Georgia Special Election Takeaway

John checks in on Trump, North Korea and Otto Warmbier, and Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia 06. Plus, catching up on listener mail.     

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Happy Official Summer
05:06 – John on Trump’s tweets about North Korea
25:36 – More thoughts on Ossoff
36:55 – Listener mail
59:01 – Credits, “This Year” by Beach Fossils
60:02 – Finish

Special MGG Wednesday

Melissa Gira Grant joins us for a special MGG Wednesday, talking ICE in court, healthcare, and more Pride. Also, Morning John checks in.

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Keeping up with news fatigue is setting in
03:45 – Morning John on this administration’s lack of transparency
18:47 – Melissa Gira Grant on a women’s history of Act Up
57:15 – Credits, “Falling in Love” by Swear and Shake
58:17 – Finish

Terror Against Muslims

Attacks on Muslims in the US and the UK, a check in on the status of the AHCA in the Senate, and listener mail catch up.      

Philando Castile Protest
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – How do people drink coffee without sugar
07:27 – John on escalation in Syria
27:27 – A Muslim teen is killed in Virginia and Muslim worshippers attacked in London
39:18 – The cop who killed Philando Castile was acquitted
45:55 – Listener mail
58:33 – Credits, “The Best Part” by Young Mister
59:46 – Finish

Pence Lawyers Up

John is in the studio to talk about the latest drama in the White House and Trump’s deflection on Afghanistan.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – John’s in the studio and we catch up on everything
34:41 – Betsy DeVos invited Focus on the Family to an education conference
41:43 – The Grenfell Tower tragedy was 100% austerity
48:23 – Listener mail
58:27 – Credits, “Wawa by the Ocean” by Mary Lattimore
59:37 – Finish

Jesse Myerson on Narrative After the Virginia Shooting

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the aftermath of the shooting in Virginia, the UK election, and the apartment fire in London. Also, John on the Washington Post report that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice.  

 

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Thus begins Summer Fridays
03:43 – Morning John on Wednesday’s shootings and the obstruction charges
24:11 – Jesse Myerson on left punching
57:22 – Credits, “Instant” by Emel
58:33 – Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on the Babadook

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Pride and the Babadook, Morning John on Sessions’ testimony, and a special Morning Jake with Jake Bolton on the post-election latest in the UK.

 

 

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Three guests, one show
02:08 – Morning John on what we learned from Sessions
09:41 – Jake Bolton on Labour’s huge win
33:32 – Melissa Gira Grant on Kamala Harris and Pride
59:50 – Credits, “Marlin Spike” by Hoop
60:49 – Finish

John in the Studio!

John is in the studio to talk about what the hell is going on in Washington this week, and a special Just John on Jared Kushner’s other real estate empire.

ACHA
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s a very special day with John in the house
03:33 – In the Studio with John on Workforce Week
34:38 – Just John on Jared Kushner’s backstory
59:29 – Credits, “Good Dregs” by Hoop
60:27 – Finish

Reuben Safire on Assange

John is in the studio to talk about how Trump is changing the postWorld War II geopolitical landscape, and Rueben Safire joins us to talk about the current and past context around Assange and Wikileaks.

Photo credit: Twitter (@RSafire)

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s Field Day!
03:32 – John in the studio on the WWII and NATO
25:23 – Reuben Safire on Julian Assange
58:02 – Credits, “Let It Go” by Dot
59:20 – Finish

Melissa Sage Dumont on Developmental Psych and Gender

Melissa Dumont joins us to discuss developmental psychology, gender and sexuality, and intelligence. Also, John checks in on the Comey hearing, and Labour has historic gains in the British election.

Melissa Dumont

Photo credit: Twitter (@melissadoom)

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The end of year show was excellent
05:13 – Morning John
21:14 – Melissa Dumont on youth development and psychology
45:57 – Incredible wins for Labour in the British election
54:25 – Listener mail
57:09 – Credits, “Love Is” by Dot
58:39 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays on Comedy

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk liberalism, comedy, and integration. Also, listener mail!

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s the day after the world’s busiest news day
03:16 – Jesse Myerson on comedy and liberalism
45:35 – Listener mail
57:08 – Credits, “Rolling On” by Celebration
58:11 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on the News

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John checks in on the attack in Iran.

Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s the day of the show!
03:29 – Morning John on the terror attack in Iran Wednesday morning
19:39 – Melissa Gira Grant on how we get our news
57:28 – Credits, “Shark Smile” by Big Thief
58:46 – Finish

British Election Check-In

We check in with Jake Bolton on the latest in the increasingly higher stakes British election, John checks in on Trump’s slippery slope, and the beginnings of an integration plan are proposed in New York City.   

Photo credit: Twitter (@JakeBolton)

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The ceiling is literally caving in
03:17 – Morning John on Trump’s air traffic control project
23:21 – Jake Bolton on the British election
51:38 – A weak proposal to desegregate NYC schools
58:33 – Credits, “Capacity” by Big Thief
59:49 – Finish

Bill Maher is the Absolute Worst

Trump attacks London’s Muslim mayor in the wake of new terrorist attacks there, Bill Maher continues to be a racist, John on the torture report, and listener mail.    

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – This week will be another news roller coaster
03:59 – Morning John on the new administration’s denial of the torture report
21:44 – Trump’s tweets admit it’s a travel ban
36:28 – Bill Maher used a racial slur on TV after years of Islamophobia
47:00 – Listener mail
57:25 – Credits, “Control” by Hazel English
58:31 – Finish

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, plus red-baiting in Brooklyn schools, and listener mail.

People’s Climate March 2017

Photo by Dcpeopleandeventsof2017 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Dress rehearsals are underway
07:50 – John on Trump and climate change
37:20 – A Brooklyn principal is being investigated for “communist activities”
53:00 – Listener mail
57:07 – Credits, “Fix” by Hazel English
58:47 – Finish