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Verónica Peña is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores migration policies, cross-cultural dialogue, and women’s empowerment
Obama-to-Trump voters were a big part of the Trump’s surprise victory. So were their attitudes about race.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the current crisis at the Southern Border which culminated in Customs And Border Patrol agents unleashing tear gas on approaching migrants. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Ryan Devereaux on the violence against migrants at the Southern border, and the Republican response.
In Part 2, Tyler Reny discusses how the false "white economic anxiety" media narrative prevailed for so long, historical precedence of vote switching, and projecting its effect on the 2020 election.
Tyler Reny joins the show to discuss his recently published paper entitled "Vote Switching in the 2016 Election: How Racial and Immigration Attitudes, Not Economics, Explain Shifts in White Voting."
As a group of migrants makes their way to the U.S. border, John Knefel comments on the reaction of the Trump administration and the GOP's increasingly intolerant policies regarding immigrants. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Axios publishes an extraordinarily irresponsible story about Trump's desire to end birthright citizenship, the response includes some condescension about whether people should be scared or not, and…
Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
Trump calls himself a Nationalist a press conference in Houston and claims that "Middle Easterners" are hiding in the migrant caravan coming from Honduras, and someone sent a bomb to George…
A rant about the word "tribalism," and immigrants fear that applying for government benefits will put their status in jeopardy. photo by AOB512 via Wikimedia Commons  
The GOP invites the Proud Boys to their club in NYC, white men love Trump, the administration is weighing another round of family separation.
Jesse Myerson on climate change and the right wing response to Medicare for All, and Molly on reports that the children of deported parents are getting adopted by US citizens. photo by Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons
John and Molly discuss the radicalism of Mr. Rogers, and a brief Venezuela overview. Fred Rogers photo by KUHT via Wikimedia Commons
Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how victims of trafficking who apply for visas are now being referred to ICE for deportation, and how Michael Cohen’s plea deal highlights how badly Stormy Daniels was treated in the media
Laura Ingraham shows that conservatives have moved well beyond dog whistles, and we discuss a legal challenge in New York City trying to take on the systemic roots of bullying in schools.      
Alex Jones has been kicked off of Itunes, Facebook, and Spotify, the Trump administration escalates Iran sanctions and attacks on green card holders, Rick Gates definitely committed crimes, and listener mail.   
America’s greatest investigative journalist was such a Watergate-obsessed nerd he didn’t realize he was talking to the most famous couple on the planet
More than 700 immigrant children remain in separated from their parents by the deadline for reunification, volunteers step up to care for new immigrants, and Michael Cohen says Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in advance.
A “stand your ground” shooting in Florida with echoes of Trayvon Martin, new details on ICE raids in New York City, 463 migrant parents might have been deported without their children, and the…
Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss his recent piece for The Appeal detailing the terrible conditions in which ICE detainees are being held in Bristol County, Mass.
Trump got a classified briefing on Russian meddling prior to his inauguration, even as he denies continued Russian interference. Also, the Washington Post continues to publish nativist…
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of NYC for the Families Belong Together rally to denounce the government's treatment of immigrant families.
In Part II, Marilyn Haigh discusses the difficulties of reporting the family separation crisis due to lack of information, comparisons to Obama administration policies, and the emotional impact of covering this kind of story.
Marilyn Haigh joins the show to discuss the Texas Tribune's coverage of the family separation crisis, from the difficulties of reporting to the DHS using separated children as bait for "voluntary deportation orders."
Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty gestures of some Republicans leaving the party. Also, the military readies plans to…
John Knefel explains the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was put into effect in April of this year, the key point of which was that children were taken from the adults they were traveling…
J McVay joins the show to discuss the separation of migrant families at the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration's flailing rationales, the need for a more combative press corps, and more.
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend…
Joe talks about why people shouldn't be continuously shocked by Donald Trump's authoritarian statements and rants about the religious rationalization of tearing families apart at the border.
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex…
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the latest immigration news, and Freddie is back in the studio. Malcom…
‘Bulls**t or Legit’ w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz. Jacqueline Soller, Bryan Bruchman, and J. McVay on ‘Hearts Beat Loud.’ John Knefel on the enduring love of Republicans for Trump. A performance from Varsity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss what’s new and what isn’t new about Trump’s escalated immigration and border policies. Also, John Bolton’s new chief of staff is a rampant Islamophobe, and…
Matt Ruby speaks with Lubaina Choudhury, a natural healing expert. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ John Knefel on the Trump administration rescinding TPS. A performance from NADINE’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
In the midst of the Trump administration’s efforts to terrify and detain members of the immigrant community, John Knefel shares what is Trump’s cruelest policy yet, the decision to rescind…
Joe discusses the racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, why it's okay (and good) to publicly ridicule racists, and Fox News' fractured logic around…
David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals,” and a video of a Manhattan racist…
Sa’dia Rehman is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is fueled by a critical exploration of Muslim American identity and how it intersects with race, power and gender.
Evan Williams, a reporter and producer for Frontline’s new documentary “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” joins us to discuss the atrocities being carried out against the Rohingya. Also, Trump ends Temporary Protected Status, Gina Haspel offered to withdraw her CIA nomination, and Molly gave birth to the newest little scoocher baby.
We talk with Andres Cediel, producer of tonight’s Frontline documentary in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, “Trafficked in America.” Also, the CIA’s…
How far will ICE go to avoid constitutionality and detain immigrants? Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss ICE's subversive and brutal tactics under the Trump and Obama administrations.
If the history of America is the story of organized crime, how should we view immigration?
John Knefel reflects on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ban Muslims from the United States, the status of his efforts to do so since taking office, and how those policies are part of his system…
“I was thinking, 'am I the last Iranian to set foot in America?’”
We talk with Marcela Gaviria, producer of the new Frontline documentary “The Gang Crackdown.” Also, we catch up on listener mail for real this time. 
Joe discusses ICE at the Super Bowl, the organization's fascistic tendencies, and Miguel Perez's detention.
Martin Calvino is a New York-based artist whose work intersects the disciplines of art and science. He uses the computer, creative coding and visual aesthetic principles to create digital artworks…
John Knefel reviews two recent GOP plans which will continue the spreading of racist rhetoric in 2018. The first, Jeff Sessions’ rollback of Obama-era legislation around marijuana possession and the…

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