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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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Frontline’s “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

4/23/2019
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We talk with David Sutherland, director of the new Frontline documentary “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Also, we catch up with listener mail on parents’ choices around their kids’ internet privacy. Frontline PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is in the studio! 04:16 - A deep dive into kids’ privacy expectations on social media 30:03 - David Sutherland on “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” 57:44 - Credits, “Like a Child Does” by Diane Coffee 59:04 - Finish

Duration:00:59:05

The President Tried Crimes

4/22/2019
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We spend the hour on the Mueller report, and the President’s many efforts to do crimes. Protest Trump and Protect the Mueller Investigation Rally and March Downtown Chicago Illinois photo courtesy of Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Baby girl’s clothes are sewn differently! 08:38 - Morning John on the Mueller report 34:12 - What should the Democrats do? 52:56 - Final thoughts on Trump and accountability 58:11 - Credits, “Ghosting” by Emily...

Duration:00:59:25

What AOC, Omar, and Tlaib Have in Common to Conservatives

4/19/2019
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This week has been a lesson in conservatives’ disingenuous attacks on AOC and Ilhan Omar. Also, Kamala Harris regrets her policy that lead to jailing parents for truancy, and listener mail. Journalist Bret Stephens photo courtesy of Veni Markovski via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This is a No Mueller Zone 05:37 - Morning John on Bret Stephens’ attack on Ilhan Omar 36:19 - Kamala Harris’s take backsies on arresting parents 50:39 - Listener mail 57:59 - Credits,...

Duration:00:59:13

Barr’s Ruling on Asylum Seekers

4/18/2019
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AG William Barr wants to detain asylum seekers, establishment Democrats are organizing around their fear of Bernie Sanders, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Mitt Romney via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s almost Passover! 06:56 - Morning John on Barr, Trump and the Dems who hate Sanders 41:53 - A Tanden explainer 53:58 - Listener mail 58:04 - Credits, “All This Time” by Ellis 59:08 - Finish

Duration:00:59:08

The Right Wing Response to Notre Dame

4/17/2019
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The right wing’s white supremacist response to the fire at Notre Dame, the Republican and Democrats’ shared indifference to the safety of Ilhan Omar, and Bernie Sanders’ Fox News town hall. Notre Dame Cathedral Photo by Pezi via Peter Haas courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shoutout to Yemeni bodega owners boycotting the NY Post 08:07 - Morning John on ring wind pundits’ response to the Notre Dame fire 30:04 - Prominent Democrats refuse to stand with...

Duration:00:59:25

Behind an Infamous Viral Photo

4/16/2019
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The story behind the infamous Nazi salute photo. The Square in Baraboo, Wisconsin. photo courtesy of Let's Rave via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the viral photo of teens doing a Nazi salute 59:05 - “Get This!” Big Spirit / Credits 60:14 - Finish

Duration:01:00:14

When One Student Tried to Report an Assault on Campus

4/15/2019
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Ansel Taylor joins us to discuss their experience trying to get accountability for a sexual assault on campus. Also, Glenn Beck says that American Communists are orchestrating an assault on the Republic, and Think Progress goes after Bernie. Glenn Beck photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s got some thoughts on 90s ska band Less than Jake 19:09 - Ansel Taylor on the obstacles to reporting assault on campus 43:33 - Glenn Beck’s...

Duration:00:58:38

Julian Assange Arrested in London

4/12/2019
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Julian Assange has been arrested, the right wing continues to put a target on Ilhan Omar’s back, and listener mail. photo courtesy of Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Raffi has the best politics 11:44 - Morning John on the Assange arrest and the Omar smearing 52:18 - Listener mail 57:50 - Credits, “Front of the Train” by Big Spirit 59:19 - Finish

Duration:00:59:19

White Supremacists Revise History in House Panel

4/11/2019
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Benjamin Netanyahu has been reelected in Israel, a white supremacist violence panel in the House resulted in a Muslim father who lost children to Islamophobic violence being questioned about the Koran, and listener mail. Jair Bolsonaro with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu photo courtesy of Alan Santos/PR via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Old Country Road explainer 09:25 - Morning John on the Israel elections 34:49 - The white supremacist violence...

Duration:00:58:34

Don’t Redeem Kirstjen Neilson

4/10/2019
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Kirstjen Neilson is out and there’s already an emerging narrative that she was a counterweight against Trump’s worst impulses. Also, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, and listener mail. Jarded Kushner and Stephen Miller photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So happy to spread the Buttigeig shuffle 04:31 - Morning John on Neilson’s outster 42:09 - The hilarious Mar - a-Lago security breaches 53:33 - Listener mail 58:05 -...

Duration:00:59:01

No, Bernie Isn’t the Same as Trump

4/9/2019
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A Washington Post piece suggests that Bernie Sanders is the left’s version of Donald Trump, and a Times op ed says don’t abolish billionaires. Bernie Sanders photo courtesy of Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Serafina likes John more than Molly 11:50 - Our collective shame in being glued to the primaries 19:25 - Dana Milbank wonders if Bernie is the Trump of the left 32:00 - “Hate” is not a useful political word 58:21 - Credits, “Rolling Tides” by...

Duration:00:59:36

Piper Anderson on Creating Justice Through Stories

4/8/2019
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Piper Anderson (@PiperAnderson1) joins us to discuss her work using storytelling to fight mass incarceration. Also, Morning John on the War Powers Resolution passing in the House and the Senate, and the upcoming Congressional hearings on Facebook and white supremacy. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This show is what we like to call #RadioDispatchWheelhouse 02:26 - Piper Anderson on using stories to create justice around mass incarceration 22:28 - Morning John on the War Powers...

Duration:00:58:02

More to the Mueller Report

4/5/2019
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In the least surprising turn of events ever, new reporting suggests there is more to the Mueller report than William Barr suggested. Also, House committees have subpoenaed Trump tax returns and financial records, and listener mail. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of Congressional Pictorial Index via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly has a song about Pete Buttigeig 06:23 - Morning John on the Mueller Team and the outgoing subpoenas 52:05 - Listener mail 57:23...

Duration:00:58:18

Trump Has a Normal One

4/4/2019
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Since we last recorded 24 hours ago, Donald Trump called Puerto Rico another country, got his father’s birthplace wrong, couldn’t say the word “origins,” and claimed noise from wind mills causes cancer. Also, an overview of the security clearance whistleblower, court packing efforts in the Senate, and listener mail. Mitch McConnell photo courtesy of The United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remember the colonial history of Puerto Rico when...

Duration:01:00:12

The Biden Backlash

4/3/2019
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As predicted, the defense of Joe Biden has been an absolute nightmare. Also, conservatives attack trans folks for debunking the idea of biological sex, and ongoing thoughts on the NYC school segregation crisis. Joe Biden photo courtesy of United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What a day for toxic masculinity 07:39 - Morning John on the defense of Biden 52:29 - More thoughts on transphobia and Helen Lewis’s hire at the Atlantic 59:38 - Credits,...

Duration:01:00:45

Joe Biden Is A Predator

4/2/2019
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Lucy Flores describes a non-consensual interaction with Joe Biden on the campaign trail, a long Current Affairs piece tells us all about Pete Buttigeig, and Beto's soaring rhetoric soars right out of the realm of making any damn sense. Lucy Flores photo courtesy of Deacontyler1 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Joe Biden is a predator 45:00 - Beto and Pete have no policy 58:46 - “Tough Enough” Ex Hex / Credits 60:23 - Finish

Duration:01:00:23

No Consequences for Trump Officials

4/1/2019
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The Mueller report is 300 pages long with only a 4-page summary, Kirstjen Nielson wants to be able to deport unaccompanied minors, and why Ben Shapiro doesn’t want to be called Alt Right. Ben Shapiro photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Don’t lie to me and call it an April Fools 05:16 - Morning John on the Mueller Report, Neilson and Shapiro 55:06 - Listener mail on teen organizers in NYC 58:43 - Credits, “Rank and File” by Mini...

Duration:00:59:53

A Concentration Camp in El Paso

3/29/2019
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An open air detention in El Paso looks a lot like a US run concentration camp, the NRA deliberately trafficked in conspiracy theories after Parkland, a HuffPost story looks at the families hurt by Kamala Harris’s prosecutions of truancy, and a history of school segregation in New York City. Pete Buttigieg photo courtesy of Pete Buttigieg campaign website via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - I don’t have a good feeling about Mayor Pete 18:51 - Morning John on the...

Duration:00:59:26

Trump Goes After the ACA, Again

3/28/2019
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A closer look at the latest threat to the ACA, Mike Lee’s baffling Senate presentation on climate change and the Green New Deal, and Betsy DeVos goes after the Special Olympics. Mike Lee photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Endless things to be mad about 06:35 - Morning John on the new threats to the ACA 58:13 - Credits, “Some More” by Munya 59:23 - Finish

Duration:00:59:23

The Mueller Report, Kind Of

3/27/2019
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The Mueller report has been given to the AG and the AG says there’s no collusion and, more ambiguously, no obstructing. We spend the hour breaking it down. William Barr photo courtesy of The United States Department of Justice via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The Democrats and AIPAC, follow up 05:08 - John on AG William Barr’s interpretation of the Mueller report 48:43 - Trump sent a list of guests for networks to ban 57:31 - Credits, “Good Times” by Ex Hex...

Duration:00:58:39