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Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Florida Project.’ John Knefel on Trump’s ability as a dealmaker. Sneak preview of Zuli’s BTR Live Studio session.
Shalewa & Matt on #TakeAKnee, race, Trump, etc. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Battle Of The Sexes.’ Molly Knefel on what Kaepernick started. Siv Jacobsen’s BTR Live Studio session.
Molly Knefel recaps the actions of many NFL teams who, this past week, chose not to participate in the National Anthem before the start of their games — arguably as a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who began sitting out of National Anthem in August of 2016 to protest police brutality and the oppression of people of color. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Untitled” by Tiny Victories
Shakespeare in the Park theatergoers are mostly unimpressed by Trump supporter protesters.
It’s MGG Thursdays, and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk May Day, that feel-good Heineken ad, and David Brooks’ wedding registry. Also, John on the phone call between Trump and Putin. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
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
Fascists and anti-fascists meet in the street in Berkeley, conservatives are losing trust in Trump, and listener mail. Anti-Fascism Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Patricia Silva is a Lisbon-born, New York-based artist working with photography, video, and words. Her video “Self and Others,” a study of bisexual culture as captured through the lens of film history, recently screened at New York’s First Feminist Film Week. She has also exhibited and screened at the Anthology Film Archives, the  Phoenix Museum of Art, Flux Factory, the British Film Institute,  MoMA Ps1, IFC, Tengis Cinema in Mongolia, the Berlin Biennale and others. All images courtesy of the artist.    
On “A Day Without A Woman,” the BTR girls participated in the general strike. Here’s what happened.
Thoughts on the coverage of the Women’s Strike, and media shortcomings on reporting on protests in general. Photo Credit: Public Domain
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th to commemorate women’s rights movements. This year, the non-profit organization for women’s rights, Women’s March, organized #ADayWithoutAWoman rallies to show what happens when a woman steps down to voice concerns of the female population.
In lieu of the current election, on President’s Day the people of New York organized a rally to voice their concerns of the president-elect, Donald Trump.
How is this election cycle effecting art across America? How are artists responding and getting involved?
protest signs existed long before Trump became the 45th president of the United States
Since he-who-cannot-be-named has become president of the U.S., it’s not enough to just protest anymore—everything is working towards a cause now.
Even without complete cohesion, the women’s marches provided a glimmer of hope for the scattered American progressive movement.
Frontline’s Michael Kirk on Trump’s Road To The White House, millions across the country turn out for the Women’s March, and the Internet celebrates a Nazi getting punched.  Black Bloc Photo credit: John Knefel
Steve Katz has one of those names you might recognize but not quite remember. He witnessed and took part in history and he remains a strong voice in preserving and strengthening some of America’s greatest musical legacies.

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