Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began on October 1st. It is expected that 7 million people will register online for coverage under the ACA, commonly known as “Obamacare,” before it takes effect on January 1st, 2014. For the 48 million citizens who do not currently have health insurance, it is mandatory to apply by March 31st, 2014, or they will face a tax penalty. Despite the fact that the White House claims Obamacare will decrease the deficit by $210 billion within a decade, there is a great amount of controversy over how effective the health insurance reform will be. Opposition to the law is even partially responsible for the shutdown of the federal government. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people about Obamacare and how they think the health reform might effect them.
Diala Shamas, one of the authors of a new report on the effects of NYPD surveillance on Muslims, joins us to discuss her findings and recommendations. Also, a conversation about teaching men not to rape, and getting ready for Radio Dispatch Book Club. theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Get ready for Feminism is for Everybody 23:16 Diala Shama on NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities 36:35 Teaching men not to rape 59:04 “Misery Over Dispute” Waxahatchee / Credits 60:05 Finish AP NYPD spying Mapping Muslims Feminism is for everybody
An exchange between a independent journalist and an editor illustrates the state of freelance journalism, prosecutorial overreach from Aaron Swartz to Michael Premo, and a listener asks about tenure for elementary and secondary school teachers.
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD latest surveillance program is directed at East Harlem and Brownsville youth, and the UN calls for prosecution of Bush-era torture officials. And listener mail!
It's our latest Radio Dispatch Live! We're joined by MSNBC producer Jamil Smith, comedian Keisha Zollar, and author Rich Benjamin to discuss Black History Month, the Voting Rights Act, Trayvon Martin, and the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of the Oscars.
Academy Award nominee James Spione on his upcoming documentary Silenced, which examines the war on whistleblowers and the risks they take by bringing government abuse to the public's attention. Also, catching up on several listener mail letters.
Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) joins us to explain the sequester: what it is, where it came from, and what it could mean for people throughout the country. Also, more fallout from the Onion's Quvenzhane tweet, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
Nima Shirazi on the propaganda in Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, the Onion tweets out a horrible thing about Quvenzhane Wallis, and Seth MacFarlane's general sexism and racism.
The problems with piling on Rihanna, drone advocates push for looser regulations for domestic drones, and MSNBC feigns independence despite hiring Axelrod and Gibbs.
The Anti-Banality Union screens Police Mortality, their second mind-bending movie mash-up, more on the members of the House who get lots of defense contractor money, and thoughts on the end of the school bus strike.
Jesse Myerson on the recently unveiled No Fare Hikes project, Jacobin magazine details further problems with Teach For America, and state lawmakers seek to both expand and prohibit domestic drone use.
Filmmaker Brandon Harris on the racial problems of Django Unchained, debunking Obama's State of the Union, and catching up on some sweet sweet listener mail.
Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely on rape in the military, and more discussion of the distinction between the words “woman” and “lady”.
Ex-LAPD Chris Dorner is still on the loose, liberal hacks openly embrace an authoritarian mindset, and the split on the word “lady”.
Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen on John Brennan's Senate confirmation hearing to be director of the CIA, and interviews with plaintiffs in the NDAA lawsuit, including Chris Hedges, Jesselyn Radack, and Thomas Drake.
Liz Hernandez Majumder on her organization's recurring, blockade-breaking trip to Cuba, additional thoughts on the DOJ white paper memo, and Michelle Rhee on The Daily Show.
Ramarley Graham's family files law suit against the NYPD, Michelle Alexander's op-ed on why cops get away with perjury, and Trayvon Martin would've just turned 18. Also, the DOJ white paper on assassinating US citizens, and listener mail from the undocumented crypt.
John is back from Guantanamo Bay, and boy does he have some stories to tell. We spend the hour unpacking a very strange week at GTMO.
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.
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.
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.
Guantanamo has been around for 11 years, Obama's cabinet has almost no diversity, and the trillion dollar platinum coin, explained.
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.
Differing approaches to end of life scenarios, including the realistic possibility of abject immortality.
Civil rights attorney Chase Madar on school safety, the failures of the high impact model, and successful alternative strategies.