Trump Disses Sessions

Morning John on the catastrophic news cycle of this past weekend, and catching up on listener mail.

Jeff Sessions

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – We go together
02:32 – Morning John on Kushner and Sessions
30:52 – Listener mail
38:44 – Surprise Just John
59:59 – Credits, “Sparks Fly” by Waxahatchee
60:50 – Finish

What We Know About the Meeting

John is in the studio to talk about his new theory of Lost, what we have learned about the Don Jr. meeting, and healthcare updates.

Demonstration Outside Trump Tower, New York
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – John is in the studio and has thoughts on Lost
24:41 – What we’ve learned about the Trump Tower meeting
51:31 – The Cruz amendment would box people out of getting actual healthcare
59:07 – Credits, “Big Scheme” by Office Culture
60:20 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays Explains the Land Tax

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how a land tax could fund the New York City MTA. Also, John on the Times Trump interview.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – We are all the confused emoji right now
02:25 – John on Trump’s bashing Sessions
22:20 – Jesse Myerson on the land value tax
57:41 – Credits, “Moving In” by The Memories
58:57 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on ICE in Court

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about ICE targeting immigrant women in Queens sex trafficking courts. Also, John checks in on the 8th person in the Don Jr. meeting.

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Hot damn it’s Thursday
02:07 – Morning John on what more we’ve learned about the meeting
18:21 – Melissa Gira Grant on ICE in Queens court
54:49 – Listener mail cocktail thread
58:06 – Credits, “Summer Lovin” by Anthony Mudrick
59:36 – Finish

Temporary Victory

Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New York City, and catching up on listener mail.

Mitch McConnell
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – All I can think about is show tunes
08:13 – Morning John on McConnell
28:22 – Albany cuts funding for school health clinics
38:35 – Listener mail
58:19 – Credits, “Cocoon” by The Mynabirds
59:43 – Finish

Life On Parole

We’re joined by Matthew O’Neill, director of the new documentary from Frontline and the New York Times “Life on Parole.” Also, Reality Winner and the lack of support for whistleblowers.

Frontline, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Today’s show has John Two Ways
01:30 – Morning John on McCain and the healthcare vote
18:36 – Matthew O’Neill on “Life on Parole”
39:52 – John in the studio on Reality Winner
57:56 – Credits, “Brass Beam” by Waxahatchee
59:14 – Finish

Know Your Rights!

Our legal eagle correspondent Summer is here to talk the basics of knowing your rights when interacting with the police. Also, fantastic listener mail!

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – More on Zima’s return
09:20 – Summer on Know Your Rights
40:07 – Listener mail
57:32 – Credits, “How the West was Won” by Peter Perrett
58:54 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays on kids and climate change

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk climate change and having children, male birth control, and updates on the AHCA.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – My life is a nonstop musical
2:00 – Morning John on the latest from the White House after the Jr Scandal
20:49 – Jesse Myerson on climate change and individual consumption
37:05 – They canceled a male birth control study because the men had side effects
43:23 – AHCA Developments
58:36 – Credits, “Teen Challenge 2” by Great Grandpa
59:55 – Finish

MGG Thursdays and Donald Jr. Implosion Week

It’s MGG Thursdays and the Donald Trump Jr. news continues to escalate at an alarming pace.   

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Buckle up, you’re not going anywhere
01:52 – Morning John on the nonstop Don Bombs
24:20 – Melissa Gira Grant on a digital wall against immigrants
47:24 – The Trump children are the absolute worst at everything
58:15 – Credits, “Sparks Fly” by Waxahatchee
59:44 – Finish

Another Don Bomb

The New York Times reports on an email that informed Don Jr. that Russia had compromising information on Hillary, the conservative Manhattan Institute admits that investing more money in schools shows improved outcomes, and David Brooks still works for the New York Times.

Donald Trump Jr.
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – I’m all worked up about David Brooks
09:47 – Morning John on the newest Don Bomb
33:02 – Investing money in low – income schools improves results
45:15 – David Brooks blames poor people again
58:04 – Credits, “Never Been Wrong” by Waxahatchee
59:22 – Finish

Don Jr. Gets in Trouble

Donald Trump Jr. gives a remarkably incriminating statement to the New York Times about a meeting with a Russian lawyer, protesters meet the KKK in Charlottesville, and listener mail.

Donald Trump, Jr.
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Finding the balance between horrible Trump news and everything else
08:37 – Morning John on Don Jr.
30:03 – Counterprotesters meet the KKK in Charlottesville
44:55 – Listener mail
57:55 – Credits, “Pushing Up” by Mr. Flannery and his Feelings
59:10 – Finish

John on North Korea

John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s interview on post-carceral solutions. 

Goses
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Molly’s obsessed with the Property Brothers
15:08 – Listeners on beer
27:25 – US options for North Korea
41:58 – Listener mail
58:09 – Credits, “Sweet Saturn Mine”(BTR Live Studio, 2017) by Moonlandingz
59:18 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is also here! We’re catching up on everything after a week of not looking at the news much.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – John is in the studio and keeping up with the news is hard
12:01 – Jesse Myerson on the DCCC missing it big time
53:33 – The Democrats running ghost candidates
59:22 – Credits, “Even If” (BTR Live Studio 2017) by Airpark
60:28 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on CNN

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss journalism under Trump. Also, we’re back from the Fourth of July and catching up on what happened over the holiday.

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Getting back into the news after a series of beachings
10:58 – Melissa Gira Grant on Trump’s CNN tweet
32:36 – What journalists are at risk under Trump
45:00 – How should journalists hold themselves accountable to marginalized communities
58:57 – Credits, “Dance of Love” by Mr. Flannery and his Feelings
59:34 – Finish