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Show notes for today’s episode, 1/24/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: It’s our first post inauguration show. We talk with Michael Kirk about tonight’s Frontline documentary, Trump’s Road to the White House. We spend the rest of the time on the protests from Friday and Saturday. Laying the Ground for Resistance to Trump on Day One… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/20/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! Today is the day of the inauguration. 🙁 Here are the links for today’s show: We talk with the amazing Jeff Sharlet (@JeffSharlet) about Christian conservatism in Trump’s inner circle and the discussions around Putin, the CIA and Trump. We also talk about how Trump’s insecurity might guide his presidency. ‘He Has… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/19/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: CHELSEA MANNING WILL BE FREE!!! And the DeVos hearing was horrifying except that some Democrats actually did a very good job: What we learned (and didn’t) about Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing The outro music is “Wall About a Window” by Tim Cohen.

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/18/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: We talk with Frontline’s Michael Kirk about his new documentary Divided States of America. John has a new piece at Truthout: Trump’s Lesser-Known Homeland Security Adviser Espouses Anti-Muslim Policing The outro music is “You Will Find It Here” by Thee Oh Sees.

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/17/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: We talk with Antonia Juhasz on her feature for In These Times on Tillerson and Exxon: Rex Tillerson could be America’s most dangerous Secretary of State Clinton Emails: DOJ Inspector General to Review FBI, Comey Actions The outro music is “Champion of the Afterworld” by… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/16/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Here are the links for today’s show: In one night, the GOP voted to take away these 6 essential health benefits “This Evil Is All Around Us” The outro music is “Corners” by Dan Misha Goldman.

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/13/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law The government official in charge of ethics just harshly condemned Trump’s plan The outro music is “Follow the Leader” by Foxygen.

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/12/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! We spend the hour catching up on the world’s weirdest news cycle– #GoldenShowerGate, Sessions’ confirmation hearings, and President Obama’s farewell address. The outro music is “Role Models” by the Griswalds.

Show notes for today’s episode, 1/11/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! On today’s show, we talk with Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore), creator of the amazing show Tinder Live. We also try to catch up on all the crap going on on Capitol Hill right now. The outro music is “Kill All the Witnesses” by Lila Blue.

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Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive order, and the global displacement crisis continues.     Eli Valley Twitter Avatar Photo courtesy of Eli Valley 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Freddie update 13:40 - Eli Valley on comparisons to Nazis 33:00 - The Flores decision and the executive order 59:33 - “Barely on My Mind” Kevin Krouter / Credits 61:01 - Finish
Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion. Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmation Hearing Photo by U.S. Department of Homeland Security courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the ongoing family separation crisis 57:18 - “Easier Love” Gabrielle Marlena / Credits 58:20 - Finish
John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff Sessions gets his history on the Nazis wrong. John Carl Baker Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Still talking about family separation 11:40 - John Carl Baker on the nuclear summit 35:38 - More on family separation 59:59 - “Birdsong” Claptone / Credits 61:13 - Finish
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme Court punts on partisan gerrymandering. Photo courtesy of Alex Pareene 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 06:00 - Alex Pareene on family separation, bad Democrats 33:00 - Molly on imagining immigration policy from a child’s perspective 59:40 - “Go” Flasher / Credits 60:45 - Finish
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend slavery, and the FBI Inspector General’s office releases its report on the 2016 election. Photo courtesy of Ryan Devereaux 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Zombie play 16:55 - Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s border policies 43:56 - Sessions uses infamous Bible verse 59:13 - “Skulls Example” Dear Nora / Credits 60:53 - Finish
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex Kotch 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We’re a mommy podcast now 15:10 - Alex Kotch on influence peddling in Trump’s China Policy 31:47 - Increasing family separation at the border 57:13 - “Coney Island Baby” PMS & The Mood Swings / Credits 58:26 - Finish
Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum. Photo courtesy of Alex Press 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Corey Stewart wins Virginia primary 09:50 - Alex Press on worker strikes 34:43 - More thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum 57:24 - “White Fur” Dear Nora / Credits 59:11 - Finish
Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for asylum. Ryan Reilly photo courtesy of Ryan Reilly 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - In the streets 15:10 - Ryan Reilly on J20 trials 38:24 - Trump and Kim summit 55:30 - Sessions says domestic abuse and gangs aren’t grounds for asylum 59:05 - “Goodbye” Brett Amaker and the Rodeo / Credits 60:36 - Finish