It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk criticism of Kamala Harris from the left, the erasure of critical left voices from women of color, and how calls for sisterhood sometimes only go one way. Also, Morning John on the Trump White House’s idea to go after affirmative action. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Summer of Musicals is thriving 06:14 - Morning John on Trump’s sights set on on affirmative action 23:20 - Melissa Gira Grant pushes back on the idea that all the left is bros 57:50 - Credits, “You & I” by Twinsmith 59:38 - Finish
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Morning John on Trump’s executive order attacking healthcare subsidies, Mayim Bialik writes a victim-blaming New York Times op-ed, women, trans, and nonbinary people post “me too” on social media to convey the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment. Mayim Bialik Photo by N4chavez courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - These last few weeks are taking a psychic toll 18:54 - Morning John on cost sharing reductions 32:58 - Mayim Bialik’s NYT op ed gets it way wrong 50:39 - Listener mail 58:29 - Credits, “Nanana” by Paperhaus 59:42 - Finish
We catch up on the Buzzfeed story detailing how Milo launders hate into the mainstream, and the Vanity Fair story on how Trump hates everyone in the White House.      Photo by Shal Farley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Buzzfeed’s Breitbart story 19:28 - The pipeline from white supremacists to Milo to the White House 31:57 - The connections and distinctions between fascism and conservatism 50:50 - Trump is unhappy and increasingly incompetent 57:49 - Credits, “Work It Out” by Thee Commons 58:49 - Finish
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to answer questions about his money talk, and problematize the phrase “wasting taxpayer dollars.” Also, John is in the studio to talk more on Weinstein fallout, Ben Affleck, Bret Stephens, and the Vanity Fair article on how Trump hates everyone in the White House. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Bret Stephens, Ben Affleck and the spectrum of violent masculinity 30:02 - Jesse Myerson on inflation and Puerto Rico 51:37 - White people who only respect white rappers 57:51 - Credits, “Tropics” by Thee Commons 58:53 - Finish
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