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Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.
John and MJ Knefel are journalists, writers, and co-hosts of the political podcast Radio Dispatch. John covers foreign policy, criminal justice, civil liberties, and harm reduction, with bylines at Buzzfeed,…
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The New York Times and Washington Post disagree with Pride's decision to ban uniformed police, Emily Wilder is fired from the AP for her past support of Palestinian rights, and how conservatives are trying to prevent solidarity between Black Americans and Palestinians. Photo courtesy of Osps7 via Wikimedia Commons
Continued and escalating Israeli violence against Palestinians in Gaza, the CDC mask guidance for vaccinated people indoors, and listener mail on organizing against student debt. photo courtesy of Bruce Emmerling via Wikimedia Commons
Jesse Myerson is back to discuss organizing under Biden, and John and MJ discuss the Israeli violence towards Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Temple Mount. photo courtesy of Godot13 via Wikimedia Commons
Biden's address to Congress, kids age 12-15 will be cleared for the Pfizer vaccine next week as the US redefines our expectations for herd immunity. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Ryan Devereaux on Title 42 and Biden’s continuation of Trump’s policies. Also, how the international intellectual property rights regime is leading to a catastrophe in India. photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons