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Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

    The stories of Christian Cooper and George Floyd

    The stories of Christian Cooper and George Floyd

    A black man is killed by Minneapolis police as a white woman in New York City calls the police on a black bird watcher in Central Park.

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - New studio
    11:00 - Christian Cooper and George Floyd
    57:00 - “Secular Trust” Self Defense Family / Credits
    58:30 - Finish

    What Coronavirus Means for Public Trust in Institutions

    What Coronavirus Means for Public Trust in Institutions

    Why trust in institutions is low, and how to understand the Tara Reade accusation against Joe Biden.




    photo courtesy of WhoisJohnGalt via Wikimedia Commons

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine
    10:00 - Trust in institutions is low
    45:00 - Tara Reade’s accusations against Biden
    58:31 - “Secular Trust” Self Defense Family / Credits
    59:59 - Finish

    Why the Stock Market is Soaring, For Now

    Why the Stock Market is Soaring, For Now

    Where the country stands in terms of lifting public health measures, the Democrats can't quit austerity, and why the stock market is soaring -- at least for now.




    photo courtesy of  Thomas J. O'Halloran via Wikimedia Commons

     

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - Undervalued labor
    29:00 - State of the country
    44:00 - Why the Stock Market is soaring
    58:04 - “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface / Credit
    59:26 - Finish

    Rent strike, MMT, Mental Health Crisis for Healthcare Workers

    Rent strike, MMT, Mental Health Crisis for Healthcare Workers

    Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about rent strikes, and Hannah Cohen on the mental health crisis facing health care workers.




    Credited to the International Film Service, published by the New York Times via Wikimedia Commons

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - Coup bros
    10:34 - Jesse Myerson on rent strikes and MMT
    34:49 - Hannah Cohen on the mental health crisis facing healthcare workers
    58:08 - “Without You” by A is for Arrows / Credits
    59:38 - Finish

    Austerity is Here

    Austerity is Here

    New York cancels its primary and slashes the education budget, and new corroboration for the allegations against Joe Biden.




    photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - Still living in the coronavirus world
    28:00 - New York slashes it’s education budget
    58:23 - “Starting Again” Day Wave / Credits
    59:36 - Finish

    Frontline’s Coronavirus Pandemic

    Frontline’s Coronavirus Pandemic

    We talk with Miles O'Brien, correspondent for the new Frontline documentary "Coronavirus Pandemic."




    photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

    00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch
    00:28 - Another week in lockdown
    12:04 - Miles O’Brien on Frontline’s Coronavirus Pandemic
    57:23 - “Who can be loved in this world” Elvis Depressedly / Credits
    58:39 - Finish

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