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Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
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.
Susie Cagle on last Sunday's climate change action, a rape apologist hashtag trends on twitter, and six members of the House who benefitted heavily from defense sector donations.
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.
Nancy Pelosli is ambivalent about telling the public about assassinating and disappearing citizens, a structural analysis of 1 Billion Rising, and Marco Rubio has a big house and zombie ideas.
Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely on rape in the military, and more discussion of the distinction between the words “woman” and “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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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