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The Knefels
Ben Palmquist and Nijmie Dzurinko join us to discuss the temporary failure of the AHCA and the state of organizing around single-payer healthcare, and listener mail.   Photo credit: putpeoplefirstpa.org
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss the media narrative around the missing DC girls, Trump will not include LGBTQ people in the 2020 census, and catching up on the Thinx story about workplace harassment. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
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
A white supremacist has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism after killing a black man in New York City, John checks in on the US bombing in Iraq that killed hundreds of civilians, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
John and Molly catch up on the failure of the GOP health care bill, a check in on the story of missing teens in Washington DC, Jared Kushner thinks citizens are customers, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
John joins us to catch up on the healthcare bill and Nunes going rogue, everything is in chaotic flux, and a giant pile of excellent listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
It’s Radio Dispatch LIVE at Le Poisson Rouge! Bhaskar Sunkara and Maria Svart join us to talk socialism, organizing, the possibilities and limits of electoral politics, and the rise of socialism post-Trump. Recorded Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017. Photo credits: Twitter (@sunraysunray and @DemSocialists)
Judge Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing is underway, John on “Imperium,” a movie about an FBI agent infiltrating a white supremacist group, and more catch up on listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
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
James Comey confirms that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign and the POTUS twitter lies about it in real time, a new documentary on the militarization of police, and catching up on listener mail.
Frontline’s Ramita Navai joins us to discuss her new documentary Iraq Uncovered, John unpacks the mythology behind Steve Bannon, and David Brooks somehow jumps the shark when you’d think there was no shark left to jump. Photo credit: Ramita Navai (Twitter)
The Office of Management and Budget literally advocates for starving the poor, John tells us about efforts to combat pandemics and what could happen to that funding under Trump, and catching up on listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Trump’s budget proposal takes aim at after school, heating assistance, and Meals on Wheels, his new Muslim ban is blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii, and a Times op-ed challenges parents of white children to talk about racism. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Dr. Preston Green on how charter schools are like Enron, a look at the latest round of weirdos hired by Trump, and the BBC family speaks. Photo credit: Preston Green (Twitter)
Molly 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, she discusses the negative effects for women of the new healthcare plan offered in the congressional GOP’s recently introduced bill. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
The GOP's bad healthcare score, a new education bill initiates a voucher program, and Steve King's very racist comments. Paul Ryan Photo credit: Via Wikimedia
Listener thoughts on privatized health insurance, US attorney Preet Bharara is fired by Trump, John finally explains the Wikileaks/CIA story, and some programming news. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Thoughts on the students who shouted down Charles Murray, the real story to the Wikileaks CIA release, and Paul Ryan doesn't understand how insurance works. Photo credit: Via Wikimedia
Thoughts on the coverage of the Women's Strike, and media shortcomings on reporting on protests in general. Photo Credit: Public Domain
Escalating tensions with North Korea, Trump's lies about Guantanamo, Happy International Women's Day, and listener mail. Photo Credit: Public Domain
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
The House GOP releases its repeal and replace plan, and Trump rolls out his new Muslim ban. Photo credit: By United States Congress - U.S. Government Printing Office, Public Domain
Jamie Taylor on bomb threats at Jewish institutions, Trump's baseless claims that Obama wiretapped him, the Supreme Court sends the Gavin Grimm case back to the lower court, and listener mail.
NYC stands up for trans students after Trump rolls back protections, a DREAMer is set to be deported after speaking with the media, the US carries out nearly two dozen drone strikes in Yemen, and checking in on good men and boys.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions mislead Congress on his meetings with the Russian ambassador to the US, Indivisible is doing the work the Democrats aren't, and listener mail. Photo credit: Via Wikimedia
Trump speech doubles down on his white nationalist policies, catching up on the administration's attempt to roll back the rights of trans students, and we address the Kilstein situation.
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
The stifling gender binary on display at CPAC, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel

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