Osita Nwanevu on Long History of Family Separation in the USA

Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty gestures of some Republicans leaving the party. Also, the military readies plans to accept up to 20,000 migrant children at military bases, and Mick Mulvaney continues his war against poor people.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Would you travel to the future
13:40 – Osita Nwanevu on family separation during slavery
35:23 – Military readies to take 20,000 children
53:00 – Mick Mulvaney’s war on the poor
58:05 – “Burn It Down” Tenderfoot / Credits
59:32 – Finish

Eli Valley on Trump and Analogies to Nazis

Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive order, and the global displacement crisis continues.    

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Freddie update
13:40 – Eli Valley on comparisons to Nazis
33:00 – The Flores decision and the executive order
59:33 – “Barely on My Mind” Kevin Krouter / Credits
61:01 – Finish

Ongoing Family Separation Crisis

Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – We spend the hour on the ongoing family separation crisis
57:18 – “Easier Love” Gabrielle Marlena / Credits
58:20 – Finish

John Carl Baker on the Nuclear Summit

John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff Sessions gets his history on the Nazis wrong.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Still talking about family separation
11:40 – John Carl Baker on the nuclear summit
35:38 – More on family separation
59:59 – “Birdsong” Claptone / Credits
61:13 – Finish

Alex Pareene on Family Separation, Bad Democrats

Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme Court punts on partisan gerrymandering.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Big show today
06:00 – Alex Pareene on family separation, bad Democrats
33:00 – Molly on imagining immigration policy from a child’s perspective
59:40 – “Go” Flasher / Credits
60:45 – Finish

Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s Border Policies

Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend slavery, and the FBI Inspector General’s office releases its report on the 2016 election.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Zombie play
16:55 – Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s border policies
43:56 – Sessions uses infamous Bible verse
59:13 – “Skulls Example” Dear Nora / Credits
60:53 – Finish

Alex Kotch on Influence Peddling in Trump’s China Policy

Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – We’re a mommy podcast now
15:10 – Alex Kotch on influence peddling in Trump’s China Policy
31:47 – Increasing family separation at the border
57:13 – “Coney Island Baby” PMS & The Mood Swings / Credits
58:26 – Finish

Alex Press on Teacher Strikes

Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Corey Stewart wins Virginia primary
09:50 – Alex Press on worker strikes
34:43 – More thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum
57:24 – “White Fur” Dear Nora / Credits
59:11 – Finish

Ryan Reilly on J20 Trials

Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for asylum.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – In the streets
15:10 – Ryan Reilly on J20 trials
38:24 – Trump and Kim summit
55:30 – Sessions says domestic abuse and gangs aren’t grounds for asylum
59:05 – “Goodbye” Brett Amaker and the Rodeo / Credits
60:36 – Finish

Malcom Harris on Kids These Days

Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the latest immigration news, and Freddie is back in the studio.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Jam packed studio
11:49 – Malcolm Harris on Kids These Days
37:29 – Latest in immigration news
58:29 – “Calm Down” Ari Roar / Credits
59:35 – Finish

Kenny on the Origins of the Russian Revolution

Kenny from The Movements Podcast joins us to discuss the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also, beloved chef and food journalist Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – A very sad day
17:07 – Kenny on the origins of the Russian Revolution
55:28 – More history recommendations
57:54 – “Cult of Two” Daisy O’Connor / Credits
59:06 – Finish

Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala

Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala. Also, Trump pardons Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian lobbies him, and California voters recall the judge who gave Brock Turner a lenient sentence.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – The routine is shorter
11:33 – Jeff Abbott on Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic eruption in Guatemala
47:06 – Trump pardons Alice Johnson
58:51 – “Childqueen” Kadhjah Bonet / Credits
60:11 – Finish

Mychal Denzel Smith on the History of Future of Policing

Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss how the United States became so over-policed. Also, Molly is back in the studio and we’re catching her up on the news.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Molly and Freddie are in the studio
09:50 – Mychal Denzel Smith on the history and future of policing
43:19 – Catching up on the pardon stuff
59:04 – “Tiny Baby” Joan of Arc / Credits
60:31 – Finish

Melissa Gira Grant on SESTA and Police Raids on New Orleans Strip Clubs

Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how SESTA/FOSTA is endangering sex workers, and the aftermath of police raids on strip clubs in New Orleans. Also, Manafort gets hit with a witness tampering charge, and the Trump administration repeatedly lied about his dictating the response to the Don Jr meeting.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 – Lots of people in the studio today
05:31 – Melissa Gira Grant on Sesta and police raids in New Orleans
47:28 – Manafort tampers, Trump dictates
59:17 – “Hell On” Neko Case / Credits
60:32 – Finish