It's the second ever Radio Dispatch Live! Recorded live at LPR on January 23rd, John and Molly are joined by Alex Pareene of Salon.com, Collier Meyerson of the Melissa Harris-Perry show, and Peter Hart of FAIR.
Natasha Lennard on the US attorneys behind Aaron Swartz's prosecution, and how Aaron's case relates to Jeremy Hammond, a hacker and activist potentially facing life in prison. Also, the Invisible War documentary, and some body image listener mail.
Matt Stoller joins us to discuss Aaron Swartz's political goals beyond the open information movement, as well as broader over-prosecution in less high profile cases. Also, Molly's back from vacation, it's MLK day, and Obama get inaugurated for a second time.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union – what they won in their strike, how they're influencing teachers unions throughout the country, and could redefine the relationship between Democrats and Labor. Also, extended listener mail, recorded before Molly left, so you can all hear her voice again.
Trans writer Melissa Doom shares her thoughts on the Moore/Burchill situation, and we're joined by Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition. Also, a quick update on the looming school bus driver's strike, and an extended listener mail segment recorded before Molly left for sunny Florida.
We spend the hour on recent transphobic comments and columns by two prominent UK writers, and we're joined by James Hetterley and Laurie Penny to respond to those awful comments and discuss the importance of recognizing intersectionality when discussing feminism and oppression.
A federal judge deals a significant blow to the NYPD's awful stop and frisk policy, Manning is awarded a 112 day reduction in potential sentencing due to mistreatment while at Quantico, and we finally get to the listener mail we've been promising.
Kevin Gosztola on the prosecution of CIA agent John Kiriakou, the odious FISA renewal discussion, and the significance of John Brennan being tapped as the next CIA head. Also, a possible school bus strike ahead.
2012 was the year with the second most state level abortion restrictions, several new instances of extreme state secrecy including targeted killing and Gitmo materials, and listener mail about profiling a female high school horror fiction writer and how to be a better ally.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.