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It’s Best of Radio Dispatch 2019, featuring Ryan Devereaux and Neil Docherty.
A remarkable true story of life, its extreme challenges and triumph over the ultimate heartbreak.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his long feature at The Intercept on the intersections of climate change, migration and militarization at the border. Also, Morning John on Bernie saying he’s not…
We speak with Martin Smith, correspondent for this week’s Frontline documentary “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.” Also, Morning John on Trump’s moat full of snakes and Pompeo being on the…
John explains the consequences of ending the Flores Agreement, a current effort of the Trump administration, which has been in place since 1997.
The terrifying implications of a mental health database, we somehow found the money to invest in schools to make them school shooting-proof, and the DOJ sent a racist blog post to immigration judges. Photo by rmackman via Wikimedia Commons
Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the election there, the student protest movement, and Trump’s safe third country policy. Also, Trump’s latest war on immigrants, and the gutting of…
We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El Paso photo courtesy of Smguy101 at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia…
Trump pretends he was against the “send her back” chant, too many defenses of Ilhan Omar revolve around her being a patriot, and let’s talk about Cats! Lindsey Graham photo by courtesy…
Trump’s extremely racist tweets about the Squad, Pence tours detention camps in Texas, and the ICE raids that kind of were and kind of weren’t. Rep. Ayanna Pressley photo courtesy of Franmarie Metzler via Wikimedia Commons
The Trump administration is once again promising nationwide ICE roundups of immigrants, a new HHS child camp has opened in the Texas desert, and listener mail. Protest Against Child Detention…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the recent Democratic calls to repeal Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, which would change unauthorized border crossing from a criminal to civil offense. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
New photos from the Office of the Inspector General reveal absolutely horrifying conditions at five camps in Texas, catching up on two big Supreme Court decisions from last week on gerrymandering and…
It’s the Fourth of July and we’re encouraging you to celebrate however you like to revel in summer as long as it doesn’t involve creepy allegiance to our nation. John explains Julian Castro’s…
John shares his thoughts on why it is accurate to call the detention facilities at the U.S. Southern border concentration camps. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive…
Sanders unveils the biggest student debt cancellation policy of them all, Trump terrorizes cities with threats of massive ICE roundups then delays to terrorize further, and E. Jean Carroll has accused…
What’s the power of a phrase? How accurate it is and how uncomfortable it makes political opposition.
AOC ignites a conservative firestorm by calling the camps at the southern border concentration camps, Joe Biden praises the civility of segregationists, and listener mail. Alexandria Ocasio…
Conservative Parkland survivor and activist Kyle Kashuv’s Harvard admission was rescinded after it was found that he used racial slurs online. Also, more troops have been sent to the Middle East,…
A jury in Arizona was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of an activist for leaving out water for migrants in the desert, and thoughts on Jon Stewart’s Congressional testimony over funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders.
Children sat in vans for days at a time waiting to be reunited with their parents, Youtube sides with a homophobic harasser, and David Brooks fears the youth. David Brooks photo courtesy of…
In Part 2, Andrea Carcamo discusses the problems with incarcerating asylum seekers, how it affects their mental health and how the media tends to overlook the trauma and humanity of migrant refugees.
Andrea Carcamo joins the show to discuss visiting the U.S. southern border at El Paso to see firsthand the conditions in detention centers and to meet with refugees and asylum seekers.
A Trump tariff explainer, the politics of boycotting Georgia, and Louisiana passes its own six week abortion ban. John Bel Edwards photo courtesy of Richard David Ramsey via Wikimedia…
Jared Kushner is miraculously still in charge of the middle east, Trump is pardoning war criminals to trigger the libs, and John Bolton’s Iran rhetoric seems to have cemented into the mainstream.…
The New York Times exists to make conservatives feel comfortable, and a listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull
The takes on Alabama are just so, so hot, and a roundup of immigration and Iran news. Kay Ivey photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Garrett via Wikimedia Commons
Candidate Profile: Kirsten Gillibrand. Also, we review new movie, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and preview Strawberry Generation’s BTR Live Studio session.
The Trump administration introduces more restrictions on asylum, moves to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and lies about infanticide at a rally in Wisconsin. …
The rogue gang that was detaining migrants at the border, children might be kept at Guantanamo, and listener mail on gender and dominant masculinity. photo courtesy of CBP Photography via…
We talk with David Sutherland, director of the new Frontline documentary “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Also, we catch up with listener mail on parents’ choices around their kids’…
In light of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, John Knefel reflects on her tenure and what can be expected from the Trump administration going forward. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
Kirstjen Neilson is out and there’s already an emerging narrative that she was a counterweight against Trump’s worst impulses. Also, Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, and listener mail.…
A shooting at two mosques in New Zealand appears to have been committed by a white supremacist, more thoughts on Beto, and listener mail. Friday Prayer photo courtesy of Azim Khan Ronnie via…
Priscilla Dobler is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and raised in Tacoma, Washington by an immigrant mother and grandparents; her work explores the complex identity into…
Trump invoked the specter of socialism at the State of the Union, the value and differences of Abrams and Sanders’ speeches, Morning John, and listener mail.    Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy…
Kamala Harris dodges criminal justice questions in her CNN Town Hall but goes in on abolishing private insurance, and how Trump’s rhetoric terrifies immigrant children. Photo by Office of the…
Tom Brokaw’s accidentally illuminating bigotry, Wall Street freaks out about Sanders and Warren, worker slowdowns force Trump to reopen the government, and Trump and Lindsey Graham joke about…
Trump’s Oval Office address, Schumer and Pelosi’s response, AOC’s much better response, and the Manafort filings that accidentally didn’t hide redacted information. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel calls for the indictment of the Department of Homeland Security. The department oversees both ICE and Customs and Border Protection and is under increased scrutiny after the deaths of two Guatemalan children who were in their care. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the big events we may have forgotten this year, from the North Korean summit to America’s withdrawal from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement.

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