John on the Sally Yates testimony, Jake Bolton on updates from the UK election, a late briefing on de Blasio’s 3K for All, new data on arrests in NYC schools, and Rod Blum holds a town hall in our high school gym. Photo credit: Twitter (@JakeBolton) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Rod Blum walks out of a local news interview 14:41 - John on Sally Yates’ testimony before Congress 30:25 - Jake Bolton on updates from the UK 45:08 - De Blasio initiates universal preschool for 3 - year-olds 55:04 - Handcuffs of black and brown children continue in NYC schools 59:27 - Credits, “GOD” by Bon Iver 60:26 - Finish
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Ryan Devereaux is here to discuss ICE arrests under Trump, as well as the FBI surveillance of the Bundy family. Also, catching up on listener mail. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - A conversation about racism with young teenagers 19:05 - Ryan Devereaux on immigration policy escalation under Trump 44:04 - Listener mail 58:27 - Credits, “Forever In Between” by Los Colognes 59:44 - Finish
A bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, John checks in on Trump’s effort to halt the Russia investigation, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons       00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - We’re recording in the aftermath of the Manchester attack 04:06 - John on Trump’s malfeasance 20:11 - A horrible attack in Manchester 30:49 - A closer look at the budget 40:24 - Listener mail 57:53 - Credits, “Can You Remember” by Los Colognes 59:02 - Finish
Michael Kirk on tonight’s Frontline documentary Bannon’s War, John on Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, and Trump’s cuts to the education budget.     Photo credit: Twitter (@KDGKirk) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Children’s play season is going spectacularly 08:04 - Morning John on Trump’s Saudi Arabia speech 23:03 - Michael Kirk on “Bannon’s War,” premiering tonight on Frontline 43:12 - Trump admin proposes 5 billion in cuts to education 58:59 - Credits, “The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement” by the Mountain Goats 60:21 - Finish
Alyona Minkovski on what it’s like to be a Russian-American right now and thinking critically about the ways we talk about Russia. Also, John has the latest news from DC, and listener mail.    Photo credit: Twitter (@AlyonaMink) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Summer has sprung in New York City 07:13 - Alyona Minkovski on young Russian-Americans right now 26:23 - Morning John on the latest news 40:13 - Listener mail 57:06 - Credits, “After Party” by Active Bird Community 58:23 - Finish
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about freed political prisoners, a legitimately rad DA in Philly, and Hillary’s new project Onward Together. Also, John rounds up this truly incredible week. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - This has maybe been the weirdest week in recent history 01:40 - John on the special counsel appointment 22:27 - Jesse Myerson on Larry Krasner 41:50 - Moving forward from the Hillary campaign 59:05 - Credits, “Unicorn Tolerance” by the Mountain Goats 59:56 - Finish
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Chelsea Manning’s freedom. Also, John checks in on the latest onslaught of scandals. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The news just won’t stop 01:48 - Morning John on the Comey memo 20:02 - Melissa Gira Grant on Chelsea Manning 45:07 - Trump’s behavior is consistent with men and bosses 57:47 - Credits, “Rain in Soho” by the Mountain Goats 59:13 - Finish
Reuben Safire is back to discuss the South Korea elections as well as living with a chronic illness under Trump, and Laura Eyring is here to discuss the intersections of veganism and climate change.       Photo credit: Twitter (@RSafire) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Shaggy season in Brooklyn 08:19 - Reuben Safire on South Korea 30:43 - Laura Eyring on veganism and climate change 46:32 - Listener mail 59:55 - Credits, “Too Much Love” by Little Cub 61:05 - Finish
Rick Rowley joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the Federal Government.” Also, John checks in on what to keep an eye out for from Trump this week, and a New York City school turned away a federal immigration agent who was looking for a 4th grader. Photo credit: Twitter (@frontlinePBS) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Shout out to a Dubuquer quote going viral 05:56 - John on Trump’s upcoming trip abroad 22:32 - Rick Rowley on tonight’s Frontline documentary 52:32 - An NYC elementary school turned away a federal immigration agent 58:26 - Credits, “You’ve Got Me” by Alex Napping 59:53 - Finish