 47:03 - Listener...

Duration:00:59:58

Frontline and Propublica’s Joaquin Sapien on the new film “Right to Fail”

2/27/2019
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We talk with Joaquin Sapien, correspondent on the new Frontline and Propublica documentary “Right to Fail,” about a court order facilitating people with mental illnesses to live independently in New York City. Also, John and Molly catch up on Trump’s emergency, Cohen’s testimony, and Dianne Feinstein’s very bad moment with some child activists. Photo via Frontline 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This show is packed to the gills 03:01 - Joaquin Sapien on the new Frontline and...

Duration:00:59:57

No Alliances With the Far Right

2/26/2019
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The dangers of idealizing a far right and left alliance on foreign policy, and a very good piece about not liking Bernie Sanders. Photo by Slowking4 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Blackout curtains 17:00 - No alliances with the far right 45:00 - The way to write about not liking Bernie Sanders 58:10 - “Music Was The Language From When I Mattered” Herzog / Credits 59:20 - Finish

Duration:00:59:20

Limited Consequences for Epstein and Stone

2/25/2019
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Jeffrey Epstein and Roger Stone both face the possibility of some actual consequences in court, rich people have the most boring ideas about poor people, Kamala Harris wants you to know she does not want to hug trees, and listener mail. photo by LAbaseballfan via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I’m in a Les Mis hole 09:14 - Morning John on Epstein, Stone and Quillette 42:06 - Kamala Harris doesn’t like trees 50:23 - Listener mail extravaganza 58:28 - Credits,...

Duration:00:59:36