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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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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

Frontline’s “Poor Kids”

11/22/2017
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Frontline’s Jezza Neumann joins us to discuss his updated Frontline documentary “Poor Kids,” about child poverty in the United States. Also, John is in the studio to discuss the latest allegations against Charlie Rose and Al Franken. Frontline courtesy of PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy holiday week! 13:55 - Jezza Neumann on his Frontline documentary “Poor Kids” 37:12 - More thoughts on poverty in the US 52:20 - More allegations against Rose and Franken 58:58 - Credits,...

Duration: 01:00:18


The Unnecessary Crisis of the Tax Plan

11/21/2017
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John is in the studio to talk about the incredibly dangerous economics behind the tax plan, Trump’s racism towards black athletes, and listener mail. Ron Johnson photo courtesy of US Senate via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Pumpkin bar update 14:53 - Abandoning famous people when they do something wrong 28:21 - The disaster tax plan 50:53 - Listener mail 59:01 - Credits, “Wrapped” by Egrets on Ergot 60:11 - Finish

Duration: 01:00:11


Al Franken, Too

11/20/2017
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A radio host accuses Al Franken of groping and harassment in 2006, a New York Times story details the amount of civilians killed in Iraq, and listener mail. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Franken should resign because consequences are important 32:02 - NYT reporting on civilian casualties reported as ISIS deaths 40:24 - Listener mail 57:58 - Credits, “Avalanche” by The Ghost of Paul Revere 59:51 - Finish

Duration: 00:59:52


JAMJAM Fridays on How the System is Rigged

11/17/2017
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It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the rigged system is the key to building political solidarity. Also, Morning John on the latest Roy Moore allegations and the tax bill. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The weeks just keep getting longer 04:23 - Morning John on Moore and the tax plan 22:29 - Jesse Myerson on the rigged system 57:08 - Credits, “Chain of Command” by Peter Oren 58:38 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:39


MGG Thursdays on Terrible Men

11/16/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to catch up on all the news about abusive men since last week. Also, listener mail updates on Rebecca Black, and the countdown to Thanksgiving continues. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The problem with cooking shows 12:21 - Melissa Gira Grant on how we talk about abuse and sex workers 43:03 - Listener mail 57:35 - Credits, “Hot Topic” by Fits 58:57 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:58


Things Get Worse for Moore

11/15/2017
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More allegations and corroboration against Roy Moore, education civil rights activists band together to try to combat Betsy Devos’s dismantling of the Office of Civil Rights, and listener mail. Betsy Devos photo by the U.S. Dept. of Education courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Barefoot Contessa saves Thanksgiving 10:46 - Morning John on Moore, Sessions, and Don Jr. 35:15 - Betsy DeVos targets students with disabilities 50:06 - Listener mail 57:59 -...

Duration: 00:59:24


Roy Moore and Louis CK

11/14/2017
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We spend the hour on last week’s reporting on Roy Moore and Louis CK. Louis CK photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An overview of the reporting on Moore and CK 16:02 - Morning John 43:47 - Thoughts on teaching consent 57:32 - Credits, “Three Triangles” by And So I Watch You From Afar 58:47 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:47


Listener Mail Bonanza

11/13/2017
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Morning John on how Harvey Weinstein tried to cover up the women making accusations against him, and a whole lot of listener mail. Harvey Weinstein Photo by David Shankbone courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It went from pleasantly cold to too cold immediately 05:28 - Morning John on Weinstein’s efforts to suppress women reporting him 25:30 - Listener mail grab bag 39:30 - Listener mail on anti fascist organizing 57:33 - Credits, “Last Night All My Dreams...

Duration: 00:58:58


JAMJAM Fridays on Election Day Big Picture

11/10/2017
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It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to bask in the victories from Election Day 2017. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s another good news show 01:28 - Morning John on “Trumpism without Trump” 26:31 - Jesse Myerson on the political takeaways from the election victories 58:28 - Credits, “I’ll Share a Life” by And So I Watch You From Afar 59:46 - Finish

Duration: 00:59:46


MGG Thursdays on Good Election News!

11/9/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the fact that we actually had a good election day! Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Happy Birthday Gideon 02:34 - Morning John on election day takeaways 25:49 - Melissa Gira Grant on election day specifics 57:37 - Credits, “Punk Drunk & Trembling” by Wild Beasts 58:54 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:54


Another Mass Shooting in Texas

11/8/2017
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Another mass shooting in Texas, Morning John on the Paradise Papers, and what happens when a business start-up expands into education. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thoughts on the shooting in Texas 15:32 - John on what the Paradise Papers confirm about financial corruption 38:31 - WeWork thinks it can do school and it’s offensive 58:22 - Credits, “The Light” by Ora Cogan 59:57 - Finish

Duration: 00:59:57


John in the Studio on the DNC Shake Up

11/7/2017
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John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter versus a DemExit. Donna Brazile photo by Tim Pierce courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Go vote! 02:47 - John in the studio on the DNC 27:57 - Listener mail on IQ 43:15 - Listener thoughts on the Democratic party 57:00 - Credits, “Do You Hear Me Boy” by Donora 58:20 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:20


John in the Studio for Indictment Catch Up

11/6/2017
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John joins us to catch up on everything else that happened in the Trump administration last week. Jeff Sessions Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Anyone want to talk about Mindhunter? 13:38 - John in the studio on Sessions’ newfound recollection 44:48 - Kushner is actually bad at everything 57:08 - Credits, “Celebrate” by Donora 58:46 - Finish

Duration: 00:58:46


JAMJAM Fridays on the Money Laundering DNC

11/3/2017
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It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to discuss candy socialism, and our response to terrorist violence. Also, Morning John on Trump’s call for the death penalty for the Lower Manhattan terrorism suspect. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - An emotional wellness check in 11:34 - Morning John on Trump calling for the death penalty 26:34 - Jesse Myerson on our reactions to exceptional violence 60:30 - Credits, “Echo” by Jessica Boudreaux 61:21 - Finish

Duration: 01:01:21


MGG Thursdays on Don Jr and Socialism

11/2/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk the Stripper Strike and Don Jr’s not understanding socialism, and Morning John on Trump’s response to the attack in New York. Melissa Gira Grant via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Hope everyone had a very happy Halloween 03:21 - Morning John on the attack in lower Manhattan 29:45 - MGG on Don Jr using his kid for bad political messages 54:46 - A check in on Kevin Spacey and consequences 58:42 - Credits, “Ask Me To...

Duration: 00:59:57


The Papadopoulos Surprise

11/1/2017
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Since we recorded yesterday, one billion things happened with the Mueller investigation, including a George Papadopoulos bombshell, and New York City responds to a violent incident in a school with a new anti-bullying initiative. Courtesy of Disney/ABC Television Group, via Creative Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Time to think about Thanksgiving for a month 04:55 - Morning John explains Papadopoulos 31:21 - A twitter thread on the bigger implications of the indictments...

Duration: 01:00:43


Melissa Sage Dumont on the IQ test

10/31/2017
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Developmental psychologist Melissa Sage Dumont joins us to discuss the origins and political development of the IQ test, Morning John on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and Anthony Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him when he was 14. Robert Mueller Photo Courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Real life is very spooooky 04:52 - Morning John on the Mueller indictments 26:02 - Melissa Sage Dumont on...

Duration: 00:58:50


JAMJAM Mondays: Normalizing Republicans Round Up

10/30/2017
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It’s a special JAMJAM Mondays and Jesse Myerson is here to round up all the Republican apologist and revisionism of the last few weeks. Also, Morning John on the tax plan, and checking in on school segregation. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Stranger Things 2 is here! 08:20 - Morning John explains what Congress did last week 32:45 - Jesse Myerson on the redemption of George W 51:13 - A look at Nikole Hannah - Jones’ work on school segregation 58:43 -...

Duration: 01:00:15


Michael Kirk on “Putin’s Revenge”

10/27/2017
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It’s a special Friday Frontline episode where we speak with director Michael Kirk about his new two-part Frontline documentary “Putin’s Revenge.” Also, Morning John on Geogroup, George HW and Mark Halperin, and listeners respond to Flake. Frontline courtesy of PBS 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a special Michael Kirk Friday 02:26 - Morning John on private prison corruption 26:35 - Michael Kirk on “Putin’s Revenge” 47:45 - Listeners on Flake 57:54 - Credits, “So Enticing” by...

Duration: 00:59:14


MGG Thursdays on Flake and Jane Doe

10/26/2017
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It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Jeff Flake and Jane Doe. Also, listeners and Morning John weigh in on Flake and the supposed fissures in the Republican party. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Listeners offer a range of thoughts on Flake’s speech 06:18 - Morning John weighs in on Flake and the late Tuesday vote for the banks 31:04 - Melissa Gira Grant on seeing fissures in the GOP 47:18 - MGG on Jane Doe 58:02 - Credits,...

Duration: 00:59:20

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