Trump’s First Hundred Days

John is in the studio to catch up on the waking nightmare we live in now, the NYT messes up an op-ed on gender, and listener mail.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – John is here, let’s go over everything!
25:09 – The NYP op ed on “tomboys” gets it wrong
45:45 – Listener mail
58:37 – Credits, “When Things Fall Apart” by Augustines
59:37 – Finish

Macron versus Le Pen

The neoliberal and the nationalist will face a runoff in France, checking in on the Bernie and Heath Mello controversy, and listener mail.

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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 on the Snap UK Election

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.    

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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 on Anti-Semitic Zionists

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 on Ivanka Feminism

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.

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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

Fascism Versus Anti-Fascism in Berkley

Fascists and anti-fascists meet in the street in Berkeley, conservatives are losing trust in Trump, and listener mail.

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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

Frontline’s ‘Last Days of Solitary’

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.

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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 on the MOAB

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 on Organizing the Middle

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.”

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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

MGG Thursdays on United and San Bernardino

Melissa Gira Grant is back for MGG Thursdays on the United video, the San Bernardino shooting, and the possible downfall of Bill O’Reilly. Also, Morning John on United, Spicer, and the Kansas special election.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Happy Spring Break!
01:51 – Morning John on Spicer’s holocaust denial
19:27 – Transition to Melissa
20:29 – Melissa on United
45:40 – Melissa on San Bernardino and how the media covers domestic violence
59:39 – Credits, “Illuisions” by Blood and Glass
60:37 – Finish

Mike Ludwig on Jeff Sessions’ Drug War

Truthout’s Mike Ludwig joins us to discuss how Jeff Sessions wants to rewind the drug war back to the 80s, crack down on legalized marijuana, and prevent cannabis as a potential tool in the opioid crisis.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Begin the countdown to Earth Day!
05:16 – Mike Ludwig on Jeff Sessions’ drug war
25:25 – Rahm Emanuel wants to withhold diplomas from high schoolers
34:20 – John on the potential for a government shut down
57:33 – How do you explain internet privacy to kids?
58:32 – Credits, “Take Me To the Hospital” by The Faint
59:36 – Finish

Mike Ludwig on Jeff Sessions’ Drug War

Truthout’s Mike Ludwig joins us to discuss how Jeff Sessions wants to rewind the drug war back to the 80s, crack down on legalized marijuana, and prevent cannabis as a potential tool in the opioid crisis.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Begin the countdown to Earth Day!
05:16 – Mike Ludwig on Jeff Sessions’ drug war
25:25 – Rahm Emanuel wants to withhold diplomas from high schoolers
34:20 – John on the potential for a government shut down
57:33 – How do you explain internet privacy to kids?
58:32 – Credits, “Take Me To the Hospital” by The Faint
59:36 – Finish

Peter Frase on Four Futures

Peter Frase joins us to discuss his book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, and listener mail.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The history of Spelman College
09:08 – Peter Frase on life after capitalism
32:36 – Listener mail
49:44 – Our school community came together to defend after school
57:30 – Credits, “Glass Danse” by The Faint
58:44 – Finish

Missiles in Syria

The Trump administration has launched missiles into a Syrian air base, Senate Republicans go nuclear on the Gorch, and listener mail.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Thursday night, Trump struck Syria
13:04 – John on understanding the Syrian airstrikes
27:10 – Senate Republicans go with the nuclear option
35:16 – Listener mail
52:14 – Fun kids stories
58:19 – Credits, “Pine Tree” by Spiral Island
59:28 – Finish