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Mariame Kaba offers advice and discusses ways in which people can become more active in the fight for justice in their communities, and gives her thoughts on the threat to these conversations posed by the incoming presidential administration.
Molly does her best at a 2016 year in review that doesn’t make us want to cry, our final Just John installment channels a stoner conversation, and a thank you and happy new year to the listeners. Photo credit: Mindy Tucker
Mariame Kaba talks about Project NIA and Survived and Punished, as well as the issues of racial and gender injustice becoming a larger part of the national conversation.
Looking to the future at Guantanamo as Guantanamo refuses to look to its past, and Just John with another history lesson from the Hitler book. Guantanamo Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
As one year ends, it’s a good time to think about what we want in the next one, 2017. For “New Years Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their New Year’s resolutions. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Don’t Make Me Hit You” by Har Mar Superstar
Mariame Kaba discusses her history of activism and the many different groups she’s organized with and for.
At a conservative education conference, Republicans and Democrats celebrate “choice,” and Just John on World War II parallels with the present. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Dr. Baz Dreisinger discusses possibilities of justice reform, for-profit prisons, and the possible implications Donald Trump’s promises of law and order.
It’s the holidays. That time of year of good cheer and smiles and joy. Except we all know it’s not. So don’t suffer alone and share your holiday woes with our pros. We got you covered with stories about Alien Erotic Fan Fiction (yes, this is apparently a “thing”) to unrequited love. Light that yule log, sip that egg nog, and enjoy these Holiday stories!
Just John on the Internet of Things, New York residents are expected to pay for the NYPD to protect Trump Tower, and listener mail from the Midwest. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Chris Lewis is an American sculptor and landscape artist who produces site-specific sculptures within natural and urban settings.
Dr. Baz Dreisinger discusses the Prison-to-College Pipeline program and the process of writing her 2016 book “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.”
John on the future of waterboarding and listener mail on social psychology in the age of Trump. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Book Talk Host DJ Kory takes a look at some of the traditional books and poems read by Western and Christian households at Christmas.
We conclude our discussion with Vesna Markovic, who answers the an interesting question: can terrorism ever be fully eradicated?
It’s our annual visit with special guest the Insecure Chef and a trip down memory lane to a diamond store in Manhattan—it’s the Radio Dispatch Christmas Special. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Vesna Markovic discusses how terrorist groups are financed, ISIS’s stature in the world and how traveling ideology make terrorism so difficult to fight against.
Christmas movies and music, and listener mail. Photo credit: By National Telefilm Associates – Screenshot of the movie, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6397263
For “Holiday Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about what they hope to receive for the holidays. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Break In” by Saturday Looks Good To Me
Vesna Markovic discusses how certain terrorist activity gets lost in ever-changing media cycles, and explains how groups become affiliated with one another.
What Trump’s energy policy means for global security, and listener mail.
Chelsea White checks out The Peoples Improv Theater, aka The PIT, to get the inside scoop on the improv school’s history and mission from founding member Ali Reza Farahnakian. She even faces her fears of going off-script and takes an improv class herself for the full experience. Music featured in this episode: “Wires” by Telekinesis // “Strange Love” by Winter Gloves // “Golden Facelift” by Broken Social Scene // “Whidbey” by Incan Abraham // “Candleholder” by Monomyth // “Dalai Lama Big Banana” by Dune Rats
Vesna Markovic discusses how a person is drawn toward radicalization and the environments of injustice–real and perceived–that lead to the formation of terrorist groups.
Catching up on listener mail about artificial intelligence.   Photo credit: By Alejandro Zorrilal Cruz – http://lifeboat.com/images/artificial.intelligence.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5594936
Jessica Gaddis is a New York-based artist who works with painting, ceramics, found objects, sculpture and installation. Her work questions what it means to be an ephemeral being in a physical body.
Dr. Vesna Markovic talks about the general reticence to use the term “terrorism,” as well as the most common and successful violent tactics used by terrorist groups.
Jason Leopold on FOIAing the FBI about Trump, your annual reminder that Elf on the Shelf is a snitch, and listener mail. Photo credit: Jason Leopold (Twitter) Vice: FBI may have also been investigating Trump
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape is about a different kind of football playbook. Over the last three years, this has been a hot topic as people are wondering aloud and often about the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, especially when it involves the football players on people’s favorite teams. This book explores that playbook, the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused, charged, and/or convicted of sexual assault. It’s a deep dive into how different institutions — the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media – run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs their plays well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural.
Lynn Walsh talks about potential changes and refocusing in journalism education, how we can become more responsible consumers of media, and the environment for journalists in a post-truth world.
Melissa Gira Grant on the anti-loitering law that police use to profile and arrest marginalized women in NYC, Republicans want to repeal and delay the ACA, and listener mail. Photo credit: Melissa Gira Grant (Twitter)
Lynn Walsh discusses how journalists can combat the rise of fake news and dealing with people whose opinions are firmly fixed.
David Banks on the shortcomings of science on NPR’s podcasts, and listener mail. David Banks Photo courtesy of David Banks
If you could travel through time, where would you go? For “Time Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about where they would go if they had the chance to travel through time, and why. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Summer Days” by GRMLN
Lynn Walsh discusses the rise of fake news, how journalists feel about it, and how opinion journalism has shaped our current media climate.
Mike Konczal on what Democrats can learn from Trump’s Win, Bernie’s town hall in Wisconsin   Photo courtesy of Mike Konczal
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To help get in the holiday spirit, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, whips up a rum and vanilla old fashioned made with his handcrafted vanilla bitters. Music featured in this episode: “Playas Marinas” by Chico Trujillo Recipe: 2.0 oz Dark Rum 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 2 mL Bitter Sunset Vanilla Thrilla Bitters Add ice Stir for 30 seconds Pour into rocks glass Add ice to glass Garnish with orange twist
Lynn Walsh discusses the loss of trust in national media outlets and gives her opinion on the role of journalism in the United States.
Trying to figure out the CIA-Russia-FBI stuff, and listener mail.
Jessica Borusky, is an artist, educator, and curator currently living and working in Kansas City, MO. Her performances, videos and installations create a satirical space for examining social relationships concerning the idea of progress as seen in American history, pop-culture, presidential campaigns, westerm dime novels, do-it-yourself business literature, and text and historical markers along the Frontier Trails.
SPJ president Lynn Walsh discusses her career in journalism and the purpose of the SPJ, as well as the role of citizen journalists.
Sharda Sekaran on the drug policy victories from election night and the future of reform under Trump, we skype with John from Guantanamo, and Ohio passes a six week abortion ban. Photo Credit: Sharda Sekaran (Twitter)
With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America’s defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. These migrants have brought their hundreds of languages and distinct cultures to the city, and from there to the entire country. More immigrants have come to New York than all other entry points combined. City of Dreams is peopled with memorable characters both beloved and unfamiliar, whose lives unfold in rich detail.
Peter Ross Range discusses the lack of anti-Hitler dissent during his rise to power, his stylistic similarities to Donald Trump, and our vulnerability to authoritarian figures.
Chepe on how to fight fascism, and listener mail on anxiety after Trump. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Peter Ross Range explains Hitler’s trajectory to power following his release from prison in 1924 and how the Nazis went from fringe radicals to Germany’s leading political party.
Chase Madar on the legacy of Chelsea Manning and her fight for justice for trans prisoners, updates from the 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay, and NYC Republicans try to turn the city’s municipal ID program against immigrants. Chase Madar Photo Credit: Chase Madar (Twitter)   Washington Post: Keith Ellison isn’t an anti-Semite. He’s the victim of a vicious smear. NY Magazine:What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration? Gothamist: Republicans Sue In Effort To Stop City From Destroying IDNYC Records    
How much faith do you put in your astrological sign? For “Star Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about whether or not they believe in the power of the zodiac. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “The Dream’s In The Ditch” by Deer Tick
Peter Ross Range discusses Adolf Hitler’s trial for the Beer Hall Putsch, which landed him in prison but cemented his place in Germany’s national politics.
John checks in from the 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay, a victory in Standing Rock, and listener mail. photo: Wikipedia Commons
Quinn was six years old and living in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan when the attacks on The World Trade Center took place. With her school only blocks from the Twin Towers, Quinn has vivid memories of the day and aftermath which have affected her life every day since. She describes how 9/11 changed her life, her opinions on the government’s response to the victims and her views on trying to move past the events. Music featured in this episode: “In The Stream” by S. Carey
Peter Ross Range tells the story of the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler’s attempt to overthrow the German government in 1923.
Erik Benjamins, an LA-based artist, adopts materials and languages across the visual, performing, culinary, and design communities to explore our relationship between the home and away place
Jesse Myerson on what’s next for organizing, what’s next for the Democratic party, and why Keith Ellison should be the next DNC chair.
Peter Ross Range discusses Hitler’s formative years and experiences as a solider during World War I, his intense loyalty to Germany, and the harsh war reparations heaped upon the country.
What the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki could mean under Trump, James Mattis gets the nod for Secretary of Defense, and listener mail. photo: Muhammad ud-Deen via Wikimedia Commons    
Chef Rossi grew up “orthodox light” (her family kept the meat and dairy dishes separate but ate McDonalds’ fish sandwiches). A rebellious daughter, she was shipped off from her Hungarian Yiddish family to live with a chasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Feeling restless, Rossi broke free from religious and familial constraints to create a life of her own. What began as a revolt against the microwave turned into a quest to make food that is fearless, fun and, most importantly, delicious. The book features anecdotes from a life of food plus recipes- ranging from pizza bagels to tuna tartare – to close each section. This tasty memoir shows us how Chef Rossi found a way to pay tribute to her roots while staying true to herself.
Dr. Carol M. Swain talks about how she predicted the white nationalism emerging today and her difficulties with political correctness.
Alexis Goldstein on Steven Mnuchin, sanctuary cities versus the federal government, and Trump’s Carrier propaganda is a vision of things to come.
Dr. Carol M. Swain discusses her political views and why she believes the United States has been headed in an “ungodly” direction.
Trump picks Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, Manhattan liberals still love neocons, and listener mail. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Everyone has their own idea about what it means to relax. For “Chill Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova asks people in New York City about what their ideal chill out scenario might be if money was no object. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Prisoner” by Har Mar Superstar
Wesley Lowery discusses his arrest during the Ferguson protests, civil unrest and other tools of resistance, as well as the progress America has made in terms of racial justice–or lack thereof.
Checking in on Standing Rock, Trump picks Tom Price for HHS, Trump’s latest tweet storm, and checking in on David Clarke, Trump’s possible pick for DHS.
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonialism in India, The Royal Munkey serves European style dishes prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Chelsea White visited the restaurant to talk with Chef Derik Alfaro about the food and try some of the menu’s best sellers. In Dishes, Part 1, Chelsea samples some appetizers; here, she has her eyes on the entrees. Music featured in this episode: “Spinoza” by Generationals // “Stop & Go” by Summer Twins // “Icelene’s Loss” by Sonny & The Sunsets
Wesley Lowery discusses covering the Ferguson protests and the role social media plays in the dissemination of information surrounding police shootings.
Chepe joins us to discuss Fidel Castro’s legacy, Trump picks Betsy DeVos for Education secretary, and listener mail. Photo credit: Courtesy of Chepe
Wesley Lowery talks about writing “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the empathy required to interview families struck by tragedy, and journalism’s structural bias toward spokespeople.
The continuing scourge of anti-PC rhetoric, and listener mail.
Rebecca Arkin is an attorney in Manhattan. She’s grounded, driven, and successful. When a legal battle breaks out for control of the company, it falls to Rebecca to keep her family from collapsing, all while trying desperately to extricate herself from their grasp. Unfortunately, she’s also the granddaughter of Ben Arkin, an artist who has never sold a piece, and the daughter of Oliver Arkin, who — along with his sisters — runs a record company that has never had a hit.
Black Friday is upon us! Eric Jones shares stories and tips on how to make the most out of shopping all weekend long.
John’s dispatches from a surveillance conference in NYC, and listener mail. Photo: John Knefel
Eric Jones discusses how companies fight back against ad blockers, Black Friday for small businesses, and shifting sentiment for the shopping holiday.
We spend the hour on listener mail
Arts Brookfield brings art to public spaces in many cities around the World. Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts Brookfield talks about a recent installation called The Swings: An exercise in Musical Collaboration by Daily tous les jours, a giant interactive piece in which each swing, when moved, creates a sound represented by piano, harp, vibraphone or guitar.
Eric Jones discusses the role consumer data plays in targeted advertising, both online and in-store.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Michael Flynn, a Washington state lawmaker proposed a law that would criminalize protesting as economic terrorism, and listener mail.
Is Black Friday a great way to save or the root of all evil? For “Black Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova asks people in New York City whether they’ve ever gone Black Friday shopping and, if so, whether they have any survival tips. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode:”We Don’t Sleep” by Har Mar Superstar
Eric Jones discusses the importance of security and organization for stores on Black Friday and the impact online shopping has had on the holiday.
Erek Smith on Jeff Sessions, Trump settles the fraud lawsuit against his fake university, the importance of talking about Hamilton, Pence won’t rule out waterboarding and Priebus won’t rule out a Muslim registry, and listener mail.
We are all plagued by nightmares–things that go bump in the night and such. But has an antique bell ever terrified you? Or how about an order of chicken wings that your local bar refuses to make? Well that’s what terrifies our temerarious storytellers! Enjoy the all-true nonsense…
Eric Jones explains the origins of Black Friday, how doorbuster deals have evolved, and those who still love getting out to the stores early.
Trump picks Sessions for Attorney General and Michael Flynn for National Security Advisor, and listener mail. Photo via Wikimedia
When a robbery hits police headquarters, it’s up to Frank Runtime and his extensive search skills to catch the culprits. In this detective story, you’ll learn how to use algorithmic tools to solve the case. Runtime scours smugglers’ boats with binary search, tails spies with a search tree, escapes a prison with depth-first search, and picks locks with priority queues. Joined by know-it-all rookie Officer Notation and inept tag-along Socks, he follows a series of leads in a best-first search that unravels a deep conspiracy. Each chapter introduces a thrilling twist matched with a new algorithmic concept, ending with a technical recap.
We close out our conversation with Alan Milstein, who discusses the failure of unionization at Northwestern and the flaws therein, as well as general athlete frustration within college sports.
Micah Uetricht on labor’s role in the disastrous election, Trump inherits the drone program, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of Micah Uetricht
Alan Milstein discusses the O’Bannon vs. NCAA case and how it began as an agent for change before floundering in the end.
Education reformers reel after Trump’s election, the bad digital law that’s ruining the Internet, and listener mail.
What’s the meanest thing that someone has ever said or done to you? For “Mean Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis asks people in New York City to share some not-so-savory moments in their lives. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “www” by Har Mar Superstar
Alan Milstein discusses and tells the story of former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett’s antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League. Milstein was Clarett’s lead attorney for the lawsuit.
Deconstructing the concept of the media bubble, our frustrations with how Iowa gets discussed, and listener mail.
The Royal Munkey aims to bring the flavor and feel of “Old Bombay” to New York City. Inspired by the Anglo-Indian cooking of colonialism in India, The Royal Munkey serves European style dishes prepared with Indian spices and flavors. Chelsea White visited the restaurant to talk with Chef Derik Alfaro about the food and sample some of the menu’s best sellers. Music featured in this episode: “Silence Can Say So Much” by Elephant Stone // “Another Go Round” by Beat Connection
We continue our conversation with Alan Milstein, who discusses overreaching NCAA sanctions and the organization’s hypocrisy.
Elisabeth Smolarz (b. 1976) is a New York-based artist from Poland. Smolarz is a visual artist who often asks strangers to become participants and collaborators in her projects in order to expose collective consciousness and patterns of behavior. Her solo exhibitions include Hein und seine Sippe, Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (2016). Her group shows include AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013); The Situation, 3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2009); In Practice, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2007): and The Shot, Reykjavik Photography Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006). Her residencies include Guttenberg Arts Residency, Guttenberg, NJ (2015); Homebase Project Residency, Jerusalem, Israel (2014); AIM Artist Residency, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013); and LMCC’s Swing Space, New York, NY (2013). Smolarz holds a B.F.A and an M.F.A from the State Academy for Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany. S.T.T.L , 2011, 1 channel video, 4:20 FREUND HEIN, 2007, 6 channel video installation, 5:00  
Sarah Jaffe on the Democrat’s deadly error, Trump’s bizarre 60 minutes interview, and Paul Ryan refers to contraception as a “nitty gritty detail.” photo courtesy of Sarah Jaffe
Alan Milstein explains his view of amateurism and why he sees student athletes as employees.
Thoughts on what a male birth control study says about health care, Massachusetts activists fight to keep a trans anti-discrimination law on the books, and listener mail. Photo credit: By ParentingPatch – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Brooke is spotted outside of her bathtub as she travels to Staten Island (less formally known as “the L.A. of New York”) for a visit to… another tub. Actor Justin James Lang graciously opened his heart and his bathroom so that he and Brooke could bitch about things that come up in this autumnal time of year, including but not limited to creepy things, halloween costumes, and the terrifying reality that there are people out there who would rather we not be true to ourselves. This episode is as deep as Justin’s tub, which, if you look closely, is pretty deep. Music featured in this episode: “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke
In this book, Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music.
Evie Adomait discusses common fallacies to avoid in economics arguments and offers up a different way to think about taxes.
What resistance to Trump might look like, calls to give Trump a chance are misguided, and what the future of the Democratic Party looks like. Trump rally Photo by John Knefel
Evie Adomait discusses important concepts to know for a basic economic understanding, the role of taxes, and paying with things other than money.
Trump has won. Photo via Wikimedia by Gage Skidmore
Alanis Morissette might have muddied the definition for us a bit, but we all know what irony is, right? For “Irony Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis asks people in New York City about the moments in their lives that seemed like they shouldn’t have happened but did anyway, against all odds. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Rhythm Bruises” by Har Mar Superstar
Evie Adomait discusses major schools of economic thought and why emotions always factor into economic discussion.
We spend election day sharing memories from the nightmare that was this campaign, and listener mail. Donald Trump Photo credit: Gage Skidmore Via Wikimedia
A lot has changed about New York City’s Washington Square Park since it first opened in 1871, but it remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Some of the park’s lesser-known history might be hard to believe for those who visit the park today, though. Music featured in this episode: “Quatic” by Botany
Evie Adomait explains the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics and discusses the concept of scarcity.
This week BTR speaks with Howie Good about his recent collection of poems “A Ghost Sings, A door Opens,” which was published by Another Calligraphy Press. Good is a poet and professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz, and the author of numerous poetry collections and scholarly books, including: “Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements,” “Girl Reporter” and “Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies”.
Comey says no charges against Clinton, a look at Trump-style behavior down ballot, and listener mail. Trump rally Photo credit: John Knefel
Professor Evie Adomait talks about why discussions about economics tend to get so emotional, and the difficulty in making such a dense subject interesting to readers and students.
A male birth control study goes off the rails early on, and listener mail.
BreakThruTV is proud to present its third edition spotlighting organizations and people who help others… Shawnee Renee Benton-Gibson’s mantra is “expose yourself to expand yourself, ” and she has spent years sharing this message with others. In addition to starting the Spirit Of A Woman Leadership Development Institute, Gibson is involved in various outreach and empowerment efforts in her community. Much of her work focuses on examining and learning from one’s past in order to gain insight, promote healing, and create a positive future. Music featured in this episode: “Blind In Both Eyes” by Bird Courage // “I won’t Give Up” by Low Roar
An in-depth look into Bob Dylan’s relationship with literature and the written word over the years in celebration of his recent achievement: The Nobel Prize in Literature.
Dr. Steve Billet discusses the effect of the Supreme Court’s vacant seat, and possible alternatives to relieve the gridlock, including adding or removing seats.
The problems with idealizing women, the need for diversity in cyber security, and the Cubs win the World Series. Molly and Gideon watch Cubs photo: Margot Hanley
Dr. Steve Billet explains why Hillary Clinton hasn’t pulled away, lack of trustworthiness in candidates, and how each party would respond to the other’s nominee winning the presidency.
Today we spend the hour discussing Lindy West’s memoir, Shrill. Courtesy of Lindy West
Election day is right around the corner! For “Vote Week” at BTRtoday Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about who they are voting for and why they’ve made their choice. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Raspberry Thighs” by The Mantles
Dr. Steve Billet discusses Donald Trump’s effect on the Republican Party and whether or not the GOP will survive the 2016 election.
A dispatch from Trump’s rally in New Hampshire, experts say Trump is a tax cheat, and listener mail.
In this edition of 1st Person, Haley talks about getting her start in the entertainment world and her motivation for seeking internet fame. Music featured in this episode: “Get Free” (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) by Major Lazer Check Haley out on Youtube!
Dr. Steve Billet discusses the influence of special interest groups on American government and the tension brought on by election season.
Police break up the camp at Standing Rock and attack Indigenous people protesting the Dakota pipeline, the Bundy group is acquitted, and Comey throws a wrench in the final days of the election.
Dr. Steve Billet offers his opinions on the roots of America’s political divide and explains how gerrymandering deepens it.
Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project, represents Chelsea Manning, and is litigating the anti-trans HB2 law in North Carolina.  
As nationwide concern grows for returning combat soldiers suffering PTSD, Silas Dent Zobal’s literary thriller, The People of the Broken Neck (Unbridled Books, October 2016), serves as a harrowing testament of the times.
Michael Sisitsky discusses NYCLU involvement in reform legislation and reminds us of our rights when stopped by police.
Trump supporters warn of upcoming violence, a Second City cast member quits because audiences are racist, and listener mail.  
NYCLU’s Michael Sisitsky talks about Donald Trump’s Stop and Frisk comments and the general hesitance to discuss and acknowledge racial disparity in America.
What we do and don’t know about Clinton’s proposed intelligence surge, the DOJ may prosecute the man who killed Eric Garner, and listener mail.  
The moment has arrived: zombies have taken over the city and are ready to eat your flesh. For “Fiasco Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about what they would do in a zombie apocalypse. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “If We Don’t Die Today” by The Thermals
NYCLU’s Michael Sisitsky discusses the encouraging decline in the use of Stop and Frisk and how long it might take to eliminate altogether.
Katharine Heller joins us to cope with the news, SNL’s Black Jeopardy sketch takes on race and class, and listener mail.  
Sunset Botanica is a Brooklyn-based company which makes shrubs, bitters, and other cocktail components. To help get in the Halloween spirit, the owner of the company, Carlos Victoria, whips up an Agave Sunset, a tequila-based cocktail that includes some of his handcrafted ingredients. Here’s how to make it: – 2 oz Silver Tequila – 1 oz Botanical Shrubs Mango Fury – 1 oz Lime – .5 oz Simple Syrup – Add Ice – Shake for 30 seconds – Top with Bitter Sunset Hibiscus Rose bitters Music featured in this episode: “Para Elisa” (Beethoven, Enrique Delgado) by Los Destellos
Michael Sisitsky discusses how Stop and Frisk fits into the broader War on Drugs, the problems with police quotas, and whistleblowing officers.
Thoughts on the Podesta email leak, rezoning fights continue on the Upper West Side, and listener mail.  
Synopsis:  Our storytellers bare all this month, well almost all as they did remain fully clothed throughout, as they share stories about their Body Issues. From tearing a designer dress in the dressing room to getting barged in on as you make a number two in the handicapped stall in the men’s bathroom, we cover it all for you. Please enjoy laughing at and, possibly, with our performers! Recorded live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Nights of Our Lives Host David Martin Halle Kiefer Neil Goldberg Catie Lazarus Adam Wade
Michael Sisitsky discusses his role with the NYCLU, community concerns with policing in the city, and the origins of Stop and Frisk.
The DC establishment prepares to escalate wars under Hillary Clinton, a new study on teaching and racism, and listener mail.  
Elizabeth George, “superstar of the crime fiction world” (Seattle Times) and author of the beloved Inspector Lynley series, collects the best mystery writing of the year that “will have you on the edge of your seat” (USA Today).  
The candidates are finally asked a question about reproductive rights, Trump says he might not accept election results, and climate change remains totally ignored in presidential politics.  
Jim Jackson discusses the possibility of finding aliens with FAST, developing moon and Mars capabilities, and the international astronomy landscape.
Trump hires a Koch Brothers huckster to run voter intimidation campaign, Democrats are turning against charter schools for the first time, and listener mail.  
The moment has arrived: you’ve brought your date home, and are looking to put on the perfect record to “set the mood.” For “Listen Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about the music they choose to charm someone special. For more on this topic check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Turn To White” by She & Him
Jim Jackson breaks down all things FAST, the world’s largest radio telescope, which was just completed in China.
The developers of a popular encryption app fight back against government secrecy, GOP accusations of voter fraud fueled Trump’s claimed of a rigged election, and listener mail.
The way Melvin describes it, he grew up in “Hell.” He got involved in gang activity early in life mostly due to peer pressure. After a rival gang threatened the life of Melvin’s brother, he put crime behind him and joined the Navy. As a retired veteran, Melvin shares his thoughts on both of his former lifestyles. Music featured in this episode: “Empty Sunset” by D33J
Jim Jackson explains black holes as the nuclei of galaxies, celestial radio emissions, and common misconceptions about astronomy.
This Week: Filmmaker and Geographer Brett Story discusses her new film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes.  The documentary is screening at Anthology Film Archives November 4th to 1oth.
Sebastian Rotella of Frontline and ProPublica joins us to discuss his new documentary Terror in Europe, a GOP headquarters is firebombed in North Carolina, Amy Goodman is charged with participating in a riot, and the fight for Mosul begins in Iraq.  
Jim Jackson discusses the advances radio astronomy has provided, its differences with optical astronomy, and the presence of black holes in the middle of galaxies.
Tom Graves on the debates between Buckley and Vidal, and listener mail.  
A leading psychologist reveals how our most underappreciated emotion—pride—has shaped our minds and our culture, and shows how we can harness its immense power in our everyday lives.
Joseph Mazur talks about the idea of making your own luck and discusses his background in writing, turning mathematical theory and study into digestible narratives.
New accusations surface of Trump’s history of sexual assault and misconduct, and listener mail.  
Joseph Mazur discusses the gambler’s illusion and why people think they can predict or control randomness.
What the debates have to say about Syria, Clinton’s proposal to help those in extreme poverty, and listener mail.  
What famous person, living or dead, do you identify with most? For “Connection Week” at BTRtoday, Anna Bashkova and Zach Schepis ask strangers on the streets of New York City about the celebrities they feel most connected to. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Shithole” by Weaves
Joseph Mazur explains that people more apt to noticing things are more likely to experience coincidences. He also discusses the story of Joan Ginther and the odds of winning the lottery four times.
Continuing thoughts on the Trump tapes and the debate, Jeff Sessions and other Republicans say grabbing a woman’s genitals isn’t sexual assault, and listener mail.  
Do you ever find yourself wishing for a snack more refined than something which is going to leave “flavor dust” on your fingers? Maybe something that, on the rare occasion another human visits your house, suggests that you have used a stove before, but at the same time won’t take too much effort? Enter the Prosciutto, Arugula, Brie and Apple Quesadilla! This is a one pan recipe that combines ingredients which are delicious and easy to find, but isn’t so difficult to make that you’ll need to work all day. Music featured in this episode: “Demons” by Summer Twins
Joseph Mazur discusses vetting and soliciting coincidence stories from a pool of thousands for his most recent book.
This Week: Filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya discuss their new documentary about Indian traveling cinemas. The film is called Cinema Travelers, and it’s screening this week at the New York Film Festival.      
Frontline’s Martin Smith joins us to discuss his new documentary Confronting ISIS, and thoughts on the second presidential debate.  
Joseph Mazur joins the Daily Beat to discuss his new book, “Fluke,” and sifting through so many coincidence stories.
The dangers of referring to terrorism as a cancer, and listener mail on kids and the climate.
BreakThruTV is proud to present its second recurring edition spotlighting organizations and people who help others… When he’s not taking care of people as a supervising nurse, Mel is taking care of rescued animals as part of the Northeast branch of Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation (SNARR). SNARR is an animal rescue that focuses on saving high need animals that are often very difficult to place, mostly due to serious medical conditions. Gemma, despite being mistreated and abandoned, is a sweet dog who was given a second chance thanks to the efforts of SNARR and, with Mel, she in turn helps others by accompanying him to the hospital where he works and spending time with the patients. Music featured in this episode: “Vocal Chords” by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. // “Something” by Julien Baker
Three college friends from the 50s blaze their own path in love and work, braving the stifling conventions of the age, and anticipating the social thaw that would arrive ten years later.
We conclude our conversation with Scott Chipman, who talks about the difficult task of overturning public opinion increasingly favoring marijuana legalization.
The case of Bresha Meadows, the pros and cons of a study linking hormonal contraception to depression, and listener mail.  
Scott Chipman is back to discuss the social cost of marijuana use, and weighs the comparison between the marijuana and alcohol industries.
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss Donald Trump’s tax returns, our analysis of the Vice Presidential debate, and listener mail.  
Scott Chipman, co-founder of Citizens Against the Legalization of Marijuana (CALM) joins the show to discuss his organization’s positions and the danger of marijuana.
An argument for having fewer kids to prevent climate change, inside the Pentagon’s anti-drone exercises, and listener mail.  
In this edition of 1st Person, Jeff talks about how his perceptions of adulthood have changed as he has grown. He also describes what he believes is the best part of being an adult. Music featured in this episode: “Forgotten Fantazy” by Seth Bogart
We continue our conversation with Morgan Fox about the impact of the DEA’s decision not to reschedule marijuana from its Schedule I status.
This week: Filmmaker Bill Morrison discusses his new documentary Dawson City: Frozen in Time. The film is screening on October 4th at 9pm at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival.
The New York Times obtains some of Trump’s tax records from 1995, cast and crew from The Apprentice allege Trump made sexist comments regularly, and listener mail.  
Morgan Fox of the MPP joins the show to talk about the importance of medical access to marijuana, its overall legal status in the United States, and provides an update on fully legalized states Colorado and Washington.
Jesse Myerson and Ali Gharib join us on Radio Dispatch Live to discuss topics from a left and a liberal point of view.  
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent – and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.
Dan Ikenson talks about the politicization of the TPP, its status of ratification around the globe, and what its potential rejection could mean for future global trade deals of its kind.
The gift and curse of smartphones in war zones, the annual charter school rally in New York City, and listener mail.  
Dan Ikenson returns to discuss the TPP’s flaws, why the 12 countries in the agreement were chosen, and lays out the worst case scenario if it’s ratified.
  A new Yale study looks at implicit bias in preschool teachers, Shimon Peres is dead at 93, and listener mail.  
Sometimes, it’s good to take a moment to appreciate something about yourself that you’re proud of. For “Self Week” at BTR today, Anna Bashkova and Ubah Bulale ask people in New York City what they love most about themselves. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Mitad De Tu Mundo” by Helado Negro  
Dan Ikenson discusses his team’s evaluation of the TPP from an American free trader perspective and addresses rumors that the agreement came out of secret negotiations.
Looking at the first presidential debate through the lens of gender, race, and foreign policy.  
Not too long ago, we visited Lucky Luna, a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that highlights both Asian and Latin American cuisines without taking the normal route of a typical fusion restaurant and combining the two. Chelsea, who likes to challenge people to games she makes up herself to ensure her own eventual victories, sat down with chef and co-owner Ken Ho for a round of The Odd Couple Food Challenge. Music featured in this episode: “Bed Case” by Tancred // “Faces In The Dark” by Generationals // All other music composed by Kevin MacLeod
Dan Ikenson discusses China’s absence in the TPP and the importance of interdependence when it comes to global trade.
This Week: Photographer Lynn Saville discusses her new book Dark City: Urban America at Night.
Synopsis: As summer comes to an end we charged our storytellers to provide us with one last heat wave of entertainment. And we got it. Metaphorically speaking, of course. We learned about floods in Missouri and the old adage no good deed goes unpunished and of summer trips to Latvia and of lost summer days playing baseball up in the Bronx. So sit back, listen, and enjoy one last sip of summer.
Segregation starts at pre-K, and listener mail.  
Dan Ikenson explains what the TPP is and explains its status as a “living agreement.”
Frontline’s Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his new film The Choice 2016, and listener mail.  
The bestselling author of Contagious explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make—from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat—in this fascinating and groundbreaking work.
Dr. Laura Schmidt closes out the week with more insight regarding her paper on the Sugar Association scandal and discusses the health harms of sugar.
The ACLU’s Chad Marlow joins us to discuss community control of police surveillance, a progressive critique of NATO, and listener mail.  
Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to talk about the paper he co-authored revealing that nutrition researchers took money from the Sugar Research foundation in 1967.
The US holds Russia responsible for an airstrike that killed at least 12 aid workers in Syria, police shoot and kill Keith Scott in Charlotte, and listener mail.  
Is there a memory that you wish you could erase forever? For “Forgotten Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask strangers in New York City about the things in life that they wish they could forget. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Wheels” by Pink Mountaintops
Marion Nestle offers some nutrition advice amidst all the noise and research available to us nowadays.
Terence Crutcher is shot and killed by Tulsa police, authorities arrest the suspect in the New York City and New Jersey bombings, and the Trump campaign shares an offensive post about refugees and skittles.   Photo credit: Via Wikimedia
In this edition of 1st Person, Kiya opens up about how studying accounting full time left her feeling like her creativity was stifled. She shares her inspiration for starting a shoe line and her feelings about fashion as an expression of personality. Music featured in this episode: “We Get Along” by Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
Marion Nestle discusses the simplest way for large food corporations to improve their image: stop duping the American public.
A nationwide manhunt is underway after bombs explode in New York and New Jersey, Chris Christie lies about Trump’s birtherism, and David Brooks has some thoughts about Kaepernick’s protest.  
This week, in honor of the start of football season, a conversation with with Michael Oriard. Michael is a writer, cultural historian of football, and former offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Marion Nestle joins the show to discuss the recently revealed 1967 Sugar Research Foundation scandal and the prevalence of food industry funded nutrition research.
Ryan Schleeter on the Dakota pipeline, Fallon shows how to normalize Trump, and listener mail.  
Brooke gets real serious with this month’s tubmate, James III, to talk about aliens. Aliens? Yes: Aliens. Aliens in real life. Aliens in the movies. And aliens in our memories… maybe?
The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience.
Anne Ortelee is back to discuss the principles of astrology, what makes a good horoscope, and how to find the best one for you.
Two schools in Connecticut highlight the enduring problem of school segregation, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ash Carter disagree on cooperation with Russia in Syria, and listener mail.  
Anne Ortelee discusses astrology certification and some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the study.
Trump’s half-baked family leave plan, and listener mail.  
What’s one of the scariest, craziest moments in your life? For “WTF Week” at BTRtoday,  Zach Schepis and Anna Bashkova ask people in New York City about the moments they’ve experienced that made them ask, “what the fuck?” For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “Vacation” by SPLASHH
Astrologer Anne Ortelee discusses what drew her to astrology and how different kinds of astrologers match up with different people.
Britney Summit-Gil joins us to discuss masculinity on the Internet, and Clinton’s basket of deplorables comment continues to draw anger from the right.  
We continue our discussion with Rob Bates about the effectiveness of the Kimberley Process in preventing conflict diamond mining and sale, and talk about ethically sourced diamond retailers.
Katherine Reddick joins us to discuss her time in the foster system, and listener mail.  
Author, curator and photography historian Gail Buckland talks about her new book and exhibition Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present. The show is on view now at the Brooklyn Museum through January 8th, 2017.
Journalist Rob Bates joins the show to talk about the place of diamonds in American culture and the Kimberley Process.
Chase Madar joins us to discuss why prosecutions are no substitute for regulations, the New York Times facepalms on Aleppo, and listener mail.  
Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey. 
We conclude our conversation with Krystine Batcho as she discusses the effects of social media on nostalgia, social skills, and personal development.
Neither candidate challenges the premise of the forever war, and listener mail.  
We continue our conversation with Krystine Batcho about nostalgia, discussing its correlation with empathy and positive coping techniques.
The NYT panics about micro-aggressions on campus, Obama acknowledges the CIA’s bombing of Laos, and listener mail.  
Krystine Batcho discusses negative portrayals of nostalgia in media and whether or not nostalgic reflection is good for us.
Phyllis Schlafly is dead at 92, Trump gets graded on a curve, maternal mortality rates in the US are on the rise, and Megan Rapinoe kneels in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.  
In this edition of 1st Person, Dustin talks about how he progressed from playing video games to designing them. He also shares how he draws inspiration from the real world to create storylines for his games. Song featured in this episode: “Modern Age” by Sonny & The Sunsets
We continue our conversation with Hemu Nigam about the implications of WikiLeaks and the biggest mistakes individuals make when it comes to online security.
This week: Writer Kate Wagner discusses her research and fascination with architecture’s greatest monstrosity: The McMansion. Her website, McMansion Hell, provides comprehensive and hilarious analysis of what makes these garish homes so hideous and why they’ve come to look the way they do. Some of her annotated diagrams can be seen below as well as on mcmansionhell.com.            
The history of child care in the United States, and listener mail.  
Online security expert Hemu Nigam joins the show to talk about the implications of WikiLeaks, how seriously the U.S. government is addressing cyber security, and why it should be hiring more hackers.
The Get Down and the birth of hip hop, Trump’s Latino surrogates have started abandoning him, and listener mail about getting started in journalism.  
Brooke unleashes her inner feminine goddess for what she calls “the most feminist episode” of Bitch Talk yet to talk about the struggle of having big boobs. From snacking on leftovers found in cleavage to custom bras and how horrible Victoria’s Secret is for women with large breasts, Brooke covers it all. Also, be nice to women… and read Reductress while you’re at it.
Author Tony Narducci fell in love with Tennessee Williams’ poetry when he was 14 years old. For Narducci, Williams was a genius who redefined theater in America, the greatest living playwright, and perhaps one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. So when 33-year-old Narducci met Williams at a Key West bar in February of 1982, the encounter was more than coincidence. It was destiny. In The Frightened Heart of Me, Narducci narrates the story of how after meeting Williams he was drawn deep into the playwright’s life and work—a journey that would change Narducci’s life in every way. This biography shares how Narducci and William’s time together was an odyssey of adventure, emotional entanglement, and insight.
Marie Nougier discusses the implementation of safe use sites in the United States and around the world, as well as the benefits of directing drug users toward social services.
Trump’s incoherent immigration speech, reviewing a defense of Obama’s foreign policy.  
We continue our conversation with Marie Nougier about some of the IDPC’s initiatives around the globe and what the organization views as an ideal drug policy.
The growing resistance to charter schools and the ed reform movement, and that awful article about how to talk to women with headphones on.  
Marie Nougier is back about the popularity of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and efforts to help change the people’s perspective on fighting drugs.
MapSwipe is a new crowdsourcing cartography app, the school readiness gap is closing, and listener mail.  
Arts Brookfield brings art to public spaces in many cities around the World. Debra Simon, Vice President of Arts Brookfield talks about a recent installation called The Swings: An exercise in Musical Collaboration by Daily tous les jours, a giant interactive piece in which each swing, when moved, creates a sound represented by piano, harp, vibraphone or guitar.
Marie Nougier discusses the adverse effects of the United States War on Drugs and talks about some of the harshest drug policies around the world.
 “The Wolves” from Ghost Stepping This Week: Photographer Molly Lamb discusses her work, growing up in the South, and how she uses photography to talk about ideas of home, loss and memory. Molly’s latest exhibition Home and Away opens at Rick Wester Fine Art on September 15th.  “Mumble, Utter, Hum” from Ghost Stepping  “Untitled 9” from Take Care of Your Sister  “Untitled 9” from Let It Go  “Untitled 17” from Take Care of Your Sister
Colin Kaepernick continues his protest of the National Anthem, Beyonce steals the show at the VMAs, and listener mail.  
Marie Nougier of the IDPC discusses the extreme approach of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us for Radio Dispatch Live to discuss his New York Times bestselling book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching.  
What can businesses do when traditional problem-solving methods no longer work? This is the conundrum today’s organizations face, says strategic management expert John C. Camillus.  “More and more, the challenges we confront are so complex, so intractable, and so threatening to organizations – or entire industries – that they are best described as ‘wicked,'” he contends.  In his new book, Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity And Confound Competitors (Rotman – UTP Publishing, August 2016), Camillus offers a comprehensive manual for identifying, responding to, and even profiting from wicked problems – by meeting them head-on with “Wicked Strategies.”  
Libertarian author and commentator Todd Seavey discusses the rise of libertarianism in mainstream American politics and its viability as a political philosophy.
Turkey’s military crosses over into Syria, bad people hack Leslie Jones, and listener mail.  
Libertarian author and commentator Todd Seavey joins The Daily Beat to discuss Rand Paul’s unsuccessful run in the Republican primaries and compare modern American libertarianism with other libertarian movements throughout history.
Lynne Rosenberg on racism in casting calls, controversy surrounds the Clinton Foundation, and listener mail.  
Libertarian commentator and author Todd Seavey discusses his waning faith in democracy and analyzes the U.S. Constitution from a libertarian point of view.
Gawker was killed by a billionaire, the politics of a body shaming Trump statue, and listener mail.  
Political commentator and author Todd Seavey joins The Daily Beat to discuss what a libertarian government–or lack thereof–might look like in the United States.
John Oliver covers charter schools, ISIS uses a child suicide bomber to attack a wedding in southern Turkey, and listener mail.
Oh we have some wicked secrets to reveal for all you loyal listeners. From coming out of the closet, to skinny dipping with strippers in a jacuzzi–be prepared to be shocked and awed by our tales of Coming Clean.
Prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks about his new film In Jackson Heights, a portrait of the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens.
We chat with Todd Seavey about the core principles of libertarianism and get a glimpse into what a libertarian society might look like.
Looking at the history of poor white Americans, sexism at the Olympics, and listener mail.  
Brandon Scott Wolf, creator of datebrandonscottwolf.com and Empty Plates of New York, joins Brooke in the tub to complain about time. Not really though since Brandon doesn’t seem to like bitching. Instead, the two discuss a myriad of topics until Brandon almost drowns himself.
Lately, we hear more and more about how our Founding Fathers were all Christian, God-fearing men and how America is a Christian country. But, was it intended to be? According to Rev. Sarah Carpenter’s findings, the answer is no.
We learn about the most important lessons learned and the embrace of the Jewish community for this film.
Thoughts on the Woke Toddler, the Obama administration’s failure to close Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.  
We chat with Anna Wexler about her most challenge aspect of making this film in terms of reckoning with her own past decisions to leave the orthodoxy.
We can’t stop going through all the listener mail.  
What’s the sweetest thing that someone has ever done for you? For “Sweet Week” at BTRtoday Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask the people of NYC’s Madison Square Park about their most cherished memories. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Song featured in this episode: “First Shot”  by  The Love Language
What makes these young people, who’ve already rebelled from the religion in some sense, choose to venture to Israel after high school?
Our big listener mail push continues.  
This episode of BreakThruTV is presented by Urban Outfitters… Everyone knows that keeping up with a busy social life can get expensive, especially when trying to wine and dine a potential mate. From happy hours to fancy dinners, the cost of those dates can really add up. Thankfully, Chelsea has some ideas for those of us who aren’t rolling in the dough. Songs featured in this episode: “Fading Lines” by Amber Arcades // “Eliza” by Anna Calvi // “Golden Girl” by Ladyhawke // “Steady” by Jel // “Acid Rain” by Robert DeLong // “Long Way Down” by Robert DeLong
Anna Wexler, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT and documentary filmmaker here to speak with us about her doc called Unorthodox, which follows three Modern Orthodox Jewish teenagers through a post-high school year in Israel.
Andrew Beccone discusses The Reanimation Library, a collection of about twenty-five hundred overlooked, forgotten, and discarded books he has collected from thrift stores over the last fourteen years.
We spend the hour on listener mail.  
Unorthodox, which follows three Modern Orthodox Jewish teenagers through a post-high school year in Israel.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss a federal jobs guarantee, and listener mail.  
In this moving memoir, a woman digs into a garden and into the past and finds secrets, beauty, and acceptance.
Total dietary sugar was cut from 28 percent to 10 percent, and fructose from 12 percent to 4 percent of total calories.
Dave Zirin joins us to discuss the Olympic games in Rio, the DOJ issues a scathing report on policing in Baltimore, and listener mail.   Photo credit: Courtesy of Dave Zirin
Over the course of nine days, the children were provided food and beverages that mirrored the same fat, protein, carbohydrate and caloric levels as their home diets.
Nelini Stamp joins us to discuss the Shut Down City Hall action in NYC, Trump hints that gun owners could assassinate Hillary Clinton, and listener mail.   Photo credit: Courtesy of Nelini Stamp
From navigating through awkward chapters of adolescence to trying our best to fit in at a new job, most people have felt like outcasts at one time or another. For “Misfit Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about the moments in their lives when they’ve felt like misfits. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “When Soul Love Begins” by The Love Dimension Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Triglycerides dropped 33 percent and ApoC-III fell by 49 percent in just 10 days of sugar restriction.
The Movement for Black Lives calls for a moratorium on charter schools, 50 Republican foreign policy elites come out against Trump, and listener mail.   Photo credit: via Wikimedia
As one of the countless people who have or will move to New York City to chase their dreams this year, Larena shares what motivated her to make the move from Missoula, Montana. She also recounts her scariest moment since becoming a resident of New York City. Music featured in this episode: “Sea Legs” by The Shins Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III
Filmmaker Molly Bernstein talks about her new documentary, a portrait of artist Rosamund Purcell called An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamund Purcell. The film is screening at Film Forum from August 10th to the 16.
An FBI undercover agent was in contact with two men who fired on a “draw Mohammed” event in Texas, the New York Times shames families for flying with children, and objective journalism and Trump.   Photo credit: via Wikimedia
Study finds the effects of fructose can be reversed in obese children.
Mike Konczal on a Universal Basic Income starter pack, the horrifying sexual assault allegations against Trump, and a Blue Lives Matter bill in New York City.   Photo credit: Twitter (@rortybomb)
Brooke gets comfortable in the tub to discuss Tinder. She shares some of her great opening lines and the proof behind her exclamation that chivalry is dead. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Guapa by Saleem Haddad   Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa’s grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.
We’ll talk with Vitali Kremez, a cyber intelligence analyst about what it takes to converse with and track criminals in the deep-net.
Trump humiliates a mother with a crying baby, the terrifying prospect of nuclear war, and Bratton’s legacy of Broken Windows policing as NYPD police commissioner.   Photo credit: Wikimedia
There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before.
Media elites loved Bloomberg’s DNC speech, and Korryn Gaines is killed by police in Baltimore.   Photo credit: Wikimedia
The act of protesting is seemingly transforming before our eyes with the use of technology, but are the latest strategies creating true and lasting change? For “Protest Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about the effectiveness of protests and the best tactics to disrupt the status quo. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Music featured in this episode: “White Cops on Trial” by Sonny & The Sunsets Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
It’s a good time to be a cybercriminal. There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before.
Black Lives Matter activists stage an action at City Hall in New York, the United States begins a new bombing campaign in Libya, and Trump claims the election will be “rigged” in November. Photo credit: John Knefel
In this edition of 1st Person, Kelly talks about her expectations related to physical beauty when she moved to the United States and how they have changed over the years. She also shares her future plans and how she hopes to help others feel beautiful. Music featured in this episode: “The Most Liveable City” by Gold Panda Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We’ll talk with Vitali Kremez, a cyber intelligence analyst about what it takes to converse with and track criminals in the deep-net.
00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Molly’s back 10:00 The cynical DNC 50:00 The media embraces the Khan family 59:48 “Tiny” Dinosaur Jr / Credits 61:04 Finish
This week: Documentary filmmaker Pieter Van Huystee talks about his new film Hieronymus Bosch, Touched By The Devil. The film follows a team of art historians as they try to bring Bosch’s 16th-century masterpieces back to the painter’s hometown in The Netherlands for an exhibition on the 500th anniversary of his death.
We’ll talk with Vitali Kremez, a cyber intelligence analyst about what it takes to converse with and track criminals in the deep-net.
Peter Cole joins us to discuss the differences between Hillary Clinton and FDR, and Molly calls in to discuss education reform in Philly.   Photo credit: Courtesy of Peter Cole.
Little GANGSTER by Victor Cino   It is 1952, and in the opening pages of “Little Gangster,” Joey D’Angelo, our young Sicilian protagonist, and his friend, Johnny Marino, are called late at night to First Street park where their gangster employer, Pepi Savino, is in the middle of an argument with another gangster, Nick Bonanti. Immediately after the two twelve year old boys arrive in the park, the confrontation becomes violent and Joey is told by Pepi to carry out a task which risks arrest for Joey and becomes one of the great challenges facing him in the novel. The boys have been running errands for Pepi and earning money for bets on stickball games. Joey has no moral concern about this work until he is called into the office of Peter Capra, Director of The Boys’ Club of New York, and is offered an opportunity for a scholarship to a New England prep school; but there is a catch: Joey must break all ties with Pepi Savino.  
Altheide reflects on his more than 43-year career, defining his expertise as falling within five research areas: Mass Communication, Qualitative Research Methods, Deviant Behavior, Propaganda and Official Information, and Social Control.
Molly joins us to discuss Day 3 of the DNC in Philly, and listener mail. Photo credit: Molly Knefel
We chat with Dr. David L. Altheide an American-born sociologist and Emeritus Regents’ Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.
Molly reports from Day 2 of the DNC in Philly, and listener mail. Photo credit: Molly Knefel
And, lastly, Altheide devotes his research to the development of qualitative methodology, specifically Ethnographic Content Analysis (ECA).
00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Big five years it’s been 15:56 Molly on DNC Day 1 48:00 Listener mail 59:24 Going Down / Credits – Dinosaur Jr 60:30 Finish
Altheide’s second research focus examines the media as a form of social control.
No one has ever been scarred quite like our storytellers have. From a broken relationship, to bad skin, to the scars of a high school Vice Presidential election gone awry the Nights of Our Lives brings you some deep tissue scarring. And we pick our scabs too.
Molly calls in to give her thoughts on the RNC and the beginning of the DNC, and listener mail. Photo credit: John Knefel
Artist Theresa Ganz talks about making her photo-based collages and her interest in 19th and 21st century visions of the landscape. We also discuss how growing up in the city made her curious about nature, the connection between her work and outer space, and the ways that artists’ depictions of the land reflect issues of gender and power.
Altheide reflects on his research which has broadly focused on qualitative methodology and the media’s impact on society, especially through inciting fear.
We spend the hour catching up on listener mail.
Archer’s memoir, Finding Home with The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Billy Graham is a true account of growing up inside the world of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. For 15 years her family traversed the globe to prepare cities for Billy Graham’s large-scale, sweeping evangelistic meetings.  Her book details the gritty struggles she faced as the new kid in town and the intense anxiety of their transitory life. With humor, insight and help from two of the greatest musical forces on the planet, Archer explores the universal question of, ‘Where is home?’ Through her father’s boss, Billy Graham she finds her way toward the answer to that question.
Knowing yourself in order to build public speaking skills and ultimately grow in terms of personal development.
We spend the hour on Day 3 of the RNC.
We chat with Allison Sutter, Lifestyle Coach, public speaker, teacher and best-selling author, about conquering fears of public speaking and personal development.
Our coverage of Day 2 of the RNC, and listener mail.
Allison provides visualization techniques that help ease anxieties at the thought of having to give a talk, a speech or just being in a social situation.
Day one of the RNC, and listener mail.
Allison’s approach is education, and personal success, is student-centric versus content or teacher agenda centric.
We spend the hour on listener mail.
Laura Israel is the director of Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, a new documentary about the influential artist, photographer and filmmaker. The film follows Frank’s life and art from his seminal book The Americans through his explorations in experimental film to the present day.
Allison Sutter, personal development coach and public speaker, chats about public speaking fears and becoming the person you want to be.
The United States and Russia are in talks to coordinate in Syria, Trump picks his VP, and listener mail.
In twenty-four absurd, lyrical, and louché episodes, “Iris Smyles” weaves a modern odyssey of trying to find one’s home in the world amid the pitfalls and insidious traps of adult life. A wickedly funny picaresque touching on quantum physics, the Donner Party, arctic exploration, Greek mythology, Rocky I, II, V, IV, VI, and III respectively, and literary immortality, Dating Tips for the Unemployed is a wistful if wry ode to that awkward age—between birth and death—when you think you know what you want but aren’t quite sure what you’re doing.
Everything form solar panel mounting hardware and instructions to keeping yourself sane on the open plain.
New polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat, more thoughts on how little we spend on early child care, and listener mail.
Zach Both talks about his inspiration to quit a desk job for a sustainable way to work and live in a van.
Katie Klabusich joins us to discuss her new automated transcription service, the bizarre world of Trump-inspired white identity politics, and listener mail.
“While the idea of living and traveling the country in a van can sound adventurous and exciting, it is certainly not for everyone.” – The Vanual
Jason Sole on Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Minneapolis, thoughts on the bomb that was used to kill the gunman in Dallas, and Chelsea Manning attempts to take her own life, and listener mail.
The Vanual includes tips for stealth van living, like installing wooden shelves in an old van and building an solar running vehicle.
Artist Amelia Konow talks about working in the darkroom, gravitational waves, and printing on 50 year old photo paper. In her work, Amelia draws on the both the scientific and spiritual mysteries of outer space as a way to connect the massive scale of the universe to the concrete realities of our every day lives. Her work is on view at SF Camerawork from July 14th to August 20th as part of the group exhibition S P A C E.
The aftermath of the shooting in Dallas, Black Lives Matter protesters take to the streets across the city, and listener mail. 
Zach Both has written an online manual for aspiring van dwelling nomads, which he calls the Vanual.
Sarah Jaffe joins us for the hour to discuss her new book Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.
Boston is the setting for a lot of clichéd crime fiction—tough guys from Southie rob a Brink’s truck, Irish-Italian gang wars, etc. Those days are over here—we’re in a post-Whitey Bulger, post- (early) Dennis Lehane Boston. In Dark Horse, Rory Flynn enters an era of smarter crime, higher corruption, different drugs, and new kinds badness. He avoids the traps and tropes. And the fake Boston accents.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
The Chilcot report is harshly critical of Britain’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq, another police officer kills another black man and the aftermath is captured on Facebook, Jared Kushner responds to an open letter, and listener mail.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
The FBI declines to recommend charges in the Clinton email investigation, cops kill Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and the long-awaited Chilcot report is released in the UK.
The belief that the universe bestows rewards for doing right and exacts punishments for doing wrong, is largely an Eastern philosophy, there are numerous examples of the notion in Western culture as well.
The White House releases its much anticipated report on civilians killed in the drone programs, art and the way we teach young children to do art, and the joys of watching a hot dog eating contest on TV at Coney Island.
The study, “In Pursuit of Good Karma: When Charitable Appeals to Do Right Go Wrong,” was authored by Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his two-part series on the drug war in Mexico, and over one million Syrian face starvation as a result of living under siege.
Photographer Amy Eckert talks about her collage work and her photography project, Manufacturing Home. For the project Amy photographed the interiors of model mobile homes around the U.S.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
We spend the hour on listener mail.
If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O’Neill recalls, you feel like a magician. If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard.
Discover the effect global markets have on data and intelligence for the cyber security in the future.
Mike Ludwig on offshore drilling in the Gulf, the global failure of elites could mean Brexit is just the beginning, Trump’s rocky new campaign manager, and listener mail.
We learn about the controversy of cyber criminal practices for the sake of social justice.
Joe Macare joins us to discuss who is to blame for the Brexit, an attack at the Istanbul airport kills at least 41 people, and listener mail.
With such unique data, cyber security experts produce a robust intelligence service focused on the online channels where malicious actors operate.
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the Supreme Court’s overturning of anti-abortion laws in Texas, David Brooks has thoughts on the poor, and listener mail.
Flashpoint’s highly differentiated data is cultivated from a wide variety of illicit communities operating within the Deep & Dark Web.
Jelani Cobb joins us to discuss his new Frontline documentary Policing the Police, and more thoughts on Brexit.
Photographer Lisa Elmaleh talks about driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American Southeast to take photographs of the Florida Everglades and traditional folk musicians in Appalachia.
This month our storytellers get all hot and bothered as they share with you tales of their most passionate nights. And boy does it get steamy. From a critical exegesis of Scorsese’s The Last Passion of Christ to a bittersweet reminiscence of freshman love gone awry, our performers are going to get you and a loved one (or perhaps a complete stranger) very very lucky tonight.
We speak with Vitali Kremez, a cybersecurity and intelligence professional for Flashpoint, a company focused on the discovery and monitoring of previously concealed illicit cyber activity and take informed, proactive steps to defend against existing and looming threats.
Early reactions to the Brexit, leading Neo-Con Robert Kagan reportedly throws his support behind Hillary Clinton, and listener mail.
Summer 1925.  Twenty-five year-old Ernest Hemingway descended upon Pamplona, Spain, for its infamous annual bullfight fiesta with a tempestuous entourage in tow, including a femme fatale British aristocrat, a brash, handsome heir who hailed from two of New York’s great Jewish fortunes, one of America’s most celebrated comedic writers, and a down-on-his-luck childhood friend with a penchant for cynical wit.  The holiday quickly spiraled into a morass of sexual rivalry, gory spectacle, brutal hangovers, and black eyes – and gave Hemingway the material he desperately needed to make his breakthrough as a novelist.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss Hillary Clinton’s history on welfare reform, and Democrats stage a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
JW Mason joins us to discuss the Brexit, more school zoning battles in New York City, and the best book about the Syrian revolution.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
Trump’s campaign has raised virtually no money, the best book so far on the Syrian revolution, and listener mail.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
A new study looks at poverty in the United States, the challenges of an aging population at Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail.
Landscape architect David Seiter talks about his new project: Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC. David is interested in how weeds might be used by landscape designers and urban planners to improve our cities. David is the design director and founding principle of Future Green Studio.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
US diplomats call for Obama to use military force against Assad, a new lawsuit reveals over a million documents related to NYPD surveillance of the Young Lords and other activists, and listener mail.
Following his political career-ending speech before the House of Representatives, Colonel David Crockett encounters an escaped slave boy named Joseph, who teaches him that there is more to courage than flowery words, fancy shooting, and overblown legends.
After publishing The Transhumanist Wager, Istvan began actively promoting transhumanism and other futurist issues via speeches, media interviews, activism, and his writings.
Jim Naureckas joins us to discuss coverage of Trump and Clinton, gun control after Orlando, and listener mail.
Istvan is a member of the World Future Society, a volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute, an advisory board member of the India Future Society.
How do you choose a school in a segregated city, the CIA releases new documents highlighting its brutal torture techniques, and listener mail.
Internationally, Istvan has aimed to help foster other transhumanist organizations and has been active in humanitarian outreach programs.
Ali Gharib and Kade Crockford join us to discuss the aftermath of the homophobic shooting in Orlando, and listener mail by someone directly effected.
We spend the hour on the shooting in Orlando.
Filmmaker Cem Kaya talks about his documentary Remake Remix Rip-Off. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Yesilcam, the Turkish film industry, which during the Cold War was one of the most prolific in the world, churning out close to 300 films a year. Producers kept up with the public’s demand for new films by copying, remaking and mashing up Hollywood scripts into zany, Turkish versions of films like The Wizard of Oz, Rambo and ET. Thanks to loose copyright laws in Turkey, all of this was completely legal.
As a third party candidate, Zoltan Istvan himself had funded nearly all of his campaign’s expenses to date, however, and he noted donations were needed.
We speak learn about a prominent third party candidate running for US presidency.
What lessons will the Democrats learn from the Sanders insurgency, additional thoughts on the Brock Turner case, and listener mail.
In Helping Children Succeed, Paul Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them — from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists — take to improve their chances for a positive future?
We speak with Dr. Benjamin D. Sommers, a health economist with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician who has conducted research on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.
Some thoughts on the Democratic primary, and listener mail.
Often called Obamacare, has reversed what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to many Americans
We spend the hour on John’s Village Voice story about two young activists preparing to smuggle themselves into northern Syria.
Sommers is a health economist with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Julia Carrie Wong on the anti Trump protests in San Jose, the story of Brock Turner and the survivor who is speaking out against him, Muhammad Ali was an unapologetic black Muslim, and listener mail.
Population-level surveys from the federal government and private foundations show that the ability for Americans to get care they need and pay their medical bills has improved significantly.
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss how Edward Snowden told the NSA about his concerns before going public, looking at the challenges facing homeless youth in New York City, and the radical politics of Muhammad Ali.  
Denver, Colorado based artist and photographer Edie Winograde talks about her project Sight Seen, which she made while traveling through America’s national parks. Edie is interested in how we experience history in the landscape, and her pictures of places like Niagara Falls, Monument Valley, and Scott’s Bluff showcase the sublime beauty of the landscape as well as the way nature is packaged for tourists and travelers.
A survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reversed a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to Americans.
Anti-Trump protesters throw eggs at Trump supporters in Anaheim, Trump’s contempt for the judiciary signals his latent fascism, and listener mail.
It’s 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway’s Vemork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Vemork’s engineers push production into overdrive.
It spent more than 100 years in the museum’s collection before researchers discovered that the baby’s body was inside.
William Kristol’s fantasy Never Trump campaign continues, Guantanamo prosecutors are worried 9/11 victim family members will die before the case goes to trial, and listener mail.
This high respect and compassionate perspective on pregnancy is something that should be universally duplicated within our culture.
Looking at the specific trends that have shaped millennials, the US is falling short of its goal to resettle 10,000 Syrians by October, and listener mail.
The baby is the youngest ever example of a human fetus to be embalmed and buried in Egyptian society.
Matt Aikins and Pardiss Kebriaei join us for Radio Dispatch Live to discuss Yemen, Guantanamo, and 15 years of the war on terror.
Archaeologists made an amazing discovery recently when they found the mummy of a tiny, 16- to 18-week gestation baby taken from a tomb in Egypt.
The dangers of forgetting the history of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton blames hip hop for a shooting at a concert, and listener mail.
Artist, writer, and self-described experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats talks about his new book, “You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future.” In the book Jonathon examines some of Fuller’s most well known inventions, like the Dymaxion Car, as well as some obscure ones, like Two-Way TV, to explore how Bucky’s ideas and approach to the world might be put to use in the 21st century.
We speak with an egyptologist about a the youngest ancient Egyptian mummy ever found.
The State Department’s Inspector General issues a scathing report on Clinton’s private emails, Conservatives worry about a left schism in education reform, and listener mail.
How could looking at Monet’s water lily paintings help save your company millions? How can checking out people’s footwear foil a terrorist attack? How can your choice of adjective win an argument, calm your kid, or catch a thief? 
Our final segment with Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, a biotech firm spearheading a new U.S.-approved “death reversal” research.
Tech billionaire Peter Thiel secretly financed Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, John is back from Guantanamo, and a testing company panics after their questions are leaked.
Can stem cell injections revive a dead brain? Ambitious ‘Reanima Project’ aims to find out.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the states of the Democratic and Republican campaigns, support of Trump is linked to the fear of death, and listener mail.
Recruiting brain-dead “participants” in Indian ICUs this month under the supervision of study leader Dr. Himanshu Bansal of Revita Life Sciences, is the search for the cure.
Gideon Oliver joins us to discuss a lawsuit regarding NYPD surveillance of the Young Lords in the 60s and 70s, a school community bullies a transgender kindergartener, and listener mail.
Using existing medical techniques to induce nervous system regeneration, researchers will attempt to restore consciousness.
From suffocating a mouse to raging against pork, our storytellers have suffered through it all amidst the perils of pecuniary obsolescence. Listening to this is free though
The parallels between Trump and abusive partners, a book review of the Blood Telegram, and listener mail.
In his new photo book, “War is Beautiful,” writer David Shields argues that the New York Times’ front page photographs of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to depict the true horror and destruction of war, instead opting for sanitized pictures that emphasize heroic subjects and beautiful painterly compositions.
Pastor believes that brain death is a curable illness. His new research with the Reanima Project hopes to shed light on this.
The GOP begins to fall in line behind Trump, examining the parallels between Trump and abusers, and anxiety around basketball courts in wealthy areas of Brooklyn.
No one in Mattingly ever believed Bobby Barnes would live to see old age. Drink would either rot Bobby from the inside out or dull his senses just enough to send his truck off the mountain on one of his nightly rides. Although Bobby believes such an end possible—and even likely—it doesn’t stop him from taking his twin sons Matthew and Mark into the mountains one Saturday night. A sharp curve, blinding headlights, metal on metal, his sons’ screams. Bobby’s final thought as he sinks into blackness is a curious one—There will be stars.
Gowdy talks with us about his work: “Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Policy” in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
A new documentary explores conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the terrifying thought of Trump controlling the deep state, and listener mail.
We discuss sustainability theories and practices within the field of ecological economics.
A new article examines racism in elite public schools, re-examining the American airstrike on the MSF hospital in Afghanistan, and listener mail.
As the author of over 170 published articles and 10 books, Gowdy discusses some of his work including Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature, with Carl McDaniel.
Janelle Asselin joins us to discuss queer and feminist romance comics, and Donald Trump and women.
In collaboration with evolutionary biologists, we learn how Professor Gowdy focuses on the evolution of economic systems.
Obama issues new guidelines on protections for trans students, and Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster bombs in Yemen.
Geoff Manaugh talks about his new book A Burglar’s Guide to the City. The book poses the question: How do we see a building or the city differently if we view it through the eyes of someone trying to to rob it? Throughout A Burglar’s Guide we hear about heists and getaways, architects turned bank robbers, and learn why the film Die Hard is “one of the best architectural films of the past three decades.” In addition to A Burglar’s Guide Geoff also writes the fantastic BLDGBLOG, a blog about architecture and the built environment.
We speak with John Gowdy, the recipient of the Herman Daly Award for contributions to ecological economics, about the evolving field.
Frontline’s Michael Kirk on his documentary the Secret History of ISIS, Syrians worry about a possible Trump presidency, and listener mail.
Tara Marconi has made her way from Philly to “The Rock, “a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother’s death left her unmoored, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this majestic, rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder – from hatchery assistant all the way to king crabber. Disciplined from years as a young boxer, she learns anew what it means to work, to connect, and – through an unlikely old tugboat – how to make a home she knows is her own. A testament to the places that shape us and the places that change us, The Alaskan Laundry tells one woman’s unforgettable journey back to the possibility of love.
Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, Jim dispels the myths and misperceptions.
Clinton releases a plan to cap child care costs, marijuana arrests of people of color are up in Colorado, and listener mail.
Fadiman outlines best practices for safe “entheogenic” voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience.
The construction of the biological clock, the MORE caucus issues a report on working and learning conditions in NYC schools, and listener mail.
It’s called micro-dosing, and while the idea hasn’t yet catapulted itself into the mainstream, it’s getting there.
Bronx courts are incredibly slow, the US has sent a small commando team to Yemen, and listener mail.
Back in 1966, Fadiman published a landmark study about hallucinogen drugs that’s still held up today as one of the main pieces of hard scientific evidence about acid’s artistic utility
Is the decision not to vote becoming a legitimate act of protest, Clinton tries to woo Republicans turned off by Trump, and listener mail.
Curator Ksenia Nouril talks about her exhibition Dreamworlds and Catastrophes:Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection. The show features artwork made by “unofficial” Soviet artists during the Cold War. These artists turned away from the state-mandated Socialist Realism style, and explored new and exciting forms of self expression in the form of photo-collage, kinetic sculptures, and abstract expressionism.
Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, talking with us about the science behind micro-dosing with LSD.
So-called lone wolf terrorists are often in contact with informants, Trump blasts modern hairspray, and listener mail.
Eva and Jim are nineteen and students at Cambridge in 1958 when their paths first cross. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog. What happens next will determine the rest of their lives. We follow three different versions of their future – together, and apart – as their love story takes on different incarnations, twisting and turning to the conclusion in the present day.
Learning what going beyond film can entail and bringing better awareness to the future of VR.
The last 30 years of hippie punching is coming home to roost, the terrifying foreign policy implications of a Trump or Clinton presidency, and listener mail.
We discuss fully immersive storytelling, where the viewer no longer watches a story unfold, but is instead placed inside the scene with action taking place all around them.
Trump all but locks up the nomination, Sanders wins in Indiana, and the terrifying implications of the war on terror under Trump or Clinton.
We continue our discussion with Opeyemi Olukemi, the senior director at Tribeca Interactive, who helped to organize the New Media Fund in its inaugural year.
Detroit teachers continue to protest bad school conditions, Judge Scheindlin retires, and protesters storm the Green Zone in Baghdad.
Trained in both the arts and sciences, Opeyemi constantly seeks to expand upon and integrate technology along various art mediums.
Two Frontline journalists join us to discuss Benghazi and Yemen.
Photographer Rian Dundon discusses his book FAN, which he photographed over nine months while working as an English tutor to Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest celebrities in China. The book features lots of images of Bingbing herself, but Dundon’s real subject is the artifice of fame itself and the perpetual performance required to keep it intact.
We look into the inspiring and innovative work of virtual reality in storytelling.
Thoughts on an essay about smug liberals.
The Loney is an atmospheric literary horror story. Set largely on a bleak stretch of northern coast – the Loney – it charts the strange pilgrimage to a local shrine, instigated by the narrator Smith’s mother ‘Mummer’, of an ill assorted group, hoping to find a cure for her other son Hanny’s mutism and learning difficulties. The tension builds as members of the group fall out, the locals behave oddly and a secret room is unveiled at the house where they are staying. Smith and Hanny soon find themselves embroiled in a situation beyond their comprehension, but one that will change both their lives forever.
We discuss the hope for future research into sex work and a greater social acceptance for it.
An Oklahoma appeals court makes a shocking ruling in a sexual assault case, Obama’s legacy of barely authorized war, and listener mail.
A fresh perspective on “the world’s oldest profession” by considering the relationship between sex work and female self-empowerment
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the investigation into the missing 43 students in Mexico, Trump’s path to the nomination becomes clearer, and listener mail.
Prior research has tended to mirror popular representations of the female sex worker as a morally flawed individual and a victim of circumstances beyond her control.
Obama sends 250 special operations forces troops to Syria, and a close look at the reduction of school suspensions in New York City, and listener mail.
Sex Work and Female Self-Empowerment presents a fresh perspective on “the world’s oldest profession”
Check out tales of Delusions in this month’s offering from the Nights of Our Lives. Storytellers Brian Finkelstein, Ophira Eisenberg, Mike Kelton, and Adam Wade take you from the heartbreaking to the absurd as they regale you with stories of anal sex gone awry to defecating all over a New Jersey Path Train. Why wouldn’t you want to listen to this?? Enjoy and we apologize in advance.
Sunnis in Iraq are stuck between ISIS and the government, Kasich and Cruz form an alliance to stop Trump, and listener mail.
Artists Franco and Eva Mattes discuss their latest project, Dark Content. The project explores the world of content moderators, the invisible work force responsible for keeping graphic, offensive, and violent videos and images out of social media and search results.
We speak with a certified sex therapist, Stephanie Hunter Jones, about her latest book entitled, “Sex Work and Female Self-Empowerment.”
Obama travels through Saudi Arabia, we say our goodbyes to Prince, and listener mail.
On December 11, 1973, Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening News when he sat on the desk directly between the camera and news anchor Walter Cronkite, yelling, “Gays protest CBS prejudice!” He was wrestled to the studio floor by the stagehands on live national television, thus ending LGBT invisibility. But this one victory left many more battles to fight, and creativity was required to find a way to challenge stereotypes surrounding the LGBT community. Mark Segal’s job, as he saw it, was to show the nation who gay people are: our sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers.
The Rhythmic Arts Project, founded by Eddie Tuduri is an inclusive, innovative educational program serving the special needs community as well as typical preschools and lower grades.
The Syrian ceasefire appears to have collapsed, a re-cap of the opt out movement, and listener mail.
Eddie discusses how encouraging and teaching people to learn though music gives them the opportunities unlike before and are making significant changes in society.
Clinton and Trump win in New York, and listener mail.
We continue to learn about the comprehensive curriculum offering a wide range of subjects addressing various ability levels through music.
Corey D James joins us to discuss his new book Painting Pictures: reframing the world of inner city youth, two new reports argue the US should see climate change as a national security threat, and listener mail.
Eddie Tuduri is the founder and director of The Rhythmic Arts Project. He founded the Rhythmic Arts Project in 1997 after a life-changing body surfing accident.
Frontline’s Marcel Mettelsiefen joins us to discuss his new documentary Children of Syria, an Iraqi refugee is removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after speaking Arabic, and listener mail.
Artist Christine Osinski has a new book of photos called Summer Days Staten Island. The project, shot in the early 1980s, documents the working class neighborhoods of Staten Island, where Christine moved after getting priced out of Manhattan. In this episode Osinski speaks about her Staten Island book, her evolution as a photographer, and what images from 30 years in the past have to tell us about our present.
The Rhythmic Arts Project, founded by Eddie Tuduri is an inclusive, innovative educational program serving the special needs community as well as typical preschools and lower grades.
Sanders and Clinton debate in Brooklyn, and listener mail.
Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. 
Our continued conversation with Bowman about the storm barrier and the political and economic challenges that lie ahead.
Ed Hedemann of the War Tax Resistors joins us to discuss his organization’s protest of US militarism, Bernie Sanders addresses an overflowing crowd at Washington Square Park, and listener mail.
We speak about the many ways NYC is planning to combat climate change with Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island.
Rachel Wannarka joins us to discuss the police killing of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis, Mychal Denzel Smith debuts excerpts from his new book, and listener mail.
With the waterways near NYC being 20 to 25 feet deep, except for shipping lanes in the 65-foot deep Ambrose Channel, how can a barrier be practical for protection?
Molly’s new piece in Dissent on Trump and bullying, fallout from the de Blasio and Clinton’s awful joke, Obama’s double standard on classified material, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Bowman about the storm barrier he has been promoting that would stretch five miles across the entrance to New York Harbor from Sandy Hook.
Ahmed Ferhani is in a coma following a suicide attempt after alleging years of abuse from prison guards, rank and file teachers union members lean toward Bernie Sanders, and listener mail.
Cyber-security expert Mikko Hypponen discusses The Malware Museum: a collection of computer viruses from the 80s and 90s that display animations, graphics, and games when they infect your computer.
Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island talking about his plan to create a storm barrier to protect New York City against Climate Change.
The funny and charming Mary Houlihan drops in to talk to George about whether there’s a duality in her work as an artist and comedian. They also discuss classic rock favorites and their shared fandom of The Best Show.
Bill Clinton scolds Black Lives Matter, the European Union and Turkey leave thousands of refugees in dire conditions, and listener mail.
Frank Delgado is no thief. He co-owns a failing Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The restaurant, like Frank, is rudderless. Lost. He decides he’ll save the restaurant by traveling to Cuba to steal the legendary chicken recipe from the famed El Ajillo restaurant in Havana. The recipe is a state secret, so prized that no cook knows the whole recipe. But Frank’s rationale is ironclad—Fidel stole the secret from his family, so he will steal it back. He will triumphantly bring that recipe back to Manhattan and turn his fortunes around.
Animal abuse runs rampant within the meat, dairy, and egg industries. With no federal laws regulating the treatment of animals on factory farms, cruelty has become the norm.
Eye in the Sky fails to offer insight into the age of drone warfare, a pro-charter school group sues the DOE, and Ted Cruz goes to The Bronx.
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers in the United States—reveals workers’ animal cruelty.
Sanders and Cruz win in Wisconsin, John’s story on chemical weapons use in Syria, and Trump’s private security company.
These investigations have led to raids of factory farms, rescues of abused farmed animals, and passage of anti-cruelty laws.
Ariel Woodson joins us to discuss fat activism, Cuomo signs a bill for $15 an hour and paid family leave, and John’s Nation story about chemical weapon use in Syria.
We continue to speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations at Mercy for Animals, where he works with undercover investigators to expose animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses.
A massive leak of documents known as the Panama Papers reveals a global tax evasion scheme, the backlash to the opt-out movement in New York, and listener mail.
Artists Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg discuss TEA, a project that grew out of Aaron’s encounters with tea, and being offered tea while deployed in Kuwait and Iraq as a member of the Illinois Army National Guard.
We speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations at Mercy for Animals, where he works with undercover investigators to expose animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Bernie Sander’s old school Jewishness, how to talk about Trump with kids, using big data in the war on terror, and listener mail about Soylent.
Do open-floor plans really work – or do they make employees miserable? Are there companies, which really put their employees’ welfare first, and their clients second? Are annual performance reviews really necessary?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Melissa Gira Grant on a sex worker who killed an assailant in self-defense, Trump on punishing people who get an abortion, and listener mail.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Donald Trump’s plans for nuclear proliferation are terrifying, he also doubled down on Corey Lewandowski, and listener mail.
We continue to chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Truthout’s Kelly Hayes joins us to discuss the ouster of Anita Alvarez, our thoughts on the North Carolina anti-trans law, and the FBI cracks the iPhone.
We continue to talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA Zika vaccine by September.
Frontline’s James Jones joins us to discuss his new documentary Saudi Arabia Uncovered, a bird said hi to Bernie Sanders, and listener mail about our new food-mushing app.
A conversation with the executive director of Freemuse, a non-profit that tracks violations of artistic expression around the world. The group has just published their Art Under Threat report for 2015.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Sahar Alsahlani and Arun Kundnani join us for Radio Dispatch Live to discuss Islamophobia in the US and abroad.
The hilarious Dean Masello stops by on his very own birthday to talk mustaches and his upcoming fatherhood! He also fills George in on his one man show “I’m So OCD”, as well as his lawyering past and MMA preferences.
For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the twenty-third century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail. At least, they aren’t supposed to.
You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, to learn about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab. Today on the Daily Beat, Firday March 25, 2016: We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has for six years worked with the Center for Molecular Immunology on another vaccine to treat lung cancer called Racotumomab, with an entirely different mechanism. (It messes with a particular lipid found in tumor cell membranes.) “Investigators from around the world are trying to crack the nut of cancer,” Rothstein says in an interview with Wired.com. “The Cubans are thinking in ways that are novel and clever.” 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 01:15 The Daily Beat pt. 1 – Thomas Rothstein 04:30 The Daily Beat pt. 2 – Global Collaboration 09:00 The Daily Beat pt. 3 – Working across the world for a cure 11:22 The Daily Beat Outro 12:18 Gaunt – Kiasmos 17:32 Finish
The opt out movement continues to grow, Trump retweets an image mocking Heidi Cruz’s appearance, and Clinton’s simplistic plan to defeat ISIS.
We learn what how the Cuban embargo impacts the ability for researchers to collaborate on innovative treatments.
Ted Cruz calls to “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods in the aftermath of the bombing in Brussels, Success Academy tries to stop leaks to the press, and listener mail.
We learn about the Cuban process in researching and creating new, low-cost drugs for its citizens.
Bombings in Istanbul and Belgium, John is back, and listener mail.
We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, working for six years for a revolutionary vaccine to treat lung cancer.
The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and crazy stories, hosted by David Martin. This episode is the show’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and features Anthony Atamanuik, Laura Willcox, T.J. Mannix and Adam Wade.
Gideon Oliver joins us to discuss his lawsuit over the NYPD’s use of the LRAD sound cannon against protesters, Trump’s campaign manager keeps roughing people up on camera, and listener mail.
Artist Dana Sherwood is interested in the boundaries between the domestic and the wild. She is particularly known for work that involves preparing elaborate meals for animals and documenting the ensuing feasts with hidden motion-sensitive cameras.
We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab.
A worker from the Trump hotel Las Vegas on the struggle to unionize, Bernie has won more youth votes than Clinton and Trump combined, living your social media politics IRL, and listener mail.
London, 1728. Tom Hawkins is headed to the gallows, accused of murder. Gentlemen don’t hang and Tom’s damned if he’ll be the first. He may not be much of a gentleman, but he is innocent. He just always finds his way into a spot of bad luck. 
Dr. Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, discusses the movement toward food with less additives.
John skypes in from Istanbul, a new study finds hundreds of charters are hyper segregated and overly punitive, the Times borks a Bernie story, and listener mail.
Continuing the conversation on how there have been no conclusive long-term medical effects on consuming MSG.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the assassination of Berta Caceres in Honduras. Also, Trump and Hillary on the winners of the third Super Tuesday, and listener mail on voting.
Learning about processed foods that tend to have long lists of ingredients that add flavor, color and texture, along with preservatives to extend shelf life.
Kristen Gwynne joins us to discuss what’s missing from the national conversation about the heroin crisis, the repercussions of Trump protests, and listener mail.
Today, we’ll take a close look at the most common food additives and preservatives you should know about.
Trump and his supporters escalate violence against protesters, and listener mail.
Curator Matthew Abess discusses his new exhibition Margin of Error. The show features art and ephemera that speak to both the wonder and the hazards of industrial age technologies. The show includes everything from Fascist-era Italian safety posters to Photographs and graphic art about the dangers and power of electricity. Margin of Error is on view through May 8th at The Wolfsonian at Florida International University.
Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, will discuss the health effects of the common additives.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss her recent columns on on feminism and sex work, and listener mail.
Charlie Hankin and Matt Porter of Good Cop Great Cop stop by the studio to talk huble beginnings and how they evolved as performers. George tests their closeness and gets them to punch up his New Yorker cartoon ideas.
It is springtime, and two outcasts — a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life — find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road. 
We continue to learn about Dr. Unguru and his colleagues’ framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology
Chepe joins us to discuss CIA-backed coups in Latin America, and more thoughts about the Democratic debate.
We continue to learn that the drug shortages don’t end at cancer treatment agents but also for milder diseases and illnesses too.
Sanders wins big in Michigan as Trump hosts an infomercial, a look at how Trump’s bullying is not that different from regular bullying, and Preet Bharara and DOJ fail to indict cop who killed Ramarley Graham.
We continue the conversation and learn about the ethical framework being build out to manage the shortage, however finding a solution is an ongoing battle.
Trump escalates his crackdown on protesters at his rallies, elite schools in NYC remain segregated but the city signs a progressive bathroom bill, and listener mail.
We continue the conversation with Dr. Yoram Unguru about the bioethical difficulties in treating patients with pediatric cancer during this drug shortage epidemic.
The various lies politicians tell about Guantanamo, the rise of self-induced abortions, and listener mail.
Dawn Porter discusses her new film Trapped. The documentary looks at abortion clinics and providers in the South that are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of so-called TRAP laws. These laws systematically target abortion providers with onerous, medically unnecessary regulations in an effort to force the clinics to shut down. Just last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Women’s Health vs Hellerstedt, a case challenging a TRAP law passed in Texas. The clinic bringing the case is featured in Dawn Porter’s film.
We speak with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
NYC parents are almost universally satisfied with universal pre-K, Hillary Clinton’s role in the US intervention in Libya, and listener mail.
New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation. It’s everyone’s seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It’s the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up—if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn’t count.
We speak with the founder and leader of the Oneironauticum, an international dream group that explores the use of oneirogens that promote vivid dreaming.
Ned Resnikoff on how millennials could lean towards fascism, some in GOP start to warm to Trump, and listener mail.
We learn how dreamwork in a workshop program can have practical applications to your waking life.
Trump and Clinton win big on Super Tuesday, and listen mail.
We learn the difference between liminal and lucid dreaming and how they can both feed our creative selves.
30 black students are removed from a Trump rally in Georgia, Tucker Carlson is the leading edge of defending Trump and the KKK, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Jennifer Dumpert talking about the group dreaming workshops she leads that promote untapped ideas.
Donald Trump declines to disavow support from white supremacists and retweets a Mussolini quote, reactions to Chris Rock at The Oscars, and listener mail.
Jon Fox is the director of the new documentary Newman. The film tells the story of a self-educated inventor named Joseph Newman who in the 1980s claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine. To Newman’s skeptics, his device violated basic laws of physics. But according to Newman — and many of his scientifically credentialed supporters — his device was real, and it promised a populist form of free energy that could change the world. Jon Fox spent over a decade working on the film and it’s screening on March 8th at IFC Center in New York.
We speak with Jennifer Dumpert, writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches experience-based forms of dreamwork to promote creativity.
Megan Erickson and Nikhil Goyal joins us on Radio Dispatch Live to discuss revolutionary approaches to education policy.
The lovely and talented Giulia Rozzi drops by to talk with George about their shared Massachusetts roots and her new album True Love. Then later, George and Giulia play a game of “Let’s Make A Power Couple” in which they seriously ponder whether Axl Rose and Little Richard might be capable of having a successful romantic relationship.
Junior year. Derrick Bowen has put in two good years getting ready for this season. He put in the work and earned his coach’s trust and his role as the starting point guard for Marion East.
We continue the conversation with Nathaniel Rich to explore reforms that could be placed into the EPA.
Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts ACLU joins us to discuss the privacy battle between Apple and the FBI, a Black Lives Matter activist interrupts Hillary Clinton to challenge her on mass incarceration.
We learn about the chemical PFOA that has only recently been regulated by the EPA after much pollution and destruction.
Trump’s supporters are terrifyingly and explicitly racist, gaming out a Trump versus Clinton general election, and listener mail.
Continue the conversation with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on EPA toxin regulations.
The US promise to accept 10,000 Syrians this year is off to a slow start, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on Dupont Chemical pollution.
The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and crazy stories, hosted by David Martin. The theme for this month’s show is “Vice” and features Jeff Hiller. Jim O’Grady, Laura Wilcox and Adam Wade.
Frontline’s Marcela Gaviria joins us to discuss her new documentary “Chasing Heroin,” the Office of Civil Rights in the DOJ opens an investigation into Success Academy, and the US is in a proxy war with itself in northern Syria.
Carl Corey is a photographer based in River Falls, Wisconsin. Lately, he’s been traveling the country in his small Winnebago documenting the quirks, contradictions, and moments quiet of beauty he finds in small town America.
We speak with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, about his story on the pollution of the DuPont Company.
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss the financial regulation ideas put forward by Clinton and Sanders, and listener mail.
Allbook Books is pleased to announce the publication of Call them home by Gregory Alexander, a book over 2 years in the making. This is his debut volume of poetry. Gregory’s poems have a stream of consciousness style… evocative like a dreamscape… texturally and imagistically rich… layered with both subtle and direct emotions, and timely messages.
We learn about the grass-roots efforts ongoing to fight big soda companies and the importance of public awareness in this battle.
Today we spend the hour catching up on way too much listener mail.
We learn about the World Health Organization’s recommendations on sugar intake and the big soda company responses.
Eva Moskowitz responds to damning undercover video of a Success Academy teacher, Jeb Bush tweets a photo of a gun with his name on it, and listener mail.
Marion Nestle lays out how big soda companies are similar to the big tobacco companies in manipulating information for sales.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could throw the entire country into chaos, Russia and the Assad regime bomb hospitals and schools in rebel-held areas of Syria, and listener mail with Molly.
We learn from Marion Nestle, all the ways in which big soda companies are using brilliant marketing strategy for profit in expense of public health.
An undercover video shows a teacher at Success Academy berating a first grader for an incorrect answer, and listener mail.
This week we examine the roots of color photography. It’s a history in which artists, popular magazines, advertisers, and film companies all play major roles in making color photography the ubiquitous medium it is today.
Marion Nestle talks with us about her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).
Sarah Kay joins us to discuss the continuing state of emergency in France, Kissinger takes center stage at the Democratic debate, and listener mail.
George welcomes the hilarious Brett Davis onto Spit Take Comedy and asks about his character work and winning the prestigious Andy Kaufman award. Later, Craig Evanhalen of the art punk band Bananazzz stops by to talk with and beat up George.
Today on Book Talk we look at why books are blacklisted by the American Library Association; which books have been or are currently banned; and what we should do about it.
We speak with a long-time fitness writer on the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle and how we can make more time for movement.
Mike Ludwig on fracking off the coast of California, more thoughts on Coates and Alexander on the Democratic primary, and the horror of Aleppo.
We continue the conversation on simple ways we can change our behaviors for overall better health.
Seth Freed Wessler joins us to discuss the immigrants who died in private US prisons, and Sanders and Trump win New Hampshire primaries.
We continue the conversation on how stress is introduced to the brain and how it can be mitigated with simple meditation techniques.
Evan Siegfried joins us to discuss the Republican primary, the rise of riot-control drones, and listener mail.
Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times Fitness columnist, lays out the simple workout exercises that increase speed for healthier results.
The New York Times’ Walt Bogdanich joins us to discuss a new Frontline documentary on fantasy sports, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright shame young women who support Bernie Sanders, and listener mail.
Jonathon Keats is an artist and experimental philosopher. In his book, Forged, he makes the case for why forgers are the greatest artists of our age. In his book, he looks at the history of art forgery, and tells the stories of six incredible and ambitious forgers who conned art experts, Nazi officials and entire nations into believing in their fake wares. Jonathon argues that a well perpetrated forgery forces all of us to to question our ideas about authenticity, authority and belief. This is something that most legitimate artwork fails to achieve.
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, talks to us about some simple ways to improve fitness.
The future of micro-drones, and listener mail.
At age forty-seven, a mother of two, Debbie Moderow was not your average Iditarod musher but that’s where she found herself when, less than 200 miles from the finish line, her dogs decided they were done running.
We learn the fundamental questions in the field of quantum optics and how quantum communications is utilizing it for the future.
How charter schools are the new subprime loans, the incorrect narrative that Obama lost the Iraq war, and listener mail.
We learn about the competition to bring quantum communications to space and the benefit in a global common goal through scientific collaboration.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the statistical tie between Clinton and Sanders at the Iowa Caucus, and listener mail.
We continue to speak about creating the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
The Iowa caucuses just happened, get ready for another round of drone scares, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about creating the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
Matt Aikins and Pardiss Kebriaei join us for Radio Dispatch Live to discuss Yemen, Guantanamo, and 15 years of the war on terror.
In her book, Studio Life, writer and photographer Sarah Trigg documents the studio practices of artists across America, highlighting the spaces, objects, and rituals that inform the artistic process.
We speak with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
Art Reyes joins us to discuss Flint’s water crisis, the Trump-free debate, and listener mail.
George welcomes the electrifying Nick Vatterott to the Spit Take couch for a high energy episode. They discuss Nick’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump’s supporters and even squeeze in time for a little freestyle rap session.
Every year in February, Book Talk with Kory looks at some of America’s best in African American literature. Today on Book Talk we hear excerpts from Elizabeth Hardwick’s descriptive Sleepless Nights and learn about the lives and works of Ishmael Reed, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, and James Baldwin.
You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine. Today on the Daily Beat, Friday January 29, 2015:The performance of being a clown in war-stricken areas has unexpectedly attracted audiences of more than 700 children, proving to there is a great need for clowns and entertainment in crisis situations.  Clowns Without Borders offers humor as a means of psychological support to communities that have suffered trauma. We speak with Molly Levine, who joined Clowns Without Borders in late 2013. She has an enthusiasm for and belief in what happens at the intersection of performing arts and humanitarian aid. “Molly graduated from Global College- Long Island University with a B.A in Global Studies; a concentration of human rights activism and violence against marginalized ethnic people. Molly is a project coordinator, facilitator, teacher, event producer, burning man enthusiast, with an unhealthy delight in making the impossible possible.” – ClownsWithoutBorders. 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 00:19 The Daily Beat pt. 1 – Molly Levine 03:45 The Daily Beat pt. 2 – Performing Arts 09:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 – Humanitarian Aid 11:04 The Daily Beat Outro 11:09 Neptune Sun – Ghost Ease 15:25 Finish
The importance of arguing in favor of reparations, and listener mail.
We continue the conversation by looking into the proven psychological support laughter has on the human mind.
Obama says no more solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison, Trump and FoxNews are in a fight again, and listener mail.
How Clowns Without Borders is now organizing in twelve countries hoping to send at least one hundred projects throughout the world each year.
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the indictment of two anti-abortion activists in Texas, an Iowa town hall, and a court ruling on juvenile life without parole.
Part two with Molly Levine on how Clowns Without Borders goes to refugee camps to bring laughter and joy.
The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and crazy stories, hosted by David Martin. The theme for this month’s show is “Best Presents” and features Sharon Spell, Jeff Hiller, T.J. Mannix, and Mike Kelton.
Critiquing Sanders and Clinton on reparations, modern day red baiting, Sanders and Israel, and listener mail.
Hank Hivnor has been working as a psychic, healer, and spiritual medium for over a decade. His clients include people from all walks of life, from lawyers to artists to celebrities. Hank conducts his readings in the living room of his apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is where I met up with him for a conversation about his work as a psychic healing. You can learn more about Hank, and inquire about his services, on his website.
We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine.
De Blasio wants to invest more money in New York City public schools, catching up on Guantanamo updates, and listener mail.
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