Radio DIspatch, 5/23/13 →
Radio Dispatch 5/22/13 →
Homeowners stage acts of civil disobedience outside the DOJ calling for the prosecution of bankers. Also, DOE reforms facilitate special ed entry into selective NYC schools. And listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 5/21/13 →
Radio Dispatch, 5/20/13 →
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the DOJ/AP story, the on-going war on terror, and the continuing embarrassment of Guantanamo Bay. Also, military sexual assault continues at epidemic levels.
Radio Dispatch, 5/16/13 →
http://b-t-r.co/ZBBCCx More on the DOJ’s seizing of two months of AP phone records, a new study says children are the poorest group in the United States, and listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 5/15/13 →
The ACLU’s Kade Crockford on what the Boston bombing tells us about militarized police, and the broader state of surveillance in the United States. Also, the DOJ seizes two months of the Associated Press’ phone records, and listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 5/14/13 →
Maurice Pianko of Intern Justice joins us to discuss the effects that free labor has throughout the economy. Also, the intersection of the drone program and stop and frisk, and force feeding at Guantanamo and reproductive rights.
Radio Dispatch, 5/13/13 →
The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin joins us to discuss his new book The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. Also, connecting the dots between exceptional violence and normalized violence.
Radio Dispatch, 5/9/13 →
On today’s show, final thoughts on the latest comedy controversy, and catching up on tons of listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 5/8/13 →
http://b-t-r.co/Zw4JKK Another controversy about jokes about violence against women engulfs the comedy community. We spend the hour on what happened, and why pushing back against cultural misogyny is important.
Radio Dispatch, 5/7/13 →
Striving for sisterhood while encouraging and embracing criticism, and a flawed theory of how people become terrorists refuses to die.
Radio Dispatch, 5/6/13 →
Obama’s awful policy on Plan B, Bloomberg and Kelly on stop and frisk, and listener mail, including an update on Lavonte Douglas.
Radio Dispatch, 5/2/13 →
Porn Star Stoya joins us to discuss street harassment and the politics of porn. Also, how zero tolerance criminalizes the youth, and some thoughts on lethal autonomous robots.
Radio Dispatch, 5/1/13 →
We spend the hour on gender, whether it is innate, constructed, both, or neither. We may also get to some other listener mail too.
Radio Dispatch, 4/30/13 →
Duchess Harris joins us to discuss Michelle Obama, working motherhood, and white feminism through a black feminist lens, John was on the TV, and as usual some great listener mail.
Your Feminism Ain’t Like Ours, Because We Are... →
Radio Dispatch, 4/29/13 →
http://b-t-r.co/ZEwksy It’s our fourth Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight’s show, we welcome comedians Phoebe Robinson and Aparna Nancherla. We’re talking political, social, and cultural commentary in comedy, and maybe we’ll get into some identity politics while we’re at it! Plus, John and Molly spent the afternoon trolling misogynists on Twitter.
Guantanamo detainees starving themselves to death →
Video on msnbc.com: As detainees at Guantanamo Bay continue to starve themselves to death, will anyone care? City University of New York professor Ramzi Kassem, John Knefel from Radio Dispatch, Amnesty International’s Michelle Ringuette, and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth talk about why transferring detainees out of the prison is so difficult, the long history and uncertain future of Guantanamo...
Radio Dispatch, 4/25/13 →
Farea al-Muslimi testifies before a Senate subcommittee on drones, we discuss the Gosnell case in Philadelphia, and a listener mail about stripping.
Radio Dispatch, 4/24/13 →
Salon’s Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the problems of federal grand juries, and how those who resist them can wind up in solitary confinement for up to 18 months. Also, normalizing Constitutional infringements and sweet sweet listener mail.
MWSU - ST JOSEPH MO â Update: Lavonte Douglas... →
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Radio Dispatch, 4/23/13 →
The surviving suspect in the Boston bombing case was not read his Miranda rights for at least 48 hours, the Dove commercial that masquerades as feminist-y, and some UK-based listener mail.
Why Dove's Latest "Real Beauty" Video Gets It All... →
Alternately titled: “Please, Please, Stop Sharing That Video.” Chances are someone has sent you this video and told you how inspiring it was. To be honest, I didn’t find it inspiring at all. Instea…
Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston... →
Kathrine Switzer on the prejudices women athletes faced, her historic Boston Marathon run, and the doors it opened for other women athletes. Kathrine Switzer…
Radio Dispatch, 4/22/13 →
Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
Radio Dispatch, 4/18/13 →
Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss his latest film, The War on Whistleblowers. Also, a new report says unequivocally that the United States engaged in torture after 9/11, and listener mail on ADHD.
Radio Dispatch, 4/17/13 →
We spend the hour on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, what it means and what it doesn’t mean, and what the reactions can tell us.
Radio Dispatch, 4/16/13 →
The ever deteriorating situation at Guantanamo continues to get worse as detainees are moved into individual cells and defense attorneys are ordered not to use email. Also, listener mail, hooray!
Radio Dispatch 04/15/13 →
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss Obama’s budget proposal, including the notorious Social Security cuts that progressives are decrying. Also Rand Paul goes to Howard and we discuss his speech as well as criticisms of it.
Bully Meets World →
Molly’s latest piece at The New Inquiry, a review of Emily Bazelon’s book Sticks and Stones and an argument that bullying is a form of structural violence.
Radio Dispatch, 4/11/13 →
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss Kendrick Lamar and the tradition of black memoirists in the United States. Also, disabled people hiring sex workers, and four listener mails.
When the Lights Shut Off: Kendrick Lamar and the... →
Radio Dispatch, 4/10/13 →
New revelations into the origins of the CIA drone program in Pakistan, and a wife and husband each write us about the same possibly sexist thing that happened at a Home Depot.
Radio Dispatch, 4/9/13 →
Trevor Aaronson joins us to discuss his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. Also, we talk about Molly’s latest article for The New Inquiry about bullying.
Radio Dispatch, 4/8/13 →
Obama’s sexist screw-up about Kamala Harris, the NYT’s sexist screw-up about Yvonne Brill, and letters from a Guantanamo Bay detainee show his sense of humor.
Radio Dispatch, 4/4/13 →
“How to get a Black Woman fired,” Lindy West’s great post about the phantom of misandry, and renewed hook-up culture panic. Also, a listener mail about actively combatting rape culture in High School after listening to Radio Dispatch.
RD listener combating rape culture at his high...
Hi everybody! We have an amazing listener mail to share. A few weeks ago a high school listener wrote us to say that he had witnessed several examples of rape culture in his school, including a guy groping his girlfriend in the hall despite her protestations while a teacher stood by ignoring it. We suggested he should go to his guidance counselor and request that the entire administration take...
Radio Dispatch 4/3/13 →
A CIA agent linked to the destruction of torture tapes in the Bush years looks poised for a major promotion, today is autism acceptance/awareness day, and we catch up on some pre-vacation listener mail.
Radio Dispatch 4/2/13 →
We’re back from vacation with stories of classwar and revolution from Paris. Also, coverage of the Guantanamo Bay hunger strike has intensified, and the problems with all those marriage equality avatars on Facebook.
Radio Dispatch 03/28/13 - RD Book Club Time! →
On today’s show, it’s our first Radio Dispatch book club! We spend the hour discussing bell hooks’ Feminism is for Everybody, including lots of listener input. We want book club to be a regular thing, so let us know what you think!
Radio Dispatch, 3/27/13 →
Chris Faraone on the closing of the alt-weekly The Boston Phoenix, and the paper’s amazing history. Also, the new form of school segregation, and listener mail. And this is our first vacation show to air.
Radio Dispatch, 3/26/13 →
Over 1,000 attend Kimani Gray’s wake on Friday, and activists hold a march in East Flatbush on Sunday. Also, tons of listener mail, and this is the last regular show before we go on vacation.
Radio Dispatch, 3/25/13 →
Alexis Goldstein joins us to explain the latest crimes of JP Morgan, how they get away with it, and what might stop them. Also, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer gets three and a half years in federal prison, and listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 3/21/13 →
It’s the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and little has changed in the overall media landscape. We discuss the coverage from 2003, where we were at the time, and where things stand now.
Reading list for RD 3/21/13 - Iraq war 10 year...
Hey birdnerds, John here. Tomorrow’s show is all about the 10 year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. There’s a lot to read, of course, but here are some of our recommendations. First off, read through FAIR Media’s rundown of awful reporting in March of 2003. It’s reprehensible. Juan Cole has a thorough overview of the effect of the war and occupation on Iraq. Charlie...
Radio Dispatch, 3/20/13 →
Ryan Devereaux on the increasingly complicated case of Kimani Gray, the 16 year old who was shot and killed earlier this month by the NYPD. Also, a hunger strike grows at Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.
Radio Dispatch, 3/19/13 →
We spend the hour on the Steubenville rape case: the significance of the guilty verdict, the awful coverage from CNN, and larger problems with the prison-industrial complex, and the pervasiveness of rape culture.
Radio Dispatch, 3/18/13 →
On the ground reports from the vigil for Kimani Gray that became known as the Brooklyn Protest. Also, we have like five listener mails to get to.
Radio Dispatch, 3/14/13 →
MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff on unelected Emergency Managers in Michigan, and an ABC report about Steubenville by Elizabeth Vargas engages in blatant victim blaming and rape culture perpetuation.
Your reading list for 3/14/13, Emergency Managers...
Hey all, John here. Tomorrow’s show is a big one. MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff joins us to discuss the role of undemocratically elected Emergency Managers in Michigan. Many of them are dismantling public unions and waging severe privatization campaigns. Ned’s reports are here, and here. The bad ABC Steubenville report is here, and we reference this story as well.