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Learning about how enhancing the productivity and incomes of smallholder family farmers is key to progress, according to Barbara Ekwall.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's disingenuous charity scam, our end-of-the-year round-up, and listener mail.
We learn about the state of food insecurity in the world and how about 793 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade.
The US has a new name for its endless war, and listener mail.
Barbara Ekwall begins with the various ways FAO of The United Nations defines hunger and what regions are primarily focused in its initiatives.
Congress finally jettisons the punishments imposed by No Child Left Behind, and listener mail.
We speak with Barbara Ekwall, Senior Liaison Officer at the North America Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Obama expands the ground war in Iraq, and listener mail.
To cut back on the food we waste, Dana Gunders gives some simple steps, like making strategic grocery lists or putting leftovers in plain sight in the fridge.
A love story about second chances, and also Merry Christmas.
Main causes of waste occurs due to poor planning and overbuying as well as from food being stored improperly, according to Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist on Food and Agriculture.
We revisit two of our favorite holiday segments, the insecure chef and a story about being a gift wrapper at Cartier.
Practical strategies, checklists, and educational infographics on reducing waste with recipes like Sour Milk Pancakes and Buried Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss how and why we should do away with private housing, robots who can say no to humans, and listener mail.
Dana Gunders talks with us about why she wrote the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook and how 40 percent of food in America goes to waste.
We run down some of our favorite Christmas movies.
Dana Gunders, staff scientist focused on food and agriculture, speaks with us about reducing food waste and her book, Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook.
The got to go list and the importance of keeping the most challenging students, and listener mail on education.
Dr. Azra Raza discusses how the FDA has created inertia as it continues to recognize these models as the gold standard for predicting the utility of drugs.
Julia Carrie Wong joins us to discuss a fatal police shooting in San Francisco, Paige Shell-Spurling joins us to discuss auto workers compensation in Colombia, and listener mail.
Dr. Azra Raza discusses her decision early on to concentrate research on freshly obtained human cells and not to rely on mice or petri dishes alone.
Ayesha Siddiqi joins us to discuss Islamophobia in the US, Britney Summit Gil joins us to discuss the empathy gap in the corporate media, and reactions to the GOP debate.
Dr. Azra Raza speaks with us about the case of Sepsis where mice modeling proved to be a useless tactic in developing a drug for humans.
Ryan Schleeter joins us to discuss the Paris Climate Summit, sex panic over a Serena Williams magazine cover, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Dr. Azra Raza, the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, discusses the history and standardization of the synthesized model system used in cancer research.
The final agreement from the Paris climate summit is historic but leaves much to be desired, details on the end of No Child Left Behind, and Cuomo's task force walks away from Common Core.
Dr. Azra Raza, the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University in New York, NY, speaks with us about the hazard in using mouse models for drug research.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss how Syrians are reacting to Trump's proposal to ban Muslims, former cop Daniel Holtzclaw is found guilty of sexually assault, and Donald Trump on the death penalty.
The struggle to sustain quality international reporting in a digital age, yet it's importance in understanding international leaders.
A new poll shows GOP voters overwhelmingly support Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering the US, a political science theory that attempts to explain xenophobia in the GOP, and white nationalists get a Trump bump.
Marvin Kalb continues the conversation on how to build future relations with Russia despite Putin's purely nationalistic motives.
Trump's rhetoric and the US media's struggle to retain the veneer of objectivity.
Part 3 with Marvin Kalb on the world was stunned when Vladimir Putin invaded and seized Crimea in March 2014.
Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss Donald Trump's latest comments on banning Muslims from entering the US, our thoughts on Obama's Oval Office speech, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, wrote a book called Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss his time at the Paris Climate Summit, thoughts on Texas' anti-Syrian refugee lawsuit, and listener mail on Divergent.
We speak with Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, wrote a book called Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War.
Mariame Kaba joins us to discuss the police killing of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Texas sues to keep the government from resettling any more refugees there, and listener mail.
Learning how LeanPath Inc. creates a technological system that addresses the food waste crisis in America.
Reactions to the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Texas sues federal government to halt Syrian refugee resettlement, and listener mail.
Part 2 with Andrew Shakman, the CEO of LeanPath, Inc., on personal ways to prevent food waste.
World AIDS Day and the continuing criminalization of people with HIV, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires police chief, and listener mail.
We speak with Andrew Shakman, a food waste prevention advocate and the CEO of LeanPath, a food-saving technology service.
Peter Cole joins us to discuss how unions can combat xenophobia, Paris clamps down on climate summit protests.
David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.
Thoughts on the Planned Parenthood shooting, and Trump and Cruz each put forward total falsehoods.
The collective seeks to bring reflection and activism in taking an artistic approach to agriculture in America.
We spend the hour on listener mail.
Part 2 with Scott Zdrazil discusses shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies and The Accountability Project.
The most exciting activism at a recent drug reform conference, and listener mail about teaching.
Scott Zdrazil, Director of Corporate Governance at Amalgamated Bank, discusses shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies.
John went to a surveillance conference for the third year straight, and listener mail about classroom management techniques.
Reid Capalino coordinates and advises the firm’s work on behalf of companies seeking to make New York City more resilient and sustainable.
White supremacists are suspected of shooting five black protesters in Minneapolis, and Turkey shoots down a Russian fighter Jet.
Helen Rosenthal discusses the responsibility of public officials and calls for a financial study on the detriment of fossil fuel investments.
Natasha Lennard and Lukas Hermsmeier join us to discuss Germany's treatment of refugees, and catching up on Trump and Rubio.
We speak with Austin Young, cofounder of Fallen Fruit, an art collaboration bringing people together with fresh fruit.
The FBI is tasked with preventing ISIS-inspired rampage shooting but not other gun violence, the media response to violence world wide, and listener mail.
Cynthia Ogden, epidemiologist and expert in obesity, discusses results from a study on the prevalence of obesity in adults and youth from 2011 to 2014.
Indiana's governor attempts to block a Syrian family scheduled to be resettled in Indianapolis, and listener mail in response to Ali Gharib's segment earlier this week.
Part 2 with Robert Blum from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health on the corporate and political influences in US dietary guidelines.
The increasingly hawkish US press calls on Obama to intensify war against ISIS, anti-refugee historical parallels in the 20th Century, and listener mail.
Everything from advertisement to undisclosed sugar additives in food are some of the leading causes of the childhood obesity epidemic in America.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the Paris attacks, and our thoughts on the anti-refugee aftermath.
Part 2 with a member of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health on the advertising strategies used by Food companies influencing obesity in children.
The US enters a new phase in the war against ISIS, Boston looks to charterize 36 public schools, and listener mail. Today's show was recorded before the attacks in Paris.
Professor of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health discusses corporate advertising and the strategies used to influence the food choices of American children.
Ryan Schleeter on Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline, the selective conservative defense of free speech, and listener mail.
Ksenia Gnedeva, from the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience at Rockefeller University , on research into super-fine ear hair restoration.
Catching up on the GOP debate, and listener mail.
Part 2 of our interview with Allen Gibbs who has been conducting an unusual series of studies on obese fruit flies.
Dave Zirin joins us to discuss the protests at the University of Missouri, the Senate torture report is in a bizarre limbo, and listener mail.
Allen Gibbs, a professor of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada who has been conducting an unusual series of studies on obese fruit flies.
The student protest at Mizzou forces top school two administrators to resign, and the ethics of media interacting with protesters.
Part 2 with Blaire van Valkenburgh, a paleontologist, on how hyper-carnivores, such as the sabre-tooth tiger, used their super-strengths to regulate herbivores.
MSF releases its investigation into the US bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, a tasteless Bronx is Burning party in the south Bronx, and listener mail.
Valkenburgh uncovers Pleistocene-era teeth and examines them to determine exactly how these giant predators survived.
Parker Molloy joins us to discuss a loss for trans rights in Houston, and the ethics of autonomous machines.
Part 2 of our interview with Matthias Ruth on NASA-sponsored study that points to the interrelated factors that cause human civilizations to collapse.
The continuing disgrace of family detention, the similarities between de Blasio and Bloomberg on school segregation, and listener mail.
Matthias Ruth is speaking us about a new study partly-sponsored by NASA that highlights the unsustainable human-nature dynamics that lead to a civilization's collapse.
Sarah Leonard and Atossa Abrahamian join us to discuss austerity, Greece, and buying and selling citizenship.
Kathryn Morris, a chemical ecologist at Xavier University, speaks with us about her study of interconnected fungi.
Will Potter joins us to discuss CMUs, otherwise known as Little Guantanamo Bay prisons, restarting negotiations on how to end the Syrian Civil War, and listener mail.
Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Eran Tauber on the potential in finding a synergy of how ancient DNA sequences influence animal behavior during seasonal changes.
Frontline's AC Thompson joins us to discuss his investigation into a string of murders in the 1980s that targeted Vietnamese-American journalists, and Success Academy's “got to go” policy.
We speak with Dr. Eran Tauber on his research into 700 million year-old DNA sequences from ancient animals and how they influenced modern species.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss Turkey's crackdown on the press and leftists in advance of the election, the US releases Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo, and listener mail.
We look into the potential benefits of electronic health services for chronic diseases and the future of healthcare.
The GOP debate leaves all of us a little worse off, the secret story of how four lawyers gave the OK on the bin Laden raid, following up on a NYC school diversity story, and listener mail.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Dr. Abdel-Kader, an assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University.
The DOJ opens an investigation into a school officer's assault of a young black woman in a South Carolina high school, SXSW succumbs to a heckler's veto, the Senate passes CISA, and listener mail.
Listen to part 1 of our interview with Dr. Abdel-Kader, an assistant professor at the school of Medicine at Vanderbilt University.
A school cop assaults a child in a South Carolina high school, Jim Comey repeats allegations of the so-called “Ferguson Effect,” and Obama weighs deepening troops' mission in Iraq and Syria.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Vanessa Mason, founder of Riveted Partners, on the need for more diversity in digital health development.
Frontline's Martin Smith joins us to discuss his new documentary Inside Assad's Syria, the Obama administration decides it will move to limit testing, and listener mail.
We speak with Vanessa Mason, a digital health product strategist, on how e-health products can help underserved communities.
Climate change is threatening the security of Iraq, Clinton testifies before the Benghazi committee, and more listener mail on wheelhouses.
Allison Sutter, a certified coach, best selling author, and entrepreneur talks with us about overcoming the fear of public speaking.
Cora Currier on the Kill Chain and the Drone Papers, fact checking MSNBC's apology for its Israel map, and the difference between gentrification and integration.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Dr. Edward Day, Chair at the Department of Sociology at Chapman University on Americans and their fears for 2015.
PBS runs a story critical of Success Academy, Benjamin Netanyahu blames a Palestinian mufti for the holocaust, and listener mail.
Dr. Edward Day, Chair at the Department of Sociology at Chapman University talks about his study into the top fears of Americans for 2015.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Operation Haymaker and the Drone Papers, a defendant in the 9/11 trial at Guantanamo wants to defend himself, and another school integration battle in NYC.
Part 2 of our interview with David Altheide on how much of the fear around us is unwarranted.
Frontline's Michael Camerini joins us to discuss his new documentary on immigration reform, a US drone strike kills an al Qaeda figure in Syria, and listener mail.
Professor David Altheide speaks with us about fear-mongering in American media.
Obama's delayed drawdown in Afghanistan means the next president can scale back up, NYPD cop gets felony for lying about arrest of NYT photographer, Success Academy wants that sweet city money with no oversight, and Molly's triumphant return.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Zi Jing Wong in creating a scalable invisibility cloak for potential military use.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss the worsening Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, the Intercept publishes a new set of leaked documents on the drone war, artists sneak anti-Homeland graffiti onto the set of Homeland, and listener mail.
Listen to Zi Jing Wong speak about the breakthrough research at UC Berkeley in creating a scalable invisibility cloak.
Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the first Democratic presidential debate, catching up on the violence in Israel and Palestine, and listener mail.
Listen to our interview with Dr. Steve Croft from the SETI Center at UC Berkeley and his work on advanced radio telescopes to survey the sky.
The wife of a jailed Saudi blogger speaks out against her husband's imprisonment, and listener mail.
Listen to part 2 of our conversation with professor Ann Ross, an anthropologist at North Carolina State University on forensic anthropology.
GOP in disarray after leading replacement for Boehner drops out of speaker race, and listener mail.
Listen to our conversation with professor Ann Ross who led a forensic-anthropological study on fingerprints.
A Guantanamo Bay art exhibit goes where Obama fears to tread, activists claim potential Internet domains for Eva Moskowitz, and listener mail.
Solutions on mending a system of many holes as our justice system by Sean Arthurs, Harvard Professor.
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss free college, Afghanistan is the deadliest country in the world for aid workers, and listener mail.
Part 2 of speaker Sean Arthurs, a Doctoral Candidate in the Education Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
US keeps changing its story on how it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is leaving the Obama administration, and listener mail.
A discussion on the many existing cases of the U.S. federal government's policy of preemptive prosecutions of innocent people.
Obama waives sanctions for the sixth year for countries that use child soldiers, and advice from one listener to another about leaving an unfulfilling job.
Listen to part 2 of Harvard Law Professor on the faults in America's justice system and recounting stories of false incarcerations.
A parable about integration in Dumbo, Brooklyn, thoughts on the mass shooting in Oregon, and the US bombs a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan.
Seán Arthurs, a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School, discusses the problematic holes in America's justice system.
Anna Therese Day and Mouaz Moustafa join us for Radio Dispatch Live to discuss the war in Syria and the resulting humanitarian and refugee crisis.
Makers at the faire explain their showcases of different technology, from funky piano synthesizers to different fun gadgets to toy with using technology.
Victoria Law joins us to discuss the lack of prenatal care in prisons, Russian airstrikes target rebels instead of ISIS, and listener mail.
We speak with a host of scientists, engineers, and innovators on cutting edge technology at the Maker Faire in Flushing, Queens.
Laurie Penny joins us to discuss Jeremy Corbyn's election to head of the Labour party in Britain, a Congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood illustrates the GOP's continuing war on women, and listener mail.
We speak with a host of scientists, engineers, and innovators on cutting edge technology at the Maker Faire in Flushing, Queens.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the latest developments in the disappearance of 43 students from a school in Mexico, and police pre-crime units spread throughout the country.
We speak with representative of Google's drone-delivery system and learn a bit more on the advancing technology of laser cutting machines.
Ben Carson and Jeb Bush show their true selves, and a Brooklyn story about how gentrification works.
We speak with the president of an Italian digital company creating some of the fastest 3D printers and also developing a 3D printer for smart phones.
We spend the hour catching up on listener mail.
Check out people spilling the details on what makes them the most stressed and the tactics they use to mitigate that stress.
Obama has promised to allow ten thousand Syrian refugees into the US in the coming year, police response to the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, and listener mail.
Listen to people from New York City explain the greatest stressors in their life and give helpful tips on how to manage stress.
Newspaper editorial boards criticize the opt-out movement, and listener mail.
Listen in to part 2 of our interview on the uses of neurological research to create wearable technology that relieves stress.
Black children get fewer painkillers in the ER than white kids, Matt Damon is wrong on the importance of black directors and showrunners, and listener mail.
We speak with representatives of Thync, the first wearable technology to influence how you feel.
A Slate piece on the first-person essay economy, thoughts on Biden, Hillary, and Bernie, and listener mail.
We speak with Lee Rainie, the director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the second GOP debate, and Molly's latest story on how what happened to Ahmed Mohamed.
Climate change activists share stories of protesting and demand the building of a renewable future.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the latest developments in Guatemala, a round up of the second GOP debate, and listener mail.
We hear from a senior climate change activist who shares stories about protesting with 350.org in Washington DC.
Texas police officers arrest a Muslim teenager for building a clock, the Assad regime continues to bomb the suburbs of Damascus, and predictions for the second GOP debate.
We learn from the Climate Change rally the greatest obstacles towards using renewable energies and how to combat them for the future.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us from Turkey to discuss the refugee crisis, the Seattle Teacher Strike enters its second week, and the Assad regime continues to indiscriminately bomb suburbs of Damascus.
Bill McKibbens and Naomi Klein lay out the calculations on fossil fuel's damage to the environment and how July was the hottest recorded month in history.
New study says age of criminal responsibility should be 21, are top officials cooking the books on airstrikes against ISIS, and listener mail.
Hear from Bill McKibbens and Naomi Klein on the global movement in demanding climate change action from world leaders.
Obama promises to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year, Biden goes on Colbert for an emotional interview, and Molly saw the new Black Panther documentary.
Check out part 2 of our interview with Brian Nosek about how open source software connects scientists like never before.
Nearly a decade and a half after 9/11 it's clear bin Laden changed the US forever, update on the citywide Seattle teachers' strike, Trump mocks Fiorina's face, REM blasts Trump and Cruz, and Walker says no more Syrian refugees.
Learn about the Center for Open Science with Executive Director, Brian Nosek and the changing transparency in science.
Obama's drone policy gets adopted by Britain and Pakistan, schools in NYC propose an integration plan, and listener mail on how gender gets expressed in all kinds of different ways.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Jason Hibbets on the possibility of an Open Source City.
David Petraeus’s weird, wild plan to defeat ISIS, white people on Trump, the wrong ways that coupled people talk to single people, and listener mail.
Listen to our interview with Jason Hibbets, a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com.
Secretary of Defense Carter is tepid on closing Guantanamo Bay, a historic victory against indefinite solitary confinement at Pelican Bay prison, and a liberal argument for charter schools falls short.
Listen to our Labor Day Special episode as Lisa Autz hits the streets of NYC to learn about the best and worst jobs out there--everything from Lobster fishing on a boat in Maine to working in Finance and cleaning up nasty burger grease.
It’s back to school season! We finally get to Jelani Cobb’s beautiful New Yorker article on the history of a recently shuttered New York City high school. Also, lots of fun listener mail!
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the overall benefits of fair wage for both employers and employees.
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss the ups and downs of the stock market, Obama’s legacy with Dodd Frank, and the presidential candidates’ economic platforms. Also, John has a funny story he’s wanted to read Molly since yesterday, and listener mail.
Check out our interview with Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on employee turnover costs and the role minimum wage plays in benefitting both employer and employee.
Jeff Abbott joins us to explain the latest protests in Guatemala and the political scandal that preceded them. Also, keeping up with Kanye, and listener mail.
Listen as we speak with people on the streets on NYC about raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Hocine Dimerdji joins us to discuss the protests in Beirut and the history and context behind them. Also, John and Molly watched the VMAs and feel 150 years old.
Check out part 2 of our interview with Willy C. Shih, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School's technology and operations management unit.
Yana Kunichoff joins us to discuss the Dyett hunger strike for a public school in Chicago, homelessness amongst NYC’s children surges, and listener mail.
Check out our interview with Willy C. Shih, prof. of management practice at Harvard Business School, on the changing landscape of manufacturing and the effects of wage rates.
Ryan Schleeter joins us to talk about the intersection of the environment and social justice, checking in on the migrant crisis in Europe, and homelessness amongst NYC students is at an all time high.
We speak with Dina Dicenso, owner of a vegan tattoo shop called Gristle, on the entire vegan process in tattooing and more about ethical tattoo ink.
The journalist who Donald Trump kicked out of a press conference was Univision host Jorge Ramos, a horrific shooting in Virginia on live television, and listener mail from great friend of the show Hocine on the protests in Beirut.
Part 2 of our interview with Bruce Klitzman, senior director of Duke's Kenan Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories, about his invention of a new tattoo ink called Freedom-2.
It’s our first show without a guest all month, so John and Molly can catch up on the news. Also, there’s always more listener mail!
We speak with surgeon Bruce Klitzman about his development of a less harmful tattoo ink alternative.
David Banks joins us to discuss the Atlantic’s tired, tired cover story on supposedly coddled college students and why everyone is wrong. Also, catching up on all the news we missed last week, and listener mail.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Monona Rossol, chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, on the health hazards of inking up your body.
Justin Tyme joins us to discuss his project “I Wore Lipstick,” which invites people of all genders to share their stories and experiences with makeup. Also, our belated conversation about marking the year since the US started war with ISIS.
Listen to Monona Rossol, chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, speak about the researched dangers of tattoo ink.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates’ immigration policies, as well as the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental reasons for migration. Also, it’s been a year since the war on ISIS began.
We talk with your average gym-goer and fitness instructors on the effects of soda on the body when working out.
Michelle Chen joins us to discuss how childcare and early childhood education workers are undervalued and underpaid. Also, Netflix workers get selective parental leave, and listener mail.
Part 2 of our interview with Niraj Naik who explains what soda does to the body and healthier alternatives.
Parker Marie Molloy on Caitlyn Jenner, inclusive language around reproductive rights, and what happened with the journalist who wrote the disturbing Dr. V story. Also, a super belated venting about Trump, and listener mail.
We speak with Niraj Naik, former pharmacist and holistic health practitioner, on the pervasive addiction to sugar drinks.
Anna Lekas Miller on the Lebanese diaspora, mixed identity as identity, and the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. Also, Molly is channeling her inner beach bum, and listener mail.
We speak with Anahad O'Connor, NY Times writer on health, diet and nutrition, about his latest article on the details of Coca-Cola's scientific funding.
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss why politicians are not our friends, a beautiful Guardian essay on how the victors are the authors of history, and listener mail.
We speak with Marion Nestle, expert nutritionist at NYU, on Coca-Cola funding scientists to shift the blame for obesity away from sugary drinks.
Sarah Jeong joins us to discuss her new book The Internet of Garbage, tech, law, and Lenny Kravitz. Also, so much listener mail.
We speak with an environmentalist on the EPA disaster in the Colorado river.
Sarah Leonard joins us to discuss the debt crisis in Greece, why austerity doesn’t work but won’t die, and how Greeks are showing solidarity with one another. Also, listener mail.
We speak with an environmentalist on the recent Gold King Mine defunct that has lead to a massive contamination of the Animas River and Colorado River.
Kambri Crews on her community space in Astoria Queens offering “after-school for grown ups,” This American Life takes on school segregation, and listener mail.
Activists discuss some of the greatest polluted waterways in America.
Emily Schorr Lesnick joins us to discuss diversity in comedy, talking about racism as a white person, and teaching anti-racism to youth. Also, protests in Ferguson on the year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown, and listener mail.
Part 2 of our interview with Christopher Swain, an activist that has been swimming and advocating for our waterways since 1996.
Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss where unions stand so far in the presidential race, Molly has an essay on sports, of all things, up at the Toast, and de Blasio starts a new effort to address homelessness in New York City.
We speak with environmental activist, Christopher Swain, whose been swimming and advocating for our waterways since 1996.
Will Potter joins us to discuss the recent decision ruling Idaho’s AgGag laws unconstitutional, a teacher sues New York State over value added evaluation methods, and Molly watched some of the Kids Table debate before we started recording.
Lara Aknin, professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University whose research focuses on generosity, money and happiness.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Amnesty’s new recommendations to support the human rights of sex workers, and the celebrity backlash against it. Also, John’s last story from Beirut about art therapy for refugee children, a teacher sues New York State over the teacher evaluation system, and the NYPD releases a video about drugs that isn’t about the drugs it says it was about.
We hear from Peter Stearns, a professor at George Mason University who researches the historical culture of happiness.
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss attacks on Planned Parenthood and abortion access in Texas and across the country, the NYPD asks a woman who was sexually assaulted if she was a “party girl,” and Peak Chait comes to us in a debate about office air-conditioning.
Learning through positive psychologists the ability to balance work-life and happiness.
Chepe joins us to discuss reform versus revolution, connecting social movement in the United States to movements in other Western countries, and when to be skeptical of police reform. Also, John’s got a new hussle, and listener mail.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky on building an architect of sustainable happiness.
Collier Meyerson and Ned Resnikoff join us for the live show.
Dr. Lyubomirsky speaks with us about her research on developing a science of human happiness.
A federal judge says the US can continue to hold an accused Taliban member at Guantanamo, NYC millionaires donate millions for ed reform, and Molly has an announcement.
Uber is getting a lot of heat for it's aggressive disregard for the existing yellow cabbies, but how are they treating their own drivers?
Alexis Goldstein on financial regulation, two animal rights activists are charged as terrorists under a terrible 2006 law, Bloomberg still exerts a disturbing amount of influence over NYC schools, and listener mail.
We hear from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance on their strategy to fight Uber.
New York Magazine puts 35 women who have accused Cosby of rape on their cover, the Trump show continues unabated, and the FBI is accelerating their investigations into alleged ISIS sympathizers.
Javaid Tariq, NYC yellow cab driver of more than 20 years, struggles to maintain his only source of income in face of Uber.
Indiana authorities shut down a holographic performance of Chief Keef, Cleveland police pepper spray activists outside a national Black Lives Matter conference, and a principal commits suicide after her schools test scores come under investigation.
Part II with Sarah Lacy focuses on the questionable morals of Uber's culture in impacting the larger culture of Silicon Valley.
A deputy sheriff’s lies lead to a SWAT raid that injured a baby with a flashbang, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo's has to reveal his disciplinary history, and listener mail.
Sarah Lacy, founder and editor of PandoDaily, speaks with us about the cautionary culture of Uber as one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the reasons why Bernie Sanders should run as a proper Socialist, a white man commits a mass shooting at a theater in Louisianna, and coverage of the death of Sandra Bland continues to veer into the absurd.
We hear the ideas of a re-imagined city that cares better for the soil, ecosystem and environment.
Maya Schenwar on Obama's prison visit and mass incarceration, an essay by Lindy West on being a fat bride, and listener mail.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Starhawk, author and permaculture designer and teacher and director at Earth Activist training.
New disturbing video in the Sandra Bland case, state guidelines for how schools should protect trans students, Obama's attempts to close Guantanamo continue to stall, and listener mail.
We hear from Starhawk, author and permaculture designer and teacher and director at Earth Activist training.
A website that facilitates affairs gets hacked, Gen Wesley Clark calls for a new round of internment camps, efforts to desegregate NYC public schools, and new state guidelines for protecting trans students.
Today we hear part 2 of our interview with Claudia Joseph on perma-design techniques and it's importance in an urban space like Brooklyn.
Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley at NetRoots, Gawker posts and then retracts a story outing a married man, and listener mail.
Founder and Director of New York Permaculture Exchange, Claudia Joseph, talks with us about permaculture and sustainable living.
Early thoughts on the shooting at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Angela Merkel makes a Palestinian girl cry, and David Brooks would like you to shut up and believe in the American Dream.
The discussion gets into the complex cultural tensions in the neighborhood of Brooklyn and importance of public debate.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Molly's new piece about Fun, and Caitlyn Jenner's amazing speech at the ESPYs.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Olasov on elevating civic conversation in Brooklyn with Brooklyn Public Philosophy.
Katie Klabusich joins us to discuss the efforts to affirmatively protect abortion rights, a doctored video of Planned Parenthood causes a manufactured scandal, and Julia Carrie Wong tweets other on-demand economy information at us.
We speak with Ian Olasov, the founder of Brooklyn Public Philosophy, on bridging academia and public philosophy.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the historic Iran nuclear deal, the US military takes steps to allow trans people to serve openly, and a new report finds the American Psychological Association was complicit is facilitating torture during the Bush administration.
Part two of our interview with Jonah Minkoff-Zern brings to light the realities that public debate has in terms of bringing ideas and opposing views into attention.
Frontline's Edward Watts joins us to discuss his new documentary Escaping ISIS, the American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton, and a new deal for Greece looks worse than ever.
We speak with Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is for People campaign.
Above-board weed delivery comes to California, Greece takes steps toward austerity, debating Hillary Clinton's brand of feminism, and listener mail.
Part two of our interview with the host of Shanghai Mermaids in NYC leads to a discussion on the reflective enjoyment of celebrating an era of the past.
Jeff Sharlet on a police killing on Skid Row in LA, FBI director Jim Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the great Glitch of July 2015.
We speak with a woman who has managed to host extravagant, underground parties throughout NYC.
New York City will offer non-bail options for non-violent offenses rather than sending every arrestee to Rikers, released documents show Cosby admits to drugging women, additional thoughts on Greece, and listener tweets.
We speak with an 81 year-old yoga instructor who has been flexing her limbs for years to retain youth.
Parents share their experiences with Success Academy, US law enforcement agencies have a shady relationship with a spyware company called Hacking Team, and listener mail.
Part two of our interview with Isabel Allende gives us a perspective in how attitude and health have the greatest impact on passionate living at older age.
Greek voters reject austerity in weekend referendum, the ed reform origins of stressing grit and perseverance in classrooms, and Maria from Sesame Street leaves the show.
We speak with Isabel Allende, a Chilean writer who has given speeches about living more passionate lives as people age.
The UK government has admitted to spying on Amnesty International, less weigh on standardized tests meaning more students passing to the next grade, and listener mail.
We speak with Matt Schultz, founder of the Generator, a manufacturing hub for artists and large-scale architecture.
JW Mason joins us to discuss the on-going financial chaos in Greece, the fight for marriage equality for people with disabilities is far from won, and listener mail.
We are looking into Part 2 of our interview with Steven Barrison about the specific policy work being made to support local job growth.
The US remains vague on the status of a detained ISIS widow, Cuomo and de Blasio trade barbs over control of city policy, and listener mail.
We talk with the Small Business Congress on how they are working to develop more domestic jobs in New York City.
The Supreme Court rules that unreliable drugs can still be used to execute death row inmates, data mining children, returning to CNN's ISIS dildo story, and listener mail.
Today we continue our conversation with Willy Shih on the paradigm shift of US manufacturing into highly technical production.
Frontline's Karen O'Connor joins us to discuss her new documentary Growing Up Trans, two New York Times columnists write regrettable columns, and CNN's ISIS/dildo story is too hilarious for words.
We will be speaking with Harvard professor, Willy Shih on his perspective and skepticism in the urge to bring manufacturing back home.
Moira Meltzer-Cohen and William Eric Waters of Just Info join us to discuss how they're providing legal information to communities most likely to be targeted by the criminal justice system.
Today we wrap up the week understanding the instability Puerto Rico faces throughout these challenges.
Today we wrap up the week understanding the instability Puerto Rico faces throughout these challenges.
The ACLU argues for more drone memos before the appeals court in lower Manhattan, Obama backs off his promise to move the drone program from the CIA to the military, and listener mail.
We look at the crippling dependence of Puerto Rico on US currency and goods.
We look at the crippling dependence of Puerto Rico on US currency and goods.
Collier Meyerson joins us to discuss her reporting from Charleston, Gov Andrew Cuomo fails to raise the age in New York, and listener mail.
Today on we hear about the history of US colonization and why freeing Oscar Rivera is so monumental.
Today on we hear about the history of US colonization and why freeing Oscar Rivera is so monumental.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for state legislators to bring down the Confederate flag, Obama's interview on Marc Maron's podcast breaks the media, and listener mail.
Today we hear stories of Puerto Rican war veterans fighting for the US without representation.
Today we hear stories of Puerto Rican war veterans fighting for the US without representation.
Frontline's Andres Cediel joins us to discuss his documentary Rape on the Night Shift, catching up on the shooting in Charleston, and listener mail.
Today on we hear from protesters in front the UN asking for the release of Oscar Rivera and the independence of Puerto Rico.
Today on we hear from protesters in front the UN asking for the release of Oscar Rivera and the independence of Puerto Rico.
Julia Carrie Wong joins us to discuss the on-demand economy, a report from Amnesty International finds that not a single US state complies with international law regarding police using deadly force, and listener mail.
Today we finish our week-long investigation into fracking with a conversation with Dr. Ingraffea about a greener tomorrow.
The top AQAP commander is killed in a US air strike, Israel's weird video criticizing foreign media's coverage of Gaza, and listener mail.
We hear from Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineer who examines the environmental detriment of shale rock drilling.
Ned Resnikoff joins us to discuss class war in Iceland, the relative danger of right-wing terrorism compared with Islamic terrorism, and listener mail.
Today we get an inside perspective of worker conditions and safety on oil rigs and fracking sites.
More on Rachel Dolezal, and listener mail on the history of the word gender and deadname.
We end on a discussion about how the EPA and other oil companies are working to undermine the hazardous effects.
David Banks on Reddit banning a disparaging subreddit, and thoughts on Rachel Dolezal.
Today we look into the work of NYPIRG in helping to ban fracking in New York State.
We devote the hour to listener mail. That's it. Nothing but listener mail.
Today on the Daily Beat we wrap it up learning about the humanitarian art of journalism and it's ability to build a community.
Cora Currier joins us to discuss the powerful friends of David Petraeus, initial thoughts on the case of Usaama Rahim, the importance of playing for kindergarteners, and listener mail.
Today on the Daily Beat we continue to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of freelance work and the importance of civic journalism.
FBI intrusion into defense teams at Guantanamo further delays the 9/11 trial, an education reform spokesperson says testing is important for property values, and a teacher test in NY is deemed racist.
Today on the Daily Beat, we discuss some of the blurred boundaries of journalism in the technological age.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss a recent video of Dallas police assaulting black teenagers at a pool party, and a young man held at Rikers for 3 years prior to trial has committed suicide.
Today on the Daily Beat Molly Knefel discusses her work in writing about the US juvenile justice system and how to use new media to help fuel research.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss a recent video of Dallas police assaulting black teenagers at a pool party, and a young man held at Rikers for 3 years prior to trial has committed suicide.
On today's episode, we dissect some of the in-depth reporting that has beat the odds by the day's journalistic standards.
It's the two year anniversary of the Edward Snowden revelations, a ridiculous New York Times debate on whether police accountability has increased crime, and listener mail.
Today's break down: We wrap up our week-long discussion with Steven Weinberg on the future of the evolving modern scientific method.
Faiza Patel joins us to discuss the recently approved NSA reform known as the Freedom Act, class trumps ability when it comes to graduation rates, and listener mail.
Today's break down: We hear about the complicated interplay of science and religion during the scientific revolution by physicist, Steven Weinberg.
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss the war on higher education and the new rules for the economy, the USA Freedom Act becomes law, and listener mail.
Today's break down: We learn about the scientific methods of the golden age of Alexandria compared with New York City.
Dave Zirin joins us to discuss the ongoing FIFA scandal and the reelection of Sepp Blatter, Molly's latest story on how Obama's police plan effects schools, and listener mail.
Today's break down: Steven Weinberg speaks about some of the greatest ideas we had to "unlearn" in order to develop the modern science we know today.
Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept and Danny Gold of Vice join us for our latest Radio Dispatch Live, in which we talk about the war in Syria, the rise of ISIS, and the role of the US in both.
Today's break down: Steven Weinberg begins us on a the journey of human scientific thought with the pre-socratic era of the scientific hypothesis.
Jamil Smith joins us to discuss the rampant police abuse in Ohio, going beyond the simplistic reactions to trigger warnings, and listener mail.
Today's break down: Listen in to Sara Chipps, developer and entrepreneur creating interactive jewelry with LED lights and helps high schools program drones.
Jason Leopold joins us to discuss his latest stories on the CIA's internal torture report, Molly trolls herself with some exciting new thought-leaders, we finally deliver on the crap cannon, and listener mail.
Today's break down: We hear from women CEOs on starting their own tech and media companies despite obstacles.
John's latest story from Beirut on the LGBT Syrian refugees who often wait months or years for asylum in a third country, Cleveland police will no longer taser people's genitals at will, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
John's first major story from Beirut examines the crisis of Syrians born in Lebanon without proper identification and the risks that statelessness carries, Ohio cop Michael Brelo is found not guilty after police shot and kill two unarmed African Americans, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
Frontline's Martin Smith joins us to discuss his new documentary on the Obama administration's response to the Syrian civil war, the NYT's decision to name CIA agents, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the negotiated plea deal that will keep individual bankers out of jail despite admitting to felonies, the six cops involved in Freddie Gray's killing have been indicted, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss protest and corruption in Guatemala, five international banks plead guilty to felonies for rigging currency markets, and the president of Columbia doesn't shake Emma Sulkowicz's hand at graduation.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
The increasingly revised history of the build up to the war on Iraq, restorative justice in NYC schools, and listener mail about creeping Sharia.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
Obama plans to limit transfer of some military weapons to local police departments, belated thoughts on the Tsarnaev death penalty sentence, and climate change is going to kill us all.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
Frontline's Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his new documentary on secrecy and torture, ISIS captures a key city in Iraq days after a US raid in Syria, and Obama will limit transfer of some military weapons to local police departments.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
Families respond to Hillary Clinton's criticism of mass incarceration, Jeb Bush waffles on Iraq war, and Marco Rubio loves Taken.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
Thoughts on Sy Hersh's blockbuster account of the untold story of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a tech castle is the new epitome of ridiculousness, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
John is back from Beirut, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
Page May joins us to discuss the Chicago Torture reparations package, Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss the labor side of the Times' nail salon story, and Molly eagerly awaits John's return home.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
David E. Hoffman joins us to discuss Fronline's upcoming documentary “The Trouble with Chicken.” Also, a listener joins us to discuss crowd funding top surgery, and the New York Times nail salon story has already lead the state to intervene.
This week theme on the Daily Beat we are looking at violence and the city--investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
John joins us from Beirut to discuss his visit to an art therapy program for teen refugees, the New York Times exposes the horrific costs of the mani/pedi industry, Molly is channeling Christian Slater, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Katharine Heller joins us for an impromptu Friday Funday to discuss bartending, storytelling, and New York's most notorious standardized tests. Also, rethinking “The Wire” after Baltimore's uprising, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his two part story on 43 disappeared students in Mexico, and John skypes from Beirut after visiting a refugee camp near the Syrian border.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Ben Ramos joins us to discuss Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, John Oliver covers standardized testing better than most major newspapers, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Dan Edge joins us to discuss his new Frontline documentary Outbreak about the Ebola crisis, John skypes in from Beruit, and the 6 officers involved in Freddie Gray's death have been indicted in Baltimore.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Bill de Blasio tells New York protesters to listen to the police, the second prisoner in the Freddie Gray van speaks out, David Brooks' getting worse is like a perpetual motion machine, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
New York City takes to the streets in solidarity with Baltimore, Baltimore police claim that Freddie Gray injured himself, and we're joined by Jesse Myerson to discuss it all.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
Bryce Covert and Sarah Jaffe join us for our live show to discuss the fight for a living wage, the uprisings in Baltimore and Ferguson, and what Nixon had to say about a universal basic income.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
Residents of Baltimore take to the streets to protest the police killing of Freddie Gray, and Molly's new story on how incarcerated youth are denied an education.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
Parker Molloy joins us to discuss Diane Sawyer's interview with Bruce Jenner, protests continue in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, and a US drone strike kills two Western hostages held by Al Qaeda.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss how to cope when liberals get angry about protests inconveniencing them, Saudi halts and then resumes its bombing of Yemen, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
Germany's role at the center of the US drone campaigns, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
Gideon Oliver joins us to discuss policing in de Blasio's New York, Jonathan Chait has no idea how charter schools work, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how a tech start up appears to be helping cops investigate sex workers, the cop who shot Rekia Boyd is found not guilty, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
The US State Department approves a one billion dollar arms sale to Pakistan, examining a study that finds black and Latino students have lower rated teachers, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
NY Mag asks what is the Bronx, diversity in media matters for a whole host of reasons, and US officials have begun describing the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen as a disaster.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
Officials from Iraq and Saudi Arabia spar over the bombing of Yemen, protests nationwide on fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter, and a listener blog keeping Pride queer.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
The new AUMF has died in Congress, thoughts on public shaming, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
Four former Blackwater contractors are sentenced to lengthy prison terms, and listener mail about our ethics in media debate.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
The Staten Island DA's office continues to mess with the man who filmed Eric Garner's death, an Oklahoma reserve deputy shoots and kills a black man, and listener mail about accents.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
Analyzing media coverage of the shooting of Walter Scott, and the practice of listing the criminal history of black victims of police violence.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss Rahm Emanuel's reelection as Chicago mayor, Dzhokar Tsarnaev is found guilty on all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
A white police officer is facing murder charges after shooting and killing an unarmed black man and falsifying his report on the incident, the US is accelerating weapons shipments to Saudi Arabia, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
Sarah Macaraeg joins us to discuss her report on Chicago cops mischaracterizing police-involved fatal shootings, a horrifying close look at Success Academy in the NYT, and thoughts on the report on the Rolling Stone UVA story.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
Safa al Ahmad joins us to discuss her documentary on the Houthi movement in Yemen and the continuing political unrest, John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
Flint Taylor joins us to discuss the history of Chicago Police abuses, the US and Iran reach a preliminary nuclear deal, al Shabab kills 147 students in Kenya, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
The increasing criminalization of people who can get pregnant, US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen may amount to violations of the laws of war, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
Lynne Rosenberg joins us to discuss horrible casting notices, the continuing controversy over Trevor Noah, and an NPR-hosted debate about the president's powers leaves John frustrated.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the environmental impacts of the TPP, New York State will not tax the purchase of private planes, and Saudi-led airstrikes kill 40 civilians in a refugee camp in Yemen.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
The worst parts of Gov Cuomo's school budget have been deflected or delayed, how to respond to the Indiana law that could permit discriminating against gay people, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the differences between politics and feelings, Yemen draws ever closer to a proxy war, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion by the US military, a sportswriter with a history of domestic abuse is hired by a San Francisco paper, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
An outrageous Hollywood magazine questions whether too many actors of color are getting cast, David Brooks' not so subtle war mongering against Iran, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Pardiss Kebriaei joins us to discuss her story on two Guantanamo detainee's lives after leaving the prison, the FBI is up to the same old entrapment tactics, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
The US pulls all its people out of Yemen as the security situation deteriorates, the Jinx is a totally wild documentary, and listener mail about tombstones.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Bill de Blasio unveils a new plan to subject NYC schools to the controversial compstat program, and David Petraeus continues to promote the myth of the surge.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
Starbucks wants baristas to help solve racism, the French government is attempting to block websites that promote terrorism, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
Parker Molloy joins us to discuss badly named make-up and trans-exclusive all women's colleges, Benjamin Netanyahu's ugly win in Israel, and students says adults just don't get it.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
Perpetual war is unlikely to end and we need to find ways to reign it in anyway, parent fundraising at wealthy public schools, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
Emanuel Sferios on MDMA the movie, protests in NYC around Cuomo's education agenda, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
Does native advertising mean the death of outrage, Congress debates whether to authorize a 7-month-old war, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
Hillary Clinton admits to deleting 30,000 emails from her private email system, the politics of media outlets publishing mugshots, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
Morning Joe hosts blame rappers for racist frat boy chants, Lindy West's column on how frats perpetuate male domination, and continuing fallout from Tom Cotton's letter to Iran.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss Senator Tom Cotton's letter to Iran, The Intercept reveals the CIA is attempting to break Apple's encryption, and David Brooks has some advice for poors.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
Obama celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma march, thoughts on International Women's Day, and listener mail.
This week the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
The Department of Justice issues a scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department, examining Hillary Clinton's email problems, and feminism in the classroom.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Elissa Eisenberg on how Gov Cuomo's teacher evaluation system will hurt students, Molly's new essay on growing up and growing old on the Internet, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Jamil Smith joins us to discuss his latest article on how newspapers do or don't cover race, former general David Petraeus pleads guilty to one misdemeanor count of mishandling classified information, and listener mail about SIM cards.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Laura Hanna joins us to discuss a new student debt strike, old and new abuses at Attica prison, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Joel Handley joins us to discuss how Chicago police are using license plate readers and cell phone trackers, attempting to explain the Gemalto SIM card heist, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
On today's Radio Dispatch, we spend the hour with ONE PERSON, for the first time in our live show history. Rick Perlstein is the author of 3 literally epic books about Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, so get your puke buckets ready. We'll also talk about yesterday's election in Chicago, the Battering Rahm, and why Emmanuel's game may be faltering.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
Sarah Leonard joins us to discuss the rise of the left-wing Syriza in Greece, three men are arrested in Brooklyn for allegedly attempting to join ISIS, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
The dangers of using the word muscular to describe pro-war foreign policies, Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to NYC public schools, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
Naureen Shah joins us to discuss the flaws in Obama's countering violent extremism summit, the bizarre backstory of a GamerGate figure, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the almost-union at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee, DHS head warns shoppers at the Mall of America to be extra safe, and the Oscars are super weird.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to rival Silicon Valley with a growing tech community.
Cops continue a decades-long practice of surveilling and harassing methadone patients outside their clinics, and why feelings journalism must end.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
A cop brings torture techniques from Chicago to Guantanamo, additional thoughts on Kanye West courtesy of Arthur Chu, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
The US announces new rules to allow armed drone exports, a cis-gender woman argues that women's colleges are under attack by trans rights, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
NYC charter school policy violates state and federal law, Beauty and the Beast, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her latest series of sketches from an ISIS-controlled city in northern Iraq, an ISIS affiliate in Libya executes 21 Coptic Christians, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
Sarah Jeong joins us to discuss the recently concluded Silk Road trial, night raids surge in Afghanistan, David Carr is dead at 58, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the latest accusations against international bank HSBC, Obama calls for another limitless war, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Ayesha Siddiqi joins us to discuss the killing of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by a white self-described anti-theist. Also, US lawmakers desperately want to send lethal arms to Ukraine, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Mychal Denzel Smith is back to discuss what's wrong about the ways people hate Kanye West and Marshawn Lynch. Also, Better Call Saul starts off strong, an essay from a writer with autism on the anti-vaccine movement, and listener mail.
Obama lays out his new national security agenda, and a ton of listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Phillip Anderson joins us to discuss the fallout after Sheldon Silver's indictment on corruption charges, fewer graduates are joining Teach for America, and listener mail. Also, a huge announcement from the land of Radio Dispatch.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
News presenter Brian Williams lied for years about being in a helicopter that had been shot down in Iraq, what the new nominee for Secretary of Defense might mean for Guantanamo, and listener mail.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss his Rolling Stone story on the Albuquerque Police Department's violent history, what does the collective revulsion at ISIS's latest execution say about the US, and listener mail.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Arun Kundnani joins us to discuss the response in Europe to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Chris Christie's hypocrisy on public health, and listener mail.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Cora Currier joins us to discuss attempts in St Paul and Minneapolis to use community outreach programs to spy on Muslim communities, anti-vaccine parents will be the death of us all, and a bunch of listener mail.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Bratton announces the formation of a new NYPD unit that equates protest with terrorism, and listener mail.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss the Israeli border security company helping to up-armor the border between the US and Mexico, the US government has begun classifying virtually every element of Afghan reconstruction, and listener mail with Molly from the past.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss Palestine's move to join the International Criminal Court, the myth of terrorist safe havens, Jonathan Chait has been silenced by being given a huge platform, and listener mail.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss President Obama's economic policies as laid out in his State of the Union, the FBI disrupts a Russian spy ring, and former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling is found guilty of espionage, and listener mail.
This week, the Daily Beat tackles the growing national student debt.
How to fix America's broken juvenile justice system, plus more thoughts on what the Sheldon Silver arrest means for New York's public schools.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
Yemen descends into chaos, Lindy West says Billy Crystal is wrong about Hollywood, and a horrifying story in the New York Times about animal experimentation.
This week on the beat: The Daily Beat will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Cuomo's terrible education agenda, Darren Wilson won't face charges from DOJ, Sheldon Silver is arrested by the feds on corruption charges, and the new Senate Intelligence Committee chairman wants the torture report back.
Today on the Daily Beat: We will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss President Obama's state of the union speech, and we take a look at some of the policies Obama laid out.
This week on the Daily Beat: We will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Reflections on James Risen's Pay Any Price, MLK day at after school, and Gov Cuomo says he wants to raise the minimum wage in New York.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour and Vince Warren, the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, join us for what might be our best Radio Dispatch live ever. We discuss Muslim surveillance, Black Lives Matter, and the aftermath of the Paris shooting.
Today's top stories: Pakistan protests, Chinese corruption, and more.
An Ohio man is arrested under dubious circumstances after allegedly threatening to attack the US capitol, a report argues that requiring kindergarteners to read is harmful, and listener mail.
Today's top stories feature new Israeli defense system, intensities in Ukraine, and more.
The Oscar nominations are so white it hurts, a terrifying number of men say they would rape someone, and listener mail.
Today's top stories: Pope says free expression is limited, low crude oil prices confuse Banks and more.
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss President Obama's proposal to offer two years of free community college to some students, and French authorities arrest an offensive comedian after an offensive facebook post.
Today's top stories: AlQaeda leaders taking responsibility, nuclear talks in Iran, and more.
Phillip Anderson joins us to discuss the candidate running for Michael Grim's seat in Staten Island, Joe Scarborough is outraged at a BBC journalist for invoking the suffering of Palestinians, and listener mail.
Today's top stories: Mobilization of Russian troops, Declining Russian economy, and more.
Over a million people march in France following the shooting at Charlie Hebdo, new reports suggest former top general David Petraeus could face criminal charges for leaking classified information, and listener mail.
Today's top stories: Egypt overturns Mubarak, economic slowdown of Britain, and Pope in Sri Lanka.
Bill Maher and Don Lemon channel the worst in punditry, NYC courts get quiet following the NYPD work slowdown, and listener mail and tweets.
Today's top stories feature the killings of two Paris terrorists, transgenders banned from driving in Russia and more.
Cartoonist Susie Cagle joins us to discuss the shooting at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the drone rules in Afghanistan stay the same despite the formal end of the war, and free speech is under attack in the US following the shooting of two NYPD officers.
Today's top stories follow the search for terrorists in Paris, violent Bangladesh protests, measles outbreak in Disney theme park.
An attack at a satirical newspaper in Paris leaves 12 dead, an attack on an NAACP building in Colorado luckily doesn't kill anybody, and listener mail.
Today's top stories feature the terrorist attack in France, AirAsia jet tail found, and US upgrading tactical missiles.
More thoughts on what the formal end of the US war in Afghanistan does and doesn't mean, NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says Broken Windows is good policy despite recent evidence to the contrary, and listener mail from the break.
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast! Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. hosted by Lisa Autz as she culls web bringing the top international and national news of the day. Not to mention, we'll also feature some of BTR's top tracks. Don't miss a beat! 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 00:33 The Daily Beat pt. 1 04:25 PROMO 05:05 The Daily Beat pt. 2 08:26 PROMO 09:10 The Daily Beat pt. 3 10:15 Didn't it rain - Cross the Road 15:20 Finish It's your daily news roundup courtesy of BTR! Today on the beat: GOP takes charge as new congress convenes, gay couples marry in Florida, and postponed SpaceX launch. GOP takes charge as new congress convenes Gay marriage ban ends as couples wed throughout Florida Islamic State 'police' official beheaded: Syria monitor Thai PM urges action on human trafficking as U.S. deadline looms Rocket problem postpones SpaceX launch to space station
Frontline's Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his latest documentary on the NRA and gun violence in America. Also, it's been a weird few weeks for the NYPD, and the war in Afghanistan kind of ended.
Today we look at Indonesia's attempt to crack down on aviation sector, Lebanon's changing refugee policies, and the jury selection for the Boston Bombing trail.
Revisiting our amazing interview with Maya Schenwar on her new book Locked Down, Locked Out, on why prisons don't work. Also, listener mail.
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR's social media director, DJ Jen, culls the "Twitterverse" and "blogosphere" to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues. Not to mention, we'll also feature some of BTR's top tracks. Don't miss a beat! 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 00:45 The Daily Beat pt. 1 04:17 PROMO 04:32 The Daily Beat pt. 2 06:40 PROMO 06:55 The Daily Beat pt. 3 11:04 Rokkurro - The Backbone 15:31 Finish It's your daily news roundup courtesy of BTR! Today on the beat: The Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz.
We revisit our amazing interview with Ayesha Siddiqi on Kanye West, and spend a bunch of time on listener mail.
We celebrate the New Year by re-airing part 2 of our live show with Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, and reading listener mail.

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