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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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Brooklyn, NY

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World News

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Our Second Coronavirus Show

3/25/2020
Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Our second coronavirus show 58:27 - “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface / Credits 59:43 - Finish

Duration:00:59:43

The First Real Coronavirus Show

3/18/2020
The coronavirus is a global pandemic rapidly impacting the United States. photo courtesy of Gideon Oliver 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the US 58:15 - Credits, “Hung Up On Me” by Honey Cutt 59:25 - Finish

Duration:00:59:25

Coronavirus and Super Tuesday

3/11/2020
It's our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Super Tuesday and coronavirus 58:20 - “My Only Ghost” The Districts / Credits 59:14 - Finish

Duration:00:59:14

The Centrists Coalesce

3/4/2020
We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The centrists are coalescing 58:47 - “Juicy Blend” Bell Towers / Credits 59:54 - Finish

Duration:00:59:54

Coronavirus in the Hands of Trump

2/28/2020
The Trump administration is terrifyingly ill-equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on the aftermath of the Democratic debate, and listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of the White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Accountability at MSNBC 16:12 - John in the studio on Trump and coronavirus 38:10 - What would coronavirus mean for schools? 48:27 - Listener mail 58:00 - Credits, “Falling” by James Supercave 59:05 - Finish

Duration:00:59:05

Nick Pinto on Bail Reform

2/27/2020
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the bail reform law in New York and the effort to roll it back, and there was, incredibly, another Democratic debate. Nick Pinto Nick Pinto, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The debate was annoying 10:34 - Nick Pinto on bail reform in New York 34:26 - The multitude of issues with the debate 56:17 - Credits, “Mountains” by Aaron Beckum 57:23 - Finish

Duration:00:57:23

Red Baiting Bernie

2/26/2020
It’s a full communist panic about Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, and Florida, and details of his newly released free childcare and Pre-K for All plan. photo courtesy of Bill De Blasio via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Bernie’s childcare plan 22:50 - Just John on red baiting Bernie 50:10 - Listener mail 57:56 - Credits, “Born Forlorn” by Aaron Beckum 59:15 - Finish

Duration:00:59:15

Bernie Wins in Nevada

2/25/2020
Bernie wins in Nevada, and liberals struggle to cope. Photo courtesy of Trevor Bexon via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Bernie wins Nevada 57:12 - “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface / Credits 58:40 - Finish

Duration:00:58:40

MSNBC guests want a brokered convention

2/24/2020
We don’t yet know the results of the Nevada caucus, but we do know that the Democratic party is panicking about Bernie Sanders’ lead. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Democrats Panic about Bernie's Lead 26:07 - John's in the Studio! 48:48 - A programming note 53:03 - Listener mail 58:32 - Credits, “Kinda Dark” by Destroyer 59:30 - Finish

Duration:00:59:30

Bloomberg Joins the Debate Stage

2/21/2020
A Democratic Debate recap, and John’s in the studio and we can’t stop talking about Bloomberg. photo courtesy of Michael Fleshman via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Debate recap: Warren killed Bloomberg 28:54 - John in the studio: Bernie’s health records 56:20 - Credits, “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon 58:09 - Finish

Duration:00:58:09

Bloomberg is the Shock Doctrine

2/20/2020
Liberals say Bloomberg factionalism is tearing us apart, and Naomi Klein calls him the Shock Doctrine. photo courtesy of Mike Bloomberg via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It can’t be Bloomberg 34:26 - Bloomberg is the Shock Doctine 58:52 - Credits, “Give Us the Light” by Arbor Labor Union 59:50 - Finish

Duration:00:59:53

Frontline’s “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos”

2/19/2020
Director James Jacoby joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.” Also a listener mail grab bag. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Too mad to be online, always, about Bloomberg 05:28 - James Jacoby on “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos” 25:31 - Listener mail catch up: 2020 grab bag 58:27 - Credits, “Your Life Away” by Post Animal 59:25 - Finish

Duration:00:59:25

Malcolm Harris on SIFUABS Part 2

2/18/2020
Malcolm Harris is back to talk more about his new book, Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Osita Nwanevu’s cover story at The New Republic about ending the GOP. Malcom Harris, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Onward and upward 02:57 - Malcolm Harris speaks more about his upcoming book 27:54 - End the GOP 58:32 - Credits, “Flowerhead” by Arbor Labor Union 59:29 - Finish

Duration:00:59:29

Vanessa A Bee on Bloomberg

2/17/2020
Vanessa A Bee joins us to discuss Bloomberg's bid to buy democracy, and more attention on Bloomberg and Stop and Frisk. photo courtesy of Longilsandwinds via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Molly’s bday 14:39 - Vanessa A Bee on Bloomberg 27:19 - More thoughts on Bloomberg 57:28 - “When the ark was building Noah” Longriver / Credits 58:38 - Finish

Duration:00:58:38

Trump Helps out Roger Stone

2/14/2020
Trump intervenes on behalf of Roger Stone, Klobuchar says her job was to put people in jail, and Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the election. Also, catching up on pop culture with Hannah. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Stone, Klobuchar, and Bloomberg 47:00 - Taylor Swift documentary 58:12 - “Become a Mountain” Dan Deacon / Credits 59:38 - Finish

Duration:00:59:38

Ryan Cooper on the NH primary

2/13/2020
Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, but MSNBC thinks it was all the other candidates combined. Ryan Cooper joins us to work through it. photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Initial thoughts on NH 18:46 - Ryan Cooper on New Hampshire 40:23 - More thoughts on NH 60:00 - “Ceiling Fan” Chance Weisner / Credits 61:19 - Finish

Duration:01:01:18

MSNBC Refers to Sanders Supporters As Brownshirts

2/12/2020
Pete Buttigieg embraces fiscal austerity, the anti-Semitic attacks against Bernie continue, and Michael Bloomberg is a racist. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The big picture 23:27 - MSNBC refers to Sanders supporters as brownshirts 41:42 - Bloomberg is bad 56:00 - Buttigieg’s austerity 58:47 - “Lasso” Arbor Labor Union / Credits 60:00 - Finish

Duration:01:00:00

Malaika Jabali on Leftist Policies in the Midwest

2/11/2020
Malaika Jabali on enthusiasm for leftist policies in the midwest. Also, Molly on a personal essay about Medicare for All. Malaika Jabali photo courtesy of Malaika Jabali 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show 05:20 - Malaika Jabali on leftist policies in the Midwest 23:11 - Molly on a personal essay about Medicare for All 59:04 - “Sleight of Hand” Wild Nothing / Credits 60:21 - Finish

Duration:01:00:20

Perez Calls for Recanvassing

2/10/2020
Tom Perez calls for a "recanvass" of the Iowa results as the satellite caucuses went to Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg is a verified monster in a 2016 video talking about trans people. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The kids get it 10:00 - Bloomberg’s transphobic comments 33:00 - Continued DNC meddling 58:06 - “I - 80” Squirrel Flower / Credits 59:24 - Finish

Duration:00:59:24

Alex Kane on Kushner’s Mid East Plan

2/7/2020
Alex Kane on Kushner’s Mid East plan, updates on Iowa, and kindergarten and inequality. Photo courtesy of Alex Kane 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Iowa caucus updates 11:03 - Alex Kane on Kushner’s plan 34:28 - Kindergarten inequality 58:16 - “Volcano” youbet / Credits 59:28 - Finish

Duration:00:59:29