Elizabeth Beavers on Haspel, GL Johnson on DSA Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at Indivisible, joins us to discuss the confirmation of Gina Haspel to run the CIA. Also, GL Johnson from DSA Pittsburgh discusses the big wins for socialists last Tuesday. Last but not least, Trump issues a new plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

Elizabeth Beavers

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Two guests, big show
06:51 – Elizabeth Beavers on Gina Haspel
32:17 – GL Johnson on DSA Pittsburgh
46:30 – Trump’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood
59:19 – “Panic Blooms” Black Moth Super Rainbow / Credits
61:01 – Finish

David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza

David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals,” and a video of a Manhattan racist goes viral.

David Klion

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Racist goes viral
13:07 – David Klion on RussiaGate and Gaza
46:41 – Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals”
60:34 – “Flow Over Me” Sarah Mary Chadwick / Credits
62:27 – Finish

Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act

Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of neoliberalism on the workforce. Also, Tuesday was a big night for Socialists in the United States, and Gina Haspel gets Senator Mark Warner’s approval to head the CIA.

Meagan Day

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Lots of Socialism in today’s show
13:55 – Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act
36:11 – Big win for Socialist ideas in Pennsylvania, What torture actually looks like
59:57 – “See the White” Jess Williamson / Credits
61:32 – Finish

Maysoon Zayid and Emma Saltzberg on Israel’s Violence in Gaza

Maysoon Zayid  joins us to discuss Israel’s deadly use of force against Gazans and the US embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. And Emma Saltzberg from If Not Now joins us to talk about how young American Jews are acting to oppose the Israeli occupation and violence against Palestinians.

Maysoon Zayid
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Big show, two guests
03:20 – Maysoon Zayid on Monday’s events
19:30 – Emma Saltzberg on If Not Now’s resistance
32:00 – The horrific White House response
56:02 – “Fine” Neighbor Lady / Credits
57:33 – Finish

Ali Gharib on Jerusalem, Gaza Protests

Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Also, a new study shows white people move to the right as they get richer, and Bloomberg’s disingenuous calls for decency.

Ali Gharib

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Israel kills scores in Gaza
12:40 – Ali Gharib on the embassy move
34:31 – White people move right as they get richer, Bloomberg loves democracy
58:53 – “Let Yourself Go” Haley Blais / Credits
60:01 – Finish

Jeff Abbott on the end of Temporary Protected Status

Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the end of Temporary Protected Status and corruption in Guatemala. Also, Iran and Israel exchange fire and a New York Times Op-Ed gets the reactionary right totally wrong.

Jeff Abbott
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – This week is a big week in the Middle East
12:28 – Jeff Abbott on TPS
47:12 – Iran and Israel exchange fire in Golan Heights, getting it wrong on the reactionary right
60:27 – “Bought It” Middle Kids / Credits
61:32 – Finish

Micah Uetricht on Resurgent Labor Militancy

Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel testifies before Congress in her hearing to lead the CIA.

Micah Uetricht
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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Legacy of Ashes at the CIA
14:50 – Micah Uetricht on labor militancy
44:13 – Gina Haspel’s hearing
59:50 – “Laying in the Sun” Anemone / Credits
61:07 – Finish

Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal

Nima Shirazi joins us for the hour to discuss Trump’s decision to destroy the Iran nuclear deal.

Nima Shirazi

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – So much news to catch up on
03:00 – Nima Shirazi on the Iran deal
58:34 – “Love Decline” Abbe May / Credits
59:57 – Finish

Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid Work Requirements

Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after four women accuse him of sexual assault, and US mission creep in Yemen.

Alexis Goldstein

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Good journalism day
08:50 – Alexis Goldstein on work requirements
33:05 – Eric Schneiderman resigns, mission creep in Yemen
59:35 – “Camera” The Orange Peels / Credits
60:54 – Finish

Frontline’s “Myanmar’s Killing Fields”

Evan Williams, a reporter and producer for Frontline’s new documentary “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” joins us to discuss the atrocities being carried out against the Rohingya. Also, Trump ends Temporary Protected Status, Gina Haspel offered to withdraw her CIA nomination, and Molly gave birth to the newest little scoocher baby.

Frontline

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Welcome little Freddie
11:34 – Evan Williams on Myanmar’s Killing Fields
37:23 – Trump to end TPS
60:29 – “Busybody” Robot Princess / Credits
61:31 – Finish

Charlotte Shane on Banning Men

Charlotte Shane joins us to discuss the problem with men and the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, New York City moves to open a safer consumption site, and Trump’s supporters don’t care that he’s lying.

Charlotte Shane

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Trump supporters don’t care that he’s lying
18:20 – Charlotte Shane on Banning Men
47:42 – NYC to open safer consumption sites
58:57 – “BackBack” Gracie Mansion / Credits
60:18 – Finish

Sarah Jaffe on Red For Ed, Red For Everywhere

Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the teachers’ strikes in Arizona and Puerto Rico, and what the age of austerity has meant for class solidarity. Also, Rudy Giuliani does a great job as a lawyer.

Sarah Jaffe

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Douthat strikes again
17:00 – Sarah Jaffe on teachers’ strikes
43:54 – Rudy Giuliani is a good lawyer
59:10 – “Buck Me Off” Speedy Ortiz / Credits
60:22 – Finish

Mueller Threatened to Subpoena Trump

Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he could subpoena the president, a new study shows how school choice fuels school segregation, and TMZ turned awesome when Van Lathan schooled Kanye about slavery.

Rudy Giuliani

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Did Mario Lopez fair best from the Saved by the Bell crew?
10:05 – The Mueller investigation escalates with the threat of a subpoena
40:49 – School choice fuels school segregation
58:36 – Credits, “Asking for a Friend (BTR Live Studio, 2018)” by Anna Burch
59:34 – Finish

New NYC Chancellor Criticizes Wealthy White Parents

The new school chancellor for New York City tweeted out an article critical of wealthy white parents opposed to an integration plan, Netanyahu tries to undermine the Iran deal, and listener mail.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The politics of Teen Mom
15:54 – The infuriating way pundits talk about cities and non cities
27:15 – Carranza criticizing anti integration parents
46:56 – Netanyahu and Iran
57:55 – Credits, “Strange World” by Animal Electricity
59:28 – Finish