Posts By: Radio Dispatch

A check in, 6/27/17

Hello there, Scoochers! I wanted to write a note to you all, since I’ve fallen off on posting show notes every day. If you’re looking for the name of the song in the outro music, you can see it above, in the description under every show. Amazing listener Stephanie is maintaining the Scoochers spotify playlist,… Read more »

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 »

Recent Shows
David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals,” and a video of a Manhattan racist goes viral. David Klion photo courtesy of David Klion 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Racist goes viral 13:07 - David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza 46:41 - Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals” 60:34 - “Flow Over Me” Sarah Mary Chadwick / Credits 62:27 - Finish
Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of neoliberalism on the workforce. Also, Tuesday was a big night for Socialists in the United States, and Gina Haspel gets Senator Mark Warner’s approval to head the CIA. Meagan Day photo courtesy of Meagan Day 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Lots of Socialism in today’s show 13:55 - Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act 36:11 - Big win for Socialist ideas in Pennsylvania, What torture actually looks like 59:57 - “See the White” Jess Williamson / Credits 61:32 - Finish
Maysoon Zayid  joins us to discuss Israel’s deadly use of force against Gazans and the US embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. And Emma Saltzberg from If Not Now joins us to talk about how young American Jews are acting to oppose the Israeli occupation and violence against Palestinians. Maysoon Zayid Photo courtesy of Maysoon Zayid 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show, two guests 03:20 - Maysoon Zayid on Monday’s events 19:30 - Emma Saltzberg on If Not Now’s resistance 32:00 - The horrific White House response 56:02 - “Fine” Neighbor Lady / Credits 57:33 - Finish
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Also, a new study shows white people move to the right as they get richer, and Bloomberg’s disingenuous calls for decency. Ali Gharib Photo courtesy of Ali Gharib 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Israel kills scores in Gaza 12:40 - Ali Gharib on the embassy move 34:31 - White people move right as they get richer, Bloomberg loves democracy 58:53 - “Let Yourself Go” Haley Blais / Credits 60:01 - Finish
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the end of Temporary Protected Status and corruption in Guatemala. Also, Iran and Israel exchange fire and a New York Times Op-Ed gets the reactionary right totally wrong. Jeff Abbott Photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - This week is a big week in the Middle East 12:28 - Jeff Abbott on TPS 47:12 - Iran and Israel exchange fire in Golan Heights, getting it wrong on the reactionary right 60:27 - “Bought It” Middle Kids / Credits 61:32 - Finish
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel testifies before Congress in her hearing to lead the CIA. Micah Uetricht Photo courtesy of Micah Uetricht 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Legacy of Ashes at the CIA 14:50 - Micah Uetricht on labor militancy 44:13 - Gina Haspel’s hearing 59:50 - “Laying in the Sun” Anemone / Credits 61:07 - Finish
Nima Shirazi joins us for the hour to discuss Trump’s decision to destroy the Iran nuclear deal. Nima Shirazi photo courtesy of Nima Shirazi 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - So much news to catch up on 03:00 - Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal 58:34 - “Love Decline” Abbe May / Credits 59:57 - Finish
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after four women accuse him of sexual assault, and US mission creep in Yemen. Alexis Goldstein photo courtesy of Alexis Goldstein   00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Good journalism day 08:50 - Alexis Goldstein on work requirements 33:05 - Eric Schneiderman resigns, mission creep in Yemen 59:35 - “Camera” The Orange Peels / Credits 60:54 - Finish