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Molly is back and we’re catching up on everything. Reince Priebus photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The GOP healthcare bill collapses in the Senate, Scaramucci’s profanity laden tirade to a New Yorker reporter, and the House advances a bill to pay for Trump’s wall. Donald Trump photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Trump issues a bizarre new ban on trans people serving in the military, the current state of the Senate’s healthcare bill, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed have a hot mic moment, and North Korea could be as close as a year away from a nuclear missile that could reach the United States. Photo by Ronald Reagan and the American Medical Association courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel offers insight on the increasingly authoritarian practices of President Trump which began during his campaign and have continued into his administration. He identifies some of the most prevalent behaviors, which include public attacks on the judiciary, using his base to isolate those he identifies as enemies, and most recently, his criticism of Jeff Sessions who recused himself from ongoing investigations into Russia. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
This episode originally aired on July 5, 2017 Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of his book, “Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.” Radio Dispatch Live Photo by Gideon Oliver    
Morning John on the catastrophic news cycle of this past weekend, and catching up on listener mail. Jeff Sessions photo courtesy of The United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons
John is in the studio to talk about his new theory of Lost, what we have learned about the Don Jr. meeting, and healthcare updates. Demonstration Outside Trump Tower, New York Photo by Anthony Albright courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how a land tax could fund the New York City MTA. Also, John on the Times Trump interview. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about ICE targeting immigrant women in Queens sex trafficking courts. Also, John checks in on the 8th person in the Don Jr. meeting. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel offers her take on the recent statements from the Department of Education which appear to support the roll back of Title IX protection guidelines that were put in place during the Obama administration to deal with sexual violence on college and university campuses. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New York City, and catching up on listener mail. Mitch McConnell Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
We’re joined by Matthew O’Neill, director of the new documentary from Frontline and the New York Times “Life on Parole.” Also, Reality Winner and the lack of support for whistleblowers. Frontline, via Twitter
Our legal eagle correspondent Summer is here to talk the basics of knowing your rights when interacting with the police. Also, fantastic listener mail! Photo by Achim Schleuning courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk climate change and having children, male birth control, and updates on the AHCA. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
It’s MGG Thursdays and the Donald Trump Jr. news continues to escalate at an alarming pace.    Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
John Knefel offers his take on the importance of the information leaked by NSA contractor Reality Winner that revealed how successful Russian spies actually were in penetrating local and state voter databases and how the revelations have perhaps impacted elected officials and voters. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
The New York Times reports on an email that informed Don Jr. that Russia had compromising information on Hillary, the conservative Manhattan Institute admits that investing more money in schools shows improved outcomes, and David Brooks still works for the New York Times. Donald Trump Jr. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Donald Trump Jr. gives a remarkably incriminating statement to the New York Times about a meeting with a Russian lawyer, protesters meet the KKK in Charlottesville, and listener mail. Donald Trump, Jr. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s interview on post-carceral solutions.  Goses Photo by Danibelami courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is also here! We’re catching up on everything after a week of not looking at the news much. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss journalism under Trump. Also, we’re back from the Fourth of July and catching up on what happened over the holiday. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of his book, “Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.” Radio Dispatch Live Photo by Gideon Oliver
John’s in the studio again, to catch up on exceptional listener mail, musicians, and maybe nuclear war. Jewish Voices For Peace Photo by Joe Mabel courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
John’s in the studio to catch up on Trump’s battle with Joe and Mika and the potential role of the National Enquirer, the travel ban, and listener mail. Photo by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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