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On today's show, we re-air two interviews with some of our favorite authors: Baratunde Thurston talks about his memoir How to Be Black, and Trevor Aaronson discusses The Terror Factory.
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We re-air our hour-long discussion on communism, with Jesse Myerson and friend-of-the-show Chepe.
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During this magic time between Christmas and New Years', we revisit three of our favorite recent interviews: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on Dave Chappelle, Rania Khalek on peace activists in Syria, and the ACLU's Alexander Abdo on the NSA.
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It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the cultural stigma around sex work.
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We re-air our hour-long discussion on bell hooks' amazing book Feminism is for Everybody.
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On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about dog split in two, and Molly's essay about being a balloon salesperson.
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On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about dog split in two, and Molly's essay about being a balloon salesperson.
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Mike Konczal joins us to give us a look back at 2013 from an economics perspective, John's last check in from his week at Guantanamo, and the culmination of Molly's Year In Review Week venture.
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Our third call with John from Guantanamo Bay, 1 in 7 children is receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, listener mail, and Radio Dispatch Year In Review.
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Another check in with John at Guantanamo Bay, a year-in-review of the prison industrial complex, listener mail, and new Radio Dispatch Correspondent names.
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John skypes in from Guantanamo, Molly witnessed some seriously blatant racial profiling, and listener mail revisiting our conversation about gender as construction (or not). AND! Molly has decided to spend this week doing a Year in Review, deciding our scoocher favorites and least favorites from 2013.
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John's off to Guantanamo, Apuzzo and Goldman break a huge story about a US spy that was captured by Iran, and more listener mail about patriotism.
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Shakina Nayfack joins us to discuss her project to crowdfund her gender confirmation surgery, a revenge pornographer gets charged with 31 felony counts, and Fox News wants you to know that Santa and Jesus are white.
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Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the changes to how the military will handle reports of sexual assault, Guantanamo NDAA changes, and listener mail about being called anti-Semitic.
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Aaron Bady on the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, NSA basically played a lot of online video games, and listener mail on patriotism.
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Thoughts on smarm, bigotry, and the English language, and ice skating.
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Ryan Deveraux joins us to discuss Bill de Blasio's appointment of Bill Bratton to police commissioner, two Algerians are sent home from Guantanamo against their will, and a ton of listener mail.
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Friend-of-the-show Chepe joins us to discuss political organizing in Brazil, the NSA is tracking about 5 billion cell phone locations every day, and Bill Bratton is the next NYPD commissioner.
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The Guardian's editor in chief is brought before a parliament select committee and asked whether he loved his country, our science correspondent looks at the data behind the “women are mean” NYT piece, and more listener mail.
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Six detainees are sent from Bagram to Pakistan, Greenwald and Ames go at it about the big new media venture, and some sweet listener mail.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the twitterstorm the RNC started when it claimed Rosa Parks helped end racism, the NSA is spying on some people's porn habits, and more scenes from Hack My Heart.
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On today's show we re-air two amazing recent interviews: Ayesha Siddiqi talks about the Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel feud, and Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman join us to discuss Enemies Within, their new book on the NYPD's spying programs. Also, a new Hack My Heart scene.
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Today's show is a re-airing of a recent Radio Dispatch LIVE that focused on the economy. Our wonderful guests are Alexis Goldstein and Mike Konczal.
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Today we re-air two of our favorite recent interviews, Ned Resnikoff on the hunger crisis in the United States, and Jesse Myerson on his clowning trip to a Syrian refugee camp. Happy turkey day everyone.
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We spend the hour on Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, including listener mail and future discussion questions we want to return to.
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On tonight's show, Sarah Jaffe and Josh Eidelson join us to tell us all about labor. From Walmart to McDonalds to college athletes to tiny kindergarteners taking tests, they're here to catch you up on all the important organizing, striking, and resisting. Also, Radio Dispatch is writing an action sci fi romance Christmas movie called Hack My Heart, the story of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.
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Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the underlying dynamics of Jeremy Hammond's sentence. Also, the politics of selfies, and how language evolves.
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A New York Times' op-ed columnist makes incorrect distinctions between marriage equality and other political issues, John went to a weird security conference at the Javits center, and a new listener-supplied scene for Hack My Heart.
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Another listener-provided Hack My Heart scene, an Albuquerque ballot initiative to restrict choice fails, and the loosening of Guantanamo transfer restrictions may be gaining momentum in Congress.
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A New York Times story purports to explain slut-shaming by blaming women, an anonymous US officials confirms a child was killed in Yemen in a drone strike in June, and listener mail about the Drag Out Hate rally.
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Jeremy Hammond given maximum sentence by a federal judge, two listener supplied stories about civil disobedience, and the script of Hack My Heart starts coming together.
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Stories on autism advocacy, the difficulties of covering Guantanamo as a journalist, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Lily Allen tweets at Suzanne Moore about being criticized, thoughts on a lecture on privacy, and the first scene of Hack My Heart – which also has a tag line.
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A North Carolina man has been arrested for attempting to join al-Nusra, Dave Weigel minimizes the Cohen column and uses problematic language himself, and Lily Allen's new video has some pretty blatant cultural appropriation.
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the latest Iran nuclear negotiations, some thoughts on the NFL abuse scandal, and Richard Cohen is terrible.
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Thoughts on the discussion between bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry, the Renisha McBride tragedy, and a typhoon devastates the Philippines.
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James Connell, an attorney in the 9/11 case at Guantanamo, joins us to discuss a major ruling by the war court judge. Also, the school-to-prison pipeline effects youth of color disproportionately.
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Molly attended a talk with bell hooks and Eve Ensler, more thoughts on the Ray Kelly shout-down, and listener mail on the Lou Reed Prague connection.
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Ned Resnikoff on the United States' new hunger crisis, a discussion on gender being more than performance, and listener mail.
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Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss court rulings in Texas, Oklahoma, and the future of reproductive rights in the United States. Also, the homeless-shelter industrial complex, and listener mail about gender performance.
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NSA defenders are given free rein on CBS's Face the Nation, a new report says doctors participated in torture following 9/11, and tons of listener mail.
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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss his recent trip to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as part of Patch Adams' clown-doctor troop, an appeals court stops the stop and frisk ruling, and more listener mail on being misdiagnosed due to gender and / or sexuality.
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We spend the hour on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in education, and whether or not there is a shortage in the labor market. Today is maybe our most listener-driven show ever.
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A Pakistani man traveled with his children to the US to tell the story of the drone strike that killed his mother, the case of Coy Mathis, and listener mail on the problem with the phrase “special needs.”
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The anti-surveillance rally in Washington, DC, Jinx Monsoon's off-Broadway show is amazing, and listener mail on misdiagnosis based on gender and / or sexuality.
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Private surveillance companies are marketing their products to cops as a way to monitor dissent, Nick Kristof thinks he's a cop, and listener mail.
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The White House downplays two human rights groups reports saying US drone strikes violate international law, the Daily Caller's totally original take on angry feminists, and listener mail about ableism and gender.
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How the school system fails to support special ed kids, rewarding investors who don't finance nuclear weapons production, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Two human rights groups issue scathing reports on the US drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, misrepresentation of a school that allows trans* kids to use preferred locker rooms, and listeners weigh in on Kanye West and anti-intellectualism.
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Edward Snowden says there is no way Russian or Chinese spies got any of his documents, and listener mail on technology, engineering, and maybe more dating stuff.
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the problems with members of Congress owning stock and trading on positions they can influence, the manufactured crisis of the debt ceiling looms, and Dear Prudence at Slate gets real victim blame-y.
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The NSA is bulk collecting the contacts and buddy lists of as many as 250 million Americans annually, Esquire's mediocre politics survey, a science writer is called a whore for not writing for free, and we went apple picking and it was glorious.
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Kanye West goes on Jimmy Kimmel and it's amazing, and listener mail about dating feminists and re-watching the X-files.
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Ryan Goodman joins us to discuss the capture and detention of Abu Anas al-Libi, and our thoughts on the undercover officer who infiltrated Occupy and followed both of us on Twitter.
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Why the corporate reform movement is so bad for education, updates on Guantanamo, and listener mail on dating.
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Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss the career of Dave Chappelle and his abrupt departure from the spotlight, and why feminism doesn't need a rebranding.
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Deirdre Lally joins us to discuss efforts to stop fracking in the Marcellus Shale, the US conducts two raids in Africa, and listener mail on dating a feminist.
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More details on how the shutdown and sequestration are effecting Headstart, bad initial reporting on the shooting on Capitol Hill, and listener mail about dating a vegan.
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The government shutdown continues, leaving thousands without necessary government services and as many as one million government employees furloughed. Also, an interview with the Prison Yoga Project of New York.
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The NSA is making sophisticated graphs of your social interactions, and dating a feminist: is it necessary for a good relationship?
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Ayesha Siddiqi on the Kimmel and Kanye controversy, and some non-spoiler-y thoughts on the end of Breaking Bad about masculinity, late capitalism, and the suburbs.
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Welcome to Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, Alexis Goldstein and Mike Konczal join us to discuss who's got all our money and why they won't give it back, the state of financial reform, and what will happen if Ted Cruz shuts down the government. Also, one woman is making three hundred sandwiches in order to get her staticky-haired boyfriend to marry her, and Radio Dispatch is on it.
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An NPR producer is detained while crossing the border from Canada to the US, a terrorism case in New York fails in its entrapment appeal, and listener mail about beans.
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Jonathan Horowitz joins us to discuss the relationship between the FBI and Kenya's security forces, Donald Sachtleben pleads guilty in the AP leak case, and listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Speed listening 13:52 Jonathan Horowitz on the Nairobi attack 23:41 More on Naibrobi, the strange AP leak case 48:41 Listener mail on Starbucks and guns 58:33 “Americareful” Atmosphere / Credits 59:40 Finish Donald Sachtleben Nairobi Shooting Listener Mail
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Al Shabaab forces kill nearly 70 people in a mall in Nairobi, the New York Times discovered Bill de Blasio used to be against apartheid, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Re-thinking the working and playing relationships between adults and kids, watching two film strips from decades ago, and listener mail on Breaking Bad.
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Starbucks requests that customers not bring guns into the coffee shop, Tom Friedman sees someone with pink hair and writes some words about it, and listener mail on Breaking Bad.
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The second anniversary of Occupy, a new report details the FBI's increased domestic surveillance following 9/11, and listener mail.
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The US government continues to hold around 60 detainees at the prison at Bagram in Afghanistan, and some pushback listener mail.
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Alex Abdo of the ACLU on the most recent NSA disclosures, Molly's piece in Rolling Stone about the criminalization of students, and Putin is in the NYT op-ed pages.
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Bill de Blasio comes in first in the New York City Democratic primary, President Obama's speech on Syria, and we want to come speak at your college.
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Rania Khalek on the non-violent elements that make up resistance in Syria, George Zimmerman's soon-to-be-ex-wife calls 911 on him, and catching up on listener mail.
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John's back from Poland, US action in Syria remains as unclear as ever, and Bloomberg's dismal goodbye interview.
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Jamie Kilstein on facing and writing about his alcoholism and eating disorder, Michelle Alexander addresses drone warfare & NSA spying, & police brutality against a man with Down Syndrome.
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The New York Times has discovered that women eat lunch, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria, and all sorts of listener mail.
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Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo on their new book, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America. Also, two terrible pieces at the Washington Post about sexual assault, revolutionary Arab leftists on Syria, and more listener mail.
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It's time for another Radio Dispatch live! Our guests and Nelini Stamp from the Working Families Party and the Dream Defenders, and Greg Basta from New York Communities for Change. We're discussing organizing, Trayvon's law, and oversight of the NYPD.
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Listener mail adds to and continues our conversations on Syria and Manning and cultural appropriation, and John is about to be away for a week.
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AP reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman released a new story on NYPD surveillance of Muslims based on their upcoming book, a Montana judge sentences a teacher who raped his 14 year old student to 30 days in prison, and listener pushback on twerkin'.
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Micah Uetricht on the Chicago public school closings, the US appears ready to bomb Syria, and Molly's new piece about the struggle for trans* rights in the military.
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The NSA has spied on the UN, the VMAs happened and were kind of weird, and we actually get to a bunch of listener mail.
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Chelsea Manning reveals herself to the world, the NYC city counsel overrides Bloomberg's community safety act veto, and the specifics of how stop & frisk affects young people.
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Dylan Mohan Gray joins us to discuss his new documentary Fire in the Blood, about how pharmaceutical patents on HIV treatment have resulted in the death of 10 million people in the developing world. Also, Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison, and listener mail.
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More developments in the Snowden-leaks story as UK authorities smash up computers belonging to The Guardian, the US will likely resume training the military in Mali, and more of that listener mail boatload.
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the deteriorating situation in Egypt, Glenn Greenwald's partner is detained for 9 hours in the UK, and just a boatload of listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Jazz Age Party 13:26 Ali Gharib on Egypt 30:15 David Miranda detained for 9 hours 50:02 Listener mail 60:41 “Abigail Belle of Kilronan” Mages / Credits 61:47 Finish Ali Gharib NSA Listener Mail
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Parallel issues in the Manning trial and a new study about trans* people in the military, a father petitions the US Senate to help free his son from indefinite detention in Bagram, and some awesome listener mail.
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Ryan Devereaux joins us for continuing coverage of the historic ruling in the New York City stop and frisk trial. Also, a victory for trans* students in California, and listener mail.
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Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts ACLU joins us to discuss the NSA revelations and the likelihood of reform. Also, the hashtag SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen trends big time on twitter.
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A federal judge delivers a major blow to the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, Eric Holder is chipping away at mandatory minimums, and we are back from vacation in a big way.
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We re-air our live show from June with Sunita Patel and Ryan Deveraeux that focused on the historic stop & frisk trial. Next show we're back from vacation and back to normal.
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We re-air our interview with TF Charlton, where we discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes and how sisterhood sometimes only goes one way. Also, a listener asks to be brought up to speed on trans* issues.
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We re-air our interview with Glenn Greenwald that was recorded before the Snowden leaks but deals with many of the same issues, and keep chipping away at our ever-growing pile of listener mail.
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We re-air our interview with Mychal Denzel Smith on the George Zimmerman verdict, and get to listener mail that we've been saving for a rainy day.
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Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the Manning verdict and what to expect from the sentencing phase. Also, the confusing saga of Hugo Schwyzer's resignation from the internet and the Camp Gyno viral sensation.
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Bradley Manning found guilty of nearly all charges but not aiding the enemy, a Weiner spokesperson refers to a former intern as a slutbag, and listener mail on exoticizing non-Western sex.
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Trans* listener mail, selfie-shaming, and three prison-breaks in the Middle East.
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Reza Aslan's appearance on Fox News goes viral, as do Don Lemon's remarks on race, and a response to Questlove.
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It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the cultural stigma around sex work.
Attorney General Holder promises no death penalty for Snowden + second Pussy Riot member denied parole
US deportations of Mexican minors no the rise + an ominous new study regarding the future cost of brain disorders
Sixty men are being indefinitely detained by the US at Bagram prison, an update on yesterday's discussion of being trans* in the military, and listener mail. Always listener mail.
Citi Bike program accidentally leaks member information + bribery exposed in China's public hospitals
Trans* exclusionary feminism, indefinite detention at Bagram prison in Afghanistan, and listeners fix each other's lives.
Poll captures public opinion on Zimmerman verdict + Justice Department sues Florida over treatment of disabled children.
Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin and the state of race in the United States, and we finally get to MHP's letter to Edward Snowden.
New report on civilian death toll from US drone strikes + Facebook won't help U.N fight pirates
Rolling Stone's amazing profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the irresponsible calls to boycott the magazine. Also, a ton of listener mail.
The latest on North Carolina voter ID + the California state prison hunger strike
Rick Perry signs abortion restrictions into law + inmate art at Pelican Bay State Prison
Black youth in America aren't allowed to have a childhood, and Richard Cohen is just as racist now as he was in 1986. Also, the New York Times found out about women in college having sex and blames them for sexual assault.
GOP admits using voter ID to help suppress votes + the latest on patent reform
Continuing thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict, Rachel Jeantel and a juror speak to the media, and Richard Cohen writes a column about how black people are scary.
The LGBT community stands behind Trayvon Martin + gay rights activist killed in Cameroon
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and a re-cap of the Trayvon Martin march and rally in New York City.
What's next for Zimmerman + unconstitutional execution in Georgia, USA
We spend the hour on Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Sit back and enjoy our second Radio Dispatch book club.
Walmart opposing living wage legislation in DC + Republicans take aim at food stamp program
Scary stats regarding student loan debt + U.S retailers offer subpar plan for improving Bangladeshi garment industry.
More on James Comey's confirmation hearing, gay is not the new black, and listener mail. And Molly explains Growing Pains to John, kind of.
California inmates on hunger strike + North Carolina activists push back against abortion restrictions.
A hunger strike begins in Pelican Bay prison in California, reports surface of force sterilizations in California prisons, and James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee as nominee to head the FBI. And mail from a 13-year-old listener.
Health websites possibly leaking personal data to third parties + Congress grapples with Egyptian aid package
A twitter dude tries to lecture Molly on appropriate feminist tactics, a great piece in Salon called What Men Want America Delivers, and a secret court is creating secret laws that allow for massive amounts of surveillance.
California inmates undergo sterilizations without approval + insurers refuse to cover Kansas schools w/ armed staff.
Today, we spend the hour on listener mail, including some heavy personal stuff.
Abortion access in Ireland + changes in North Carolina election law
Marriage equality support at a record high + Missouri inmates allege forced fights to amuse guards.
Today we re-air our Radio Dispatch Live show featuring a discussion on Palestine, because really that's the best way to celebrate the 4th of July. Our guests are Maysoon Zaid, Ali Gharib, and Anna Lekas Miller.
A look at the elderly prison population + Brazilians of African descent demand equality
Nima Shirazi joins us to discuss the recent election in Iran and how the Western media got it so wrong. Also, how do the laws of war apply to cyberspace, and continuing to chip away at listener mail.
Mayor Bloomberg's faulty logic regarding stop and frisk.
Jessica Luther joins us to discuss the lead up to Wendy Davis' historic filibuster, and what to expect from Texas' next special section. Also, thoughts on afterschool and some fantastic listener mail about biases in journalism.
The implications of Vance v. Ball State University
It's Radio Dispatch live! Our guests are Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Sunita Patel and journalist Ryan Devereaux, and we spend the hour on the historic Stop and Frisk trial.
The biggest liberal protest of 2013+ data surveillance in the UK
Rick Perry revives abortion bill + NYC City Council approves Community Safety Act
Wendy Davis stages 13 hour filibuster to protect reproductive rights in Texas, checking in with the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act and listener mail.
A historic filibuster + a historic moment for marriage equality
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned, checking in with the Paula Deen story, and maybe some listener mail.
Most Texans oppose anti-abortion measures + immigration reform compromise
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned, checking in with the Paula Deen story, and maybe some listener mail.
Study finds gay couples have a harder time finding apartments to rent + transgender people join Turkish protests.
Benjamin Ramos on Puerto Rican independence and political prisoners, more John from Guantanamo Bay, and more thoughts on the late, great Michael Hastings.
Massive demonstrations in Brazil + unionizing home health care
France pressures Google for more transparency + anti-gay organization disbands and apologizes to LGBT community.
Today, we re-air our first live show as a tribute to the remarkable journalist and friend, Michael Hastings, who died Tuesday at the age of 33. This show features Michael, Sarah Knuckey, and Gregory Johnsen. We consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky to have known Michael. He will be intensely missed.
Supreme Court cases awaiting decision.
John's back to give us more updates from Guantanamo, the nationwide assault on reproductive rights continues, and lots and lots of listener mail.
Did Facebook just block Tor? + Gov. Rick Scott's low blow to Florida workers
John was on This American Life, and he's skyping in from Guantanamo again! Plus, Patton Oswalt pens a thoughtful essay on how and why he has changed his stance on rape culture, and amazing listener mail.
Apple releases figures on government requests of customer information + renewed protests in Egypt
John skypes in from Guantanamo Bay, Melissa Gira Grant on the anti-prostitution pledges being debated in the Supreme Court, and fixing listener lives, one email at a time.
The immediate results of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling + Australian government announces new gender guidelines.
New survey from Pew highlights LGBT discrimination.
John's first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, Meredith Clark on Carl Levil blocking a crucial aspect of the military sexual assault bill, the ACLU files a lawsuit challenge to the NSA surveillance program, and continued threats to after-school and childcare
Mississippi's poor in danger of losing Medicaid + 300 Cambodian workers fired during factory strike
The establishment's discrediting of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, the Obama DOJ changes course and allows access to Plan B, and listener mail!
Obama embraces emergency contraception without a prescription + labor unions cry for real reform of Bangladesh's garment industry.
Molly is hosting solo and she spent the weekend in the woods while the most important story in recent history got even bigger. Also listener mail!
The latest on the pay gap.
The NSA knows everything and Glenn Greenwald broke the story, a grand jury refused to indict an 18-year-old rapper for his lyrics, and comedians triple down on the belief that there's no sexism in comedy.
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The issues to think about during Pride Month.
Female senators grill military leaders on their failure to address epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, an LGBT activist heckles Michelle Obama, and threats directed at Lindy West for going on TV and saying words about rape culture.
Stories about Guantanamo Bay that may have slipped under your radar.
Lindy West and Jim Norton debate on Totally Biased, and the grassroots campaign to hold Facebook accountable for gendered hate speech.
Native American student denied diploma + poultry plant fire kills 120 workers
Ryan Devereaux on the conclusion of the Stop and Frisk trial in New York City, and the historic context for the case. Also, a listener letter about Palestine.
A look at the Obama administration's crackdown on whistle-blowers
Checking your privilege and relationships over labels in the pursuit of being an ally. Also, airstrikes since Obama's national security speech cast confusion over what rules are applied where. And listener mail!
Obama pushed Congress to halt student loan interest rate increase + Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square
Michele Bachmann leaves Congress + the truth comes out about Artic oil drill run aground + Femen protesters arrested.
Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor hack, faces up to 10 years in prison and potential restitution costs of 2.5 million dollars. Also, Molly thinks that air travel foreshadows a horrible future on an even further stratified society. Also, listener mail.
Texas shuts 1.5 million low-income workers out of basic health coverage + suspected US drone crashes in Somalia
It's Radio Dispatch LIVE! Our guests on today's show are Maysoon Zayid, Anna Lekas Miller, and Ali Gharib, and our topic for the show is Palestine.
Texas okays guns on college campuses + New York Anti-Violence Project responds to rash of gay bashings.
Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss President Obama's latest speech, the DOJ's war on journalism, and the effects of constant surveillance in the United States. Also, what Obama's speech means for Guantanamo.
It's all about veterans on this Memorial Day episode of The Daily Beat!
**ENCORE EPISODE - Originally Aired April 22, 2013** Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
Boy Scouts of America lift ban on gay members, still discriminates against leaders + Pakistan on Obama's counter-terrorism speech.
Boy Scouts of America vote on gay ban + a look into the blossoming, and devastating, coal mining industry of Mozambique.
TF Charlton joins us to discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes, the scrutiny of Beyonce, and how sisterhood gets used in feminist discourse. Also, more on the protest outside the DOJ, and listener mail.
Judge orders closed session in Bradley Manning court-martial + Guatemala genocide conviction overturned
Homeowners stage acts of civil disobedience outside the DOJ calling for the prosecution of bankers. Also, DOE reforms facilitate special ed entry into selective NYC schools. And listener mail.
Factory blast in China leaves 13 dead + Oklahoma plunged into spending cut debate after tornado
MSNBC's Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the epidemic levels of sexual assault in the military, and what people are doing or not doing to address the issue. Also, a new development in Obama's war on journalism, and the clear silencing message that comes through when women write about gender.
New stats on military sexual trauma + the disturbing fetal death bill of the Virgina GOP nominee for state attorney general.
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the DOJ/AP story, the on-going war on terror, and the continuing embarrassment of Guantanamo Bay. Also, military sexual assault continues at epidemic levels.
Women in developing countries lack access to birth control, study shows + International Day Against Homophobia
Florida student won't face charges for science experiment gone awry + the latest threat on workers' rights to organize
More on the DOJ's seizing of two months of AP phone records, a new study says children are the poorest group in the United States, and listener mail.
Evening cable news shows white-washed, study finds + brothel owners on LinkedIn's anti-prostitution policy.
The ACLU's Kade Crockford on what the Boston bombing tells us about militarized police, and the broader state of surveillance in the United States. Also, the DOJ seizes two months of the Associated Press' phone records, and listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 This thing keeps going 14:25 Kade Crockford on liberties and surveillance 32:58 AP and DOJ fiasco 59:59 “Real Good Men” Emilyn Brodsky 61:23 Finish Kade Crockford Stand Up Comedy
Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto + Sen. Elizabeth Warren sets sights on student loan interest rates.
Maurice Pianko of Intern Justice joins us to discuss the effects that free labor has throughout the economy. Also, the intersection of the drone program and stop and frisk, and force feeding at Guantanamo and reproductive rights.
NYC sees streak of gay bashings + Detroit fast food workers go on strike
The Wall Street Journal's Jess Bravin joins us to discuss his new book The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. Also, connecting the dots between exceptional violence and normalized violence.
Texas authorities launch criminal investigation into West, Texas explosion + sports clubs for women crop up in Kuwait.
Crime rate drops with review of Stop and Frisk + another sport star's coming out
On today's show, final thoughts on the latest comedy controversy, and catching up on tons of listener mail.
The truth behind LGBT discrimination at work + how to navigate the garment industry as an ethical shopper
Another controversy about jokes about violence against women engulfs the comedy community. We spend the hour on what happened, and why pushing back against cultural misogyny is important.
James Holmes to plea not guilty by reasons of insanity + Department of Defense releases military sexual assault report.
Striving for sisterhood while encouraging and embracing criticism, and a flawed theory of how people become terrorists refuses to die.
Sequestration threatens domestic abuse and sexual assault victims services
Obama's awful policy on Plan B, Bloomberg and Kelly on stop and frisk, and listener mail, including an update on Lavonte Douglas.
Apple avoids $9.2 billion in taxes + Minnesota moves to expand tuition aid to undocumented students
Maryland signs abolition of the death penalty + South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum
Porn Star Stoya joins us to discuss street harassment and the politics of porn. Also, how zero tolerance criminalizes the youth, and some thoughts on lethal autonomous robots. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Molly's students 11:20 Stoya on street harassment and porn 22:28 chemistry arrest in FL 50:00 LAR 59:22 “Yoshimi battles the pink robots” Flaming Lips / Credits 60:42 Finish Stoya Protesting US Drones Drone
The facts about the discrimination of Roma + a campaign in California demands healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
We spend the hour on gender, whether it is innate, constructed, both, or neither. We may also get to some other listener mail too.
Chris Broussard's remarks on Jason Collins + High Court of Bangladesh takes action against collapsed building owners
Duchess Harris joins us to discuss Michelle Obama, working motherhood, and white feminism through a black feminist lens, John was on the TV, and as usual some great listener mail.
Jason Collins comes out + black voters make history
It's our fourth Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, we welcome comedians Phoebe Robinson and Aparna Nancherla. We're talking political, social, and cultural commentary in comedy, and maybe we'll get into some identity politics while we're at it! Plus, John and Molly spent the afternoon trolling misogynists on Twitter.
A bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people in Washington + Women can now legally pray at Western Wall.
New Department of Justice guidelines for rape victim emergency care + Boston hospitals and insurers waive medical fees
Farea al-Muslimi testifies before a Senate subcommittee on drones, we discuss the Gosnell case in Philadelphia, and a listener mail about stripping.
Hospitals conducting de facto deportations + an 8-story building of garment factories in Bangladesh collapses, dozens dead.
Salon's Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the problems of federal grand juries, and how those who resist them can wind up in solitary confinement for up to 18 months. Also, normalizing Constitutional infringements and sweet sweet listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Ice palace in The Bronx 12:44 Natasha Lennard on Grand Juries 26:46 Normalizing erosion of liberties 41:00 Listener mail 59:42 “What is your secret” Nada Surf / Credits 61:02 Finish Natasha Lennard Support Jerry Listener Mail
TSA postpones controversial rule change + high school student pushes back against abstinence-only education.
The surviving suspect in the Boston bombing case was not read his Miranda rights for at least 48 hours, the Dove commercial that masquerades as feminist-y, and some UK-based listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 No Miranda rights for Boston suspect 35:00 Dove's awful commercial 52:53 Listener mail 58:47 “Dixie Cups and Jars” Waxahatchee / Credits 60:11 Finish Flowers in Boston Dove Commercial Listener Mail
The problem with resorting to labels in times of crisis + discrimination rears its ugly head in school suspension statistics.
Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
Boston on lockdown + Boy Scouts of America discussing lifting discriminatory ban on gay members
A fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas + Gun violence victims subject to background checks
Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss his latest film, The War on Whistleblowers. Also, a new report says unequivocally that the United States engaged in torture after 9/11, and listener mail on ADHD.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the death of a protester + study links belief in angry god to mental illness.
We spend the hour on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, what it means and what it doesn't mean, and what the reactions can tell us.
President Obama on the Boston Marathon attack.
The ever deteriorating situation at Guantanamo continues to get worse as detainees are moved into individual cells and defense attorneys are ordered not to use email. Also, listener mail, hooray!
Looking ahead to Earth Day + 31 dead in rash of bombings in Iraq + Ohio tries to defund Planned Parenthood (again)
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss Obama's budget proposal, including the notorious Social Security cuts that progressives are decrying. Also Rand Paul goes to Howard and we discuss his speech as well as criticisms of it.
Reebok pressured into dropping Rick Ross after date rape lyric outrage + Egyptian army denies torturing protesters.
Uruguay legalized same-sex marriage + Connecticut gun store with connection to Newtown in violation of federal regulations.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss Kendrick Lamar and the tradition of black memoirists in the United States. Also, disabled people hiring sex workers, and four listener mails.
Sequester takes toll on cancer patients + the latest on death penalty abolition from Amnesty International
New revelations into the origins of the CIA drone program in Pakistan, and a wife and husband each write us about the same possibly sexist thing that happened at a Home Depot.
Speaker Quinn creates LGBT Advisory Panel for NYPD + hunger strikers at Guantanamo force-fed.
Trevor Aaronson joins us to discuss his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism. Also, we talk about Molly's latest article for The New Inquiry about bullying.
Questioning Margaret Thatcher's legacy as a "feminist icon" + tomorrow is Equal Pay Day.
Obama's sexist screw-up about Kamala Harris, the NYT's sexist screw-up about Yvonne Brill, and letters from a Guantanamo Bay detainee show his sense of humor.
Landmark victory for women's rights + Muslim women send a message to 'sextremist' collective Femen.
A mom pushes Mattel to make party supplies featuring Barbies of color + a critique of the NRA's "National School Shield."
“How to get a Black Woman fired,” Lindy West's great post about the phantom of misandry, and renewed hook-up culture panic. Also, a listener mail about actively combatting rape culture in High School after listening to Radio Dispatch.
The AP Stylebook drops the term "illegal immigrant" + The UN adopts historic Arms Trade Treaty
A CIA agent linked to the destruction of torture tapes in the Bush years looks poised for a major promotion, today is autism acceptance/awareness day, and we catch up on some pre-vacation listener mail.
Autism Awareness Month + town in Georgia passes mandatory gun ordinance, encouraging citizens to take law in their own hands.
We're back from vacation with stories of classwar and revolution from Paris. Also, coverage of the Guantanamo Bay hunger strike has intensified, and the problems with all those marriage equality avatars on Facebook.
A special episode dedicated to marriage equality.
This is our final show sent in while we're on vacation. It's a re-airing of our live show from February, which is one of our favorites we've ever done.
Gender myths debunked + NYC Council poised to pass bill requiring paid sick leave
Search warrants of Adam Lanza's home released + CA Chick-fil-A gives away coupons at marriage equality rally.
Time for our first Radio Dispatch book club. Today, we spend the hour discussing bell hooks' Feminism is for Everybody, including a bunch of listener feedback.
Our favorite moment from yesterday's oral arguments on Prop 8 + Russia cracks down on human rights watchdogs
Chris Faraone on the closing of the alt-weekly The Boston Phoenix, and the paper's amazing history. Also, the new form of school segregation, and listener mail. And this is our first vacation show to air.
Your BTR cheat sheet for DOMA and Prop 8.
Over 1,000 attend Kimani Gray's wake on Friday, and activists hold a march in East Flatbush on Sunday. Also, tons of listener mail, and this is the last regular show before we go on vacation.
A round-up of the Supreme Court cases and UN actions you should be tuned into this month!
Alexis Goldstein joins us to explain the latest crimes of JP Morgan, how they get away with it, and what might stop them. Also, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer gets three and a half years in federal prison, and listener mail. Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 We don't get finance 12:28 Alexis Goldstein gets finance 30:34 Weev's story 58:16 “I fought the law” The Clash / Credits 59:24 Finish Alexis Goldstein Jamie Dimon Weev
Body armor for children hits the American market + Representative John Kavanagh proposes anti-trans bill in Arizona.
We ask women what they think of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" + Marijuana sniffing dogs retrained in Washington
It's the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and little has changed in the overall media landscape. We discuss the coverage from 2003, where we were at the time, and where things stand now.
A petition to get COPS off the air + UK charities combine to aid Syria + conservatives continue to besmirch Ashley Judd.
Ryan Devereaux on the increasingly complicated case of Kimani Gray, the 16 year old who was shot and killed earlier this month by the NYPD. Also, a hunger strike grows at Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.
Cyberattack on Florida elections website + a historic trial for Guatemala + NJ Senate panel approves bill banning gay conversion therapy.
We spend the hour on the Steubenville rape case: the significance of the guilty verdict, the awful coverage from CNN, and larger problems with the prison-industrial complex, and the pervasiveness of rape culture.
Ohio's attorney general pursues further charges after Steubenville rape case convictions.
On the ground reports from the vigil for Kimani Gray that became known as the Brooklyn Protest. Also, we have like five listener mails to get to.
UN official says drone strikes kill innocents in Pakistan + Pope Francis under scrutiny + HIV "functionally cured"
The man behind the infamous 47 percent video reveals himself + Fox apologizes for using B-roll of boobs in Women's Day coverage.
MSNBC's Ned Resnikoff on unelected Emergency Managers in Michigan, and an ABC report about Steubenville by Elizabeth Vargas engages in blatant victim blaming and rape culture perpetuation.
National Association of Letter Carriers calls for a national day of action March 24 + the truth about NGOs.
Diala Shamas, one of the authors of a new report on the effects of NYPD surveillance on Muslims, joins us to discuss her findings and recommendations. Also, a conversation about teaching men not to rape, and getting ready for Radio Dispatch Book Club. theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Get ready for Feminism is for Everybody 23:16 Diala Shama on NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities 36:35 Teaching men not to rape 59:04 “Misery Over Dispute” Waxahatchee / Credits 60:05 Finish AP NYPD spying Mapping Muslims Feminism is for everybody
A report documents the impact of NYPD's targeting of Muslims on the Muslim community + another protest for Kimani Gray.
NYPD misconduct, including shooting a 16-year-old boy, handcuffing a woman to a hospital bed for 15 days, “testilying,” and rampant surveillance of Muslims. Also, listener mail about shamey anti teen pregnancy ads and a teacher's strike.
Some SXSW updates + corporate profits have never been higher; U.S. companies parking $166 billion in offshore tax havens.
Celebrating International Women's Day, Rand Paul's 13 hour filibuster, and an NYPD deputy inspector says a rape wasn't a violent act because the person was unconscious.
Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act + Bill Clinton urges court to overturn DOMA
North Korea threatens nuclear strike + writers and activists take a discerning look at victim blaming.
Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
The human rights abuses of Chavez's presidency + The National Guestworker Alliance organizes a work stoppage at McDonald's.
An exchange between a independent journalist and an editor illustrates the state of freelance journalism, prosecutorial overreach from Aaron Swartz to Michael Premo, and a listener asks about tenure for elementary and secondary school teachers.
The NCAA releases a guidebook for creating more LGBT-inclusive college sports teams.
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD latest surveillance program is directed at East Harlem and Brownsville youth, and the UN calls for prosecution of Bush-era torture officials. And listener mail!
Freedom to Connect 2013 & the 57th Commission on the Status of Women kick off today + The Daily Caller slut shames Ashley Judd.
It's our latest Radio Dispatch Live! We're joined by MSNBC producer Jamil Smith, comedian Keisha Zollar, and author Rich Benjamin to discuss Black History Month, the Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin, and the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of the Oscars.
A mayoral candidate is murdered in Mississippi + a glimpse into life in Tehran.
Businesses push back against Defense of Marriage Act + NYC tries to dismiss lawsuit against NYPD.
Academy Award nominee James Spione on his upcoming documentary Silenced, which examines the war on whistleblowers and the risks they take by bringing government abuse to the public's attention. Also, catching up on several listener mail letters.
Arkansas still grappling over abortion ban + a UNC student might be expelled for speaking out against sexual assault.
Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) joins us to explain the sequester: what it is, where it came from, and what it could mean for people throughout the country. Also, more fallout from the Onion's Quvenzhane tweet, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
Today is the anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death + prominent actors of color left out of Oscar's "In Memoriam" reel.
Nima Shirazi on the propaganda in Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, the Onion tweets out a horrible thing about Quvenzhane Wallis, and Seth MacFarlane's general sexism and racism.
An article on how The Onion's crude tweet aimed at Quvenzhane Wallis illustrates racially-infected attitudes towards sheltering children.
The problems with piling on Rihanna, drone advocates push for looser regulations for domestic drones, and MSNBC feigns independence despite hiring Axelrod and Gibbs.
Two more stories on how sexualized violence is used as a tool of genocide and conflict.
Syrian women share stories of torture and rape at the hands of government forces + the U.S is split on the next pope.
The Anti-Banality Union screens Police Mortality, their second mind-bending movie mash-up, more on the members of the House who get lots of defense contractor money, and thoughts on the end of the school bus strike.
A new documentary shines a light on innocent persons condemned to death row + Maryland rallies to abolish the death penalty.
Susie Cagle on last Sunday's climate change action, a rape apologist hashtag trends on twitter, and six members of the House who benefitted heavily from defense sector donations.
Ethiopian activists claim their government is leasing community lands to foreign companies.
Jesse Myerson on the recently unveiled No Fare Hikes project, Jacobin magazine details further problems with Teach For America, and state lawmakers seek to both expand and prohibit domestic drone use.
The numbers are in: New York City spent at least $20 million over the course of the school bus strike.
Nancy Pelosli is ambivalent about telling the public about assassinating and disappearing citizens, a structural analysis of 1 Billion Rising, and Marco Rubio has a big house and zombie ideas.
Could the money spent on the One Billion Rising campaign have been better spent on grassroots efforts?
Is Glee the most regressive show on television?
Filmmaker Brandon Harris on the racial problems of Django Unchained, debunking Obama's State of the Union, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
While Obama pushes for universal Pre-K, a Republican-hyped for-profit school deletes students' failing grades.
Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely on rape in the military, and more discussion of the distinction between the words “woman” and “lady”.
Will Obama fight for gay rights in his second term?
Ex-LAPD Chris Dorner is still on the loose, liberal hacks openly embrace an authoritarian mindset, and the split on the word “lady”.
Research by Christopher Petrella and Josh Begley suggests that people of color are especially over-represented in for-profit prisons
Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen on John Brennan's Senate confirmation hearing to be director of the CIA, and interviews with plaintiffs in the NDAA lawsuit, including Chris Hedges, Jesselyn Radack, and Thomas Drake.
Your weekend roundup of political action in New York City this weekend. Bad weather be damned!
An LGBT organization slams Obama for supporting an evangelical group with ties to anti-gay legislation in Uganda.
Liz Hernandez Majumder on her organization's recurring, blockade-breaking trip to Cuba, additional thoughts on the DOJ white paper memo, and Michelle Rhee on The Daily Show.
While Britain votes to allow same-sex marriage, The Boy Scouts of America postpone the decision on whether or not to lift the ban on gay members.
Ramarley Graham's family files law suit against the NYPD, Michelle Alexander's op-ed on why cops get away with perjury, and Trayvon Martin would've just turned 18. Also, the DOJ white paper on assassinating US citizens, and listener mail from the undocumented crypt.
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act. We talk sick leave for food service workers and sexist Super Bowl ads.
John is back from Guantanamo Bay, and boy does he have some stories to tell. We spend the hour unpacking a very strange week at GTMO.
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat and welcome to the very first show! Today we talk sex trafficking and The Super Bowl, racist ads, and human rights injustices abroad.
Maysoon Zayid on ableism, the marginalization of disabled people from pop culture, and the problematic ways we talk about Arabs, Muslims, and Palestine. Plus, John's latest dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, and more listener mail to keep Molly company.
John's second dispatch from Guantanamo, Gerardo Torres on immigration reform, and catching up on listener mail. Plus, it turns out that Michael Bloomberg is even more of a sexist than we thought.
John's first dispatch from his current visit to Guantanamo, Nick Pinto on the Spectra pipeline in the West Village, and Molly on Mayor Bloomberg's street harassment and Ross Douthat's mansplaining.
It's the second ever Radio Dispatch Live! Recorded live at LPR on January 23rd, John and Molly are joined by Alex Pareene of Salon.com, Collier Meyerson of the Melissa Harris-Perry show, and Peter Hart of FAIR.
PBS drools over drones but asks Michelle Rhee some tough questions, John Kiriakou gets more than two years in prison, and Seattle teachers refuse to administer a state test.
Natasha Lennard on the US attorneys behind Aaron Swartz's prosecution, and how Aaron's case relates to Jeremy Hammond, a hacker and activist potentially facing life in prison. Also, the Invisible War documentary, and some body image listener mail.
Three defense contractors you haven't heard of but should know about, Roe turns 40, and catching up on some listener mail from when Molly was away.
Matt Stoller joins us to discuss Aaron Swartz's political goals beyond the open information movement, as well as broader over-prosecution in less high profile cases. Also, Molly's back from vacation, it's MLK day, and Obama get inaugurated for a second time.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union – what they won in their strike, how they're influencing teachers unions throughout the country, and could redefine the relationship between Democrats and Labor. Also, extended listener mail, recorded before Molly left, so you can all hear her voice again.
Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant join us for the hour to discuss how feminism relates to labor, the role of women in the founding of Facebook, and the need for de-silo-ing of activist endeavors.
Trans writer Melissa Doom shares her thoughts on the Moore/Burchill situation, and we're joined by Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition. Also, a quick update on the looming school bus driver's strike, and an extended listener mail segment recorded before Molly left for sunny Florida.
We spend the hour on recent transphobic comments and columns by two prominent UK writers, and we're joined by James Hetterley and Laurie Penny to respond to those awful comments and discuss the importance of recognizing intersectionality when discussing feminism and oppression.
Guantanamo has been around for 11 years, Obama's cabinet has almost no diversity, and the trillion dollar platinum coin, explained.
A federal judge deals a significant blow to the NYPD's awful stop and frisk policy, Manning is awarded a 112 day reduction in potential sentencing due to mistreatment while at Quantico, and we finally get to the listener mail we've been promising.
Ali Gharib on the Brennan and Hagel nominations, and the latest news out of Israel and Palestine. Also, rape culture, Steubenville and Anonymous.
Kevin Gosztola on the prosecution of CIA agent John Kiriakou, the odious FISA renewal discussion, and the significance of John Brennan being tapped as the next CIA head. Also, a possible school bus strike ahead.
2012 was the year with the second most state level abortion restrictions, several new instances of extreme state secrecy including targeted killing and Gitmo materials, and listener mail about profiling a female high school horror fiction writer and how to be a better ally.
NYPD says two people arrested in West Village apartment with weapons aren't terrorists, the Constitution has had a strange two weeks, and a blaming the wrong culprit in the Bieber paparazzi death.
Civil rights attorney Chase Madar on school safety, the failures of the high impact model, and successful alternative strategies.
The NYT's love letter to Maxim, catching up on listener mail, and Molly was on Melissa Harris Perry's television show. And, hey, it's our first show of the new year!

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