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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

Conservative Heroes Go Galaxy Brain on Alabama

5/17/2019
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The takes on Alabama are just so, so hot, and a roundup of immigration and Iran news. Kay Ivey photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Garrett via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We are in truly escalating times 03:34 - Morning John with more thoughts on Alabama 42:51 - Jared Kushner’s “immigration plan” 48:51 - John Bolton’s war drive 54:46 - Motherhood in Alabama by the numbers 59:22 - Credits, “Tangerine” by Greys 60:29 - Finish

Duration:01:00:28

Alabama Bans Abortion After Conception

5/16/2019
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A group of white men in Alabama have effectively banned abortion completely. photo courtesy of internets_dairy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Remember to be moved to action and not only despair 06:01 - Morning John on the Alabama abortion ban 40:24 - The GOP member who pushed the NC bathroom ban wins the nomination 53:09 - More thoughts on the moralizing of who deserves choice 57:50 - Credits, “Better Days” by Radical Face 58:57 - Finish

Duration:00:58:57

The United States and the Presumption of Innocence

5/15/2019
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Stephen Miller wanted to conduct coordinated nationwide ICE raids, John Bolton rachets up his desire to go war with Iran, and Trump meets with the far right Hungarian prime minister as he hurls ridiculous attacks at Rashida Tlaib. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How is it already mid May 02:57 - Morning John on the WaPo story on Trump’s planned ICE raids 24:29 - The infuriating Times coverage...

Duration:00:58:52

The Young Far Right

5/14/2019
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We spend the hour on two pieces about far right conservatism and youth. Make American Great Again photo courtesy of James McNellis via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the young far right 57:54 - “Darjeeling” Barrie / Credits 58:58 - Finish

Duration:00:58:57

College Kids Can’t Afford Food

5/13/2019
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College students are going hungry, and new tent cities in Texas. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Young people getting better politics as the institutions gets even worse 16:15 - Millennials are buried in debt and Gen Z doesn’t want to get killed by guns 28:26 - College students are increasingly food insecure 56:48 - Credits, “Baby” by Dehd 58:07 - Finish

Duration:00:58:07

Georgia’s Backdoor Ban

5/10/2019
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More thoughts on Georgia’s anti-abortion bill, and the latest escalation between Trump and Congress. Memorial to Women Who Died From Illegal Unsafe Abortions photo by Carolmooredc via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - 90s cartoons 11:00 - More on Georgia’s anti - abortion bill 45:00 - Latest escalation between Trump and Congress 58:55 - “Loss & Relax” Black Belt Eagle Scout / Credits 60:16 - Finish

Duration:01:00:16

Trump is the Biggest Loser (of Money)

5/9/2019
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New New York Times Reporting shows that Trump lost almost a billion dollars from the 80s to the 90s, and Georgia’s new heartbeat bill bestows full legal rights on fetuses. Governor Bryan Kemp photo courtesy of State of Georgia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Handmaid’s Tale Creep 02:51 - Morning John on Trump’s taxes 35:22 - Brian Kemp signs an essential abortion ban in Georgia 52:04 - More thoughts on the heartbeat bill 58:52 - Credits, “Ship of Fools” by...

Duration:00:59:49

Zionist Violence in Gaza

5/8/2019
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Israeli violence escalates towards Gaza and the Times coverage of it is typically orientalist, a new report on the devastating impact of human life on natural life, and Ross Douthat takes on work/life balance. Melbourne Climate Strike photo courtesy of Takver via Wikipedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The best way to tackle fatphobia with young people? 12:39 - Morning John on Gaza and climate change 55:01 - Why Ross Douthat should be a socialist 59:01 - Credits,...

Duration:01:00:10

Everyday Family Separation

5/7/2019
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A WNYC story on family separation in the hands of child protective workers. Rally to end family separation in Cleveland, Ohio Photo courtesy of Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Homecoming 17:00 - The family separation that happens every day 57:33 - “Blankets” Craig Finn / Credits 58:57 - Finish

Duration:00:58:57

Republican’s Alternate Reality

5/3/2019
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William Barr testified on Wednesday but refused to testify on Thursday, Pete Buttigeig’s Vogue photo shoot makes us all want to hurl, and the New York City Council debates school segregation. William Barr meets with Justice Department leadership photo courtesy of The United States Department of Justice via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This Pete Buttigieg photo shoot has me upset 16:03 - Morning John on Barr’s testimony 45:32 - School segregation debate...

Duration:00:59:28

Mueller Speaks

5/2/2019
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Robert Mueller negates Barr’s characterization of the Mueller report, the attempted coup in Venezuela, and listener mail. President Nicolás Maduro in 2016 photo courtesy of Eneas De Troya via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Belated Happy May Day! 04:31 - Morning John on Mueller’s letter 40:43 - Listener mail catch up 57:30 - Credits, “Indications” by Craig Finn 58:37 - Finish

Duration:00:58:37

Trump’s Ideology

5/1/2019
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The Trump administration introduces more restrictions on asylum, moves to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and lies about infanticide at a rally in Wisconsin. Tahrir Square photo courtesy of Ahmed Abd El-Fatah via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Memory Lane season here in Radio Dispatch land 08:54 - Morning John on Trump’s new asylum restrictions 44:30 - Trump’s infanticide lies escalate 58:34 - Credits, “Magic Marker” by Craig...

Duration:00:59:51

Border Vigilantes

4/30/2019
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The rogue gang that was detaining migrants at the border, children might be kept at Guantanamo, and listener mail on gender and dominant masculinity. photo courtesy of CBP Photography via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Anniversaries 11:30 - Border vigilantes 45:00 - Listener mail 58:12 - “Josephine” Dirt Buyer / Credits 59:24 - Finish

Duration:00:59:24

Biden’s Rough Start

4/29/2019
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On the first day of his campaign, Susan Bro and Anita Hill both illuminated Joe Biden’s tendency to use other people for his own person gain. Also, Twitter can’t make an algorhythm that can tell the difference between white supremacists and Republican politicians, and listener mail. Anita Hill Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks gets weird for Biden’s love of his wife 08:39 - Morning John on Susan Bro and Anita Hill 52:47 - Listener mail...

Duration:01:00:04

Biden’s Announcement Video

4/26/2019
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Joe Biden is running, Tom Friedman has gone full eco-fascist, and listener mail on the child surveillance app. Memorial for Heather Heyer on 4th Street SE in Charlottesville, Virginia. photo by AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - My city baby doesn’t trust grass 08:09 - Morning John on Biden’s announcement 48:50 - Listener mail on Life360 57:25 - Credits, “Slow Motion Train” by Big Search 58:44 - Finish

Duration:00:58:44

Why People on TV Love Buttigieg

4/25/2019
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We spend the hour on the recent CNN Town Halls with five 2020 presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg’s remarks on why people on prison shouldn’t get to vote, Klobuchar’s love of student debt, and why moderates are afraid of Warren and Sanders. Pete Buttigieg photo by Edward Kimmel via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So much 2020 talk but we try to keep it substantive, not horse racey 03:18 - Morning John on Buttigieg saying prisoners shouldn’t vote 22:48 - The...

Duration:00:58:57

Warren’s Free College Plan

4/24/2019
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Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan for free college and forgiveness of student debt, Mayor Pete compares Sanders to Trump, and the right wing militia that was detaining migrants in the Southwest. Elizabeth Warren photo courtesy of Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Family surveillance 39:00 - Warren’s free college plan 58:26 - “Done Bleeding” The Mountain Goats / Credits 59:52 - Finish

Duration:00:59:51

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...

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 -...

Duration:00:59:13