It’s our Christmas Day show! Today’s show is a best-of show, which includes Sam Osterhout reading from his book Memos to Ruby, and a strange interview with Fanny Faye, the insecure chef.
Ryan Devereaux on the dangers of Zero Dark Thirty, and the National Review thinks men would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting.
More thoughts on the DSM and how it relates to trans people, major blow to unions in Michigan, and a so-called men’s rights group targets a 19 year old activist.
Ahmed Ferhani takes a guilty plea, and Radio Dispatch was in the courtroom for the whole thing. Also, watching the New Jim Crow play out in court, several prominent women recently have refused to identify as feminists, and our thoughts decades of smear campaigns against the word feminism.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network on Manning’s testimony at Fort Meade, his psychiatrist’s attempts to better Manning’s detainment conditions, and the next steps in the pre-trial phase. Also, audio from NYU’s panel discussion on free speech and whistleblowers, and John spoke at a Jeremy Hammond rally.
This is the recording of our first Radio Dispatch Live! We talk Petraeus, the kill list, and a decade of US foreign Policy from Iraq and Afghanistan to Pakistan and Yemen. Our guests are Micheal Hastings, Sarah Knuckey, and Gregory D Johnsen.
A new study sheds light on the harsh working conditions domestic workers face, the judge in Jeremy Hammond’s case has a conflict of interest, and the US Navy assures the Internet that a human will always decide when a robot will kill you. And still more great listener mail.
Revisiting the Runaway General, the Michael Hastings story that ended Stanley McCrystal’s career as a general, a refresher on drones, and a black Florida teenager is gunned down in his car, allegedly after a confrontation with a middle aged white man. Plus, more listener mail than you can shake a stick at.
Fox News declares a War on Men, and we give you your reading list for the first ever Radio Dispatch Live, which we’re recording this week.
Strike Debt raised enough money to abolish over 5 million dollars in debt, Palestinian rights organizations protest Israeli bombardments of Gaza, and Teach For America claims to aspire to reform education through electoral politics.
Today’s show is all about police repression of Arab and Muslim communities, and activist groups as well.
Efforts to provide relief to the Rockaways continue, and John was on the ground to witness some of it. Also, Occupy’s effect on the election, and Glenn Beck’s website offers praise for Occupy Sandy.
On the ground interviews from Staten Island and Rockaway Beach, as we take you to some of the places in New York City that have been hardest hit. Today’s show is all about people telling their own stories about how Sandy changed their lives.
Our coverage of Sandy’s effects on New York City continues, with Chris Robbins of Gothamist reporting on the massive destruction on Staten Island, and Nick Pinto of the Village Voice on continuing power outages in Red Hook. Also, Molly’s got a new essay about structural oppression and education.
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on destruction in New Jersey and Staten Island, and defense attorney Gideon Oliver on Rikers, and the effects of shutting down the court system. Also, Molly escaped Manhattan and is back in the studio.
Cannibal cop wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat one hundred women, the future of warfare is lethal autonomous robots, and Mitt Romney’s comments as Governor about same-sex parents.
John’s latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview with Nelini Stamp, organizer with the Dream Defenders, on the school to prison pipeline, changing the debate, and the importance of organizing Latino and African American youth against their common oppressors. Plus, Jesse and Molly discuss Well Meaning Misogynists and the importance of checking your privilege.
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a mass coordinated disruption of Black Friday, and the power and vulnerability of labor in the United States. Plus, John is going to Guantanamo Bay! Also, a listener points out Obama’s condescending language when talking about women’s issues.
Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake on 3rd party politics and short-term thinking in the Democratic Party, Patrick Robbins on an anti-Spectra pipeline action full of naked people painted green, and NYC subpoenas Ken Burns’ footage of the Central Park 5.
Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change discusses the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Eric Schniederman against JP Morgan.
NYPD is responsible for all 9 bystanders shot outside the ESB, Chris Matthews calls out Reince Preibus for race-baiting, and Dan Savage responds to allegations of ableism.
Anaheim police shot and killed a man, shot at families, Bloomberg calls for police strike, James Holmes, Batman.
Recently, national attention was brought to the alleged practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords in order to determine whether the individual has an appropriate social media identity. In response, Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the practice violates federal Law. This week on BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers their thoughts on the controversial topic.

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