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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
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