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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

Bad Bond Curve

8/16/2019
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Updates to our conversations about Epstein and Hoarse Whisperer, and the bond market experienced an inverted yield curve for the first time since 2007. photo by Carol M. Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Turtle up 15:00 - Hoarse and Epstein updates 38:00 - Bad bond curve 57:50 - “Minnesota” Infinity Crush / Credits 58:59 - Finish

Duration:00:58:59

Sanders’ Correct Media Criticism

8/15/2019
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The difference between Sanders' criticism of the Washington Post and Trump's, and listener mail. photo courtesy of The Circus on Showtime via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Foodie kids 17:30 - Sanders’ media criticism is different than Trump’s 58:02 - “Misbehaving” Infinity Crush / Credits 59:17 - Finish

Duration:00:59:16

Jeff Abbott on Guatemala’s Elections

8/14/2019
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Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the election there, the student protest movement, and Trump’s safe third country policy. Also, Trump’s latest war on immigrants, and the gutting of the Endangered Species Act. photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Just John round up 18:55 - Jeff Abbott on Guatemala 42:39 - Final thoughts on the public charge change 57:06 - “Soft Shape” Empath / Credits 58:26 - Finish

Duration:00:58:26

Epstein’s Victims Are Denied Justice Again

8/13/2019
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Jeffrey Epstein is dead and conspiracy theories abound, and the ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him. Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Epstein’s victims are denied justice again 53:00 - Ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed trying to protect him 58:06 - “Good Ones” Slaughter Beach, Dog / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Duration:00:59:27

Biden’s Extremely Revealing Gaffe

8/12/2019
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A Joe Biden gaffe reveals how liberals think about race and racism, Quillette gets trolled by a 24-year-old set out to prove how untrustworthy they are, and thoughts on sharing photos of the Mississippi children whose parents were taken by ICE. Joe Biden photo courtesy of Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thoughts on sharing photos of the children in Mississippi 10:51 - Morning John on Joe Biden’s liberal racism 36:29 - The...

Duration:01:00:54

Melissa Gira Grant on “Felony Murder”

8/9/2019
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Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how “felony murder” charges can lock people up for murders they didn’t commit, freedom for Cyntoia Brown, and the end of the Tiffany Caban recount. Also, Morning John on the ICE raids in Mississippi and the death of an American deported to Iraq. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s show is particularly good because we’ve got MGG! 02:19 - Melissa Gira Grant on felony murder and Cyntoia Brown 25:18 - Morning John on the Mississippi ICE...

Duration:00:59:55

Joaquin Castro Spotlights Trump Donors

8/8/2019
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Joaquin Castro rightfully shames Trump donors in Texas and gets accused of putting them in danger, the risks of a federal law against domestic terrorism, and the ridiculous media coverage of Trump and “healing” continues. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Programming note: John’s in the windy city (of Manhattan) 02:23 - Morning John on Joaquin Castro blasting Trump donors in Texas 29:10 - The FBI union calls for a new federal domestic terrorism law 49:47 - Trump makes fun of Beto...

Duration:00:58:32

NYT Fails on El Paso Coverage

8/7/2019
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The New York Times gives Trump infinite chances to redeem himself, the myth that law enforcement needs more resources to combat bigotry, and the El Paso shooter's eco-fascism. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - 30 - 50 Feral Hogs 25:00 - Follow up on the El Paso shooting 59:27 - “six pillows” floral print / Credits 60:32 - Finish

Duration:01:00:32

White Supremacy and Constant Mass Shootings

8/6/2019
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We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El Paso photo courtesy of Smguy101 at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Not one but two mass shooting to talk about 02:25 - Morning John on what we know about the El Paso shooter 24:24 - The punditry’s desire to talk about ISIS or Chicago instead of white supremacy 45:58 - Why white supremacists denounce this type of violence...

Duration:00:58:36

Good Faith Republicans Everywhere

8/5/2019
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Conservatives want the Democratic nominee to be a boring conservative. Photo credit: By Joyce N. Boghosian 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The strangeness of pregnancy 10:00 - Are conservatives coming for IVF 22:00 - GOP strategists everywhere 57:24 - “Hotel Last Resort” Violent Femmes / Credits 59:03 - Finish

Duration:00:59:03

Night 2 of the Democratic Debates

8/2/2019
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We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate. Photo credit: By United States Senate - Senator Kamala Harris 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate 58:01 - “Drink You Dry” minihorse / Credits 59:07 - Finish

Duration:00:59:07

Night 1 of the Democratic Debates

8/1/2019
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We spend the hour on the first infinite night of the Democrat Debates. Photo credit: By Senate Democrats 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on night 1 of the Democratic debates 58:28 - “Ciphers” Lisel / Credits 59:27 - Finish

Duration:00:59:27

Exonerating Suburban White Women, Again

7/31/2019
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An infuriating AP story speculating whether Trump is losing support with affluent white women, and the assumptions of who is racist in the US. Donald Trump Rally in Harrisburg photo courtesy of The Office of The President of the United States via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Cardi B and Bernie 25:00 - An AP story exonerating suburban white women 59:02 - “Cognitive Dissonance” B Boys 60:03 - Finish

Duration:01:00:03

Trump and Baltimore

7/30/2019
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John is in the studio and we’re catching up on Trump’s weekend of attacking Baltimore and Elijah Cummings, and the NYPD’s criminalization of water. Elijah Cummings photo courtesy of Online Guide to House Members and Senators via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John is here! 17:00 - Trump’s tweets about Baltimore 37:55 - The neoliberal erasure of systemic racism in Baltimore 46:32 - Trump’s racism isn’t a “distraction” 57:57 - Credits, “Cognitive Dissonance” by B...

Duration:00:59:01

Omar is Right, Rubio is Wrong

7/29/2019
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Ilhan Omar gets attacked for correctly pointing out that white men are more likely to commit acts of domestic terrorism than Muslims are, William Barr reinstates the federal death penalty, and servers hate David Brooks. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Leopaltik1242 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - David Brooks tries to make a joke 09:24 - Morning John on the latest conservative lies around Ilhan Omar 37:28 - Barr announces he’s bringing back the federal death...

Duration:00:59:48

Mueller Testifies

7/26/2019
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Mueller’s testimony largely reiterates what’s already in the report and Dems are split about what to do next. Also, Ricardo Rossello has resigned as the governor of Puerto Rico, and listener mail. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello photo courtesy of Speijen via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s the final countdown (to baby) 07:10 - People power in Puerto Rico 19:36 - Morning John on the Mueller hearing 50:45 - Listener mail 57:33 - Credits, “Tremendous”...

Duration:00:58:35

Indefinite Detention for Children

7/25/2019
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The Trump administration wants to detain up to 4 million unaccompanied minors indefinitely rather than place them in the community, a US citizen was detained at the border for almost a month, and de Blasio is gallivanting around Radio Dispatch’s home state of Iowa while its adopted state of New York floods with superfund water. Homestead Florida Unaccompanied Minors photo courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Refugee Resettlement via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 -...

Duration:00:57:38

Trump to cut SNAP like a traditional Republican

7/24/2019
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ICE will expand its authority for expedited removal, the Trump administration wants to kick 3 million people off of food stamps, the good budget deal is actually bad, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Solidarity to #RickyRenuncia protests in Puerto Rico 07:35 - Morning John on expanded ICE deportation authority 29:00 - Trump admin to cut SNAP 53:48 - Listener mail (SPOILER ALERT for Stranger Things!) 58:52 - Credits, “Kelvinhall”...

Duration:00:59:58

Ted Cruz says antifa are domestic terrorists

7/23/2019
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Ted Cruz is trying to criminalize anti-fascism, Jane Mayer does an autopsy of Al Franken’s demise, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shout out to Queer Eye episode 1 09:50 - Morning John on criminalizing antifa 34:02 - Mayer’s piece on Franken’s resignation 53:01 - Listener mail 57:42 - Credits, “U Wanna Dance” by Magdalena Bay 58:43 - Finish

Duration:00:58:44

Do You Love This Country?

7/22/2019
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Trump pretends he was against the “send her back” chant, too many defenses of Ilhan Omar revolve around her being a patriot, and let’s talk about Cats! Lindsey Graham photo by courtesy of Republican Party of Shelby County via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Cats Cats Cats! 11:47 - Morning John on Trump’s backpedaling when confronted 34:17 - It’s not a requirement to “love this country” to criticize it 55:08 - No justice from de Blasio for Eric Garner 58:13 -...

Duration:00:59:08