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Show notes for today’s episode, 3/30/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show. It’s our first MGG Thursday, welcoming our new weekly guest co-host Melissa Gira Grant! ‘Way Out of Line’: Iowa Voters Rethink Support for Steve King Thinx Promised a Feminist Utopia to Everyone But Its Employees Sexual-Harassment Claims Against a ‘She-E.O.’ Trump’s U.S. Census proposes, immediately… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/23/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Judge Gorsuch and the frozen truck driver Trump’s Supreme Court pick has testy exchange with top Democratic senator over his work as a professor The outro music is “Heartbreak Blues” by Holly Macve.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/22/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: From listener Leanna, a zine about antisemitism and the left F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms Washington’s Split-Screen Reality The outro music is “Dodged a Bullet” by Alice Jemima.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/17/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: A Hawaii judge has just blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban Who Wins and Loses in Trump’s Proposed Budget The outro music is “We Don’t Let Go” by Lanikai.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/15/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Does HR 610 Affect Kids On IEPs? Parents Should Be Aware Of Their “Choices” CBO: Republican health care bill raises premiums for older, poor Americans by more than 750% How Would H.R. 610 Affect Free & Reduced Lunch Programs? Kids Could Suffer CBO: Republican health… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/13/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Paul Ryan just admitted he has no idea how health insurance works Guest lecturer calls protesting students ‘seriously scary’ Under National Spotlight, Middlebury College Examines Speech Issues The outro music is “Kind of Bonkers” by Animal Collective.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/10/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: We spend almost the whole show on this frustrating article about the Women’s Strike yesterday: ‘Day Without a Woman’ Protest Tests a Movement’s Staying Power The outro music is “Evolution” by Sara Bethe Nelson.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/9/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: International Women’s Day: Who was Clara Zetkin? Why We Strike Study: Hillary Clinton’s TV ads were almost entirely policy-free The outro music is “When the Morning Greets You With a Smile” by Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel.

Show notes from today’s episode, 3/8/17

Good afternoon Scoochers, and solidarity to all who are striking for Day Without a Woman! Here are the links for today’s show: The American Health Care Act: the Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained The GOP health bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve It’s Time for New York State to Pass Universal… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/7/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim St. Louis man charged with making threats to Jewish Community Centers nationwide The outro music is “New York” by Peter Silberman.

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The neoliberal and the nationalist will face a runoff in France, checking in on the Bernie and Heath Mello controversy, and listener mail. photo: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Tell us about the science march! 12:43 - A very basic look at the French election 18:10 - John weighs in on the French election 28:59 - Bernie and Heath Mello 55:01 - Listener mail 57:52 - Credits, “Birth to Broken Hearts” by Mittenfields 58:46 - Finish
Jake Bolton joins us to discuss Theresa May’s call for a snap election in the UK and the broader political context there, John on the looming government shutdown, and David Brooks finds another opportunity to yell at college students.     Photo credit: Twitter (@JakeBolton) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Countdown to the President Show! 07:26 - Morning John on the potential government shutdown 23:48 - Transition to Jake 25:10 - Jake Bolton on the upcoming UK snap election 42:02 - David Brooks misses Western civilization 58:43 - Credits, “Punk Shadows” by Blood and Glass 59:53 - Finish
Jesse Myerson is back for JAMJAM Fridays, and John checks in on the multitudes of corruption in the Trump White House. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Another action packed show 02:43 - Morning John on Tillerson and Exxon 18:56 - Transition to Jesse 19:43 - Jesse Myerson on anti - Semitism and Zionism 57:03 - Credits, “GOD” by Bon Iver 58:28 - Finish
Melissa Gira Grant is back for MGG Thursdays and we go deep on Ivanka and Lean In feminism. Also, John checks in on North Korea. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - One week till the premier of The President Show! 02:18 - John on North Korea 17:45 - Transition to Melissa 17:58 - Melissa Gira Grant on Ivanka’s Feminist Brand 59:18 - Credits, “Drink You Dry” by Minihorse 60:17 - Finish
Fascists and anti-fascists meet in the street in Berkeley, conservatives are losing trust in Trump, and listener mail. Anti-Fascism Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Update from Goldilocks and the Three Vampires 10:11 - John on the media framing of fascists in Berkeley 27:50 - Listener mail on Berkley 37:39 - Fewer and fewer Americans believe Trump keeps his promises 48:00 - Listener mail on domestic violence after San Bernardino 57:25 - Credits, “Brass Bed” by Chillemi 58:53 - Finish
Dan Edge on his new Frontline documentary Last Days of Solitary, John on the Trump administration’s escalation with North Korea, and Ross Douthat continues to be employed by the New York Times. Photo credit: Twitter (@frontlinepbs) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 05:38 - Dan Edge on tonight’s Frontline documentary “Last Days of Solitary” 26:48 - Transition to John 27:27 - John on North Korea and Turkey 42:27 - Ross Douthat yells about Christianity 59:09 - Credits, “Our Flowers are Still Burning” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) by Frontier Ruckus 60:19 - Finish
John explains the bomb called Mother of All Bombs dropped in Afghanistan on Thursday, and the larger implications for the war escalations happening across the Middle East. Also, a look at the new “Raise the Age” bill in New York, and catching up on listener mail. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Only a week till Earth Day 08:06 - John on the MOAB 25:42 - “Raise the Age” passes in NY 51:52 - Listener mail 58:44 - Credits, “Disco Kid” by Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 59:39 - Finish
Jesse Myerson joins us for our inaugural installment of JAMJAM Fridays, talking organizing, the Democrats, and rejecting the nation state. Also, Morning John on Zeynep Tufekci’s book, “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.” Photo credit: Twitter (@JAMyerson) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’re introducing a new segment today called JAMJAM Fridays with Jesse Myerson! 03:23 - Jesse Myerson on organizing around class 43:32 - Transition to John 44:07 - Morning John on “Twitter and Teargas” 59:20 - Credits, “Inside Edition” by Sneaks 60:18 - Finish