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9/21/17 // John Knefel // BernieCare For All

John Knefel unpacks the “Medicare for All” bill that Bernie Sanders recently brought forth in the Senate. This bill, which proposes a single payer health care plan for the United States, was… | watch

9/8/17 // Francis Shen on Reducing Racial Biases

Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias in courtrooms. | listen

8/18/17 // Ep 19 // NYC’s No Dancing Law / ‘Detroit’

Jonah Levy on the effort to repeal NYC’s Cabaret Law; Charles Hinshaw on ‘Detroit,’ directed by Kathryn Bigelow; sneak peak of Bonelang’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen

5/26/17 // Ep 7 // President Pence?, Late Night Politics, and ‘Alien: Covenant’

This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Ester Steinberg to discuss the particulars of a potential Mike Pence presidency should Donald Trump somehow… | listen

5/25/17 // John Knefel // Who Is Robert Mueller?

John Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers some background on Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director who was just… | watch

5/19/17 // Ep 6 // The Gig Economy, ‘Dear White People,’ and ‘Get Me Roger Stone’

This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Shalewa Sharpe to discuss ongoing issues in the so-called “gig economy” and Netflix’s recently released… | listen

5/12/17 // Ep 5 // Comey, AHCA, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’

This week, we welcome back contributor Oriana Leckert and, for the first time, new contributor Alexander Augustyniak to discuss the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the most recent version… | listen

3/30/17 // Molly Knefel // Trumpcare Dies On The Table

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses the demise of the Affordable Health Care Act, the alternative to… | watch

3/23/17 // Molly Knefel on How Trump's Budget Targets After-School...

Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses how the new proposed budget recently released by the Trump Administration… | watch

3/16/17 // Molly Knefel on the GOP's Attack On Women's Health

Molly Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, she… | watch

3/2/17 // Molly Knefel on Trump's Rollback of Transgender Rights

Molly Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the fifth episode of the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and… | watch

7/16/16 // Congress Passes Bill On GMO Labelling

The battle for truth in labeling with GMO products has been a hard-fought one. There's change on the horizon on a national level, but not everybody is happy about it. | read

2/24/16 // Toxin Regulations

Continue the conversation with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on EPA toxin regulations. | listen

2/23/16 // Cleaning Up The EPA

Part 2 with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on Dupont Chemical pollution. | listen

11/27/15 // Regulating Male Reproductive Rights

What if the tables were to turn? Some female lawmakers hope to find out. | read

10/7/15 // Incarceration of Immigrants

A discussion on the many existing cases of the U.S. federal government's policy of preemptive prosecutions of innocent people. | listen

10/5/15 // Holes in the System

Seán Arthurs, a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School, discusses the problematic holes in America's justice system. | listen

10/1/15 // Dadeville, AL Pushes Anti-Sagging Law

Pop Week - Dadeville, Alabama, a sleepy town of about 3,200, has made headlines in the past few weeks. Dadeville City Council proposed to ban saggy pants, mini-skirts, and short-shorts in the name of mutual respect. Dadeville’s proposed fine is $25 dollars for the first offense, eventually leading… | read

8/31/15 // Weighing NYC’s Wages

Labor Week - Last month, workers in New York City saw the passing of an historic bill: legislation mandating that all fast food chains raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure will roll out over the next few years. | read

4/7/15 // Surveilling the Sex Trade

Last month, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that his city is launching a program called CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) in an effort to reduce the demand for sex work. CEASE Boston is supported by a non-profit advocacy group called Demand Abolition and is part of… | read

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