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This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Ester Steinberg to discuss the particulars of a potential Mike Pence presidency should Donald Trump somehow…
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers her take on President Trump’s first hundred days in office and how deportation has become one of the few issues, so far, on which he has been able to successfully execute action that fits with his agenda. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers her take on the protests and counter-protests that happened last weekend for “Tax Day,” in which affiliated rallies across the country called on President Trump to releases his taxes. In Berkley, these protestors clashed with Trump supporters, some of whom represented the alt-right and their white supremacist views. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses the implications of the revelation that Vice President Mike Pence won’t dine alone with any woman other than his wife and how his worldview lines up with that of President Trump. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses the demise of the Affordable Health Care Act, the alternative to Obamacare put forth by President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. She also discusses some of the fallout, as well as thoughts on the alternative being proposed now by Bernie Sanders. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- discusses how the new proposed budget recently released by the Trump Administration would drastically impact many vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of people, especially kids who currently benefit from funding for after-school programs. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
John Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, he discusses the relationships between the Conservative movement represented at the annual event, CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), Donald Trump, and the newer movement known as the Alt-Right, which is aligned with white nationalist causes as well as with Breitbart News, the right wing news (or meme?) platform once led by Trump’s own Chief Strategist. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the fifth episode of the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, she discusses the rollbacks that the Trump administration has begun to make on recent advances in rights for transgender citizens and the effects of these rollbacks going forward. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
John Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the fourth episode of the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, he discusses how the resistance to Trump’s policies and agenda is developing on the ground, the groups involved in fostering this, and the ways in which it resembles and differs from the Tea Party movement of recent years. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
John Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the third episode of the new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, he discusses the issues raised by Trump conducting the business of the presidency at the private club he owns and now calls “the Winter White House.” What may be the implications and results of classified information being discussed within earshot and plain sight of club members? Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Molly Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the second episode of a new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, she discusses the Trump administration's reimplementation and expansion of the so-called “global gag rule,” which withholds federal funding from organizations around the world who are involved in or even mention abortion. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
John Knefel is one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Here, in the first episode of a new weekly video spinoff series about politics and current events, he discusses President Trump’s recently rolled out “Muslim Ban” and the fallout from its hasty implementation. Come back every week to hear from John and his sister/co-host, Molly, about the news of the week. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
As one of his first presidential actions, President Trump has signed an executive order to reinstate the global gag rule, officially called the Mexico City policy, which prohibits federal funding to go to foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that discuss abortion with patients.

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