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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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