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.
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.
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.
Maysoon Zayid on ableism, the marginalization of disabled people from pop culture, and the problematic ways we talk about Arabs, Muslims, and Palestine. Plus, John’s latest dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, and more listener mail to keep Molly company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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