It’s JAMJAM Fridays and We’re Spending the Whole Show on Healthcare.

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and we’re spending the whole show on healthcare.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Listeners weigh in on their favorite bar jams
15:45 – Jimmy Kimmel mobilizes against Graham Cassidy
27:53 – Jesse Myerson on Graham Cassidy
58:28 – Credits, “Right Now” by Becca Richardson
59:46 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on Police Repression

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk police repression in St. Louis and Georiga tech, the erasure of American colonies during climate change disasters, and a listener’s turf war with a TERF.     

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – I need to abandon my Rebecca Black fixation
02:23 – Morning John followed by Morning John, on Mueller
19:25 – Melissa Gira Grant on police kettling in St. Louis
47:11 – Listener mail
58:05 – Credits, “Filter Me Through You” by The Dream Syndicate
59:10 – Finish

Mychal Denzel Smith on the Origins of Identity Politics

Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss what white liberals get wrong about identity politics. Also, Morning John on the police brutality in St. Louis and the police murder of a Georgia Tech LGBTQIA activist.    

Mychal Denzel Smith, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The same man wrote my two favorite bar jams
05:18 – Morning John on the protests in St. Louis and Georgia Tech
20:31 – Mychal Denzel Smith on the real meaning of identity politics
46:15 – Listener mail
58:31 – Credits, “Last Day” by Walter TV
59:55 – Finish

Special JAMJAM Tuesday

It’s a special edition of JAMJAM Tuesdays, talking about Medicare for All and combatting the worst of automation under capitalism. Also, Morning John on the Cassidy Graham bill, and the Emmys were a celebration of escapism.   

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Sean Spicer gets redemption at the Emmys
15:39 – Morning John on the Cassidy Graham healthcare bill
27:27 – Jesse Myerson on Medicare for All
58:40 – Credits, “2nd Time” by Faith Healer
60:14 – Finish

Special MGG Mondays

It’s a special edition of MGG Mondays with Melissa Gira Grant, talking Facebook targeting anti-Semites, more ICE agents in NYC courts, and Chelsea getting invited then disinvited to Harvard.

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – What are your favorite power jams?
12:57 – Melissa Gira Grant on Bodega and Chelsea
44:07 – Statement from Chelsea’s lawyer Chase Strangio
48:23 – Listener mail
57:58 – Credits, “Glide” by The Dream Syndicate
59:16 – Finish

Mike Ludwig on the New Orleans Charter Sector

Mike Ludwig joins us to talk about his story on how the New Orleans charter system impacts poor residents. Also, the White House suggests that a black ESPN commenter should be fired for criticizing the president, and two tech guys want to replace bodegas with an app.

Mike Ludwig, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
01:12 – It’s Rebecca Black’s Friday, but not JAM’s
06:16 – Mike Ludwig on the New Orleans school system
36:45 – John on Medicare for All
47:43 – The White House suggested Jemele Hill should be fired for criticizing Trump
59:12 – Credits, “Wanted” by Becca Richardson
60:15 – Finish

John in the Studio For Listener Mail

John is in the studio to talk listener mail on the opioid crisis, and a policy in Britain that punishes families for having more than two kids.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge
Photo by Tsai project courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Parenting and invisible labor
22:26 – New tax policy that punishes families who have a third child
42:11 – Listener mail on Narcan
60:28 – Credits, “Reunion” by Pat Kelly
61:30 – Finish

On Antifa, The Book

John is in the studio for a review of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook.

Antifa International
photo by Pepa01 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The despair of relitigating the 2016 campaign
18:42 – A historic unpacking of “violence never does any good”
34:42 – Mark Bray’s antifascist lessons from history
59:51 – Credits, “Wolf Lie Down” by Fresh and Onlys
60:43 – Finish

Frontline’s new documentary on Abacus bank

We speak with Steve James, director of the new Frontline documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Also, Morning John breaks down the corporate media narrative that Trump is an independent pragmatist, and listener mail.

Frontline photo via PBS.org

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s always a good time for Adele
05:11 – Steve James on “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.”
24:05 – Morning John on media coverage of Trump
44:08 – Listener mail
58:28 – Credits, “Marble Eyes” by Dinner
59:41 – Finish

Trump as the First White President

John is in the studio to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The First White President.” Also, what’s going on with Trump and Pelosi and Schumer, and listener mail.   

Ta-Nehisi Coates
photo by Eduardo Montes-Bradley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – An explainer of Trump’s alleged “bipartisanship”
30:28 – Trump’s ideology of white supremacy
50:55 – Listener mail
59:17 – Credits, “Erase Me” by Dead Stars
60:23 – Finish

JAMmin with John

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is in the studio, to talk BDS, DACA, Irma, and austerity. Also, NYC school grants free lunch to all, and a poll finds that Republicans fear the so-called “changing face” of the nation.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Free school lunch for all in NYC!
14:11 – Jesse Myerson on BDS and DACA
39:21 – What Republicans mean when they say the “changing face of the nation”
60:33 – Credits, “Life is for Everyone” by Dead Stars
61:16 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on DACA

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk DACA, climate refugees, and finding the weaknesses in the system.

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The internet is sometimes very good
16:50 – Young people protest the DACA recission across the country
24:27 – Melissa Gira Grant on DACA and sanctuary in NYC
45:15 – The intersections of immigration policy and climate policy
57:36 – Credits, “Two Roads” by Early Riser
58:33 – Finish

Sessions rescinds DACA

Jeff Sessions has announced that DACA will be rescinded in 6 months.

DACA Protest
photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA
10:11 – What happens next
24:08 – Congress has six months to pass an immigration law
35:19 – The construct of legality
59:03 – Credits, “Dancing Chair” by The Fresh and Onlys
60:12 – Finish

Caroline Nagy on Flood Insurance

Caroline Nagy joins us to discuss flood insurance policy, and John is in the studio to talk about Molly’s essay on how we talk about Nazis and bullies.     

Photo by Bill Koplitz courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Molly has a growing obsession with Chip and Joanna Gaines
14:28 – Caroline Nagy on flood insurance
35:34 – Why “just ignore them” is a bad argument for bullies and also Nazis
59:11 – Credits, “Walking Blues” by The Fresh and Onlys
60:23 – Finish