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Allison and Jamie discuss the Obama administration’s clemency plans for hundreds of non-violent drug offenders, the GOP-led intimidation campaign that led to workers voting against unionization at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, rural counties turning to prisons for economic salvation, a Daily Mail reporter tricking a charity (and his plan backfiring), and the U.S. double standard of terrorism charges.

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Allison and Jamie discuss the privatization of schools for babies, the State Department delaying (again) its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, an upcoming protest against KXL in Washington D.C., a new Demos study that reveals fast food CEOs make a thousand times more than the average salary of their workers, aschool for rich babies, how daycare is more expensive than college in 31 states, and the White House inviting rich kids to fix the world. Then they find out about #MyNYPD as they’re recording and freak out.

Also, Republican Baby makes an appearance. We’re sorry.

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Allison and Jamie discuss the privatization of schools for babies, the State Department delaying (again) its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, an upcoming protest against KXL in Washington D.C., a new Demos study that reveals fast food CEOs make a thousand times more than the average salary of their workers, aschool for rich babies, how daycare is more expensive than college in 31 states, and the White House inviting rich kids to fix the world. Then they find out about #MyNYPD as they’re recording and freak out.

Also, Republican Baby makes an appearance. We’re sorry.

NYC: Come out to see Radio Dispatch/Citizen Radio live on April 23! 

The Citizen Radio book will be available for pre-order soon. Check @CitizenRadio for updates! 

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Allison and Jamie discuss Game of Throne’s consent problem (some spoilers), prison reform, the NYPD claiming they’re not spying ON Muslim communities,just IN them, a surge in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, NBC hiring a “brand consultant" to fix Meet the Press’s terrible ratings, and David Brooks’ obsession with President Obama’s "manhood.”

Also, another interview with terrible Matthew McConaughey.

Birmingham: Come out this Saturday to protest unpaid prison labor!

NYC: Come out to see Radio Dispatch/Citizen Radio live on April 23! 

The Citizen Radio book will be available for pre-order soon. Check @CitizenRadio for updates!

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Allison and Jamie discuss Game of Throne’s consent problem (some spoilers), prison reform, the NYPD claiming they’re not spying ON Muslim communities,just IN them, a surge in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, NBC hiring a “brand consultant" to fix Meet the Press’s terrible ratings, and David Brooks’ obsession with President Obama’s "manhood.”

Also, another interview with terrible Matthew McConaughey.

Birmingham: Come out this Saturday to protest unpaid prison labor!

NYC: Come out to see Radio Dispatch/Citizen Radio live on April 23! 

The Citizen Radio book will be available for pre-order soon. Check @CitizenRadio for updates!

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Allison accidentally kills Jesus, Jamie’s untamed heart, comparing the sentencing of Shanesha Taylor and Catalina Clouser, air pollution is a racial issue, a resurgence in school segregation, the feds are ON IT!…by shutting down an unlicensed radio station catering to the black community, and Harry Reid calls terrorism terrorism.

Recommended reading: Mychal Denzel Smith explains how we built this country on inequality.

NYC: Come out to see Radio Dispatch/Citizen Radio live on April 23! 

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Allison is sick, but here’s a short episode in which they discuss the upcoming Ayn Rand musical, the NYPD dropping its unit that spied on Muslims, a study that concludes the U.S. is an oligarchy, not a democracy, and John Yoo’s bizarre response to this year’s Pulitzer winners.

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"Ultimately, most things that are offensive are also lazy and unoriginal; because you can’t reach that point of view by looking at the world honestly…You reach that point of view by taking short cuts and by just sort of repeating what someone else told you."

Joseph Fink
Writer from Welcome To Night Vale discussing writing on Citizen Radio 865  (via podquotes)

Joseph Fink talking about hacky and offensive jokes today on Citizen Radio

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Episode #865: Night Vale creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discuss writing, podcasting, and the weird world of Night Vale. 

Pick up Jamie’s new CD: “What Alive People Do!

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Allison and Jamie discuss chicken pizza crust and corsages (thanks Domino’s and KFC!), a follow-up to the awful musical written by a former investment banker, the stand-off between a Nevada rancher, his armed buddies, and the federal government, the lack of prosecutions in the cases of 908 slain environmental activists over the past decade, and Matt Taibbi’s comment that Former President Bush was “hands down" tougher on corporate America than President Obama.

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