Radio Dispatch

Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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Schools are Already Hot Spots


"Looming disaster as some schools are still set to reopen in the fall, and DHS ties leftists to foreign powers. photo courtesy of BreaWycker via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Social distance in action 10:00 - Looming disaster as schools are set to reopen 60:25 - “Anytime” Country Westerns 61:23 - Finish "


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Unrest Beyond Portland


"Frontline’s Micheal Kirk joins us to discuss his new documentary The United States of Conspiracy. Also, protests escalate beyond Portland. photo courtesy of Henryodell via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - New Taylor Swift 07:16 - The United States of Conspiracy 30:16 - Protests escalate beyond Portland 57:52 - “darkness” katie dey / Credits 58:57 - Finish "


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The Feds in Portland


"Teachers unions in Florida sue Governor DeSantis over reopening schools, federal agents snatch and grab protesters in Portland, and Trump says he will send federal troops to more cities. photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Doctors appointments 10:00 - Covid update 30:00 - Feds in Portland 55:00 - Florida teachers sue DeSantis 59:09 - “Desire” DEHD / Credits 60:31 - Finish "


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Americans are Losing Health Insurance By the Millions


"James Bluemel on the new Frontline documentary “Once Upon a Time in Iraq.” Also, 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance, and Trump and DeVos threaten to defund school districts that won’t open. photo courtesy of Ben McLean via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Another big week 09:06 - James Bluemel on “Once Upon a Time in Iraq” 24:57 - Millions losing health coverage in the US 57:26 - “I’m not getting excited” / The Beths 58:32 - Finish "


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Who Gets Public Space


"Breonna Taylor and gentrification, who gets to have open streets, and higher ed in the pandemic. photo courtesy of Philafrenzy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Who gets public space 58:31 - “I could use a miracle” Dent May 59:42 - Finish "


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 2020-07-08  59m
 
 

States are Closing Up


"States that have reopened have now reclosed, and the absolute miss of pulling old movies and shows for racism rather than changing policy. photo courtesy of Charles E. Spirtos via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - States are closing and there’s no plan for school 59:41 - “Anytime” Country Westerns / Credits 60:41 - Finish "


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 2020-07-01  0m
 
 

Kids During Quarantine


"There’s no room for kids in the coronavirus policies, and states continue to see record numbers of new cases. photo courtesy of Usernet123u via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - States keep setting new case records 57:19 - “Anytime” Country Westerns / Credits 58:33 - Finish "


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 2020-06-24  58m
 
 

Yes, Activists Mean Abolish the Police


Atlanta police kill Rayshard Brooks, Mariame Kaba calls to abolish the police in the New York Times, and an activist is found dead after posting about her sexual assault. photo courtesy of John Knefel 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Yes, activists mean abolish the police 57:54 - “Body Rock” Future Punx / Credits 59:04 - Finish


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 2020-06-17  n/a
 
 

Week 2 of the George Floyd Protests


Week 2 of the nationwide protest for black lives. Photo courtesy of John Knefel 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the nationwide anti - racist protests 57:16 - “Standing where you left me” Drab City / Credits 58:33 - Finish


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 2020-06-10  n/a
 
 

Police Brutality Nationwide


It’s been a week of protests and police brutality across the country since the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. photo courtesy of Rose Pineda via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the nationwide protests against police violence 57:24 - “War Dance” No Age / Credits 58:25 - Finish


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 2020-06-03  n/a