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Brooklyn, NY

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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

Mychal Denzel Smith on the Origins of Identity Politics

9/20/2017
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss what white liberals get wrong about identity politics. Also, Morning John on the police brutality in St. Louis and the police murder of a Georgia Tech LGBTQIA activist. Mychal Denzel Smith, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The same man wrote my two favorite bar jams 05:18 - Morning John on the protests in St. Louis and Georgia Tech 20:31 - Mychal Denzel Smith on the real meaning of identity politics 46:15 - Listener mail 58:31 -...

Duration: 00:59:54


Special JAMJAM Tuesday

9/19/2017
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It’s a special edition of JAMJAM Tuesdays, talking about Medicare for All and combatting the worst of automation under capitalism. Also, Morning John on the Cassidy Graham bill, and the Emmys were a celebration of escapism. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Sean Spicer gets redemption at the Emmys 15:39 - Morning John on the Cassidy Graham healthcare bill 27:27 - Jesse Myerson on Medicare for All 58:40 - Credits, “2nd Time” by Faith Healer 60:14 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:13


Special MGG Mondays

9/18/2017
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It’s a special edition of MGG Mondays with Melissa Gira Grant, talking Facebook targeting anti-Semites, more ICE agents in NYC courts, and Chelsea getting invited then disinvited to Harvard. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - What are your favorite power jams? 12:57 - Melissa Gira Grant on Bodega and Chelsea 44:07 - Statement from Chelsea’s lawyer Chase Strangio 48:23 - Listener mail 57:58 - Credits, “Glide” by The Dream Syndicate 59:16 - Finish

Duration: 00:59:16


Mike Ludwig on the New Orleans Charter Sector

9/15/2017
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Mike Ludwig joins us to talk about his story on how the New Orleans charter system impacts poor residents. Also, the White House suggests that a black ESPN commenter should be fired for criticizing the president, and two tech guys want to replace bodegas with an app. Mike Ludwig, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 01:12 - It’s Rebecca Black’s Friday, but not JAM’s 06:16 - Mike Ludwig on the New Orleans school system 36:45 - John on Medicare for All 47:43 - The White House...

Duration: 01:00:14


John in the Studio For Listener Mail

9/14/2017
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John is in the studio to talk listener mail on the opioid crisis, and a policy in Britain that punishes families for having more than two kids. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge Photo by Tsai project courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Parenting and invisible labor 22:26 - New tax policy that punishes families who have a third child 42:11 - Listener mail on Narcan 60:28 - Credits, “Reunion” by Pat Kelly 61:30 -...

Duration: 01:01:30


On Antifa, The Book

9/13/2017
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John is in the studio for a review of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. Antifa International photo by Pepa01 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The despair of relitigating the 2016 campaign 18:42 - A historic unpacking of “violence never does any good” 34:42 - Mark Bray’s antifascist lessons from history 59:51 - Credits, “Wolf Lie Down” by Fresh and Onlys 60:43 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:43


Frontline’s new documentary on Abacus bank

9/12/2017
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We speak with Steve James, director of the new Frontline documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Also, Morning John breaks down the corporate media narrative that Trump is an independent pragmatist, and listener mail. Frontline photo via PBS.org 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s always a good time for Adele 05:11 - Steve James on “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” 24:05 - Morning John on media coverage of Trump 44:08 - Listener mail 58:28 - Credits, “Marble Eyes” by Dinner...

Duration: 00:59:41


Trump as the First White President

9/11/2017
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John is in the studio to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The First White President.” Also, what’s going on with Trump and Pelosi and Schumer, and listener mail. Ta-Nehisi Coates photo by Eduardo Montes-Bradley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An explainer of Trump’s alleged “bipartisanship” 30:28 - Trump’s ideology of white supremacy 50:55 - Listener mail 59:17 - Credits, “Erase Me” by Dead Stars 60:23 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:22


JAMmin with John

9/8/2017
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It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is in the studio, to talk BDS, DACA, Irma, and austerity. Also, NYC school grants free lunch to all, and a poll finds that Republicans fear the so-called “changing face” of the nation. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Free school lunch for all in NYC! 14:11 - Jesse Myerson on BDS and DACA 39:21 - What Republicans mean when they say the “changing face of the nation” 60:33 - Credits, “Life is for...

Duration: 01:01:16


MGG Thursdays on DACA

9/7/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk DACA, climate refugees, and finding the weaknesses in the system. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The internet is sometimes very good 16:50 - Young people protest the DACA recission across the country 24:27 - Melissa Gira Grant on DACA and sanctuary in NYC 45:15 - The intersections of immigration policy and climate policy 57:36 - Credits, “Two Roads” by Early Riser 58:33 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:33


Sessions rescinds DACA

9/6/2017
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Jeff Sessions has announced that DACA will be rescinded in 6 months. DACA Protest photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA 10:11 - What happens next 24:08 - Congress has six months to pass an immigration law 35:19 - The construct of legality 59:03 - Credits, “Dancing Chair” by The Fresh and Onlys 60:12 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:13


Caroline Nagy on Flood Insurance

9/5/2017
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Caroline Nagy joins us to discuss flood insurance policy, and John is in the studio to talk about Molly’s essay on how we talk about Nazis and bullies. Photo by Bill Koplitz courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly has a growing obsession with Chip and Joanna Gaines 14:28 - Caroline Nagy on flood insurance 35:34 - Why “just ignore them” is a bad argument for bullies and also Nazis 59:11 - Credits, “Walking Blues” by The Fresh and Onlys 60:23 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:23


Ryan Schleeter on Harvey

9/4/2017
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Ryan Schleeter joins us to discuss climate justice and Hurricane Harvey. Also, listeners weigh in on our discussion about how adults talk about kids. Photo by Planet A. courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Regulations are very good 17:38 - Ryan Schleeter on climate change and Harvey 39:07 - Listener mail on how we talk about children 59:28 - Credits, “Inauguration" (BTR Live Studio, 2017) by Igdy Dean 60:48 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:48


JAMJAM Fridays on Mutual Aid

9/1/2017
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It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about mutual aid, conservatism, and Antifa. Also, Morning John on conservatism and mutual aid in Texas. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s the first of the month, by Bone Thugs and Harmony 02:54 - John on conservatism during crises 24:25 - Jesse Myerson on solidarity during crises 57:21 - Credits, “Copicat” by CHIMNEY 58:57 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:57


MGG Thursdays on Antifa

8/31/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Antifa and Harvey. Also, Morning John on what the mainstream backlash to Antifa is getting wrong. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Today’s theme is Antifa 03:01 - Morning John on mainstream Antifa takes and what they’re missing 23:24 - Melissa Gira Grant on anti - fascism and mutual aid 57:44 - Credits, “Fuel Us All” by CHIMNEY 59:16 - Finish

Duration: 00:59:16


Listener Mail on Local Action

8/30/2017
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Morning John on Session’s announcement that he will reinstate the program transferring military weapons to police departments, and tons of listener mail on local actions across the country. 1033 Program Photo by United States Government Defense Logistics Agency courtesy of Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - NYC air has a distinct fallness to it 09:32 - Morning John roundup 29:08 - Listeners are organizing! 47:03 - Listener mail catch up 58:20 - “My Man” by Valley...

Duration: 00:59:29


Molly’s back!

8/29/2017
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Molly is back from her week away, Morning John on Arpaio and Gorka, Hurricane Harvey devastates southern Texas, huge counter protests push back Nazi rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley, and listener mail. Joe Arpaio photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Molly’s back and about 12 huge news things have happened 10:26 - Morning John on Trump’s pardoning of Arpaio and Gorka ouster 34:33 - How local and federal policy make natural...

Duration: 00:59:40


Reactionary Liberalism and Antifa

8/28/2017
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A series of essays in the Atlantic and the New Republic get it wrong on Antifa. Photo by Ahmadi courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - When morale starts to sink in the age of Trump 26:16 - A close reading of a New Republic essay on Antifa and resisting the KKK 44:07 - What we know about effectively countering right wing recruitment 59:38 - Credits, “Enough is enough” by Brian Hill and the Noh Stars 60:44 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:44


Criminalizing Children with Mental Illness

8/25/2017
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Kristina Kopic joins us to discuss a new study on the criminalization of children with mental illness. Also, it’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here! Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Summer is almost over, nooo 04:03 - Kristina Kopic on how children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended 22:55 - Jesse Myerson on challenging white people to get free from white supremacy 45:08 - Listener mail 57:04 - Credits, “Hold On You” by Valley Queen...

Duration: 00:58:57


MGG Thursdays on How White Women are Racists, too

8/24/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss how white women should own their own vested interest in white supremacy, historically and currently, in the wake of Charlottesville. Also, a Success Academy board member suggested that a black state senator was worse than the KKK for supporting teachers unions, and catching up on listener mail. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Pre recorded vaca show extravaganza continues 04:49 - Melissa...

Duration: 01:00:41

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