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The Knefels
Shaun Harkin joins us to discuss his new book, “The James Connolly Reader,” about the Irish socialist and revolutionary. Also, what Justice Kennedy’s retirement could mean for reproductive…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beats incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic Primary, the Supreme Court upholds Trump’s Muslim ban, and two articles on trans people show how to do it right and how to do…
Customs and Border Protection says that it will stop the criminal prosecution of migrants crossing the border with children, and a New York Times story looks how the middle and high school application…
We spend the hour on the personal and political adventure of Baby Freddie’s arrival into the world.
Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty gestures of some Republicans leaving the party. Also, the military readies plans to…
Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive…
Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion. Kirstjen…
John Knefel explains the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was put into effect in April of this year, the key point of which was that children were taken from the adults they were traveling…
John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff…
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend…
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex…
Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum. Photo courtesy of Alex Press
Despite ongoing concerns of Russian election meddling, John Knefel argues that the Republican party actually poses the biggest threat to voter rights, citing, among other things, the Supreme Court's recent decision to support Ohio's purging of voter registration rolls which disproportionately affects people of color and low-income voters. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for…
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the latest immigration news, and Freddie is back in the studio. Malcom…
Kenny from The Movements Podcast joins us to discuss the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also, beloved chef and food journalist Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61.
Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala. Also, Trump pardons Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian lobbies him, and California voters recall the judge…
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss how the United States became so over-policed. Also, Molly is back in the studio and we’re catching her up on the news.
John Knefel dispels the persistent myth that the Republican Party will eventually turn on Donald Trump and makes the case that his support comes from his white nationalist ideals, not in spite of…
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how SESTA/FOSTA is endangering sex workers, and the aftermath of police raids on strip clubs in New Orleans. Also, Manafort gets hit with a witness tampering…
David Adler joins us to discuss his findings on the authoritarian leanings of centrists. Also, Trump’s lawyers argue he is above the law, and the the US considers escalating its presence in…
Todd Miller joins us to discuss what’s new and what isn’t new about Trump’s escalated immigration and border policies. Also, John Bolton’s new chief of staff is a rampant Islamophobe, and…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss Ireland’s major victory for reproductive rights. Also, the US government is upping the number of drone strikes it’s carrying out while decreasing transparency, and…

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