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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

Trump Zeroes in on Omar

7/19/2019
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Trump thrives with a new chant targeting Ilhan Omar, why Omar and Tlaib don’t get to be Midwestern, and listener mail. Ilhan Omar photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Cardi B quoted Beyonce to praise Ilhan Omar 13:50 - Morning John on the “send her back” chant 53:27 - Listener mail 59:21 - Credits, “El Dorado” by Magdalena Bay 60:21 - Finish

Duration:01:00:21

No Federal Charges for Pantaleo

7/18/2019
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Five years after Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD, the DOJ announces there will be no federal charges for the officer who killed him. We spend the hour on how the lack of accountability for Garner’s death fits in with this past week’s narrative around Trump and racism. Eric Garner Protests photo courtesy of Paul Silva via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What is getting you through the summer? 06:53 - No federal charges for Daniel Pantaleo 30:25 - How the...

Duration:00:59:09

The Pundit Class Ponders Racism

7/17/2019
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People who talk about politics for a living have used Donald Trump’s racist tweets as an opportunity to have a meaningless discussion about what racism really means. We take a look at the worst responses since Trump’s original tweets telling four women of color to go back to where they came from. Chris Cillizza photo courtesy of Miller Center of Public Affairs Flickr page, Charlottesville, VA, via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a summer birthday streak...

Duration:01:00:10

Trump is a Racist, Part Ten Million

7/16/2019
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Trump’s extremely racist tweets about the Squad, Pence tours detention camps in Texas, and the ICE raids that kind of were and kind of weren't. Rep. Ayanna Pressley photo courtesy of Franmarie Metzler via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The front page of the Times is peak “both sides” right now 07:20 - Morning John on Trump’s “go back” tweets 45:45 - Pence’s visit and codified acceptance of the camps 60:54 - Credits, “Now or Never” by Jade Jackson 61:37 - Finish

Duration:01:01:37

The Era of Open Secrets

7/15/2019
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The Border Patrol Chief was in the bad Facebook group, Trump’s goofball social media conference, and the building tension between progress and reaction. Carla Provost acting Chief of the United States Border Patrol photo courtesy of Dept. of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - On today’s show we step back to look at the political moment we’re in 03:22 - Of course Border Patrol knew about the Facebook group 20:08 - The “open secrets” being put...

Duration:01:00:22

Round Three of Mass Roundup Threats

7/12/2019
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The Trump administration is once again promising nationwide ICE roundups of immigrants, a new HHS child camp has opened in the Texas desert, and listener mail. Protest Against Child Detention Outside Border Patrol Facility in Clint, Texas photo courtesy of Susan Barnum via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Only 6.5 more weeks to go 03:52 - Morning John on the looming promise of nationwide ICE raids 41:50 - The majority of war veterans don’t think Iraq or...

Duration:01:00:09

The Euphemisms Around Epstein

7/11/2019
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Epstein and Trump’s relationship is detailed in a new New York Times article, the euphemisms the media is using to describe Epstein’s crimes against children, and a new story about retaliation against minors at a border camp in Arizona. Meghan McCain photo courtesy of LBJ Library via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Make some potato salad 06:57 - Morning John on more details of Trump and Epstein’s friendship 42:03 - Meghan McCain feels caged by criticism 53:26 -...

Duration:01:00:17

The Question of the Progressive Prosecutor

7/10/2019
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State lawmakers target Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner in an effort to undo his efforts to decriminalize, and more thoughts on the connections between Jeffrey Epstein and Trump. Larry Krasner photo courtesy of Michael Candelori via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The baby is playing piano 05:05 - Morning John on state attempts to stop Krasner in Philly 39:04 - Epstein and Trump as inseparable phenomena 57:58 - Credits, “City Lights” by Jade Jackson 59:12 - Finish

Duration:00:59:11

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested

7/9/2019
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Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, a white supremacist stabbed and killed a black teen over rap music in Arizona, and the Intercept archived the posts from the CBP Facebook group even though border agents tried to delete them. Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy of United States Government via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Soccer victory times 06:13 - Morning John on Epstein’s arrest in New York 17:58 - Pelosi trashes the good...

Duration:00:58:49

Harris Joins Biden on Being Bad About Bussing

7/8/2019
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The Trump administration is reportedly trying to figure out a new justification for including a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and Kamala Harris has flipped after her good attack on Biden and now says she doesn’t support federally mandated school integration. photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - So many developments in the past few days! 02:20 - Morning John on the Trump admin’s new effort to justify a citizenship question...

Duration:01:00:12

Devastating Photos From the Camps

7/5/2019
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New photos from the Office of the Inspector General reveal absolutely horrifying conditions at five camps in Texas, catching up on two big Supreme Court decisions from last week on gerrymandering and the census citizenship question, and listener mail. Chief Justice John Roberts photo by Medill DC via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The good SCOTUS decision in the Curtis Flowers case 09:26 - Morning John on the findings from the Office of the Inspector General...

Duration:00:59:12

Happy Non-Patriotic Summer Holiday

7/4/2019
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It’s the Fourth of July and we’re encouraging you to celebrate however you like to revel in summer as long as it doesn’t involve creepy allegiance to our nation. John explains Julian Castro’s good immigration policy, and Molly catches up with Tiffany Caban’s victory and New York City’s bicycle safety negligence. Julian Castro photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Celebrate the fourth of July however your anti imperialism tells you to...

Duration:00:59:40

AOC, Castro and Tlaib Visit Border Camps

7/3/2019
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We are BACK after our time away and we’re catching up on the ongoing news from border concentration camps including the Congressional visits, a new round of Antifa panic, and just a little bit about the Democratic debates. Representative Joaquin Castro and his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Photo courtesy of Lauren Gerson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We are back and I didn’t even fully avoid the news while I was away! 08:01 - Morning John...

Duration:00:59:30

Right Wing’s Weaponization of Anti-Semitism.

7/2/2019
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Molly’s still traveling but back tomorrow, so in the meantime, we’re revisiting our episode with Eli Valley from February 15th, 2019, on the right wing’s weaponization of anti-Semitism. Eli Valley, via Twitter 00:00 - Today we revisit Eli Valley and we’re back brand new tomorrow 00:30 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 01:00 - Birthday month continues, welcome other February birthdays 05:57 - Eli Valley on the right’s attacks on Ilhan Omar 30:27 - Morning John on Omar’s questioning of Abrams...

Duration:00:59:51

Revisiting Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers Strike

7/1/2019
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It’s Monday July 1st and Molly is getting her last Traval Bash in before new baby comes. Today’s show we revisit our episode from January 24, 2019, featuring Sarah Jaffe on the LA Teachers Strike. Sarah Jaffe Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter 00:00 - It’s a rerun today because Molly’s visiting family 00:40 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 01:08 - Big raccoon spotting 11:37 - Sarah Jaffe on the LA teachers’ strike 36:52 - Aftermath of the Buzzfeed story 59:23 - “Glue” Bugs / Credit 60:43 - Finish

Duration:01:00:43

The Wife Guys 2020

6/28/2019
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Jared Kushner’s got a “Peace Plan” again, the ongoing trauma of family separation, and the Democratic Wife Guys. Beto O'Rourke Rally photo courtesy of Luke Harold via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Why are Raffi songs so devastating 14:04 - Family separation as an ongoing trauma 30:57 - The Democratic Wife Guys love their wives 51:45 - Is Jared Kushner’s peace plan bad on purpose? 58:07 - Credits, “One of Many” by Summer Cannibals 59:05 - Finish

Duration:00:59:05

Assaulted by Donald Trump

6/27/2019
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A prominent New York advice columnist comes forward to describe being assaulted by Donald Trump. Stop Brett Kavanaugh Rally photo by Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - New York State passes actually good rent regulations! 21:08 - E. Jean Carroll’s description of being attacked by Trump 45:43 - Trump, Kavanaugh, and the complete lack of consequences for sexual violence 57:02 - Credits, “Love Loss” by Air Review 57:59 - Finish

Duration:00:57:59

Pathologizing Palestine

6/26/2019
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The baffling responses to Bernie’s plan to abolish student debt, a brief check-in on Luis CK’s ongoing comeback effort, and Trump’s monstrous response to E. Jean Carroll’s rape allegation. Ali Khamenei photo courtesy of Khamenei.ir via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Today we revisit Eli Valley and we’re back brand new tomorrow 00:30 - It’s a vaca state of mind 06:25 - Louis CK and Trump and normalized sexual violence 12:43 - Morning John on Palestinian “surrender” and Iran sanctions 50:32 -...

Duration:00:59:20

Abolish Student Debt

6/25/2019
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Sanders unveils the biggest student debt cancellation policy of them all, Trump terrorizes cities with threats of massive ICE roundups then delays to terrorize further, and E. Jean Carroll has accused President Trump of rape. Pramila Jayapal photo courtesy of Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An in - dept discussion of E. Jean Carroll coming later this week 04:48 - Morning John on Sanders’ plan to abolish student debt 48:31 - Trump sees himself as a...

Duration:00:59:58

More Iran War Ramp Up, More Border Atrocities

6/24/2019
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The United States very nearly attacked Iran on Thursday night, multiple reports detail atrocities being committed to children at the border, and Joe Biden meets Cory Booker’s demand for an apology with his own demand for an apology. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking in Hanoi photo courtesy of Official White House photographer Dan Scavino Jr. via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How did you spend your free time as a youth? 08:38 - Morning John on Iran and...

Duration:00:58:06