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The Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz.
We celebrate the end of the year by revisiting part 2 of our Four Year Anniversary show, with special guests Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib. Also: listener mail!
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We ease you out of 2014 by re-airing part 1 of our four year anniversary show, with the amazing guests Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Chepe.
Part 1 of the Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz
We revisit an interview with Jesse Myerson from his trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and read a lot of listener mail.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
We revisit an amazing interview with Kiera Feldman about sexual assault and rape at God's Harvard, and get to a bunch of listener mail.
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We revisit one of our favorite interviews of all time, with Fanny Faye, the Insecure Chef. Also: a re-reading of two scenes from Hack My Heart.
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We play two of our favorite segments of all time, one is a piece about John's temp job at Cartier around Christmas time, and the other is a story about our friend proposing to his wife for a second time.
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We re-air a recent interview with Todd Miller about his new book Border Patrol Nation. Also: listener mail!
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We revisit an amazing interview with Mariame Kaba on the militarization of police, the politics of Elf on a Shelf, and listener mail.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
The US begins normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, US officials claim North Korea was behind the Sony hack, New York state bans fracking, the NYC police union has harsh words for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a Missouri lawmaker proposed a bill that would require a woman to get a man's signature prior to getting an abortion.
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A producer of a new Frontline documentary joins us to discuss the juvenile criminal system, Pakistan responds to a horrific school shooting carried about by the Pakistani Taliban, and an NYPD officer approvingly tweets out Jack Nicholson's speech from A Few Good Men.
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Two new polls show broad support for torture among Americans, a protester is accused of violence on the Brooklyn Bridge, and historically all-women colleges review their gender policies regarding trans students.
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss how the recently passed spending bill weakens Wall Street regulations, Dick Cheney takes to Meet The Press to defend Bush-era torture methods, and tens of thousands turn out in several US cities to protest the killing of unarmed black people by cops.
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CIA director John Brennan defended the agency and dodged questions about torture at a press conference, bringing black girls into the discussion about school discipline, and listener mail.
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A Guantanamo Bay attorney speaks out about the new details of his client's torture, continuing fallout from the Senate torture report, and an oversight of ours on the Rolling Stone UVA story.
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Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence committee's torture report, and we spend the rest of the hour on the reports findings and implications.
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Raven Rakia joins us to discuss the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case, as well as the continuing protests around the country. Also, initial thoughts on the torture report, and listener mail.
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Continuing fall-out in the Rolling Stone UVA case, the Pentagon transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, and protests continue over Eric Garner's death by the NYPD.
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Protesters march through streets in numerous cities nationwide following the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner, new details emerge about the killing of Akai Gurley by a rookie NYPD officer, and listener mail.
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We spend the hour on the grand jury's refusal to return an indictment against the Staten Island officer in the killing of Eric Garner.
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Ashton Carter is the likely to be the next Secretary of Defense, the media goes after Rolling Stone's UVA story, and listener mail and tweets.
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An anonymous NYPD official acknowledges the counterterrorism unit spied on Ferguson solidarity protesters, a complicated first amendment and online harassment case goes before the Supreme Court, and Obama announces mild police reforms.
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New video evidence in the Tamir Rice shooting by police contradicts the official story, a UN panel excoriates US practices at Guantanamo and in domestic prisons, and comparing the X-Files to Homeland.
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Washington stalls on demilitarization of the police, and a bunch of listener mail.
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We celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by re-airing our interview with Chepe in which we discuss alternatives to policing. Also, listener mail.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with us by enjoying our previously aired interview with Daliya Karnofsky, as well as a bunch of listener mail.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the grand jury's lack of indictment in Ferguson, and thoughts on the protests, Darren Wilson's testimony, and the district attorney's speech.
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning amid scrutiny on Obama's national security team, Rudy Guiliani's rampant racism on Meet the Press, and listener mail.
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We spend the hour getting inside the largest physical security convention in the northeast.
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The Senate fails to pass a bill meant to reform the NSA, a rapper's album may send him to jail, the media gets very navel-gazey about Ben Smith's reporting on Uber, and Mike Nichols has died at 83.
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A personal essay from journalist Gregory Johnsen about narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Yemen, thousands of Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Bryce Covert on mid-term minimum wage referenda, an Uber executive suggests conducting a smear campaign against a journalist, and ignoring accusations of rape until a man makes them.
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Frontline's Marcela Gaviria joins us to discuss their latest documentary examining the relationship between US tire manufacturer Firestone and notorious warlord Charles Taylor. Also, more federal agencies than ever are using undercover agents, and listener mail.
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Teachers respond to Time Magazine's anti-teacher cover, US officials engage in double speak at the UN convention against torture, and listener mail.
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Sharda Sekaran on the recent marijuana referenda, the UN reviews the US record on torture, and the merits of inviting a member of the KKK on cable.
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Who judges the judges, why innocent people take plea deals, and listener mail about musicals.
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How the FBI ensnares people in terrorism cases with charges of lying, and Piers Morgan and Andrew Sullivan are feeling delightfully entitled.
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A proposed rehab center for ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Yemen is making little progress, gendered toys for children, and listener mail.
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Looking at why white women didn't vote for Wendy Davis, what a new AUMF might mean for US foreign policy, and listener mail.
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Ron Krasnow on his cancer diagnosis and dealing with it with comedy, a Guantanamo prisoner is sent back to Kuwait, and more thoughts on the midterm election.
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Alexandra Tempus joins us to discuss the increasing effects of climate change, and thoughts on the terrible mid-term elections.
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Part Two of Radio Dispatch Live 4 year anniversary show. Our guests are Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib.
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Today we air part 1 of Radio Dispatch Live four year anniversary extravaganza. Our guests are Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Chepe.
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Maya Schenwar joins us to discuss her new book, Locked Down, Locked Out, about why prisons don't work and better alternatives to incarceration. Also, updates on Success Academy, Gideon's Army at Guantanamo, and listener mail.
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More thoughts on street harassment, Chuck Hagel acknowledges the US war in the middle east will never end, and listener mail.
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The pros and cons of a viral street harassment video, the technologist who helped Snowden talk with Poitras and Greenwald shares his story, and reflections on four years of Radio Dispatch.
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The Post Office has monitored far more letters than previously known, the relationship between discourse on the left and GamerGate, and a ton of listener mail.
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Alexis Goldstein on whether Democrats actually want to address wealth inequality, Governors Cuomo and Christie engage in some ebola security theater, and listener mail.
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A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola, thoughts on Ross Douthat, the future of military commissions at Guantanamo, and listener mail.
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There's no end in sight to the US drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, four former Blackwater mercenaries are found guilty of the Nissour Square massacre, and listener mail.
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Academics and early childhood education, more on the US's waffling on the convention against torture, and the listener mail just keeps coming.
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A Washington Post columnist writes the most irresponsible column in recent memory, a new report shows that marijuana arrests are up, and listener mail on Uber.
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The dangers of the rhetoric of terrorism, more thoughts on employees freezing their eggs, and listener mail on GamerGate.
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The multiple ways special operations forces are stretched thin after 13 years of war, some additional thoughts on GamerGate, and listener mail.
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The Pentagon covered up numerous instances of US soldiers being exposed to old chemical weapons in Iraq, Apple and Facebook will freeze your eggs, and listener mail.
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Discussing the Yes Mean Yes law in California, Jill Abramson regrets her stance on not pushing to publish James Risen's Iran reporting, and listener mail.
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Thoughts on privacy and privilege, the effects of telling young black Americans they are “at risk,” and Rosie's weekend getaway.
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Todd Miller joins us to discuss how the US is militarizing the southern border of Mexico, Malala Yousafzai wins the #NobelPeacePrize for her struggle against the suppression of children, and all sorts of listener mail.
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Sarah Silverman and the National Women's Law Center biff it in an effort to raise awareness about the gender pay gap, and checking in on the Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, Sam Harris debacle.
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How ISIS gets its hostages, and the schools that are keeping their fun military weapons.
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Eric Holder's failure to jail bankers and how banks are colluding with the NSA to share your financial data, and Molly's round up on her latest conference on juvenile justice.
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John Oliver's great segment on drones, a federal judge rules against the government and keeps a Guantanamo force-feeding hearing open, and the spectacular failures of the Secret Service.
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Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss a court ruling that will close all but eight abortion clinics in Texas, and charter schools protest a new school evaluation system in New York City.
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Molly's back at School, Syrian rebels are apparently not happy about US strikes, and a bunch of listener mail and tweets.
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Danny Gold joins us to discuss his recent trip to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak, checking in on Ferguson, and well-intentioned courts for sex workers are falling short.
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The US and Afghanistan sign an agreement that will keep 10,000 troops in that country after 2014, an NYC literary figure is accused by multiple women of rape, and listener mail about dating.
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Dispatches from a juvenile justice conference, and de Blasio's revised school discipline plan.
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We air part 2 of Radio Dispatch Live with Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, where we discuss the history of the anti-war movement, Ryan's time in Ferguson, and Jeremy's adventures at the Oscar's. Also, the discipline regime at charter schools is terrifying.
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Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux join us for the latest Radio Dispatch Live, maybe our best one yet. In part 1, we discuss government watchlists, the roots of the war in Syria and Iraq, and why Yemen and Somalia aren't foreign policy success stories.
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Checking in on the tragic police shooting of John Crawford, ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for longer than the NFL suspended Ray Rice, and the White House says it won't send any ISIS prisoners to Guantanamo Bay.
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Guy Schaffer joins us to discuss the climate march and broader issues related to the changing environment, and Obama addresses the UN General Assembly.
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Nick Pinto joins us to discuss Monday's climate action Flood Wall Street, the US begins bombing ISIS targets and others in Syria, and a trans listener writes to us about their experience with bigotry.
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One day after the gigantic People's Climate March, organizers plan direct action protests on Wall Street. Also, Molly is back in the studio, and listener mail.
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Jason Leopold joins us to discuss a recently released CIA memo authorizing the killing of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, and Molly calls in with more thoughts on the NFL.
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Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress joins us to discuss the continuing gender wage gap and organizing among low-wage workers, the House of Representatives votes to approve funding for Syrian rebels, and a literal ton of listener mail.
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Peter Hart joins us to discuss the media's coverage of ISIS and Obama's expansion of the war, Molly phones in to discuss Adrian Peterson, and listener tweets.
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GoFundMe disallows a woman trying to raise money for an abortion, and a Missouri lawmaker is suing because the ACA allows his daughters access to birth control.
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Actor and playwright Susan-Jane Harrison joins us to discuss her new solo show and a brief history of women in theater, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Raven Rakia joins us to discuss generational divides in Ferguson, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Greg Basta joins us to discuss the key takeaways from the Zephyr Teachout campaign against Gov Andrew Cuomo, Obama addresses the country and announces he'll expand the war against ISIS to Syria, and listener mail.
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Jessica Luther on gendered violence in sports, Zephyr Teachout's amazing and unlikely showing in the New York Democratic primary, and Obama says he doesn't need Congress' authorization to expand his war on ISIS.
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The White House responds to the Ravens firing Ray Rice after video of him hitting his then-fiance is released, majority of US public now believes ISIS sleeper cells threaten Americans, and listener mail.
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How Kabul is changing as the US occupation winds down, Obama says US may fight ISIS for next three years, BDB is shipping homeless people out of buses, and listener mail.
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Reactions to some progressive critiques of Joan Rivers' politics, Politico runs a Greenwald hit piece, and an almost-jihadist on the US values that drove him to fight.
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It's the first day of school and we've got education policy to discuss, a high ranking counter-terrorism official walks back the ISIS threat, and heroin rates are increasing in NYC.
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A NYT op-ed on why Pre-K is good but not enough, school discipline guidelines in NYC will remain the same, and ISIS beheads another American journalist.
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The recent leak of private nude photographs is the latest attempt to remind women they are always vulnerable, the US conducts a drone strike in Somalia, and judging by the weather summer has just begun.
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A US citizen dies fighting in Syria and reignites the debate on radicalization, and Bratton feuds with the New York City police union.
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For today's special Labor Day episode, we devote the hour – more or less – to listener mail we've been neglecting for too long.
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Chepe joins us to discuss his work with violence deescalation, alternatives to policing, and exciting activism happening in Bosnia. Also, the NYT cowardly refuses to Zephyr Teachout.
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The Obama administration is reportedly considering beginning airstrikes in Syria, so-called anti-rape nail polish, and listener mail.
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Surveying the support services available for youth in Ferguson, various reaction to the “no angel” profile of Michael Brown, an awkward moment at the Emmys, and a bunch of listener mail.
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The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was somehow evidence of a nefarious character. Also, mission creep in Iraq and Radio Dispatch has a new four-legged co-host.
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Bank of America's recent record settlement, Bloomberg News has some handwringing about hook up culture, and Molly went down a huge water slide.
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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the protests in Ferguson and his arrest at the hands of the local police. Also, data shows racial economic disparities are getting worse, and listener mail.
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Mariame Kaba (aka PrisonCulture on twitter) joins us to discuss the problems with only focusing on militarized police, the authoritarian mindset is on full display in the Washington Post, and continuing updates on Ferguson.
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Another night of police violence in Ferguson, Obama gives another disappointing press conference, and friend of the show Ryan Devereaux is arrested and detained overnight.
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Governor Nixon calls in the National Guard following continued social unrest in Fegruson, Missouri. Also, Molly is back from vacation and boy oh boy do we have a lot to talk about.
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Parker Marie Molloy joins us to discuss the TERF article, panic over trans teens taking hormones, and more. Also, we dissect a few of our long form stories and discuss how we wrote and reported them.
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Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her trip to construction sites at Abu Dhabi, and Rivera Sun joins us to discuss her novel and the coming climate crisis.
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Jason Leopold joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, an update on the status of Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail about language.
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the state of Israel and Palestine, as well as how Iranian nuclear negotiations are going. And listener mail on the terrible TERF article.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the problems with Broken Windows and My Brother's Keeper. Also, a field piece from New Mexico from a listener about a church that offers temporary sanctuary to migrant families.
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The Washington Post debunks claims Campbell Brown made on the Colbert Report, and Andrew Sullivan's readers weigh in on giving trophies to children.
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Civilian oversight board in New York City suggests there should be fewer stop and frisk investigations, a Belgian journalist was denied entry to the US because his name mistakenly appeared in a terrorism database, and checking in on Obama's immigration initiative.
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New documents published by The Intercept shed light on the government's terrorism databases and no-fly lists, several Senators criticize the administration and CIA for their redactions, and the pre-K rollout in NYC.
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Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the arrest of a police-watch activist, a new report details widespread brutality at Rikers, and the CIA and White House have redacted fake names from the torture report.
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Obama says that following the attacks on 9/11 the United States “tortured some folks,” Eric Garner's death is ruled a homicide, and the UN and US condemn an Israeli attack on yet another UN school.
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CIA Director John Brennan has been caught lying about the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee, a new report shows that misdemeanor arrests are up in New York City, and David Frum accuses the NYT and others of fabricating photographs.
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Daliya Karnofsky joins us to discuss her one-woman show And She Bakes, the US restocks Israel's arsenal, and listener mail.
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Israel has bombed another school in Gaza, Rashid Khalidi on collective punishment in Gaza, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Markus Harwood-Jones on his new film about trans communities throughout the US and Canada, Michelle Goldberg's unfortunate New Yorker piece about TERFs, and catching up on listener mail.
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Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his latest Frontline documentary on the US occupation of Iraq, a new human rights report says journalists and attorneys' rights are put in danger by mass surveillance, and a new GOP representative confuses two US officials with representatives from the Indian government.
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It's our latest edition of Radio Dispatch LIVE. Our guests on today's show are MSNBC's Irin Carmon and Aram Schvey from the Center of Reproductive Rights. We spend the hour on the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, and what it means for people's access to contraception.
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The Intercept publishes the government's guidelines for including a person on one of any number of watchlists, Israel bombed a UN school and killed at least 15 Palestinians, and why every kid should get a trophy.
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Our continued coverage of Israel's assault on Gaza, the NYPD kills a man with a chokehold, and a luxury apartment building in Manhattan has a separate entrance for poor people.
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We discuss an essay on Jacobin titled “Why I'm not a liberal,” and replay an interview with Amnesty International's Donatella Rovera in Iraq.
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We spend the hour on Janet Mock's memoir Redefining Realness, the latest entry in our Radio Dispatch book club.
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Israeli Defense Forces begin a ground invasion of Gaza, the geopolitical implications of the downed Malaysia passenger jet, an open question of how to cope with all this news, and listener mail.
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The US media is a spectacular failure when it comes to covering Israel's attack on Gaza, refusing to answer questions about citizenship at border patrol checkpoints, and listener mail.
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Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss the ten-year anniversary of his film OutFoxed, the FBI treated two terrorism investigations very differently, and friend-of-the-show Melissa Gira Grant says there's no such thing as a slut.
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Rania Khalek joins us to discuss Israel's continued bombing of Gaza, the military commissions system just got a lot more confusing, and Paul F Tompkins on sexism in movies.
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A new report details unthinkable brutality at Rikers jail in New York City, Israel continues to bomb the Gaza Strip, and people who say they're not interested in politics despite clearly being interested in politics. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 World Cup, Icing bros 23:00 People who say they hate politics 40:06 Guards abusing inmates at Riker's 55:00 Israel's bombing of Gaza 57:50 “The Politics of Starving” Against Me! / Credits 59:01 Finish Bombing of Gaza Rikers Island
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The growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, the NSA was previously informed about the GCHQ's decision to smash up the Guardian's computers, and listener mail.
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Anna Lekas Miller on Israel's assault on Gaza, a Virginia prosecutor wants to photograph a seventeen year boy's genitals genitals, and listener mail.
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The NSA has spied on prominent Muslim-American leaders, the Supreme Court says Wheaton college is temporarily exempt from contraception requirements in the ACA, and listener mail on free speech zones.
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Faiza Patel joins us to discuss the Washington Post's latest NSA story, Molly's new story on jury nullification, and our mom writes in to tell us she didn't replace Molly's goldfish.
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Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss the beating of an American teen by Israeli defense forces, the Washington Post finds that nine out of 10 people the NSA collects information about are innocent bystanders, and Anthony Cumia gets fired after going on a racist Twitter tirade.
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Donatella Rovera joins us from northern Iraq to talk about what she's witnessed in the towns she's visited, and a listener mail about Eat Pray Love.
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To celebrate this Fourth of July, we re-air an interview with Melissa Gira Grant on her amazing book Playing the Whore. Also, the NSA is authorized to spy on all but four countries.
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Alex Kane on Israel's response to three dead Israeli teenagers, there are already court cases in the works that could expand the Hobby Lobby decision, and the US loses a heartbreaker to Belgium.
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Sheila Bapat joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Harris v Quinn, the Pakistani military's operation in North Waziristan, and various stories from an MRA conference.
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The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby's favor and deals a blow to contraception access, a new report shows that a Blackwater employee threatened to kill a State Department employee, and listener mail.
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Hina Shamsi joins us to discuss the Awlaki memo and a recent court victory regarding the No Fly List, the Supreme Court dismantles the buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics, and Obama asks for $500 in aid to so-called vetted Syrian rebels.
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On tonight's show, Kristen Gwynne and Sharda Sekaran join us to discuss all things drugs-- the war, legalization, decriminalization, harm reduction, Colorado, and hopefully Maureen Dowd's green corduroy pants. Also, we've got thoughts on Robin Thicke, and Molly just finished her 5th year teaching in the Bronx.
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Divesting from privilege should be a painful experience, how the common core supports capitalism, and updates on Iraq.
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Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the recently released memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, critiquing the critiques of George Will, and listener mail.
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Examining the New York Times' mediocre coverage of charter schools, thoughts on why neocons still play such a prominent role in the US media, and listener mail.
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President Obama addresses the country on the situation in Iraq, the Central Park Five settle their case for $40 million, and listener mail.
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the developments in Iraq, a book party for the new Michael Hastings' novel, and listener mail.
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Chelsea Manning Support Network organizer Emma Cape joins us to discuss Manning's New York Times Op-Ed, the disastrous effects of the “Salvador Option” in Iraq, and listener mail.
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Drone strikes resume in Pakistan and continue in Yemen, how gentrifying Brooklyn could change juries, and listener mail.
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ISIS militant's claim they carried out a massacre in northern Iraq, Chelsea Manning writes an op-ed in the New York Times, and a massive police raid in Harlem.
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Militants seize land in northern Iraq, and Chris Hedges is accused of plagiarism.
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Hagel defends the Bergdahl trade, the ethics of sourcing sensitive material, and initial thoughts on Michael Hastings' new novel.
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Katie Klabusich on the latest Washington Post article claiming marriage ends violence against women, there have been at least 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook, a little bit on the Eric Cantor ouster, and listener mail.
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Part Two of our interview with Parker Marie Molloy, George Will is a human garbage pile, the New York Times condemns solitary confinement for children, and the “Ladies Who Lunch” trend piece saga continues.
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The New Orleans school system has been almost entirely taken over by charters, a year of Snowden, and listener mail.
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Parker Marie Malloy joins us to discuss the Time magazine cover and fighting transphobic language, and we talk about the myths about the Bergdahl swap that won't go away.
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Matt Farwell joins us to discuss the prisoner swap of Bowe Bergdahl and five Taliban figures, Maureen Dowd gets way too high, and listener mail.
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A trans woman and her mother join us to discuss crowd-funding gender confirmation surgery, the Chicago Sun Times retracts an NRO opinion piece it ran, and the Justice for Jane movement.
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The Obama administration swaps five Guantanamo detainees for American POW Bowe Berghdahl, and Andrews Sullivan's mediocre attempt to engage with trans activists.
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Frank Bruni would like all of you to shut up please and thanks, and Patton Oswalt quits Twitter after tweeting a horrible tweet.
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Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Somaly Mam and the savior fantasy industry, and Jezebel lurks in a PUA hate forum.
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Snowden goes on prime time TV to tell his side of the story, and a Daily Beast piece lays out the problems with young male nerd-dom.
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Welcome to Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, the red menace is alive and well as long as you're talking to Chepe and Jesse Myerson. Two years ago, we spent an hour talking about communism with these two, and we've been thinking about it ever since. We're calling tonight Communism Part Two, because there's always more red to be scared about.
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We discuss the mass shooting at UC Santa Barbara, the misogyny that drove it, and the various reactions throughout the media.
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We revisit the amazing interview we conducted with Todd Miller on border security and militarization, there have been almost no substantial changes in drone policy since Obama's speech one year ago, and listener mail.
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A New York Times book review offers a staggeringly simplistic view of leaks and whistleblowers, an update on Javier Payne, and a Gothamist reporter is kicked out of the 9/11 Museum after asking a single question.
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a baffling hearing on the AUMF and the president's powers to use military force, the Drag Race controversy comes full circle, and listener mail and listener art.
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A recent spike in police violence, NYC is a heroin trafficking hub, and listener mail.
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Kids are being tried in kangaroo courts without lawyers to represent them, the FBI director says terrorism should still be main focus, and listener mail.
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John's big story on heroin use and harm reduction, and Cecily McMillan gets sentenced to 90 days jail and five years probation.
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Sheila Bapat joins us to discuss her book on the struggle for domestic workers' rights, a new poll shows some Americans support gruesome death penalty methods, and a ton of listener mail.
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Jill Abramson is unceremoniously ousted from the New York Times, Manning's lawyer says she shouldn't be transferred to civilian prison, and listener mail.
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Something called cut-off culture makes a dude super upset, Glenn Greenwald's new NSA book drops, and Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison for hormone replacement therapy. Also, listener mail and checking in on Molly's students' play.
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Michael Kirk, the director of the new Frontline documentary The United States of Secrets joins us to discuss mass surveillance since 9/11. Also, the failing case against Blackwater contractors allegedly involved in the Nissour Square shooting, and listener mail.
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Concita Wurst wins Eurovision and becomes the Queen of Europe, the NYPD is recruiting Muslim prisoners to be informants, and listener mail.
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Nine of the jurors in Cecily McMillan's call for leniency in sentencing, revisiting the shaming of Monica Lewinsky, and Obama's administration further clamps down on leaks.
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Climate change may mean no salt water fish by 2048, alleged Boston bomber's lawyers seek to suppress hospital statements, and battling the PC police with an army of morons.
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Wading into the story on kidnapped young women in Nigeria, the Daily Show's tepid coverage of the Cecily McMillan verdict, and jurors who don't know that felonies land people in prison.
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Occupy activist Cecily McMillan is found guilty of second degree assault of a police officer, a lawyer involved in drafting the Awlaki memo faces hurdles in nomination to appeals court, and a likely secret CIA depot is discovered in Texas.
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Time magazine publishes freshman essay on privilege, FoxNews is sad about lady breadwinners, and a book party for the newly released Essential Ellen Willis.
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Cops in Maryland plan to live tweet a sex work sting, cops in New York City are arresting subway break dancers at increased rates, and Louis CK continues slamming the common core.
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Afghan opium production is at an all-time high, teachers in NYC will refuse to administer a standardized state test, and Molly's phone played a trick on her.
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An Oklahoma man dies of a heart attack after prison authorities botch the execution, DOE says Title 9 protections extend to trans and gender non-conforming students, and a US security company's massive profits in Afghanistan.
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Donald Sterling's impolite racism, the Senate removes language that requires the White House to report on drone deaths, and listener mail.
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Live from the Theorizing the Web 2014 after-party, today's show is all about the Internet, hashtags, activism, and surveillance, recorded live at South 4th Bar and Grille in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein of Citizen Radio join us to discuss alternative media platforms, burning bridges, and of course Game of Thrones and cats with cones.
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Cliven Bundy says some racists things following an armed stand-off with the federal government, the LA sheriff's department used a drone to surveil Compton for nine days without resident's knowledge.
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MyNYPD twitter hashtag goes hilariously wrong after activists of all sorts post photos of police brutality, which we spend the hour on.
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An appellate court rules that the government must release the legal memo that justified the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a new private school for babies opens in Manhattan, and listener mail.
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Jacobin magazine responds to an anti-sex work column at the Nation, three drone strikes in three days in Yemen, and listener mail about password security and Heartbleed.
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Snowden appears on Russian television to question President Putin about mass surveillance, Drag Race ends segment that sparked controversy, and listener mail.
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Students against Peabody Coal join us to discuss their on-campus campaign, the NYPD commissioner announces the end of the Demographics Unit, and the continuing struggle to understand what Occupy was about.
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The FBI turned a member of a defense team in the 9/11 trial into a confidential informant, the acting president in Ukraine threatens an “anti-terrorism operation” in the eastern part of the country, and listener mail.
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The NSA reportedly exploited heartbleed for two years, Monica Jones convicted of manifestation of intent to prostitute, and listener mail.
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Reactions to Colbert's new job, and the NYT profiles American oligarchs who think they love Africa.
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Colbert is the next host of the Late Show, federal judge dismisses the Awlaki family's civil suit, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Eric Holder's new FBI guidelines could still allow religious profiling, students opt-out of tests as national awareness of common core grows, and Thomas Friedman's terribly hockey metaphor is a checkmate slamdunk homerun.
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The two stories of the Afghan election, a major breach in Internet security could leave millions vulnerable, and a silly Guardian op-ed on the benefits of straight-forward sexual advances.
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Why do blog posts get to be considered wonderful civic dialogue while Twitter is maligned, Snowden says NSA spying on human rights organizations, and listener mail.
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Katie Toth on a recent women in the media conference, Rick Perry won't support prison rape elimination act regulations, and the CIA is clinging to its drone program.
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The Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of the torture report, a strange brand of reactionary liberalism pops up at The Nation, and listener mail.
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Richard Sherman defends his friend the Eagles fired after they found alleged gang ties, and listener mail on the male gaze and gendered fashion trends.
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A panel says the worst of climate change is yet to come, NSA admits to warrantless searches, kids debate the most contentious issues of the day, and a scoocher is under attack.
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CIA misled Congress on torture program, NYT readers' racist reaction to preschool-to-prison story, and listener mail.
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The Wolf of Wall Street and portraying sexism without recreating sexism, a new example of affluenza, and studio changes here at Radio Dispatch.
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The problems with data-driven journalism, first graders weigh in on liking stories with protagonists of a different gender, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Ayesha Siddiqi and Mychal Denzel Smith join us for the live show to discuss race, white supremacy, and of course Kim and Kanye.
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Obama embraces some initial NSA reforms, Hobby Lobby's case for denying contraception, Molly's students defend their beliefs in a debate prep, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Closing arguments in Abu Ghaith, the accused al Qaeda spokesperson and Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, RAINN misses the mark on rape culture, and listener mail.
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Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the outcomes of two high-profile military sexual assault cases, as well as Paul Ryan's hometown listening tour, and nationwide data from the Office of Civil Rights on discrimination in school. Also, listener mail on encryption and more.
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A Guantanamo detainee who has never been charged makes his case for freedom, charter schools and the illusion of choice, and listener mail.
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Abu Ghaith takes the stand as a surprise witness in the federal case against him, and status offenses can land kids in juvie for things that aren't actually crimes.
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The NSA has a program that allows it to record every call in a foreign country and listen up to a month later, Putin signs a treaty that annexes Crimea, and people in the Renaissance were afraid of a breakdown in the strict gender binary.
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Katie Klabusich on being a clinic escort and dealing with hostile pro-lifers, reaction to seeing a lecture by Fredric Jameson, the family of Jateik Reed goes to trial in The Bronx, and Putin signs a treaty to annex Crimea.
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New media outlet stars Nate Silver and Ezra Klein's bad hiring practices, and so much listener mail. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Importance of lecture classes 13:30 Lack of diversity in new big media platforms 47:25 Listener mail 58:36 “Boys” Sky Ferreira / Credits 59:42 Finish Ezra Klein Nate Silver Listener Mail
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We spend the hour on the politics of Twitter being a public space.
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A Guantanamo review board keeps a detainee in indefinite detention as another detainee is transferred to Algeria, the White House withheld 9,000 documents from the Senate Intelligence committee, Verso books had a launch party, and listener mail.
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Rachel Boynton joins us to discuss her new film Big Men, which explores the dynamics of oil companies drilling off the coast of West Africa. Also, Diane Feinstein accuses the CIA of criminal acts, and Molly's new essay on Mean Girls.
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Edward Snowden makes a public address at the South By Southwest festival, and what we talk about when we talk about Snowden.
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Greg Basta on the NYC battle between charter schools and public schools, the US government is planning a system to monitor 5 million federal workers to prevent leaks, and listener mail.
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The plot thickens in the continuing fight between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence committee, a listener shares their thoughts on our discussion of drag and trans appropriation, and more listener mail.
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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith goes on trial in lower Manhattan for material support of Al Qaeda, a Gawker letter from death row sparks an important conversation, and thoughts on RT and US media.
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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio backs public schools over pressure from Charter school activists, the CIA has reportedly spied on the Senate Intelligence committee, and catching up on listener mail.
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Melissa Gira Grant joins us for the hour to discuss her forthcoming book Playing the Whore, the work of sex work. Also, updates on Ukraine, and RuPaul's drag race is back.
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Attempting to understand the crisis in Ukraine, highs and lows of the Oscars, and Molly is back from vacation.
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Kiera Feldman joins us to discuss her report on sexual assault at God's Harvard, more details on the American the Obama administration is considering killing with a drone, and so much listener mail.
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Nima Shirazi the continuing nuclear talks with Iran and what's changed since last year, new Snowden documents show the GCHQ intercepted a huge amount of sexy webcam time, and listener mail.
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Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss his new book on the Chicago teachers strike, Alex Pareene joins us to discuss Dealbook, the military plans to cut its forces to the lowest levels in a generation, and listener mail on zoos and other things.
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Allison Kilkenny joins us to discuss giving up as the battle cry of the privileged, a new story at The Intercept shows how GCHQ has plans to run false flag operations and discredit enemies by posting disinformation about them, and anti-gay measures from Uganda to the US. Also, listener mail. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Day 2 of John talking 09:20 Allison Kilkenny on who gets to say I give up 28:14 New NSA docs 42:30 Anti-gay bill Uganda, Arizona 52:55 Listener mail 60:28 “Jaked on Green Beers” Alkaline Trio / Credits 61:41 Finish
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Nona Willis Aronowitz on active shooter drills in schools, Colbert's terrible interview with former General Stanley McCrystal, White House Down is hilarious, and listener mail.
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Common Core standards are disastrous for students with disabilities, a NJ judge okay's spying on Muslim communities, and listener mail.
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A report from Human Rights Watch says a US drone strike may have violated the laws of war, and listeners write in about active shooter drills.
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Arun Kundnani on Islamophobia and the domestic war on terror, Janet Mock goes on The Colbert Report and Piers Morgan shouts on Twitter, and some of listener mail on international Doritos.
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Schools throughout the country are staging live action simulated school shootings, journalists who reported on Snowden's documents are awarded the Polk Award, and an announcement about Hack My Heart.
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Binge watching House of Cards, a mistrial on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn case, and more hold-ups at Guantanamo.
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Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss a Massachusetts school district that began posting students' test scores on the walls of the classroom, some thoughts on the Dunn trial, and we saw RoboCop.
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Todd Miller joins us to discuss the militarization of the northern and southern borders of the United States, the Afghan government releases 65 prisoners the US wanted them to continue to hold, and a school in Massachusetts posted kindergarteners names and test scores in the classroom.
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Jeff Sharlet on being gay in Russia, common core de-emphasizes the importance of reading fiction in elementary school, and more stories about Molly's students.
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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the new article on the NSA's role in drone strikes, Richard Cohen weighs in on Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen, and John's story about rap lyrics as evidence.
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The US is using metadata almost exclusively to determine targets in the drone program, the Obama administration is attempting to put another US citizen on the kill list, and more on feminist parenting.
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What it means when we call girls “mean girls,” Guantanamo hearing for February is cancelled, and actually a bunch of listener mail, no joke.
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Ned Resnikoff on Congress' food stamp cuts and the increasing hunger crisis, and Janet Mock goes back on Piers Morgan's show and takes him to school.
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Seinfeld says he doesn't care about diversity in comedy, Piers Morgan's limited understanding of trans women, and the GCHQ uses Anonymous' tactics against them.
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More thoughts on the continuing Woody Allen / Dylan Farrow conversation, Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of heroin overdose, & listener mail twitter feminism.
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Ayesha Siddiqi on blaming survivors of sexual abuse, listener Trevor Hultner sends in a field piece about Keystone XL protesters charged with a terrorism hoax, and Bruno Mars' awesome halftime performance.
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Kevin Gosztola joins us to discuss the NATO 3 trial, the ways the healthcare establishment fails trans patients, and listener mail.
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More thoughts on the foreign policy aspects of the State of the Union, The Nation publishes a piece calling Twitter feminism toxic, and listener mail about cats.
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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Pete Seeger's communism, our reaction to the State of the Union address, and Molly threatens to throw John off a balcony.
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Colin Kennedy on Pete Seeger, who died at 94, the billionaire who compared Occupy to Kristallnacht apologies, kind of, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discruss rap and race at the Grammys, Sen Chuck Schumer is proposing a new law named after Avonte Oquendo, and listener mail.
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Our latest live show, with Rachel Reid and Anand Gopal, both of whom have lived in Afghanistan and worked on issues surrounding the country for years. We learn about the surprising movie that the Taliban's young men love, we sing happy birthday to Melissa Gira Grant, and our mom was there. Do not miss this show.
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Richard Sherman dismantles everybody who has been calling him a thug, new statistics on the growing proportion of children of color in the United States, an NSA watchdog group has determined the spying dragnet is illegal, and listener mail.
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Bill Simmons of Grantland responds to criticism of the Dr V story, the first scene in Frenemy of the State, and listener mail from someone whose spouse wrote in yesterday.
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More thoughts on the Grantland article, Richard Sherman's awesome post-game interview, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Parker Marie Molloy joins us to discuss the transphobic, irresponsible Grantland article that has generated a huge backlash in the trans community, and Abbie Treis on those who supported the article on Twitter.
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The Departments of Justice and Education released documents to curb discrimination in school discipline, the disturbing trend of prosecutors using rap lyrics in criminal cases, and listener mail about dogecoin.
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A GOP candidate says marital rape isn't a real thing, a Congressional committee is restricting the president's ability to move the drone program from CIA to DoD, and listener mail on robots, of course.
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Alexandra Tempus on climate change in 2014, Obama's review panel addresses the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Molly's favorite discussion to have with her students.
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Bill Keller's condescending response to the backlash against his Lisa Adams column, a male reddit user lasts two hours posing as a woman on OKCupid, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Bill and Emma Keller write twin columns criticizing Lisa Adams for tweeting her cancer treatment, thoughts on online harassment, a listener yells at us for bad-mouthing zoos, and another friend of the show was on the television.
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Maddow puts on her sleuth hat and looks at the Christie bridge scandal, a Yemeni held at Guantanamo is cleared for transfer, and listener mail on amplifying other people's voices.
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Razan Ghazzawi joins us to discuss the on-the-ground realities in Syria, the Obama administration has pledged to investigate the drone strike that killed 12 people in Yemen, and more listener mail on self-identification.
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Friend of the show Jesse Myerson makes the TV rounds and does quite well for himself, Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera make an appearance on Katie Couric's show, two movie scenes, and listener pushback pushback.
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Thoughts on a major story about online harassment of women, the activists who stole FBI files come out of the shadows, and listener mail pushing back on us.
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Molly's first piece for Al Jazeera America on juvenile incarceration, the FBI formally changes its primary mission from law enforcement to national security, and Clapper's lawyer's ridiculous letter to the New York Times.
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David Brooks writes about smoking weed as a young man, a round-up of the 11 Guantanamo transfers since August, and a progressive white woman denies her whiteness and identifies as green. Also, listener mail on dismantling trans* hierarchies.
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We're back from vacation with an all new Radio Dispatch, talking about the NYT & the Guardian calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, and a bunch of listener mail.
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On our last day of our break, we re-air our Radio Dispatch book club on Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow.
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Today we re-air our live show from November, with excellent guests Sarah Jaffe and Josh Eidelson.

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