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The Knefels
Moonlight wins Best Picture, John is back from CPAC, and Molly's back from New Orleans. Photo credit: John Knefel
Todd Miller on Trump and the border, the dangers of using deaths of US citizens to attack sanctuary city policies, and listener mail. Photo credit: Courtesy of Todd Miller
Frontline’s Arun Rath on his new Guantanamo Bay documentaries, and the lack of attention on the alt-right's first mass shooter. Photo credit: John Knefel
Milo Yiannopolous gets dropped from CPAC and loses his book deal, thoughts on I Am Not Your Negro, and listener mail.
We're joined by special guest John Knefel. Some of you might know him as the cohost of the daily political podcast Radio Dispatch, and of the new companion series Video Dispatch. John covers a wide range of foreign policy, criminal justice, and civil liberties issues.
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
Bryce Covert on Trump’s cabinet picks, and listener mail on liberal solidarity for the left.   Photo courtesy of Bryce Covert    
Alex Kane on abuses by guards in West Bank settlements, and listener mail on property destruction. Photo courtesy of Alex Kane
Trump’s bananas press conference, how ordinary Americans carry out atrocities every day, and listener mail on Miriam Webster.
Alexis Goldstein on Trump’s cabinet, the New York Times covers antifa, and Trump backs away from a two state solution in Israel. Photo credit: John Knefel
More reports of Trump-Russia connections emerge, decades of Islamophobia in US politics have culminated in Trump, and a 23-year-old DREAMER is detained following an ICE raid. Photo credit: John Knefel
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
Michael Flynn resigns amid controversy that he lied about conversations with a Russian ambassador, Laverne Cox shouts out Gavin Grimm, and listener mail. Photo credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America
Stephen Miller continues to reveal himself as a fascist, Trump's Mar-a-Lago security catastrophe, Beyonce gets robbed at the Grammy's, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel
An appeals court continues to block Trump's Muslim Ban, Trump issues new executive orders to give cops more power, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel
The planned deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos goes viral, Molly reignites her love affair with Unsolved Mysteries, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel
Mitch McConnell attempts to silence Elizabeth Warren, the lasting effects of the botched Yemen counter-terrorism raid, and DeVos is confirmed to head the Department of Education. Betsey Devos Photo credit: Via Wikimedia
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
The Trump administration lies in claiming terrorist attacks go uncovered, Amnesty releases a new report detailing the horrors of the Assad regime, and Trump doesn't like SNL's Spicer impression. Photo credit: John Knefel
Trump spends the weekend attacking the judiciary and the concept of truth, yet retains high approval ratings among Republicans, and listener mail.
How Trump's executive orders could send more immigrant women and children to family detention, Kellyanne Conway invents a massacre, and thousands gather in Brooklyn in support of the Bodega Strike Photo credit: John Knefel
Trump threatens to defund Berkley following protests there over Milo Yiannopolous, the administration wants to rebrand the countering violent extremism program, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel
Cora Currier on the secret policies of the FBI, Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and the shooting of a mosque in Quebec.
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
Ryan Devereaux on the chaos at the State Department and Homeland Security, the power struggle at the Department of Justice, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel

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