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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and… | watch