The State Of The Union Is Bad

We spend the show looking at the implications of Trump’s State of the Union speech. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Sobriety and the SOTU 12:27 - Trump using brown people to advance his agenda 25:17 - The horrifying story of the cop who took a drug user’s baby 49:26 - Trump defends Guantanamo 58:38 - Credits, “Never Let You Down” by Bark Bark Disco 59:47 - Finish
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