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On today's show, we re-air two interviews with some of our favorite authors: Baratunde Thurston talks about his memoir How to Be Black, and Trevor Aaronson discusses The Terror Factory.
Since the civil war in Syria began two and a half years ago, nearly two million Syrians have fled the country. About half a million of them have fled to Jordan, Syria's neighbor to the south, where they have passed through refugee camps and been absorbed into the Jordanian population.
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Today, an encore of my interview with the German composer Nils Frahm
We re-air our hour-long discussion on communism, with Jesse Myerson and friend-of-the-show Chepe.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Holiday Week we celebrate the Holidays with a Best-of Show, recalling our favorite moments from the year that was.
2013 was a weird year for me personally, and I think it was also a weird year for a lot of people. For others – it was one of the best. With only 4 days left before we embark upon 2014, I take a moment to pause and reflect on some of the best moments of Book Talk in the last twelve months.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane talk about an Eight O'Clock Coffee commercial that's relatable for both women and men. Then, the two share their feelings on the idea of opposites attracting. The show closes out with a conversation about New Year's Eve plans. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:43 Shucks - Dungeonesse 01:23 Analyzing Stereotypes: Eight O'Clock Coffee 09:09 Tan Lines - Gold & Youth 09:29 Range of Relationships: Opposites Attract 18:43 See It My Way - Mikal Cronin 19:08 College and Post-Grad Life: New Year’s Eve 25:27 Outro 26:04 Finish The Music Dungeonesse (Official Dungeonesse album art.) Gold & Youth (Official Beyond Wilderness album art.) Mikal Cronin (Official MCII album art.) Live: Jan 08 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
RAR brings you our Holiday Episode featuring Peter Jacksons The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! We also talk the best Disney movie soundtracks with DJ Molly of The Hash and recap the best of 2013. Finally to close out the year we decided to give you some highlights of what to look forward to in 2014. Happy screenings cinaphiles!
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During this magic time between Christmas and New Years', we revisit three of our favorite recent interviews: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on Dave Chappelle, Rania Khalek on peace activists in Syria, and the ACLU's Alexander Abdo on the NSA.
Hey there, fashion fans! Hope you’re all enjoying these last few weeks of December as we hurry into a brand new year! And speaking of the new year… on today’s Sew & Tell, I’m joined by fellow BTR DJ, editorial staffer, resident foodie, and fellow fashion aficionado, Dane Feldman; together, we’ll take a look back at 2013 in fashion. You’ll hear about some of the trends we loved and hated, a few of the year’s defining moments in fashion, and our favorite additions to our personal closets this year! Plus, a holiday-rific music playlist full of tracks from top indie artists like The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pink Mountaintops, Mum, and more. Join us as we reminisce on a hallmark year as it comes to close, celebrating the holidays in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the cultural stigma around sex work.
For Holiday Week on BTR, we bring you part one of our look back at 2013 on Third Eye!
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For Christmas, an encore of the BTR Christmas Carol seemed fitting. Happy holidays!
We re-air our hour-long discussion on bell hooks' amazing book Feminism is for Everybody.
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On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about dog split in two, and Molly's essay about being a balloon salesperson.
This week on Art Uncovered I'm joined by Andrew Shea. He's the director of a new film called POW: Portrait of Wally. The film tells the story of one family's efforts to recover a 1912 work by Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally, that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
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Today, an encore of my July 2013 interview with Brooklyn's own Zula (recorded on the balcony at Shea Stadium)
On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about dog split in two, and Molly's essay about being a balloon salesperson.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Energy Week we take a look back on the year that’s about to be by looking at the biggest sports stories of the year and celebrate the Holidays.
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This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about repurposing holiday gifts. Then, the pair is joined by Jen Glantz, author of All My Friends are Engaged and blogger. Jen, Molly, and Dane compare online dating with face-to-face meet-ups. Later, Jen shares her experience with her friends' engagements and coping. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly and Dane in their holiday sweaters. Photo by Jen Smith. Jen Glantz in our studio! Photo by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:43 Bring You Back - Beacon 01:21 Advice Time: Gift Receiving 10:41 You’re Getting Like Your Sister - Bill Ryder-Jones 11:10 Relationships in the Digital Age: Online vs. Real World Meet Ups 23:51 Pretty Boy - Young Galaxy 24:20 Range of Relationships: Friends Getting Engaged 32:25 Outro 33:01 Finish The Music Beacon (Official The Ways We Separate album art.) Bill Ryder-Jones (Official A Bad Wind Blows in my Heart album art.) Young Galaxy (Official Ultramarine album art.)
RAR checks out the last minute hit of 2013, American Hustle! We also are joined on the program by DJ Falanga of Tech Trek, talking the best and worst video game and movie crossovers. All that, a list of great con and thief filsm for you to check out, as well as Dillon and Nords getting nostalgic about the holiday movie season.
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Mike Konczal joins us to give us a look back at 2013 from an economics perspective, John's last check in from his week at Guantanamo, and the culmination of Molly's Year In Review Week venture.
Hey there fashion fans! Welcome to an all new Friday of Sew & Tell on BTR! In honor of this week’s Energy theme on the station, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with the design/production team behind Appalatch, a newly launched brand for sustainable knitwear, and what could possibly be the world’s first solar-powered sweater! Mariano deGuzman and Grace Gouin are friends with a shared passion for classic, durable, sustainably produced knitwear. They launched their Asheville-based brand earlier this year, but have already gained a loyal following through savvy use of social media and Kickstarter, combined with quality knitwear classics that are ethically built to stand the test of time. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Mariano and Grace about how the idea for Appalatch was formed, why the brand’s ideal location is in North Carolina, their recent acquisition of a high-end knitting machine from German manufacturer Stoll, and some developments in the works for 2014 that will raise the Appalatch label to an impressively pure standard of ethical and sustainable production. Plus, a energizing playlist full of thematically-appropriate tracks from artists like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, Best Coast, Free Energy, and more. So join us this hour for Sew & Tell, and get inspired to spring into the new year with energetic & sustainable fashion, right here on BreakThru Radio!
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Our third call with John from Guantanamo Bay, 1 in 7 children is receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, listener mail, and Radio Dispatch Year In Review.
It's Energy Week at BTR! On today's show, Associate Professor Yebo Li of Ohio State University tells us more about the potentials for algae as a biofuel. And later author and journalist Adam Minter talks about his new book, "Junkyard Planet".
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Today I talk about new music from Palehound and Burial
Another check in with John at Guantanamo Bay, a year-in-review of the prison industrial complex, listener mail, and new Radio Dispatch Correspondent names.
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John skypes in from Guantanamo, Molly witnessed some seriously blatant racial profiling, and listener mail revisiting our conversation about gender as construction (or not). AND! Molly has decided to spend this week doing a Year in Review, deciding our scoocher favorites and least favorites from 2013.
I first came across the work of week's guest Jesse Hulcher's at Interstate Projects here in Brooklyn, where he had a video piece involving the film Jurassic Park. Now, apparently, the newest version of iMovie --Apple's popular video editing software --- has a preset called Jurassic Park trailer, that is supposed to take home video footage and transform it into a blockbuster trailer complete with music, quick cuts and all the rest. So, for his piece, Jesse followed the program's instructions and took clips from the actual Jurassic park to see how well the software could assemble the footage from the film it claimed to mimic.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Flying Lotus, Burial and recent Tune Up artist Crisis Arm
John's off to Guantanamo, Apuzzo and Goldman break a huge story about a US spy that was captured by Iran, and more listener mail about patriotism.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Networking Week we run through the quick hits and touch on a wild weekend in the NFL and College Football, revisit violence in the NHL, and ask how social sports have become networking opportunities.
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don’t want and turn it into something you can’t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter—veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner—travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that’s transforming our economy and environment.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about an app for women called Lulu for their College and Post Grad Life segment. Then, the two rip into transphobia in sitcoms like Mike and Molly. The show wraps up with a conversation about heroism and The Hunger Games' Peeta and Katniss. Image by Molly Freeman. The Playlist 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:45 Drive All Night - Glen Hansard 01:39 College & Post-Grad Life: Lulu 09:24 zealots of stockholm [free information] - Childish Gambino 10:24 Analyzing Stereotypes: Transphobia in Sitcoms 18:47 Pennies in the Fountain - Glen Hansard 19:35 Range of Relationships: Male/Female Heroism 24:50 Outro 25:27 Finish The Music Glen Hansard (Official Drive All Night album art.) Live: Dec 22 - Axis - Ballymun, Ireland Childish Gambino (Official because of the internet album art.) Live: Feb 5 - Manchester Gorilla - Manchester, UK Feb 6 - KOKO - London, UK
On RAR this week we check out folks movies old and new. We were joined by DJ Matt DeMello of Third Eye Weekly to check out Inside Llewyn Davis. DJ Matt also sits down to talk about I'm Not There, Bob Dylan, and the influence of folk on film. A few top news stories and not to mention our two cents on the Golden Globe Nominations. Tune in for what's hot and what's not on the silver screen.
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Shakina Nayfack joins us to discuss her project to crowdfund her gender confirmation surgery, a revenge pornographer gets charged with 31 felony counts, and Fox News wants you to know that Santa and Jesus are white.
It’s Network Week on BTR, so I’m taking some fashion cues from a hot new addition to the style network in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Askov Finlayson is a craft and quality-focused boutique for men, opened in 2011 by brothers Eric and Andrew Dayton. The storefront stocks independent labels from MN, the USA, and abroad, and is part of a Minneapolis neighborhood trifecta of cool, sitting alongside the Dayton brothers’ other two businesses, farm-to-table restaurant The Bachelor Farmer, and the elegantly laid-back Marvel Bar. On today’s show, we’ll hear from co-founder Eric Dayton about why he chose to invest in the Twin Cities culture scene, a few of the local and long-distance labels carried in Askov Finlayson, their newly developed in-house label, and the quirky story behind the boutique’s unusual name. Plus, a playlist full of indie Minnesota music genius, including tracks from the Eastern European-influenced Dark Dark Dark, Jagjaguwar labelees Peter Wolf Crier, Paste Magazine favorite We Are The Willows, and more. So take a wintery trip up north with me to my hometown, and embrace some its rustically refined style here on BTR!
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Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the changes to how the military will handle reports of sexual assault, Guantanamo NDAA changes, and listener mail about being called anti-Semitic.
It's Network Week on BTR! On today's show, architect, urban planner, and author Alex Garvin talks to us about the best and worst in planning America's cities. And later, we're talking with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, the star of a new documentary called "The Unbelievers" about his travels with fellow atheist Richard Dawkins promoting free thinking across the globe.
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Today I talk about and play music from the new Childish Gambino album, "Because The Internet"
Aaron Bady on the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, NSA basically played a lot of online video games, and listener mail on patriotism.
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Thoughts on smarm, bigotry, and the English language, and ice skating.
In 2006, after a year-long journey through space, a NASA probe called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter settled into a circular orbit around the Red Planet. Among the MRO's various scientific instruments was a camera, known as the HiRISE. HiRISE stands for High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, and it's the largest and most advanced camera ever sent to another planet. Over the last 7 years, the HiRISE has sent back stunning images of the Martian surface Photographs of sand dunes and craters, dust devils and ancient riverbeds, frozen water and glaciers of CO2 have helped planetary scientists learn more about the dynamic surface of the Red Planet. The HiRISE images played a key role in choosing the landing site for the Curiosity rover, and they are sure to play an important role in identifying a landing site for humans, if and when NASA decides to plan the mission. Earlier this year Aperture published This Is Mars, a fine art book of beautifully printed black and white photographs taken by the HiRISE camera. Flipping through it's hard not to be sucked in by the almost erie detail in these pictures. Some, like the images of sand dunes and valleys seem almost familiar, reminiscent of desert landscapes on Earth. Others, like the Proctor crater and the abstract formations around the Martian polar regions, are positively alien. According to one of the book's authors, astrophysicist Francis Rocard, "the [HiRISE] camera equals a naked-eye view of the planet at a flight level of approximately one kilometer." So looking at these landscapes you're about ten times closer to the ground than when you're looking out the window of an airplane. The man who helped get the HiRISE camera of the ground and into orbit around Mars, is Dr. Alfred McEwen. He's a professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona and the principal investigator for HiRISE. Last week I got a chance to speak with Dr. McEwen about the Red Planet and the book This is Mars. Also this week, a look at Trevor Paglen's project, The Last Pictures. Playlist 00:00 This Is Mars pt 1 06:48 Track 07 - Cluster 07:03 This Is Mars pt 2 09:54 Bent City I - Phil Yost 10:34 This Is Mars pt 3 12:37 Clockworks - Laurie Spiegel 12:48 This Is Mars pt 4 18:08 Passerine- OK Ikumi 18:26 This Is Mars pt 5 19:35 The Steakout - Sun Araw 19:39 Trevor Paglen - The Last Pictures 27:33 Finish
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Today a mixtape of music, live audio and brief interviews I recorded at the farewell party (part I) for Big Snow Buffalo Lodge at Silent Barn last Tuesday night
Ryan Deveraux joins us to discuss Bill de Blasio's appointment of Bill Bratton to police commissioner, two Algerians are sent home from Guantanamo against their will, and a ton of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Multi-Tasking Week we hear about our Thanksgivings, look back on perhaps the finest hour of College Football and ask have sports become depersonalized as we focus more and more on stats and fantasy sports.
Dirty Hits collects together twenty short stories published in literary magazines, websites, anthologies and fanzines over the past 10 years in one low-price e-book. 
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane analyze gender and multitasking in response to a study that found women are better at it than men. Then, the pair share their feelings on selfies and the war between Thought Catalog and Jezebel. The show wraps up with a chat about texting and relationships. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly's scarf selfie. Dane's poolside selfie. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:50 Came Out of a Lady - Rubblebucket 01:19 Analyzing Stereotypes: Women & Multitasking 09:51 The End of That - Plants and Animals 10:27 Relationships in the Digital Age: Selfies 19:45 How Do I Know - Here We Go Magic 20:21 College & Post-Grad Life: Texters 29:58 Outro 30:35 Finish The Music Rubblebucket (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Live: Dec 7 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL Dec 28 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME Dec 30 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT Plants and Animals (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Here We Go Magic (Official Music from Drinking Buddies album art.) Live: Dec 9 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
RAR tackles Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, we discuss the Asian influence in American cinema, and we also give you a list of great films to check out for awesome action and gratuitous violence. That, top entertainment stories, and some chit chat should have you all set for the weekend.
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Friend-of-the-show Chepe joins us to discuss political organizing in Brazil, the NSA is tracking about 5 billion cell phone locations every day, and Bill Bratton is the next NYPD commissioner.
Calling all fashion fans! It’s Multitasking Week here on BTR, and I have got one master multitasker for you on the show today! Marci Zaroff is an unstoppable eco-entrepreneurial force; President of Portico Brand Groups, Marci developed and oversees its subsidiaries Under the Canopy and FASE, two eco-fashion (which, by the way, is a term she coined back in 1996) labels. And as if that weren’t enough, she and her husband Eric are co-creators of I AM Enlightened Creations, an herbal/Ayurvedic supplement line, *and* Marci is currently co-producing a documentary about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, called “Thread.” With that much to discuss, we’ll be multitasking our way through today’s show! Marci will share about her transition from a career in food to a focus on fashion, the development of her labels Under the Canopy and FASE, the “Thread” documentary and its mission, and a few of her own favorite multitasking wardrobe pieces. Plus, I have a great playlist chock full of recent releases for you, including the latest from British singer-songwriter sensation Anna Calvi, Bay Area garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, folk sister duo Lily & Madeleine, and more. So tune in while you do some holiday shopping, and multitask with sustainable style on BreakThru Radio!
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The Guardian's editor in chief is brought before a parliament select committee and asked whether he loved his country, our science correspondent looks at the data behind the “women are mean” NYT piece, and more listener mail.
It's Multitasking Week on BTR! On today's show, Screen Rant's Ben Kendrick joins us once again, this time to discuss the "second screen" experience that could be coming to a cinema near you. Plus, TV's Chef Mike Isabella (of "Top Chef" fame) explains his brand of "international culinary diplomacy." And later, Yahoo!'s Eyal Ophir discusses a Stanford study he co-authored on the psychology of multitasking with a late legend of Communications academia.
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Today I talk about and play new music from Radicalfashion, KILN, Russian Circles, Krill and Thee Oh Sees
Six detainees are sent from Bagram to Pakistan, Greenwald and Ames go at it about the big new media venture, and some sweet listener mail.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the twitterstorm the RNC started when it claimed Rosa Parks helped end racism, the NSA is spying on some people's porn habits, and more scenes from Hack My Heart.
War/Photography, an expansive new exhibition curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, opened last month at the Brooklyn Museum. The show includes photographs spanning from the Mexican American War in 1848 all the way through the Arab Spring, and features hundreds of images made by dozens of photographers on five continents.
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Today, a conversation I recorded with Nils Frahm, prior to his performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on November 25th, 2013
On today's show we re-air two amazing recent interviews: Ayesha Siddiqi talks about the Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel feud, and Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman join us to discuss Enemies Within, their new book on the NYPD's spying programs. Also, a new Hack My Heart scene.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Screen Week we run through the quick hits at breakneck speed, learn three brand new words from Kristy, take a quiz on sports on TV, and then end it with a film quiz.
ANDY SHERNOFF - This week we have a Live On Location recording for you, recorded onto analog tape at Brooklyn's "Grand Victory" in June. Andy Shernoff is nothing short of a LEGEND of the New York punk rock scene, as bassist and songwriter in The Dictators, and now as a solo singer songwriter. And this recording shows why. There were a few people in the audience being idiots, and Andy turned them around, and had them singing along loudly by the end. Amazing! And I got to hear him tell some great stories, which you now get to hear too. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Laughing Through the Tears is a poignant yet comical parody of the struggle Christine Houston faced while living with her spouse who was stricken with Alzheimer’s. With crisp and witty brilliance, Christine utilizes fictitious animated characters and real life circumstances to tell her own touching story.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane reveal the celebrities they find most attractive in response to a BuzzFeed article. The two then debate over who they think Piper should end up with on Orange is the New Black. The show wraps up with a discussion of holiday gift giving. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly's Celebrity Picks Chris Evans Dylan O'Brien Daniel Sharman Tom Hiddleston Jeremy Renner Josh Hutcherson Evan Peters Skylar Astin Nico Mirallegro Chris Pine Holland Roden Emma Stone Kristen Bell Lucy Liu Kerry Washington Dane's Celebrity Picks Jennifer Aniston Sophia Bush Kate Beckinsale Emma Stone Lauren Conrad Sarah Shahi Mila Kunis Beyonce Miranda Kerr Ke$ha Ryan Gosling Jon Hamm specifically as Don Draper John Slattery Zac Efron Nick Wooster Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:42 Rumi - Iska Dhaaf 01:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Attractive Celebrities 10:30 Miles, Miles, Miles - Kevin Morby 11:01 Range of Relationships: Orange is the New Black 18:15 Hot Summer - Cool Ghouls 18:47 Advice Time: Gift Giving 27:29 Outro 28:06 Finish The Music Iska Dhaaf (Official Happiness album art.) Kevin Morby (Official Harlem River album art.) Live: Dec 3 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA Dec 5 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR Dec 6 - Barboza - Seattle, WA Cool Ghouls (Official I Want You Bad album art.) Live: Dec 13 - Brick and Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
A catch Double Bill for your Holiday Weekend with our reviews of Starbuck and Delivery Man. We also finish the second half of our Tropes and Trends series on Independent and Indie cinema-scapes. Gobble gobble it's time for leftovers and movies with the family, only on RAR.
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Today's show is a re-airing of a recent Radio Dispatch LIVE that focused on the economy. Our wonderful guests are Alexis Goldstein and Mike Konczal.
Happy Thanksgivukkah! I hope you're enjoying a great weekend full of celebrations, food, friends, and family. I have a really fun Sew & Tell for you today: in honor of BTR's Screen Week theme, I thought it would be fitting to take a look at some fashion from the silver screen. Now, fashion in film is a huge, broad topic, so I called in my good friend and fellow sartorially-minded cinephile Anthony Platipodis to help me break it down. Each of us chose a favorite vintage fashion film and a favorite contemporary example, and on today's show, we'll be discussing the style in four movies: "Top Hat," (1935), "Leave Her To Heaven" (1945), "Great Expectations," (1998), and "The Fifth Element" (1997). Plus, I've got some great new music in the mix - fresh tracks from the new solo debut by The Babies frontman Kevin Morby, and Cali garage group Pure Bliss, as well as a track off one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year to date, Blood Orange's sophomore release "Cupid Deluxe." All that, plus a ton more goodies (some fashion film recommendations from fellow Sew & Tell listeners, a great Thanksgiving leftovers recipe, more gorgeous gift ideas!), so whether you're fighting the Black Friday crowds or curled up at home, tune in and join us for a stylishly entertaining hour here on BreakThru Radio!
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Today we re-air two of our favorite recent interviews, Ned Resnikoff on the hunger crisis in the United States, and Jesse Myerson on his clowning trip to a Syrian refugee camp. Happy turkey day everyone.
It's Screen Week on BTR! On today's show, BTR's resident Superman kid (and co-host of our movie podcast Restricted Audience Required) joins us to talk about the latest rumors about the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. And later, Molly Freeman is in the studio to talk more about her story available now on Breakthurradio.com about the effect that Neilsen's new Twitter TV ratings are having on your favorite shows.
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Today Latola talks to fellow BTR DJs Margaret, Lottie and Patrick K about some of their favorite / most-listened-to albums of 2013
We spend the hour on Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, including listener mail and future discussion questions we want to return to.
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On tonight's show, Sarah Jaffe and Josh Eidelson join us to tell us all about labor. From Walmart to McDonalds to college athletes to tiny kindergarteners taking tests, they're here to catch you up on all the important organizing, striking, and resisting. Also, Radio Dispatch is writing an action sci fi romance Christmas movie called Hack My Heart, the story of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.
In the new documentary Narco Cultura, filmmaker and photojournalist Shaul Shwarz follows the lives of two men involved with Mexico's drug war. One of these men, a Mexican crime scene investigator named Richi Soto, spends his days picking up bodies in Juarez, a city just a short walk from the U.S border. We learn in the film that being a CSI in Juarez is not a small task. Over the last six years there have been over 10,000 murders in Juarez (the city averages 8 a day), including some of Richi's friends and colleagues. He wears a mask when he's at a crime scene to avoid being identified and targeted by the cartels.
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Today, a conversation with songwriter, composer and producer Chris Tyng of the Grow Music Project
Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the underlying dynamics of Jeremy Hammond's sentence. Also, the politics of selfies, and how language evolves.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Milk Week we storm through the quick-hits headlines whilst chugging Muscle Milk, find out if Chocolate Milk might actually be good for athletes and name our most hated players in sports today.
In Want Not, Miles takes a giant leap forward with this highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, a three-pronged tale of human excess that sifts through the detritus of several disparate lives, all conjoined in their come-hell-or- high-water search for fulfillment.
This week on The Hash DJs Molly and Dane discuss Seth Adam Smith's article featured on Viralnova about marriage and selfishness. Then the two rip into a blogpost called The Case Against Female Self-Esteem. Molly and Dane wrap up by talking about why men shouldn't say girls can't cut their hair short in response to a Total Frat Move piece. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:47 Found You - Megan Bonnell 01:20 Range of Relationships: Marriage is Not for You 09:21 Devil We Know - Lily & Madeleine 09:50 Analyzing Stereotypes: The Case Against Female Self-Esteem 21:23 I Don’t Believe in Ghosts - Sebastien Grainger 21:53 Advice Time: Why Girls Should Not Cut Their Hair Short 31:27 Outro 32:05 Finish The Music Megan Bonnell (Official Hunt and Chase album art.) Live: Nov 27 - Joy Eslava - Madrid, ESP Nov 30 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON Lily & Madeleine (Official Lily & Madeleine album art.) Sebastien Grainger (Official Yours to Discover album art.)
This week on RAR we bring you the first of a two part edition on Indie Films. We review Charlie Countryman, bring you a fresh Tropes and Trends on Indie Cinema today, and tell you what you should be watching with a new list of Watch This, Not That.
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A New York Times' op-ed columnist makes incorrect distinctions between marriage equality and other political issues, John went to a weird security conference at the Javits center, and a new listener-supplied scene for Hack My Heart.
It's Milk Week here on BTR & for fashion fans, that can only mean one label: Black Milk! On today's show, I have an interview with Cameron Parker, Marketing & Operations Director for the hot young Australian-based label, who will talk about how he got involved with the company when designer James Lillis was still working out of his kitchen, his strategy to build the brand using social media in lieu of advertising, Black Milk's impressive in-house production infrastructure, and a few of their most popular collections and collaborations. Plus, a subtly milk-themed playlist full of tracks from great indie releases of 2013, including Love Inks, Cold War Kids, Typhoon, Cheyenne Mize, and more. So tune in and do that body good with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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Another listener-provided Hack My Heart scene, an Albuquerque ballot initiative to restrict choice fails, and the loosening of Guantanamo transfer restrictions may be gaining momentum in Congress.
It's Milk Week on BTR! On today's show, we're exploring the Raw Milk Movement with David Grace, head of manufacturing at Skyhill Napa Valley Farms. And later, mammalogist Katie Hinde helps us better understand the phenomenon that is inter-species nursing. Plus, NYU professor Yanni Kotsonis is on the phone with BTR's Tanya Silverman talking about the impact that Russia's recent imports bans mean for global politics.
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Today I talk about and play music from Nils Frahm, whose new album "Spaces" blew my mind yesterday
A New York Times story purports to explain slut-shaming by blaming women, an anonymous US officials confirms a child was killed in Yemen in a drone strike in June, and listener mail about the Drag Out Hate rally.
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Jeremy Hammond given maximum sentence by a federal judge, two listener supplied stories about civil disobedience, and the script of Hack My Heart starts coming together.
In the new book Art On The Block, writer Ann Fensterstock charts the history of the New York art world over the last sixty years. Unlike other cultural and business districts in New York, the hub of the art scene has had a tendency to pick up and move. Over the last six decades artists and galleries have moved from uptown to downtown, spread across lower Manhattan, and set up shop across the East River in Brooklyn. Art on the Block tells the story of this migration and explores why the art world doesn't stay put. Playlist 00:00 Art On The Block pt. 1 06:25 Lizard Watcher's Theme - Phil Yost 07:04 Art On The Block pt. 2 11:02 We Are Him - Angels of Light 11:36 Art On The Block pt. 4 16:45 Bent City I - Phil Yost 17:26 Art On The Block pt. 5 22:11 Crash - Folk Implosion 22:27 Art On The Block pt. 6 28:56 Every Party - Erlend Oye 29:50 Finish
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Blood Orange and The Black Hollies
Stories on autism advocacy, the difficulties of covering Guantanamo as a journalist, and a bunch of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fanaticism Week we welcome Kory back from his trip out west, hear about Kristy’s idea for an upcoming trip and ask what the rules are for being a true fan.
An "at-risk" student is generally described as one who, by virtue of his or her circumstances, is statistically more likely than others to fail academically. The criteria of at-risk status often focus on ethnic minorities, those who are academically disadvantaged, disabled, of low socioeconomic status, and students who experience dysfunction in the family. Students who are labeled "at-risk" face a number of challenges that other students do not. Though an "at-risk" student is not necessarily doomed to be a poor learner, the odds are they will be underachievers for whom higher learning is often not even a feasible concept. Author Paul Lamar Hunter's tragic background clearly painted him "at-risk," yet in his later years he triumphantly overcame the dismal odds against his obtaining a college degree, as he became the first in his family to do so.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane rip into Men's Rights Activists. The pair then talk about their personal experiences with crushes and, later, hash out the Luxury Spot's A Comprehensive List of Annoying Wedding Shit. For more information on Men's Rights Activists, read Jaclyn Friedman's piece. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 No Illusion - The Black Hollies 01:13 Analyzing Stereotypes: Men’s Rights Activists 10:54 No Right Thing - Blood Orange 11:30 Range of Relationships: Crushes 18:36 Taken Down - Grizzly Bear 19:12 Advice Time: Wedding Annoyances 28:10 Outro 28:47 Finish The Music The Black Hollies (Official Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere album art.) Blood Orange (Official Cupid Deluxe album art.) Grizzly Bear (Official Shields - expanded album art.) Live: Dec 28 - Falls Festival - Lorne, VIC, Australia Dec 29 - Marion Bay Falls Festival - Marion Bay, TAS, Australia Dec 31 - The Falls Music and Arts Festival - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Check out BTR's spoiler friendly podcast for our review of About Time, and romantic comedy that defies physics and delivers. We also have Third Eye Weekly host Matthew DeMello on the program to talk Romantic Comedies that he's not afraid to admit, he likes. All that, some chit chat, a few tracks and some old throwbacks to watch this weekend should have you all sorted out. Spoiler Alert!
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Lily Allen tweets at Suzanne Moore about being criticized, thoughts on a lecture on privacy, and the first scene of Hack My Heart – which also has a tag line.
Calling all fashion fanatics! It's Fanaticism Week here on the station, and I've got an obsession-worthy guest for you today. Erica Weiner is *the* indie design world darling for vintage jewelry, and her eponymous line is full of quirky re-interpreted deadstock from the 60's and 70's, as well as one-of-a-kind antique pieces. Whether you're in the market for a Deco diamond engagement ring or some awesome wood stud earrings, Erica's got you covered with pieces that will get you compliments left and right (trust me, I have one of her bracelets!) And hey! The holidays just happen to be coming up, so it wouldn't hurt to keep an eagle eye out for an EWJ stocking stuffer or two… On today's show, Erica will talk about the path that took her from Broadway costume design to Brooklyn vintage retail, some of the challenges that face today's jewelry designers who are concerned with issues of sustainability, her fanatic passion for treasure hunting, and more. Plus, a playlist full of your next music obsessions: brand new tracks from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Grizzly Bear, Diane Coffee, The Black Hollies, and more. So if you're crazy about great design, tune in and join me for another Sew & Tell on BTR!
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A North Carolina man has been arrested for attempting to join al-Nusra, Dave Weigel minimizes the Cohen column and uses problematic language himself, and Lily Allen's new video has some pretty blatant cultural appropriation.
It's Fanaticism Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re taking a closer look at how members of the LGBT community are depicted on TV (specifically, MTV’s "Teen Wolf") with BTR’s own Molly Freeman. After the promotional air raid, we’re featuring previously unaired interview audio from past Third Eye guests. Tune in to hear more about Occupy Sandy efforts on Staten Island with last week's guest, Goldi Guerra. And later, we feature more of Tanya Silverman's interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty".
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Today I talk about and play music from The Range. Plus, a few Zula songs I recorded at Secret Project Robot.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the latest Iran nuclear negotiations, some thoughts on the NFL abuse scandal, and Richard Cohen is terrible.
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Thoughts on the discussion between bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry, the Renisha McBride tragedy, and a typhoon devastates the Philippines.
This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles. The show is called American Icons, and features paintings of atari game cartridges, vintage gaming consoles, and toy action figures from the film star wars. The works explore idea of nostalgia and ask us to reflect on the ways our childhood imaginations cascade into our adult lives.
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For Veterans Day, a special playlist comprised of brand new and kinda old songs I've never played on any of my shows before
James Connell, an attorney in the 9/11 case at Guantanamo, joins us to discuss a major ruling by the war court judge. Also, the school-to-prison pipeline effects youth of color disproportionately.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Exclusive Week we hear from Kory via the West Coast, go over the NFL bullying issues, plus talk to a special guest about the Miami-Florida State game from last weekend.
"Hey, what's up, come a little closer, I have something to tell you," God said to Cornelio. The deal was simple: God would be the silent partner in the norteño band that Cornelio had started with his best friend Ramon. Cornelio would sing and play the bajo sexto, Ramon the accordion, and God would write the songs. Cornelio agreed; he would sell his soul to God.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss a Slate.com article that slashes Miley Cyrus and other female pop stars for dressing like porn stars. The pair also chat about TimeHop, a smartphone app that allows us to relive our own past. Later, in their Analyzing Stereotypes segment, Molly and Dane talk about Powerful Yogurt, a protein-packed yogurt geared towards men. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Say My Name - Megan Bonnell 01:23 Advice Time: Pop Stars Are Dressing Like Porn Stars 11:36 Your Body Works - Sebastien Grainger 11:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: TimeHop 18:37 Lying to Myself - The Can’t Tells 19:04 Analyzing Stereotypes: Powerful Yogurt 26:19 Outro 26:56 Finish The Music Megan Bonnell (Official Hunt and Chase album art.) Live: Nov 21 - TBD - Bilbao, Spain Nov 22 - TBD - Bilbao, Spain Sebastien Grainger (Official Yours to Discover album art.) The Can’t Tells (Official No Television album art.)
On this week's show we checked out Ender's Game, and dove into the world of Young Adult Fiction Film adaptation with DJ Molly of The Hash.
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.
Molly attended a talk with bell hooks and Eve Ensler, more thoughts on the Ray Kelly shout-down, and listener mail on the Lou Reed Prague connection.
This week on Sew & Tell, I have the honor of featuring a true visionary in the field of fashion: designer Pia Interlandi. Pia's work began as an exploration of dissolvable textiles and garment deconstruction; eventually, through that work and the personal loss of her grandfather, Pia started to question the ways in which we traditionally dress bodies for burial. Her investigations ultimately led Pia to launch her own bespoke burial garment business, Garments for the Grave. On today's show, you'll hear from Pia about her dissolvable fabric designs, the moving experience that led her to investigate burial garments, her forensic studies of textile disintegration, and the philosophies and practices behind the grown natural burial movement. Plus, a playlist featuring brand new tracks from Candian artists Sebastien Grainger and Megan Bonnell, along with Brooklyn's The Can't Tells, Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina, a brand new Bavarian trio called Aloa Input, and more. So tune in and learn how to be a conscientious fashionista, even in the afterlife…
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Ned Resnikoff on the United States' new hunger crisis, a discussion on gender being more than performance, and listener mail.
It's Exclusive Week on BTR! On today's show, we bring you part two of our retrospective on Occupy Wall Street. Goldi Guerra of Occupy Sandy talks about his organization's depiction in The New York Times. And later, we're honored to have Professor Noam Chomsky on the show talking about Syria, the shutdown, the future of the two party system, and what it all means for America and the world.
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Today I talk about and play new music from Cristoph El' Truento and Connan Mockasin
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss court rulings in Texas, Oklahoma, and the future of reproductive rights in the United States. Also, the homeless-shelter industrial complex, and listener mail about gender performance.
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NSA defenders are given free rein on CBS's Face the Nation, a new report says doctors participated in torture following 9/11, and tons of listener mail.
This week on the show I'm joined by photographer Edie Winograde. Edie is based in Denver, and over the last few years she's been making photographs about how we experience history in the landscape. Her latest body of work is called Sight Seen, and it's a collection of photographs Edie made while traveling through National Parks and National Monuments, places like Monument Valley, Niagara Falls and Scott's Bluff. The photos show not only the landscape, but way it's packaged and served up for the eyes of tourists and travelers. Edie's Sight Seen photographs are currently on view at Front Room gallery in Brooklyn. Last week I got a chance to talk with Edie about the show.
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Latola and Wynn talk about the Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce performance at MoMA PS 1 yesterday
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss his recent trip to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as part of Patch Adams' clown-doctor troop, an appeals court stops the stop and frisk ruling, and more listener mail on being misdiagnosed due to gender and / or sexuality.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Buried Week we delve further into the World Series, try and get excited for the NBA season, and predict which athletes will still be relevant long after their careers have ended, and who will be ‘dead and buried.’
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto’s The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray continues where Wilde left off with the Faustian tale of a man of eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. Leaving behind London and the powerful influence of Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian’s story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. In his pursuit of sensation and carnal thrills, Dorian’s desires turn increasingly extreme as he leaves behind yet more devastation and death. He ultimately settles in present-day New Orleans, joining forces with a group of like-minded beings known as the Night People. They inadvertently return to Dorian his humanity when he falls in love with a young woman he rescues from becoming their victim. Will she be his redemption or will she be his final curse?
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane analyze Paul Hudson's article Why Men Aren't Really Men Anymore on Elite Daily. Later, the pair discuss why warning college women to steer clear of alcohol may not be the solution to rape on campuses. Molly and Dane wrap up by chatting about professional snugglers and what this could mean for lonely folks nationwide. You can read more about the response to Yoffe's article on college women and alcohol here on HuffPo. Also, check out the BTR Pinterest page this weekend. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:47 We Exist - Arcade Fire 01:15 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore” 12:14 Never Lonely - Diane Coffee 12:43 College & Post-Grad Life: “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk” 21:43 Nothing But Time - Lily & Madeleine 22:12 Range of Relationships: Professional Snugglers 28:20 Outro 28:57 Finish The Music Arcade Fire (Official Reflektor album art.) Live: Nov 11 - Roundhouse - London, UK Nov 12 - Roundhouse - London, UK Nov 15 - Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow, UK Diane Coffee (Official My Friend Fish album art.) Live: Nov 2 - Red 7 - Austin, TX Nov 4 - Molly's Kitchen & Lounge - Santa Fe, NM Nov 5 - The Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ Lily & Madeleine (Official Lily & Madeleine album art.) Live: Nov 8 - IOTA Club & Cafe - Arlington, VA
12 Years A Slave is the newest and maybe best "Hard-to-Watch" movie we have seen in a while. Plus, HE'S BACK! The Tropesmeister is in the house to give us the bone he has to pick with the oscars.
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Happy November! Can you believe it's *already* here?? In the spirit of things-that-arrive-ahead-of-their-time, I have an awesomely forward-thinking guest for you on today's show. (Seriously, this lady will be *huge* fashion news soon, so tune in and get a stylish leg up on all your friends!) Kelsy Parkhouse launched her line Carleen right after graduating from Pratt, and with good reason: her unique sensibilities had earned her rave reviews from both Pratt profs and outside industry professionals. Armed with an ability to blend seemingly disparate styles into a cohesive aesthetic, Kelsy took the plunge and debuted Carleen with a S/S 2013 collection, based on her thesis work at Pratt. While the label is still young, Kelsy's subsequent collections have generated even more genuine fashionista buzz, and on today's show, you'll hear Kelsy talk about the strong female fashion role models in her family, what it was like to launch a label right out of school, how Patti Smith inspired her S/S 2014 collection, and where she likes to shop for vintage goods in NYC. All that, plus a spooky playlist full of fun tracks from artists like Mr. Gnome, Lightning Dust, Vampire Weekend, and the latest Arcade Fire! So tune in, turn it up, and get ready to be hipper-than-thou with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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We spend the hour on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in education, and whether or not there is a shortage in the labor market. Today is maybe our most listener-driven show ever.
It's Buried Week on BTR! On today's show, we're looking back at two years of 'Occupying' Wall Street and the rest of America with Kari Koch, an activist who has worked with Occupy Portland. Plus, are wooden coffins and costly cremations becoming a thing of the past? Joe Sehee, founder of the Green Burial Council, joins us to talk about the most ecologically, and spiritually, friendly ways to dispose of human remains. But first, we remember Lou Reed...
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Today I talk about and play music from The Interest Group. Also, I play 5 songs I recorded at the Thee Oh Sees show in NYC last night
A Pakistani man traveled with his children to the US to tell the story of the drone strike that killed his mother, the case of Coy Mathis, and listener mail on the problem with the phrase “special needs.”
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The anti-surveillance rally in Washington, DC, Jinx Monsoon's off-Broadway show is amazing, and listener mail on misdiagnosis based on gender and / or sexuality.
In his new book Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York, photographer Tod Seelie documents New York's vibrant D.I.Y. culture and celebrates the people and places that make it possible. Collected from fifteen years of shooting, the photos in the book include junk rafts in the Hudson River, secret parties in abandoned subway tunnels, rooftop punk shows, and many scenes from late night adventures in the city. Tod will be celebrating the release of Bright Nights on November 7th at Silent Barn with Japanther, The So So Glos, Unstoppable Death Machines, Ken South Rock, and Amour Obscur.
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Today I talk about and play music from White Poppy and CAVE
Private surveillance companies are marketing their products to cops as a way to monitor dissent, Nick Kristof thinks he's a cop, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Community Week we try and get excited about the World Series, learn about the history of Olympic Villages, and get somewhat closer to understanding how Kristy’s brain functions.
Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker Prize for her book The Luminaries and The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss BuzzFeed's article 20 Ridiculously Specific Online Dating Sites That Actually Exist. Then, the two analyze Chris Brown's shocking rape story and Olivia Cole's piece Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys. For the Range of Relationships Segment, Molly and Dane finish off this week's episode by chatting about Broder, a Tinder parody for bros looking to hang with mutual bros. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:48 Angel Blood - Cass McCombs 01:12 Relationships in the Digital Age: Specific Dating Sites 09:19 Sum of Our Lives - Maria Taylor 09:54 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys” 22:54 Summer Skeletons - Radical Face 23:21 Range of Relationships: Broder 27:26 Outro 28:16 Finish The Music Cass McCombs (Official Big Wheel and Others album art.) Live: Nov 7 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR Nov 8 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA Nov 9 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC Maria Taylor (Official Something About Knowing album art.) Radical Face (Official The Family Tree: The Branches album art.) Live: Nov 9 - Colston Hall 2 - Bristol, UK Nov 10 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK Nov 12 - Union Chapel - London, UK
In keeping with the season, RAR brings you a review of Carrie. Plus a Tropes and Trends with DJ Jordan of Discovery Corner, and the best psychic films to check out.
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On today's show, I have a plethora of fall fashion goodies - a conversation with the founder of my new favorite (sustainable) fashion webshop, Modavanti, along with a host of last-minute Halloween ideas for all you procrastinating fashionistas out there! Two years ago, David Dietz left an established career in journalism and Middle Eastern politics to grow a sustainable fashion webshop. Modavanti launched just a year and a half ago, but has already made a significant name for itself as a leader in the small-but-growing market of online sustainable resources (plus, it's one of my personal favorites!) On today's show, you'll hear David talk about the path that took him from covering the Arab Spring to starting Modavanti, the philosophies and principles that guide his ethically oriented shop, and some new developments and future plans that will add to Modavanti's steadily growing base of loyal customers. Plus, a playlist that features the latest from Cass McCombs, Moonface, and Black Hearted Brothers, along with a preview track from next week's Maria Taylor release. All that and more in the hour ahead, so tune in, turn it up, and stay stylish with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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The White House downplays two human rights groups reports saying US drone strikes violate international law, the Daily Caller's totally original take on angry feminists, and listener mail about ableism and gender.
It's Community Week at BTR! On today's show, we're bringing you the interviews behind two headlines you can find on the BreakThru Radio site today. Up first, Dr. Deborah Peel is a psychoanalyst and founder of Patients Privacy Rights who helps us better understand the new ways that Google is infringing on the rights of its users. And later, Tanya Silverman talks more about urban development with John J. George of the Detroit Blight Busters, a charitable group helping the Motor City fight decay.
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Latola continues the mixtape from Monday with more songs he recorded live last week during CMJ 2013
How the school system fails to support special ed kids, rewarding investors who don't finance nuclear weapons production, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Two human rights groups issue scathing reports on the US drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, misrepresentation of a school that allows trans* kids to use preferred locker rooms, and listeners weigh in on Kanye West and anti-intellectualism.
Last summer, my guest photographer Benjamin Rasmussen went to Jordan along with photographer Michael Friberg to meet some of these Syrian refugees living in Jordan. With the help of local journalists Benjamin and Michael photographed refugees' daily lives, and recorded interviews with them telling their stories. They're calling the project By the Olive Trees. Benjamin and Michael are currently working on a newsprint publication of their photographs and interviews that will be distributed for free.
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Latola and Wynn do a brief play-by-play through a fat mixtape of songs they recorded live at CMJ 2013 last week
Edward Snowden says there is no way Russian or Chinese spies got any of his documents, and listener mail on technology, engineering, and maybe more dating stuff.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Development week we welcome back Kristy and hear what she’s been up to, run through the quick-hit headlines from the week that was, and look ahead to future developments in the world of sports.
Savior's Day is a work of fiction taken out of today's headlines. Cardinal Arnold Ford, head of the Archdiocese of New York, witnesses a murder on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral. With the old man's dying breath, he hands the Cardinal a sliver of ancient parchment to keep and protect. What follows is a tale woven from an open case that Israel's vaunted spy agency, the Mossad, is afraid to solve. What do they fear? How can the lost pages of an ancient treasure threaten the very existence of the State of Israel?
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss their feelings on taking big steps in relationships. Then, the two analyze California's new revenge porn law in the Range of Relationships segment. DJ Dillon, co-host of BTR's RAR, comes on the show to talk about female archetypes in romantic comedies. For more information on California's new law, check out Forbes and the New York Times. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:38 Bricola - Coastgaard 01:10 Range of Relationships: Big Commitment Steps 09:00 Cuckoo - Dr. Dog 09:28 Relationships in the Digital Age: CA’s Revenge Porn Law 19:23 Make It Up - The Blow 20:01 What to Learn from RomComs: Women Archetypes 31:01 Outro 31:49 Finish The Music Coastgaard (Official Coastgaard album art.) Live: Oct 23 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY Dr. Dog (Official B-room album art.) Live: Oct 19 - USF Sun Dome - Tampa, FL Oct 20 - Sunset Cove Amphitheater - Boca Raton, FL Nov 1 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA The Blow (Official The Blow album art.) Live: Oct 19 - Flying M Coffee Garage - Nampa, ID Oct 20 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR Oct 21 - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room - Seattle, WA
Captain Phillips kept us on the edge of our seat. Tune in to find out why it was more than just some suspenseful string sections.
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My guest this week is film director & cinematographer Andrew Morgan, whose personal passion for storytelling has led him to create a series of beautiful, intimate pieces. His team's latest film is "The True Cost," a exciting documentary that takes an in-depth look at the broken links in today's fashion production system and supply chain. On today's show, we'll hear from Andrew about his start in filmmaking, the moment that triggered his mission to create "The True Cost," and how he and his team have been changed through the process of researching and developing this film. Plus, a full-throttle music mix today featuring new tracks from Johnathan Rice, Saint Rich, Love Inks, Lizzo, MiniBoone, and more! So tune in and join us for an inspirational look at the future of fashion…
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the problems with members of Congress owning stock and trading on positions they can influence, the manufactured crisis of the debt ceiling looms, and Dear Prudence at Slate gets real victim blame-y.
It's Development Week at BTR! On today's show, we're joined by the writers behind two stories breaking through the news on the BTR site this week. Plus more updates on the Silk Road arrests and Russia's new charges against Greenpeace, all in news that corporate media didn't think you needed to know from Oct. 7-13.
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Today I talk about and play music from the new Oneohtrix Point Never album, "R Plus Seven." Plus vague CMJ plans.
The NSA is bulk collecting the contacts and buddy lists of as many as 250 million Americans annually, Esquire's mediocre politics survey, a science writer is called a whore for not writing for free, and we went apple picking and it was glorious.
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Kanye West goes on Jimmy Kimmel and it's amazing, and listener mail about dating feminists and re-watching the X-files.
This week artist Randal Wilcox talks about his self portraits, painting with saliva, and his experimental band Beat Cops. Self-Portrait as a Vigil-Ante (I) Self-Portrait as a War-Lord and a Child-Solider Playlist 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:03 Digging Up the Bones - Beat Cops 03:10 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 1 04:54 Moonshine Sonata - Beat Cops 06:46 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 2 08:34 The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters - Beat Cops 11:44 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 3 12:50 Clouds Went That Way  - Gary War 16:19 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 4 17:16 Brushing Past the Consequences - Beat Cops 19:20 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 5 20:41 Train Ride - Beat Cops 23:48 Randal Wilcox Interview pt 6 26:35 Kneel to the Boss - Cabaret Voltaire 30:30 Finish
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For Columbus Day, an all-music mix is In The Den
Ryan Goodman joins us to discuss the capture and detention of Abu Anas al-Libi, and our thoughts on the undercover officer who infiltrated Occupy and followed both of us on Twitter.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Intoxication Week we run through the quick hits headlines, discuss why drinking is so intertwined with sports and if beer will ever disappear from stadiums, plus learn about the most expensive beers in the game.
The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 15, 2013) is the coming-of-age story of the irrepressible Isaac Helger, son of Jewish immigrants, surviving the streets of Johannesburg in the shadow of World War II. Bonert is an amazing new voice in fiction, the kind you come across only very rarely in a lifetime of reading. 
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about the 5 Love Languages and how they apply to the story behind Stephanie Smith's 300 Sandwiches blog. The two then chat about "Things Not to Say to a Lesbian" for the Analyzing Stereotypes segment and finish off the show with a discussion on bad online dating classifieds as seen here on The Frisky and here on Jezebel. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 Hegira Emigré - of Montreal 01:11 Range of Relationships: Love Languages 09:26 Your Holiday Treat - Frog Eyes 09:47 Analyzing Stereotypes: Things Not to Say to a Lesbian 20:38 White Collar White Trash - The Dismemberment Plan 21:13 Funny Pick Ups: Horrible Online Dating Ads 28:05 Outro 28:54 Finish The Music of Montreal (Official Lousy with Sylvianbriar album art.) Live: Oct 18 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Oct 22 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC Oct 23 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC Frog Eyes (Official Carey’s Cold Spring album art.) The Dismemberment Plan (Official Uncanney Valley album art.) Live: Oct 19 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC Oct 20 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC Nov 2 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Muscle Shoals has birthed some of the biggest hits and this documentary follows suit.
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Happy Fall! It's finally getting juuuuust cool enough to look at those sweaters in the back of the closet again, and pull the warm layers out of storage. Tank tops and shorts are old news - what we crave now are scarves, chunky sweaters, worn boots and chic hats. And in keeping with the falling leaves, I've got the perfect accessory designer on the show today. Claudia Schulz was born in Berlin, and moved to Canada in the early 2000's. With time on her hands, Claudia decided to explore her long-held curiosity about millinery, and took some classes in the ins and outs of hat making. Her casual lessons uncovered a latent talent, and Claudia's new hobby became a new career, and an eponymous label of hand-crafted hats. Carried online as well as in boutiques throughout New York and Canada, Claudia Schulz designs are at once vintage and modern, building contemporary details onto timeless silhouettes. On today's show, Claudia will share about her transition from Germany to Canada, just how she manages to make a complete line of hats and run her own business, a few of her sources for design inspiration, and some of her own favorites from her vintage hat collection. And as you know, fall is the time for new music, and boy do I have a playlist full of great new releases for you today! Tracks from new projects like Saint Rich and Coastgaard, as well as new releases from familiar favorites like Dr. Dog, The Blow, Chvrches, and more. So button your coat, wrap your scarf a bit tighter, and get cozy - it's time for fall fashion on BreakThru Radio!
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Why the corporate reform movement is so bad for education, updates on Guantanamo, and listener mail on dating.
It's Intoxication Week on BTR! On today's show, Medical Director for the Houston Marathon, Dr. John Cianca, explains to us why drinking too much water can be bad even for casual endurance athletes. And later, DJ Jordan chats with Dan Ozzi of the Jaded Punk blog and Noisey, the new music channel from VICE Media, on the current wave of nostalgia intoxicating the pop punk generation.
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Today I talk about and play music from THEESatisfaction and Viet Cong
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss the career of Dave Chappelle and his abrupt departure from the spotlight, and why feminism doesn't need a rebranding.
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Deirdre Lally joins us to discuss efforts to stop fracking in the Marcellus Shale, the US conducts two raids in Africa, and listener mail on dating a feminist.
This week Thilde Jensen talks about Canaries, her project that looks at people suffering from Multi Chemical Sensitivity. A book of her Canaries photographs was recently published by LENA Publications.
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Today I talk about and play music from Bill Callahan's set at Webster Hall last night
More details on how the shutdown and sequestration are effecting Headstart, bad initial reporting on the shooting on Capitol Hill, and listener mail about dating a vegan.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Sleep Week we take an extended look into the headlines and opinion from the week and beyond that was, Kory decides what sports are putting him to sleep, and we learn about the importance of sleep for athletic performance.
Book Publishing for Entrepreneurs: Secrets From a New York Publisher by Karen Strauss In this insider's guide to publishing author Karen Strauss reveals secrets that unlock the mysteries of the industry to ensure a successful publication. You, too, can reap the benefits of publishing to make you a RockStar in your industry. Written with the entrepreneur in mind, Strauss delivers the tools you need to be a professional author and to make your book your strongest marketing tool. Strauss takes you from delivery of manuscript to providing social media networking and worldwide distribution. If you're thinking that you want to write a book but you don't have the time, talent or the connections. Think again! Strauss' invaluable hints will make publishing your book an adventure and a success. 00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory 04:48 Your Light Is Spent – Final Fantasy 07:51 Interview with Karen Strauss Part 1 30:33 He Poos Clouds – Final Fantasy 34:03 Interview with Karen Strauss Part 2 52:28 This Is the Dream of Win and Regine – Final Fantasy 57:00 Finish Upcoming Events: “Best Practices For Self-Publishing” Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Ripley-Grier Studios, Room 16T, 520 8th Ave., New York, NY Doors open at 8:30 AM, Program starts promptly at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm 2:30 – 3:30pm “Distribution and Sales: Selling Your Book: the Harsh Facts & Some Tips” Final Fantasy Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. http://www.rockstarpublishinghouse.com/ http://www.yourexpertnation.com/best-practices-for-self-publishing/ karen@rockstarpublishinghouse.com
This week, DJs Molly and Dane share their feelings on soul mates, meet with DJ Jordan, and chat about an invasive new app.
This weeks film: Don Jon. We also talk love on screen and list off the best 'Triple Threats' in the movie biz.
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Which one of us hasn't dreamt of getting away with wearing pajamas 24/7, yet somehow staying stunningly stylish? With the delicate creations from this week's featured designer, you'll be having sweet dreams day and night! Cristina Lynch just launched Mi Golondrina, her line of cotton sleepwear and bedding, this summer, but she's already gained a devoted following with her bedtime fashion. Inspired by her Mexican heritage and its tradition of embroidery, her luxe, feminine, simple pieces are equally at home on the beach, at brunch, or in bed. On today's show, Cristina will talk about her mother's early influence in teaching Cristina about her Mexican cultural heritage, her path from being an econ/theater major to working for Oscar de la Renta to launching her own line, the women in the Oxaca region who embroider each Mi Golondrina piece by hand, and some of her upcoming projects for the label. Plus, a sleep-y playlist full of music that will keep you wide awake, from artists like Deer Tick, Man Man, Iron & Wine, Phosphorescent, and more. So prepare to make your favorite pi's jealous with our elegant Sleep Week feature, here on BTR!
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The government shutdown continues, leaving thousands without necessary government services and as many as one million government employees furloughed. Also, an interview with the Prison Yoga Project of New York.
It's Sleep Week here at BTR! First up on the show, Dr. Carl Bazil of the Columbia University Comprehensive Epilepsy and Sleep Center talks to us about new research on the quantity-versus-quality of a good night's sleep. And later, author and former US infrantryman Jared Maxwell joins us to talk about his new memoir about his experiences in one of the most violent and intense fights of the war in Afghanistan.
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Today I talk about and play music from The Blow and Snacs
The NSA is making sophisticated graphs of your social interactions, and dating a feminist: is it necessary for a good relationship?
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Ayesha Siddiqi on the Kimmel and Kanye controversy, and some non-spoiler-y thoughts on the end of Breaking Bad about masculinity, late capitalism, and the suburbs.
Martin Waldmeier is a curator based in London. In his new exhibition, Death of a Cameraman, Martin explores the complicated roles that images and image-makers play in conflicts, like the on-going civil war in Syria. Using the flood of anonymous videos coming out of Syria as a starting point, Martin's exhibition poses questions about the power of images to influence events, the high stakes of making images of war, and the ability for images themselves to act as weapons.
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Today we'll listen to a curious version of Night Panther's set at the Paper Box (recorded last Thursday night in Brooklyn). Then we'll listen to the conversation I recorded with the band afterwards.
Welcome to Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, Alexis Goldstein and Mike Konczal join us to discuss who's got all our money and why they won't give it back, the state of financial reform, and what will happen if Ted Cruz shuts down the government. Also, one woman is making three hundred sandwiches in order to get her staticky-haired boyfriend to marry her, and Radio Dispatch is on it.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Orange is the New Black Week we run through another quick headline hit, breaking down the week that was, take a quiz from Kory, hear about Kristy’s Halloween plans and finish it off with a Sports Emmys in honor of the much talked about Netflix show.
There is an oil debate going on on both sides of the border (that being USA and Canada) around a proposal that has us piping black gold from Northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Should it happen?
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about a Canadian family living like it's 1986. Then, they are joined by DJ Jordan and the three analyze the stereotypes, creepy and crazy. More information on these stereotypes can be found here. Lastly, Molly and Dane talk about some of the weirdest "sexy" Halloween costumes. Links to the costumes can be found on Yandy.com: Sexy Watermelon, Double Gum, Coral Clownfish, Sexy Banana, Sexy Hamburger, and Sexy Brian from Family Guy. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:51 Minding the Usher - Dr. Dog 01:14 Relationships in the Digital Age: McMillan Family 06:42 Comfort - Arms 07:05 Analyzing Stereotypes: Creepy/Crazy with DJ Jordan 17:24 Kings - Coastgaard 17:55 College & Post Grad Life: Unsexy Halloween Costumes 26:35 Outro 27:25 Finish The Music Dr. Dog (Official B-Room album art.) Live: Sept 28 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Sept 30 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Oct 1 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ Arms (Official Arms album art.) Live: Dec 12 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY Coastgaard (Official Coastgaard album art.) Live: Oct 11 - Ortlieb's - Philadelphia, PA Oct 12 - Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC
We review Orange Is The New Black and bring you everything you need to know about TV today.
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It's "Orange Is the New Black" Week here on BTR, and I have a really unique, engaging topic and guest on the show for you today. There is a growing trend amongst international women's prisons to host annual beauty pageants; Russian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker Irina Vodar was behind a 2007 documentary titled Miss Gulag that looks at just such a pageant, held by inmates at a Siberian prison camp. The incarcerated women design and construct three different costumes for three phases of competition, each with the hope of winning the crown title. On today's show, you'll hear Irina talk about the women in Miss Gulag, why she felt compelled to tell their stories, the positive impact of the beauty pageant on their lives and transformations, her take on Russian fashion culture, and her latest documentary, "The Cycle," a deeply personal exploration of a socially taboo topic. Plus, a playlist full of great new folk and punk from artists like Tica Douglas, Neko Case, Summer Cannibals, and more. So suit up and tune in! It's time to fall in line for fashion with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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An NPR producer is detained while crossing the border from Canada to the US, a terrorism case in New York fails in its entrapment appeal, and listener mail about beans.
It's Orange is the New Black Week on BTR! On today's show, we're on the phone with Madeleine George, former site director at the Bayview Educational Facility for the Bard Prison Initiative, which works to help inmates earn a degree from Bard College while behind bars. Later, author Victoria Law talks about the challenges female inmates face that their male counterparts don't. And after the promotional air raid, we feature an interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of the new book "The American Way of Poverty".
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Today, I talk about and play music from Knxwledge and Frankie Rose
Jonathan Horowitz joins us to discuss the relationship between the FBI and Kenya's security forces, Donald Sachtleben pleads guilty in the AP leak case, and listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Speed listening 13:52 Jonathan Horowitz on the Nairobi attack 23:41 More on Naibrobi, the strange AP leak case 48:41 Listener mail on Starbucks and guns 58:33 “Americareful” Atmosphere / Credits 59:40 Finish Donald Sachtleben Nairobi Shooting Listener Mail
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Al Shabaab forces kill nearly 70 people in a mall in Nairobi, the New York Times discovered Bill de Blasio used to be against apartheid, and a bunch of listener mail.
This week on the show I speak with Sarah Lasley about her film Eve. The film follows four characters: a celebrity, her confused and obsessed fan, a lonely housewife desperately trying to connect with the world, and her wandering husband who is drawn away from his wife by the beauty of nature. The film contrasts quick cuts with moments of unsettling stillness and Sarah's richly saturated sets reference her days as a figurative painter. Sarah's other films include She She, which Sarah describes as "Thelma and Louise without stakes", and Bitches, a take on the 1988 film Beaches.
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Today I talk about & play new music from Ohbliv and Bill Callahan
Re-thinking the working and playing relationships between adults and kids, watching two film strips from decades ago, and listener mail on Breaking Bad.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Algorithm Week we dive head first into headlines from the week that was, hear about The Sports Gene from Kory, and learn what makes up a QB passer rating.
Images of Red Hook is a visual representation of this unique part of Brooklyn but is much more than simply a gallery of photos. Containing over 120 color images of industrial sites (some long-gone), urban mosaics, close-ups, panoramas, a sunset or two, and cranes, lots of cranes – this book provides an in-depth view of this fascinating and vibrant place.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane ask each other some questions about the opposite gender, inspired by this Thought Catalog article. Then, they chat about why it's great to have platonic friends of the opposite gender. Lastly, Molly and Dane discuss their first impressions of the new sex app, Spreadsheets, and why it's worth a try. Molly had the opportunity to talk to the app's founders and you can read more about that here and listen to Matt DeMello's Third Eye Weekly interview here. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:49 Spins in Circles - Dinosaur Bones 01:26 Analyzing Stereotypes: Qs Men & Women Are Afraid to Ask Each Other 13:41 Becoming the Gunship - Islands 14:00 Range of Relationships: Friends Of the Opposite Gender 20:11 Lucky Young - Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin 20:37 Relationships in the Digital Age: Spreadsheets 29:56 Outro 30:35 Finish The Music Dinosaur Bones (Official Shaky Dream album art.) Live: Oct 9 - Red Dog - Peterborough, ON Oct 10 - The Moustache Club - Oshawa, ON Oct 11 - The Clarkson Pub - Barrie, ON Islands (Official Ski Mask album art.) Live: Sept 21 - The Media Club - Vancouver, BC Sept 22 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR Sept 24 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Official Fly By Wire album art.) Live: Oct 10 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO Oct 11 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO Oct 12 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
The documentary of this week is NOT the documentary of the year. Tune in for our review of GMO OMG.
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Haaaaaay! Guess what??!! Sew & Tell has its first nail artist on the show today, and she's suuuuper awesome. Ashley Crowe is a Chicago-based freelance nail artist who started a blog called Astrowifey to document her passion for nail art, as she herself learned and experimented in the early days of nail art popularity. Little did she know that her blogging and hobby would soon transition to an incredibly successful career and cult following, but lucky for us, it did! Winner of this year's Refinery29 Nail Art Nation contest, Ashley's bold, expressive work is inspired by pop and contemporary art, rock music, and fashion. On today's show, you'll hear from Ashley about how her passion for nail art became a career, her role in the development of Tipsy Zine, the first U.S.-based lifestyle nail art publication, a few of her nail art role models, and insider tips on some must-have polishes, upcoming trends, and DIY upkeep for healthy nails. All that, plus a playlist mixed with post-punk and atmospherically autumnal music, including tracks from Franz Ferdinand, Man Man, Aisha Burns, Hookworms, and more. So tune in and prepare to nail fall fashion with BTR and Astrowifey!
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Starbucks requests that customers not bring guns into the coffee shop, Tom Friedman sees someone with pink hair and writes some words about it, and listener mail on Breaking Bad.
It's Algorithm Week on BTR! On today's show, we're on the phone with the creators of a smartphone app that helps quantify one's performance in the bedroom. But first, viral filmmaker Jason Stefaniak returns to kickstart a hip-hop musical inspired by Occupy Wall Street.
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Today, a conversation I recorded last night with Zula on the balcony of Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn-based quartet is gearing up to release their debut LP on October 29th, and are celebrating via a tour with Starlight Girls.
The second anniversary of Occupy, a new report details the FBI's increased domestic surveillance following 9/11, and listener mail.
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The US government continues to hold around 60 detainees at the prison at Bagram in Afghanistan, and some pushback listener mail.
Justine Frischmann is a California-based painter. This month she's got a new solo show of her abstract paintings opening at Unspeakable Projects in San Francisco. The show is called The Battle of Faith and Doubt. Recently I spoke with Justine over the phone about her upcoming exhibition, her painting process and making the transition from successful rock musician to abstract painter.
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Today, Wynn and I's reaction to "Insidious: Chapter 2," which we saw last night in lower Manhattan. The conversation begins on the escalator post-credits. SPOILERS BEWARE
Alex Abdo of the ACLU on the most recent NSA disclosures, Molly's piece in Rolling Stone about the criminalization of students, and Putin is in the NYT op-ed pages.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Assistant Week we look back at the US Open and the start of the NFL season, debate who our ultimate team captains would be and ask if sports have become too specialized.
This week on Book Talk DJ Kory takes a look at some of the best summer moments as well as the upcoming book-related events this fall.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about NSA Pickup Lines. Then, they each choose a few of the 19 Brutal Truths About Life That No One Will Tell You that they both needed to hear. They also share their test scores for LoveFlutter's Quirky-Interesting Test. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:53 Shelly - Aisha Burns 01:13 Funny Pick Ups: NSA Pick Up Lines 05:56 Born Tight - Man Man 06:28 Advice Time: Brutal Truths 15:23 Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer - The Dismemberment Plan 15:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: LoveFlutter 27:29 Outro 28:13 Finish The Music Aisha Burns (Official Life in the Midwater album art.) Man Man (Official On Oni Pond album art.) Live: Sept 19 - Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC Sept 20 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA Sept 21 - The Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA The Dismemberment Plan (Official Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer album art.) Live: Sept 14 - Meadow Brook Music Festival - Rochester Hills, MI
RAR decided to check out Afternoon Delight. We also talk to you about Buzz Kill Flicks, and sequels that were doomed by the success of their prior films.
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Calling all aspiring designers!! You guys are gonna be SO excited by this week's show. What if I told you that there was a new company who would essentially act as your virtual assistant, helping you with every step of design production? A square one for independent designers? Well, I am happy to say that this ingenious company does, in fact, exist, in the form of The Ignited. The Ignited is a web-based design service, helping independent designers through each part of the production process, from sourcing to sample making to manufacturing. Once a garment is made, The Ignited offers designers a brilliant Kickstarter-like model to raise the necessary backing for a specific garment to go into production. On today's show, I'm joined by The Ignited Design Director Ellena Doe, who will talk about the development of this new fashion business model, their step-by-step production process, the logistical solutions the team has found that make this web-based alternative a smooth process, and more. Plus, a great mix of music with brand new Neko Case, more of the gorgeous new Volcano Choir album, and, on the heels of a rock- & punk-heavy fashion week, a set dedicated to garage punk. Fall is the season for new beginnings, so get back in the design game with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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Bill de Blasio comes in first in the New York City Democratic primary, President Obama's speech on Syria, and we want to come speak at your college.
It's Assistant Week on BTR! On today's show, we're getting an inside look at a day in the life of a virtual assistant. And later, we talk to scientists about the realities of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Today, I talk about and play music from Joanna Gruesome and Hookworms
Rania Khalek on the non-violent elements that make up resistance in Syria, George Zimmerman's soon-to-be-ex-wife calls 911 on him, and catching up on listener mail.
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John's back from Poland, US action in Syria remains as unclear as ever, and Bloomberg's dismal goodbye interview.
This week on the program, painter Brandon Schreck. He talks about getting into painting later in life, the influence of music on his artwork, and why he's attracted to abstract painting.
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Today, I talk about and play music from Dizzy Wright, Neko Case and Joanna Gruesome
Jamie Kilstein on facing and writing about his alcoholism and eating disorder, Michelle Alexander addresses drone warfare & NSA spying, & police brutality against a man with Down Syndrome.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Taboo Week we welcome Kristy back and hear what she’s be up to, as well as discuss some taboos in the sporting world, along with unwritten rules.
Rob Goldstein Author of 51 Colors of Seduction Sexcapades of a Committed Couple discusses falling into one of five sexual zones, and by using these zones you can take your sex life to a whole new level. Can a Zone 1 last with a Zone 5? Or are you both Zone 3s on a quest to enter Zone 5? 
This week, DJs Molly and Dane reveal some interesting facts about themselves in response to this Thought Catalog article. The two also chat with DJ Jorri about age differences in relationships and later analyze what went down with #SlaneGirl.
It's Taboo Week and RAR is taking on Drunk Cinema with the newest mumblecore film, Drinking Buddies.
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I have a very special interview for today's NYFW Sew & Tell; it was my honor to talk earlier in the week with designer Eden Miller of Cabiria, whose appearance in today's Fashion Law Institute runway show at Lincoln Center marks the *first* time a plus-size line has walked the runways of Fashion Week. (Can you believe that??) I had a great time talking with Eden about her bold, classic designs, inspired in part by mid-century European cinema from the likes of Fellini. On today's show, you'll hear from Eden about how her love for sewing was sparked at age eight in a nursing home, her 20+ years of costume design experience, how the idea of Cabiria's beautifully crafted, modern styles came about, her encounter with a terrifying, one-of-a-kind fur muff, what it took for her to prepare this S/S 2014 collection, and more. Plus, amazing new music on the show today from Volcano Choir, Typhoon, Still Life Still, Deer Tick, and more. So pop that champagne, turn up the volume, and celebrate NYFW with BTR!
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The New York Times has discovered that women eat lunch, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria, and all sorts of listener mail.
It's Taboo Week! On today's show, Philadelphia artist Erin M. Riley talks about female sexuality in her work, Bawdy storyteller Reid Mihaulko talks about a non-profit he started for cuddling, and we ask New York City Comptroller John Liu more about why he thinks legalizing marijuana would help the city.
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Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo on their new book, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America. Also, two terrible pieces at the Washington Post about sexual assault, revolutionary Arab leftists on Syria, and more listener mail.
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It's time for another Radio Dispatch live! Our guests and Nelini Stamp from the Working Families Party and the Dream Defenders, and Greg Basta from New York Communities for Change. We're discussing organizing, Trayvon's law, and oversight of the NYPD.
Fred Ritchin is an authority on the future of photography. He's written several books on the subject, and his newest came out earlier this summer from Aperture. It's called Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary and the Citizen.
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Today, a relaxing all-music mixtape for Labor Day. Just sit back and be.
Listener mail adds to and continues our conversations on Syria and Manning and cultural appropriation, and John is about to be away for a week.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Trailblazer Week we discuss some of the most important innovations in sporting history, plus debate who the most trailblazing athletes are of all time.
Friend In Your Pocket Conversations Session will have readers intrigued to do something different leaving an impact. Short, sweet, sincere and to the point, Friend In Your Pocket has no fluff. As long as Author Qwana Reynolds keeps breathing the “Friend In Your Pocket” franchise will tackle relevant questions and situations people may ponder daily with vigor, real life examples, quotes, humor and experiments. Qwana Reynolds is a woman with the gift for word that will influence everyone who sees or hears her spoken or unspoken words. 
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about their personal shortcomings. They also analyze the stereotype that men should pay for dates as discussed in this Nerve article and finally, the two talk about the dating app, Tinder. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Burial Suit - Still Life Still 01:17 Get to Know Molly & Dane Through Bad Characteristics 06:37 Endlessly - Dent May 07:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Who Should Pay? 17:11 A Rainy Night in Soho - The Kissaway Trail 17:42 Relationships in the Digital Age: Tinder 24:49 Outro 25:32 Finish The Music: Still Life Still (Official Mourning Trance album art.) Live: Oct 26 - Zaphod Beeblebrox - Ottawa, ON Dent May (Official Warm Blanket album art.) Live: Sept 10 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL Sept 12 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA Sept 13 - Red 7 - Austin, TX The Kissaway Trail (Official Breach album art.) Live: Sept 7 - Golden Leaves Festival 2013 - Darmstadt, Germany
This weeks show we bring you a Double Feature! I Declare War is the most intense capture the flag game you've ever seen, and then check out Spark: A Burning Man Story. These two flicks, your entertainment news, and a mystery science trailer round out the show your your listening pleasure.
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I have a seriously sartorial trailblazer for you on today's show: meet designer Courtney Allegra, who debuted her eponymous ready-to-wear women's line at last fall's LA Fashion Week. She's been featured on The Today Show alongside Rachel Roy, appeared in the pages of Seventeen, Girl's Life, Essence, Huff Po, and Avant Garde, and her label has been worn on the red carpet. She's also in high school. On today's show, you'll hear from Courtney about what it's like to launch and run a label at age 16, where she gets inspiration for her bold, fresh, sophisticated-yet-playful designs, and her amazing post-graduation ambitions. Plus, a playlist full of great songs off just a handful of this week's new releases - tracks in the mix from Dent May, The Dodos, Califone, and Franz Ferdinand (they're back!!) So tune in and get ahead of the fashion curb with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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AP reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman released a new story on NYPD surveillance of Muslims based on their upcoming book, a Montana judge sentences a teacher who raped his 14 year old student to 30 days in prison, and listener pushback on twerkin'.
It's Trailblazer Week at BTR! On today's show, 19-year-old nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson talks about the future of energy and how to keep America safer. And later, MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick tells us about the ways that technology can improve education.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Celestial Shore and Zorch
Micah Uetricht on the Chicago public school closings, the US appears ready to bomb Syria, and Molly's new piece about the struggle for trans* rights in the military.
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The NSA has spied on the UN, the VMAs happened and were kind of weird, and we actually get to a bunch of listener mail.
This week on the show my guest is Allison Maletz. Allison's watercolor paintings , installations and sound works examine the  contradictions and sometimes ugliness that lies underneath the surface of the suburban family.  In paintings of bizarre and humorous scenes taken from family photos, and in installations comprised of old furniture and the sounds of disembodied voices, Allison's work reflects a world in which we are simultaneously loved and neglected, out of synch yet still connected to each other by the obligations of family. Allison's work is currently on view at the Florence Griswald Museum in Connecticut as part of the show Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World. 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:34 Allison Maletz Interview pt. 1 04:57 Expectations -  Belle and Sebastian 08:21  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 2 11:26 I Have a Secret - Half Japanese 13:57  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 3 18:41 Can You Keep a Secret - The Bitters 21:09  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 4 23:23 Cheek to Cheek - Allison Maletz 24:57  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 5 27:30 Utility Purgatory (excerpt)- Allison Maletz 29:48  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 6 32:11 Smashing Time - Television Personalities 34:51  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 7 37:56 Those Mooney Stars - Butterglory 40:07  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 8 42:09 Springtime (excerpt) - Allison Maletz 44:17  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 9 46:34  You Mean Nothing to Me - Jay Reatard 48:20 Finish
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Destruction Unit and Shigeto
Chelsea Manning reveals herself to the world, the NYC city counsel overrides Bloomberg's community safety act veto, and the specifics of how stop & frisk affects young people.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Propaganda Week we catch up on our August adventures and discuss the new Fox Sports 1 and the role of sports news outlets.
Two years ago I went up to the boys’ bedroom to find the three of them huddled around the computer. I look over their shoulder and to my shock and horror, they have accessed YouTube©. Prior to this fateful afternoon, the boys had never ventured off the pages I had bookmarked. Without any notes home to the parents, without any education surrounding the risks and threats of the internet, my first grader's music teacher had introduced the class to YouTube©. Here they sat innocently searching for "the milkshake dance."
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss their turn offs and the BuzzFeed article Straight Girl's Guide to Gay Boys, which is based on this YouTube video. The DJs also chat about the unique new dating site called Grouper Social Club.
In A World... is the name of the movie we feature on todays program! DJ Molly will be filling for DJ Nords and we get to talk about the new Batman. That and a segment on "Hate Watching" rounds out the show for your listening pleasure.
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On today's show, an intriguing look inside a fascinating, under-examined phonomenon in fashion history: fashion as propaganda. My guest is author, professor, curator and textile historian Dr. Jacqueline Atkins, whose book Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States 1931 - 1945, details some of the most unique, intricate, and culturally significant examples of fashion propaganda. On today's show, you'll hear from Dr. Atkins about a fascination with fabrics that has been with her from her first portable Singer sewing machine to discoveries in the vintage kimono shops of Japan, some of the incredible, rich propaganda textiles from the Asia-Pacific War and their cultural significance, and some current research and upcoming projects. Plus, tracks in the playlist today off this week's brand new releases from artists like Julianna Barwick and Golden Suits, plus a premier single from newcomer Lola Johnson. All that and more is just ahead, so be a good fashion citizen and tune in to this week's Sew & Tell on BTR!
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Dylan Mohan Gray joins us to discuss his new documentary Fire in the Blood, about how pharmaceutical patents on HIV treatment have resulted in the death of 10 million people in the developing world. Also, Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison, and listener mail.
It's Propaganda Week at BTR! On today's show, Joep Drummen of the Big Internet Museum joins us to talk about their latest exhibition on local networks. And later, author Les Leopold returns to discuss his latest book, "How to Earn A Million Dollars An Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away With Siphoning America's Wealth".
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Ty Segall and Julianna Barwick
More developments in the Snowden-leaks story as UK authorities smash up computers belonging to The Guardian, the US will likely resume training the military in Mali, and more of that listener mail boatload.
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the deteriorating situation in Egypt, Glenn Greenwald's partner is detained for 9 hours in the UK, and just a boatload of listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Jazz Age Party 13:26 Ali Gharib on Egypt 30:15 David Miranda detained for 9 hours 50:02 Listener mail 60:41 “Abigail Belle of Kilronan” Mages / Credits 61:47 Finish Ali Gharib NSA Listener Mail
This week on Art Uncovered, we get a tour of the new MoMA exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score, from curator Barbara London. The show features 16 sound artists from around the world. Next, we hear from Bill Fontana, one of the pioneering sound artists working today. Bill studied with John Cage in the 1960s and his "sound sculptures" uncover the hidden sounds of massive architectural structures like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and the Millennium Bridge in London. Bill is currently an artist in residence at CERN, where he's doing sound experiments with the Large Hadron Collider.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Julia Holter and Steve Gunn
Parallel issues in the Manning trial and a new study about trans* people in the military, a father petitions the US Senate to help free his son from indefinite detention in Bagram, and some awesome listener mail.
This week for Authenticity Week we take a quiz on the history of Olympic sports, plus discuss which sports have mutated the furthest from their original form.
Yvette Heyliger is an award-winning, grant-winning playwright, a director, and a producing artist/partner in her own company, Twinbiz.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about OKCupid and hang out with DJ Jordan.
We review the biopic Lovelace, discuss the issues surrounding prison in cinema and television, and check out The Fading Gigolo for a Mystery Science Trailer. Spoiler Alert: Hilarity ahead.
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Have you ever found a too-good-to-be-true designer deal on eBay? Well, chances are, it might actually BE too good to be true: you could be spending all your hard-earned cash on a fake! On today's Sew & Tell, I'm joined by fashion authentication expert Fei Deyle, whose personal passion for designer goods turned her Herve Leger blog into a sorely-needed online designer goods retail platform called Lollipuff. Unlike most other resale sites, Lollipuff offers 100% authentication of goods bought and sold, and, not surprisingly, it has grown rapidly since its launch just eight months ago. On today's show, you'll hear from Fei about how a personal blog led to a revolutionary retail website, her personal passion for designer goods (and, of course, Herve Leger!), and a few telltale signs that can alert a buyer to a fake. Plus, a great playlist of new music including the latest from Superchunk, The Dismemberment Plan, DIANA, Julia Holter, and more! So turn it up and tune in for some *authentically* stylish radio, on BTR!
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Ryan Devereaux joins us for continuing coverage of the historic ruling in the New York City stop and frisk trial. Also, a victory for trans* students in California, and listener mail.
It's Authenticity Week on BTR! On today's show, Jordan Reisman chats with the creator of the award winning podcast, 'The Truth', Jonathan Mitchell. And later, Jody Stephens, drummer of Memphis power pop quartet Big Star, is on the phone talking about a new documentary out on his legendary band. Plus, last week in independent media and under-reported news.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Salt Cathedral
Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts ACLU joins us to discuss the NSA revelations and the likelihood of reform. Also, the hashtag SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen trends big time on twitter.
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A federal judge delivers a major blow to the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, Eric Holder is chipping away at mandatory minimums, and we are back from vacation in a big way.
Today on the show, my guest is Los Angles-based artist and jack of all trades, Tucker Neel. Tucker's artwork takes the form of site specific installations, photography, drawing, video as well as online and telephone communication. His work draws on images of national monuments, political iconography, and the landscape around LA to examine how individual and cultural memories take material form.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Jeremiah Jae
We re-air our live show from June with Sunita Patel and Ryan Deveraeux that focused on the historic stop & frisk trial. Next show we're back from vacation and back to normal.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cult Week we discuss how we worship our favorite athletes and teams, look forward to the Twins’ Fest, and break down reactions from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady on the Aaron Hernandez saga.
George Cameron Grant is the internationally produced author of 10 full-length plays, over 20 one acts, and countless monologues. In his latest full-length play, Sanctuary: A Mystery of Faith and Forgiveness, George navigates the unchartered spiritual waters of abortion.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane are discussing their top turn ons in the segment Get to Know Molly & Dane. They also analyze the NYTimes article Sex on Campus -- She Can Play That Game, Too written by Kate Taylor. Lastly, Molly and Dane introduce their High School Mixtape segment by chatting about a few of their favorite tunes from back in the day. Follow The Hash on Twitter @TheHash_BTR for more updates.
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen, Kickstarter Film Festival and we get some clarity on Only God Forgives. What more could you want!
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This week, we take a look at a very new company, making some very smart designs. Kristin Glenn is the founder of Colorado-based label Seamly; just six weeks old, the collection boasts several versatile summer basics, made in the USA from deadstock fabric and offered at a fantastic price point. How is this possible? Well, it takes a business graduate with a passion for style, love affair with travel, and deep investment in responsible production to pull off a project of this caliber, and on today's show, you'll hear Kristin talk about the road she took to get there. Plus, a great playlist full of cultish overtones in tribute to BTR's weekly theme - we'll hear new music from Jake Bellows and Pure Bathing Culture, along with tracks from Cult of Youth, Okkervil River, and more. So join us - drink the sustainable style kool-aide and tune in to this week's Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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We re-air our interview with TF Charlton, where we discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes and how sisterhood sometimes only goes one way. Also, a listener asks to be brought up to speed on trans* issues.
It's Cult Week at BTR! On today's show, we're exploring cult cinema in the DVD age with Molly Freeman and Timothy Dillon. Plus during our spoken word segment, one poet tells the story of being related to L. Ron Hubbard.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Counter Intuits, Pure Bathing Culture and Lace Curtain
We re-air our interview with Glenn Greenwald that was recorded before the Snowden leaks but deals with many of the same issues, and keep chipping away at our ever-growing pile of listener mail.
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We re-air our interview with Mychal Denzel Smith on the George Zimmerman verdict, and get to listener mail that we've been saving for a rainy day.
Ilona Gaynor is an artist and designer. Unlike many artists and designers however, Illona isn't interested in producing objects or products. She's interested in designing narratives, plots and schemes. And for her latest art project, she's designing a bank heist. The work is called Under Black Carpets, and the goal is to design a successful robbery of five banks that surround the One Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles.
Another fabulous Tuesday mix on BTR!
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Today, I talk about and play new music from the Aural II compilation album (released Aug. 1st via Portals, Chill Go Chill Records and Miscreant Records) and Blondes
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the Manning verdict and what to expect from the sentencing phase. Also, the confusing saga of Hugo Schwyzer's resignation from the internet and the Camp Gyno viral sensation.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Touring Week we hear about Kristy’s trip to the Lumberjack Games and discuss the differences between touring sports and home-based sports, and how our approach as fans varies between the two.
A memoir of haunting and redemptive events covers such topics as a con-man father's betrayal; the murder-suicide of a houseguest and a decade spent in the arctic as a translator of Inuit tales.
The Hash is BTR's all-new dating and relationships podcast. The inaugural episode covers romantic comedies, Sister Wives, and a Thought Catalog piece.
RAR has its 16th episode and reviews a dud, Only God Forgives, for your amusement.
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In keeping with BTR's Tour Week, I have a guest on today's Sew & Tell who will help you stay stylish (and organized) on the road. Noah Guy is the founder & designer behind the U.S.-made, San Francisco-based line Joshu + Vela. Joshu + Vela embodies all the any travel bag should be, in a myriad of sizes and purposes: from weekender to wallet, Noah's designs have you covered in conscientious, practical style. On today's show, you'll hear what Noah learned about construction while working for Levi's, the meant-to-be resurrection story of Joshu + Vela, the challenges and rewards of Noah's commitment to make his product in the USA, from U.S.-sourced materials, and the beautifully dynamic quality of the leather Noah uses to create Joshu + Vela bags. I've also got some great music on the show from artists like Dawes, Lia Ices, and Jenny Wilson, along with brand new tracks from Deer Tick, Golden Suits, and Julia Holter - PLUS travel style & packing tips in today's Odds & Ends!! So much good stuff on the show today - just tune in, turn it up, and let BTR get you ready for your next vacay (before summer ends… shhhhh!!)
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Bradley Manning found guilty of nearly all charges but not aiding the enemy, a Weiner spokesperson refers to a former intern as a slutbag, and listener mail on exoticizing non-Western sex.
It's Touring Week on BTR! First up, DJ J Dayz reflects on his time in Warped Tour. And after the promotional air raid, more with ultramarathoner Charlie Engle about his fifth place finish in the Badwater 2013 race after serving three years in federal prison.
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recorded in: Today, I talk about and play new music from The Mallard and Pill Friends 00:00 Latola 05:51 Just An Ending - The Mallard 09:11 Latola 13:47 Iceberg - The Mallard 20:00 Latola 25:18 A Form Of Mercy - The Mallard 28:00 Out The Door - The Mallard 31:30 Latola 38:00 Rituals - Pill Friends 41:16 Parking Lot Graves 44:22 Latola 50:12 Sufffering - Pill Friends 55:16 Latola 60:19 Forget Me - Pill Friends 61:51 Latola 62:37 Two Weeks - Night Panther 66:46 Finish ("Finding Meaning In Deference" art) The Mallard live: never again! ("Blessed Suffering" art) Pill Friends live: no shows listed (press photo) Night Panther live: Aug 02 at Pianos in New York, NY Aug 15 at ART/GAGE in Philadelphia, PA ("Jinx" art) Weekend live: 08/16 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 09/04 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox 09/05 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch 09/06 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club 09/07 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 09/09 Denver, CO - Hi Dive 09/14 San Diego, CA - San Diego Music Thing 09/18 Austin, TX - Red 7 09/19 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge 09/20 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle 09/21 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway 09/22 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern 09/24 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness 09/25 Nashville, TN - The High Watt 09/26 Atlanta, GA - 529 || 09/27 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter 09/28 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 10/19 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar 10/20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's 10/23 Boston, MA - Church 10/24 Montreal, QC - Il Motore 10/25 Toronto, ON - The Garrison 10/26 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar ("Songs From The Vanished Frontier" art) Yellow Birds live: Aug 01    Sam Bond's w/ Fruit Bats in Eugene, OR Aug 02    Pickathon Festival w/ Feist in Portland, OR Aug 03    Pickathon Festival in Portland, OR Aug 04    Pickathon Festival in Portland, OR Aug 05    Hopmonk w/ Eric D. Johnson in Sonoma, CA Aug 06    The Chapel w/ Eric D. Johnson in San Francisco, CA Aug 07    Bootleg Bar w/ Eric D. Johnson inLos Angeles, CA Aug 23    Mercury Lounge w/ Landlady in New York, NY
Trans* listener mail, selfie-shaming, and three prison-breaks in the Middle East.
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Reza Aslan's appearance on Fox News goes viral, as do Don Lemon's remarks on race, and a response to Questlove.
Ayala Gazit is an Israeli photographer based in Brooklyn. In her work she combines family photographs, old documents and her own images to explore the history of her family. For her project You Don't Say she travelled to Israel, England and Germany to learn the story of her family during World War II. Her newest project, is called "Was it a Dream" and it's being exhibited next month at the The Ballarat Foto Biennale in Victoria, Australia. The project explores Ayala's discovery, when she was twelve, that she had an older brother living in Australia with a family she had never met. Was it a Dream is Ayala's journey to discover her brother, Australia, and a family she didn't know she had.
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Today, I talk about and play new music from Yellowbirds, Weekend and Hunx and His Punx
It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the cultural stigma around sex work.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Seven Deadly Sins week Kory draws his own rings of hell, we discuss lifetime bans in sports and what Ryan Braun’s suspension really means.
Man versus Ball follows Hart’s adventures around the country as he undertakes new missions, often with unexpected results. He becomes a pro wrestler, learning “fake” moves that all but land him in the hospital after a body slam went awry. He plays an entire season for a championship semipro football team, suits up as a U.S. Open ball boy for three years, and is an “amateur caddie” for a Professional Golfers’ Association tournament. After attending mascot school, he performs in a neon gorilla suit in front of several thousand fans at a minor league hockey game. He works as a vendor at several venues around the country, hawking concessions while fending off drunken fans. He even earns a bit of glory for himself, leading his roller basketball league in rebounds for two consecutive seasons. Feeling confident, he takes part in the World Cup of roller soccer, which is soccer on in-line skates. All this prepares him for his moment of truth: a race up the 1,576 stairs of the Empire State Building.
RAR decided to check out Blackfish, a CNN documentary about orca whales in captivity. Plus DJ Falanga is back to talk best sequel movies, and finally a Mystery Science Trailer to round out your weekend.
Attorney General Holder promises no death penalty for Snowden + second Pussy Riot member denied parole
This week's guest is distinguished fashion journalist Jenni Avins, whose inexhaustible curiosity has led her to explore every nook and cranny of fashion production, culture, and philosophy. After getting her undergraduate degree in Global Studies, Jenni, armed with ambition, enthusiasm, and drive, entered the fashion industry workforce of NYC to learn more about exactly how the things in our closets end up there. So began a journey that took Jenni from landing containers of housewares for Casabella, to managing overseas knitwear production for Edun, to her current status as an acclaimed contributor to the style sections of myriad high profile publications, most regularly New York Magazine's The Cut, and The Wall Street Journal. Jenni also curates her own diverse multi-media web publication Closettour, which she uses as a platform to rigorously express her adventures in re-framing fashion through a fresh, frank, and funny voice. Tune in today to hear Jenni talk about her early-developed love for experimental style, the insight she gleaned from working within the industry, and how her current Closettour project keeps her returning to the same wardrobe with fresh eyes. Plus, some great new music in the mix today from CSS, Yellowbirds, and The Love Language, along with older tracks from Phosphorescent, My Best Fiend, and Girls. Tune in and turn up - it's #fashionFriday on BTR! 00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Falling (II) - Lace Curtain) 02:41 Interview with Jenni Avins of Closettour 10:39 DJ Marie 11:56 Too Hot - CSS 15:44 Mean Maybe - Yellowbirds 18:33 First Shot - The Love Language 21:43 DJ Marie 23:00 Interview with Jenni Avins 30:06 DJ Marie 31:22 Promise Of The West - The Jealous Sound 35:32 Lazy Bones - My Best Fiend 41:05 Be Dark Night - Phosphorescent 44:55 DJ Marie 46:23 Interview with Jenni Avins 51:19 DJ Marie 52:49 Lust for Life - Girls 55:08 Finish Closettour, by Jenni Avins (Photos courtesy of Jenni Avins, unless otherwise indicated) Jenni in her polka dot ruffle dream dress... ...which is STRIKINGLY similar to Kylie Minogue, revealing a fashion sophistication beyond Jenni's young years... Jenni's piece on Free-Range Fur, courtesy of VICE Jenni's piece on Custom Dyeing, for The Cut Jenni's mom wearing the sweater, around 1970 "Bruised banana" sweater pre-professional-dye Jenni in the same sweater, post-custom-dye... …and beautiful blue dyed dress (Photo by Melissa Hom for New York Magazine) Read the first installment of Jenni's Summer Swimsuit Search (Pt. 2 Coming Soon!!) Jenni's beloved but worn Missoni suit... where will she find a replacement?! Stay tuned... Jenni with the Edun team! *I know I'm always recommending things on Sew & Tell, but if you take *nothing* else away from this show... take Jenni. Srsly, guys, her coverage is amahhzing - this interview just scratched a tiny surface portion of the experiences she's had! Take a few minutes to poke around Closettour and her personal website, and see if you don't agree... she is up to some fascinating fashion shennanigans! Best ways to keep up with her latest under cover ops? Her Facebook and Twitter, obvs. Odds & Ends *Parks and Rec fans! John-Ralphio has a dad. And you can bet it's gonna be funny as *$%. *Speaking of expletives, what the h-e-double-hockey-stix was Cate Blanchett wearing this week at the "Blue Jasmine" premiere?! My husband totally hates it… I (reluctantly) kind of like it. She's taking risks and staying elegant, which is tricky business! What do you think? *This new line of bamboo undershirts promises to decrease pit stains… would you wear one? I'm a little skeptical that I would just get hotter, but I'm willing to try & be happily wrong! *Contemplating some fashion faux pays? Well, here are a few opinionated voices on what is OK and (mostly) NOT OK to do: Crimes Against Fashion Travel via CNN, Forbes' list of Men's 10 Worst Fashion Sins, and Real Simple's common sense guide to Modern Style Do's and Don'ts. Do you think these guides are wrong? Right? Don't want anyone else telling you what to do? Sound off (stylishly) in the comments below! CSS (Photo by Mariana Juliano) Aug 1 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. Aug 2 - Limelight - Belfast, United Kingdom Sept 21 - Plug - Sheffield, United Kingdom Sept 22 - Heaven - London, United Kingdom Sept 23 - Le Trabendo - Paris, France Sept 24 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands Sept 26 - Berghain/Panorama Bar - Berlin, Germany Sept 27 - Rust - Copenhagen, Denmark Sept 29 - Botanique - Brussels, Belgium Oct 2 - Rote Fabrik, Clubraum - Zurich, Switzerland Oct 4 - Backstage - Munich, Germany Nov 16 - Harvest Festival @ The Domain - Sydney, Australia Yellowbirds (Photo by Dina Maccabee) Aug 1 - Sam Bond's Garage- Eugene, OR Aug 2 - 4 - Pickathon - Happy Valley, OR Aug 5 - Hopmonk @ Sonoma Tavern Stage - Sonoma, CA Aug 6 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA Aug 7 - Bootleg Bar - Los Angeles, CA Aug 23 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY The Love Language (Photo by Cheater Slicks) July 26 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC July 27 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C. July 28 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA July 30 - Great Scott - Allston, MA July 31 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY Aug 1 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY Aug 2 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA Aug 3 - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA Aug 27 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN Aug 28 & 29 - Firebird - St. Louis, MO Aug 30 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN Aug 31 - Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO Sept 2 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO Sept 3 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT Sept 4 - Neurolux - Boise, ID Sept 6 - Cosmic Pizza - Eugene, OR Sept 8 - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room - Seattle, WA Sept 10 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA Sept 11 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA Sept 12 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA Sept 13 - Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ Sept 19 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA Sept 20 - Masquerade Atlanta - Atlanta, GA Oct 27 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
US deportations of Mexican minors no the rise + an ominous new study regarding the future cost of brain disorders
Sixty men are being indefinitely detained by the US at Bagram prison, an update on yesterday's discussion of being trans* in the military, and listener mail. Always listener mail.
It's Seven Deadly Sins Week on BTR! On today's show, we're talking about the difference between lust and sex addiction with New York City-based sex and marriage therapist Dr. Gracie Landes. But first, we catch up with prison reform activists Christopher Patrella and Alex Friedmann on the California prisoners hunger strike.
Citi Bike program accidentally leaks member information + bribery exposed in China's public hospitals
Today, a special mixtape dealing with the 7 deadly sins
Trans* exclusionary feminism, indefinite detention at Bagram prison in Afghanistan, and listeners fix each other's lives.
Poll captures public opinion on Zimmerman verdict + Justice Department sues Florida over treatment of disabled children.
Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin and the state of race in the United States, and we finally get to MHP's letter to Edward Snowden.
This week on the show is artist Mary Mattingly. Mary's work combines photography, sculpture, architecture and ecology to bring us visions of a post-apocaliptic future -- as well as, most importantly, some ideas for how we might survive such a future, or avoid it all together. With works like her wearable homes and The Waterpod Project --- a self-sufficient floating artist habitat built on a recycled barge ---- Mary's work offers imaginative and visually stunning experiments in living based on ideas of community, sustainability and individual freedom. Mary's upcoming solo exhibition is called Mary Mattingly: House and Universe, and it opens at Robert Mann gallery on September 6th.
New report on civilian death toll from US drone strikes + Facebook won't help U.N fight pirates
Today I talk about and play new music from Fuck Buttons and Azizi Gibson
Rolling Stone's amazing profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the irresponsible calls to boycott the magazine. Also, a ton of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Aesthetics Week we discuss how important the stadium and everything surrounding a sporting event can be, plus learn about baseball dirt, the history of the NBA logo and Mike Piazza
Tangled Up in New York: Shakedown on the Streets is the inspirational, hilarious, and strange saga of a forty-eight year-old salesman who bagged his day job to hustle books on the streets. From Memorial Day through Halloween, Howard “Catfish” Weiner hauled his Dylan/Dead memoirs from Battery Park to Yankee Stadium in search of an audience for his prose.  Along the way, Catfish becomes one with his oppressive environment, fusing with the strange brew of humanity stampeding along the steamy asphalt jungle. This is the quintessential and timeless tale of a New Yorker pressing on against all odds to manifest destiny, on his own terms. 
College Humors new movie Coffee Town plus a round table to remember!
The latest on North Carolina voter ID + the California state prison hunger strike
On this week's show, we explore the concept of "shopping without spending," with Sari Azout and Sari Bibliowicz, the two co-founders of a trendy new swapping site, Bib + Tuck. In our conversation, Sari A. and Sari B. talk about how their friendship and shared love for fashion led to this pioneering project, the nuts and bolts of how Bib + Tuck functions as a swap site, what makes Bib + Tuck a unique clothes-share resource, and a few of their own memorable bibs (gives) and tucks (takes). Plus, a playlist chock-full of awesome music, including new tunes from Gauntlet Hair, Pure Bathing Culture, Travis Bretzer and Grant Hart, as well as some not-new (but still beautiful) tracks from Loney Dear and Denison Witmer. All that's coming your way this hour, so stay tuned to Sew & Tell on BTR!
Rick Perry signs abortion restrictions into law + inmate art at Pelican Bay State Prison
Black youth in America aren't allowed to have a childhood, and Richard Cohen is just as racist now as he was in 1986. Also, the New York Times found out about women in college having sex and blames them for sexual assault.
It's Aesthetics Week at BTR! First, Molly Freeman chats with Ben Kendrick of Screen Rant and Chad Van Alstin of Blogcritics.com about Hollywood's addiction to 3D and CGI. And later, more with Ryan Nethery, founder of the Worst Room Tumblr page, on being picky about living spaces in NYC.
GOP admits using voter ID to help suppress votes + the latest on patent reform
Today Latola talks about and plays music from Quicksails, Soft Metals, Ryan Power, Eola and Bitchin Bajas
Continuing thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict, Rachel Jeantel and a juror speak to the media, and Richard Cohen writes a column about how black people are scary.
The LGBT community stands behind Trayvon Martin + gay rights activist killed in Cameroon
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and a re-cap of the Trayvon Martin march and rally in New York City.
Over the last few years photographer Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American Southeast making landscape photographs of the Florida Everglades and taking portraits of traditional folk musicians in Appalachia. Lisa makes her images with a process called wet-plate colloidan. It's a mid 19th century photography process that involves making your own negative using a glass plate and a slurry of chemicals. Next the plates are exposed in-camera and immediately developed. For Lisa most of this process takes place in the back of her truck, which doubles as her darkroom. Earlier this year Lisa was selected as one of PDN Magazine's 30 photographers to watch in 2013, and last month Harper's published a series of her photographs taken at a leper colony in Louisiana. Lisa just got back from a shooting trip in Appalachia and last week I got a chance to talk with her about her work at her apartment in Brooklyn. palm in sawgrass, 2010 vultures, 2010 Hogslop String Band. Harpeth River, TN. 2010 Ralph Roberts. Frametown, WV. 2012 Playlist 00:00 Intro 01:24 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 1 04:04 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad  - Etta Baker 06:13 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 2 08:33 Country Blues - Doc Boggs 11:31 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 3 13:54 Cotton Song - Leadbelly 16:04 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 4 20:04 Pardon My Whiskers - Wayne Raney 22:36 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 5 25:00 Louis Collins - Mississippi John Hurt 27:57 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 6 30:47 Black Girl (In the Pines) - Leadbelly 32:54 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 7 36:15 FFV - Townes Van Zandt 39:31 Finish
What's next for Zimmerman + unconstitutional execution in Georgia, USA
Today Latola talks about & plays music from Ryan Power, Bitchin Bajas, Vince Staples and La Luz
We spend the hour on Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Sit back and enjoy our second Radio Dispatch book club.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Hoarder Week we hear about Kristy’s particular collection, discuss dynasties and whether they’re good for sports, and learn about baseball cards and memorabilia.
A total of seven anthologies of The Best Plays from the Strawberry One-Act Festival, these anthologies are compiled by Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher and feature one-act plays from all over the country that capture the heartbeat of American Theatre. Included in this week’s interview is Kristen Seavey, playwright, actor model and performer, whose play “The Losing Game” was featured in Strawberry in 2010.
We review our first foreign language film, I'm So Excited!
Walmart opposing living wage legislation in DC + Republicans take aim at food stamp program
Hey there, fashion fans! This week, we're taking a look at an important and under-recognized phenomenon: shopping addiction. While not addressed by the professional therapeutic community until just recently, an addiction to compulsive shopping has been a struggle for people over centuries. Author and freelance writer Avis Cardella opened up about her own difficult experiences in "Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict," and I had the pleasure of talking with her this week. On today's show, Avis will share about her work as a professional in the fashion industry, the process through which she realized her shopping addiction, her subsequent road to recovery, and how that experience has changed her perspective on style. Plus, a great mix of music that includes a reissue from North Carolina's Ashrae Fax, new music from Woods and Owen, and a few Francophile tracks sprinkled in as well. You don't want to miss this one, so tune in and turn it up - it's Sew & Tell on BTR!
Scary stats regarding student loan debt + U.S retailers offer subpar plan for improving Bangladeshi garment industry.
More on James Comey's confirmation hearing, gay is not the new black, and listener mail. And Molly explains Growing Pains to John, kind of.
It's Hoarding Week and on today's show, Deputy Director of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, Michael Gause shares with us some better insight into the difference between how mainstream psychology thinks of hoarding and the pop culture stigma surrounding it. But first, BTR's own Tanya Silverman joins us to talk about her coverage of the 'Restore the Fourth' protests in New York City over the holiday.
California inmates on hunger strike + North Carolina activists push back against abortion restrictions.
Today Latola talks about brain orgasms, Ovlov, Philip Glass and Candy Claws
A hunger strike begins in Pelican Bay prison in California, reports surface of force sterilizations in California prisons, and James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee as nominee to head the FBI. And mail from a 13-year-old listener.
Health websites possibly leaking personal data to third parties + Congress grapples with Egyptian aid package
A twitter dude tries to lecture Molly on appropriate feminist tactics, a great piece in Salon called What Men Want America Delivers, and a secret court is creating secret laws that allow for massive amounts of surveillance.
Mark 2, Stanford Linear Accelerator, California This week on the show: photographer Stanley Greenberg. Stanley has made his career photographing the visible, and invisible, parts of the built world He has photographed the hidden tunnels, aqueducts and tanks of new york's water system, gained access to photograph the construction of buildings by some of the world's most famous architects, and most recently, has been traveling around the world to places like Switzerland, Japan and the North Pole to photograph particle accelerators and other exotic high energy physics experiments. Stanley has published numerous books of his photographs including Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City, and Architecture Under Construction. His most recent book is called Time Machines and features a selection of his particle accelerator photographs.
California inmates undergo sterilizations without approval + insurers refuse to cover Kansas schools w/ armed staff.
Latola talks about new music from Cristoph El Truento, Joey Bada$$, Cough Cool and The Microphones
Today, we spend the hour on listener mail, including some heavy personal stuff.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Birthday Week we talk national pastimes, both on and off the field, imagine our ultimate birthday parties, and Kory and Kristy take a quiz about the beginnings of their favorite teams.
What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements; they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?
RAR is taking on the Fuzz with the buddy Cop Movie, The Heat.
Abortion access in Ireland + changes in North Carolina election law
Happy 5th of July! It's officially the peak of summer heat, so I thought we'd cool off this week on Sew & Tell with my new favorite beachwear discovery: Australian-based label We Are Handsome. Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Sommers' wild, limited-edition prints are the stuff of fashion dreams, adorning swimsuits and loungewear that capture the quintessence of summers spent in surf and sand. On today's show, the two designers join me to talk about the start of their unique collaboration, some trademarks of Australian style, a few of their favorite beaches to visit, and more. Plus, I've got a playlist full of beachy tracks from some of today's best Australian indie rockers - you'll hear songs from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Twerps, Cut Copy, Tame Impala, and more. So settle back on your beach blanket, tune in, and turn up your style here on BreakThru Radio!
Marriage equality support at a record high + Missouri inmates allege forced fights to amuse guards.
Today we re-air our Radio Dispatch Live show featuring a discussion on Palestine, because really that's the best way to celebrate the 4th of July. Our guests are Maysoon Zaid, Ali Gharib, and Anna Lekas Miller.
On today's show, Kait McIntyre of the Chicago Antiwar Committee tells us more about her organization's Midwest Action Against Drones event coming to the Windy City in September. And later, we bring you previously unaired conversations on copyright right reform featuring past Third Eye guests.
A look at the elderly prison population + Brazilians of African descent demand equality
recorded in: Latola talks about new music from Eola, Candy Claws, Screature and Bewilderbeast (screen shot of Kairo, circa 2001) 00:00 Latola talks Eola 04:05 snippet of Big Chestined Nights, by Eola, at Death By Audio last October 06:25 Latola talks about the new album from Eola, Ye 09:47 The Day - Eola 12:55 Theme For Baroness 1901 - Eola 16:03 Woko Spedda - Eola 20:47 Notfelix - Eola 22:39 Latola talks about the 2001 film Kairo 26:53 Lost In Film - Boyfriend 30:57 Latola talks about Candy Claws 33:47 New Forest (Five Heads of the Sun) - Candy Claws 37:09 Night Ela (Mystic Thing) - Candy Claws 42:14 Into The Deep Time (One Sun) - Candy Claws 45:15 Latola talks Screature 48:10 All In All - Screature 51:20 Siren - Screature 54:54 Latola ends the show 56:23 Severed - Bewilderbeast 62:25 Finish ("Ye" art) Eola live: nope ("Ceres and Calypso in the Deep Time" art) Candy Claws live: nope ("Screature" art) Screature live: nope ("Unreal Estate" art Bewilderbeast live: nope
Nima Shirazi joins us to discuss the recent election in Iran and how the Western media got it so wrong. Also, how do the laws of war apply to cyberspace, and continuing to chip away at listener mail.
Mayor Bloomberg's faulty logic regarding stop and frisk.
Jessica Luther joins us to discuss the lead up to Wendy Davis' historic filibuster, and what to expect from Texas' next special section. Also, thoughts on afterschool and some fantastic listener mail about biases in journalism.
Last month the Chicago Sun-Times laid off it's entire photo department. Their plan: to replace their 28 staff photographers -- including Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist John White -- with reporters carrying iPhones. So, in addition to their normal reporting duties --- tracking down leads, collecting quotes, interviewing witnesses --- reporters will now have to stop what their doing, whip out their iphones and do the job of a photojournalist.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BTR!
The implications of Vance v. Ball State University
The last days of Bonnaroo 2013, aurally
It's Radio Dispatch live! Our guests are Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Sunita Patel and journalist Ryan Devereaux, and we spend the hour on the historic Stop and Frisk trial.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we break down both the NBA and Stanley Cup finals, talk about how transparent teams should be in disclosing player injuries, and hear from Kristy via sunny Miami.
Our hero Nathan Wavelsky moves into the burbs with his wife. Life is good. He’s a successful slacker. He doesn’t want to rock the boat. His definition of a good time is listening to his favorite bands on his iPod and staring at the grass and the poplar trees in his backyard.
RAR takes a step down memory lane by visiting the Bryant Park Film series. There we watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Also on todays show, DJ Mark Falanga stops by to talk some trend setting action flicks, with all the spoilers.
The biggest liberal protest of 2013+ data surveillance in the UK
This week on Sew & Tell, we examine the lack of transparency within fashion production, and how that's changing in the wake of April's tragic factory collapse in Bangladesh. I'm joined by Kaytee Riek, Campaign Manager for an organization called Sum of Us, who generate campaigns to hold global corporations accountable for their business practices. Kaytee will talk about the fast fashion's fundamentally broken production system, the Bangladesh Safety Accord vs. the Gap/Walmart alliance, and what consumers can do to pressure brands into cleaning up their act. Plus, Dane's back to dish about last Sunday's Mad Men Season 6 mega finale, and we'll hear a bunch of great new music from Mavis Staples, The Stranglers, Lightning Dust, and more! So tune in and wisen up - we're tackling fashion transparency here on BTR!
Rick Perry revives abortion bill + NYC City Council approves Community Safety Act
Wendy Davis stages 13 hour filibuster to protect reproductive rights in Texas, checking in with the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act and listener mail.
It's Transparency Week on BTR! On today's show, we speak with Jim Garrison, head of Garrison Architects, whose Brooklyn firm installed new beach facilities for New York City's coastlines. And later, Hudai Yavalar is the founder of the Ataturk Society of America, an independent non-profit based in Washington, DC. In his interview with BTR's Tanya Silverman, Mr. Yavalar discusses the Turkish government's response to the ongoing protest movements in the country.
A historic filibuster + a historic moment for marriage equality
Today Bonnaroo sets from Killer Mike and Grizzly Bear, melded with the studio versions of the songs
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned, checking in with the Paula Deen story, and maybe some listener mail.
Most Texans oppose anti-abortion measures + immigration reform compromise
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests Glenn Greenwald should be imprisoned, checking in with the Paula Deen story, and maybe some listener mail.
Joe Gillette is the man behind Party Food, a multimedia art project that according to the project's website is "a story about 2 monsters living in a toilet ... the King who rules them, the dreams that elude them, and the aliens who torment them from above. The project started in 2006 as a series of drawings and short stories, but has expanded to include live performance, video installations, and collage. Joe composes all the music for the project as well.
Study finds gay couples have a harder time finding apartments to rent + transgender people join Turkish protests.
Matt and Phil and Day 1 at Bonnaroo, aurally
Benjamin Ramos on Puerto Rican independence and political prisoners, more John from Guantanamo Bay, and more thoughts on the late, great Michael Hastings.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for We’re Watching You Week we delve a little bit into our sporting pasts and discuss the current level of use of video replay across the major sports.
Like film, literature has been no stranger to marijuana and hashish, going back to Charles Baudelaire’s 1860 Artificial Paradises, in which the French poet not only describes the effects of hashish but postulates it could be an aid in creating an ideal world. The pleasures, pains, and complexities of marijuana are more than hinted at in works by William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Hunter S. Thompson, and Thomas Pynchon, to name just a few, and I hope this anthology will add to that legacy and keep the flame of pot literature burning bright...
RAR takes flight with the blockbuster smash Man of Steel! Also, the Bring It On Soundtrack and a guest reviewer Guy.
Massive demonstrations in Brazil + unionizing home health care
Happy Friday! This week, in honor of BTR's surveillance-centered "We're Watching You' theme, Sew & Tell is watch-ing you! I'm joined by designer Martine Ilana, innovator behind La Mer Collections, one of the only independent watch lines for women. Martine's time pieces are unique, beautiful accessories, offered in a range of styles, from funky and bold to simple and classic. On today's show, Martine will talk about how an auto show in Detroit inspired her first design, how her global travels provide limitless inspiration, and how she designed her own clever website. Plus, a playlist full of wonderfully strange, innovative electronica today - tracks from Austra, Baths, Future Bible Heroes, and more! It all starts now on BTR, so tune in and turn it up! We're watching…
France pressures Google for more transparency + anti-gay organization disbands and apologizes to LGBT community.
Today, we re-air our first live show as a tribute to the remarkable journalist and friend, Michael Hastings, who died Tuesday at the age of 33. This show features Michael, Sarah Knuckey, and Gregory Johnsen. We consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky to have known Michael. He will be intensely missed.
It's We're Watching You Week on BTR! On today's show, media critic and feminist writer Soroya Chemaly tells us more about the #FBRape campaign. But first, free culture activist Parker Higgins stops by to talk about the state-by-state fight over domestic surveillance drones. And later, James B. Jacobs of the NYU School of law gives his two cents on the Supreme Court's recent ruling giving police broad powers to collect a suspect's DNA.
Supreme Court cases awaiting decision.
Today, a conversation between Phil (DJ Wynn) and myself, recorded in a rental car on our drive back from Bonnaroo
John's back to give us more updates from Guantanamo, the nationwide assault on reproductive rights continues, and lots and lots of listener mail.
Did Facebook just block Tor? + Gov. Rick Scott's low blow to Florida workers
John was on This American Life, and he's skyping in from Guantanamo again! Plus, Patton Oswalt pens a thoughtful essay on how and why he has changed his stance on rape culture, and amazing listener mail.
Eric Lindveit makes work that might be more at home in a natural history museum than a gallery or museum: for the past few years, Eric has been holed up in his Bushwick studio making enlarged hyper-realistic pieces of tree bark. Eric bases his sculptures on New York City street trees as well as drawings he collects from pre-20th century medical and natural history books. He's especially interested in depicting diseased or damaged trees, so many of his large bark sculptures feature strange fungal growths, severed branches or even deep horizontal cuts where it appears an axe has struck the tree.
Apple releases figures on government requests of customer information + renewed protests in Egypt
Today, I extended Slow Week by a day with a mix of music as I return from Bonnaroo
John skypes in from Guantanamo Bay, Melissa Gira Grant on the anti-prostitution pledges being debated in the Supreme Court, and fixing listener lives, one email at a time.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Slow Week above all we welcome Kristy back and here what she’s be up to and what she’s got coming up, talk about all the great sports going on right now and have a discussion on the importance of speed in sports and where things may be headed.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House-the sources for the films The Social Network and 21-comes the larger-than-life true tale of a group of American college buddies who brilliantly built a billion-dollar online poker colossus based out of the hedonistic paradise of Costa Rica. One problem: the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them…
This week on RAR we kick it old school with Billy Shakespeare himself in Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Also on today's program we introduce the new segment Tropes N Trends, and check out the trailer for next installment of The Hobbit franchise, The Desolation of Smaug.
The immediate results of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling + Australian government announces new gender guidelines.
There's slow cookers, slow motion, slow pokes… but what about slow style? This week on Sew & Tell, we take a look at a counter-culture movement within fashion that (unlike the rest of the industry) actually encourages shoppers to buy *less*. My guest is Crystal Grover, a member of the Slow Fashion Forward partnership and half of the talented design team INDO. Crystal works as both a sustainability-focused educator and interior architect, and on today's show, she'll talk about the key principles and values that underly the concept of slow fashion, the mission of SFF, her own design work with INDO, and Chicago's growing slow craft scene. Plus, I have a slew of slow fashion resources for you on today's playlist page, along with music in the mix from Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Sonny & The Sunsets, Phosphorescent, UK classical electronic artist Jon Hopkins, and more. So ease into your weekend with this special slow-fashion-dedicated Sew & Tell, on BTR!
New survey from Pew highlights LGBT discrimination.
John's first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, Meredith Clark on Carl Levil blocking a crucial aspect of the military sexual assault bill, the ACLU files a lawsuit challenge to the NSA surveillance program, and continued threats to after-school and childcare
It's Slow Week at BTR! On today's show, we feature bonus interviews from today's episode of BTR Pulse. Chicago Newspaper Guild President David Pollard talks to Tanya Silverman about how the Sun-Times recently laid off its photography staff. And later, tech and culture Omar Gallaga gushes with our very own Molly Freeman about slow trends in television.
Mississippi's poor in danger of losing Medicaid + 300 Cambodian workers fired during factory strike
Today, a mix of music for Bonnaroo 2013
The establishment's discrediting of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, the Obama DOJ changes course and allows access to Plan B, and listener mail!
Obama embraces emergency contraception without a prescription + labor unions cry for real reform of Bangladesh's garment industry.
Molly is hosting solo and she spent the weekend in the woods while the most important story in recent history got even bigger. Also listener mail!
Like a scientist, artist Aspen Mays' work is about the search for knowledge. However, unlike a scientist, she's much more interested in the search than the knowledge. For her, science is a kind of lens to explore the vexing and unanswerable questions of life: Questions about the the limits of knowledge, the nature of existence and whether or not we're alone in the cosmos.
The latest on the pay gap.
DJ Wynn is In The Den to talk about Bonnaroo 2013
The NSA knows everything and Glenn Greenwald broke the story, a grand jury refused to indict an 18-year-old rapper for his lyrics, and comedians triple down on the belief that there's no sexism in comedy.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for App Week we again have to do our best without Kristy as we discuss whether training apps will replace personal trainers and work-our partners in the future, and learn about the life of a thoroughbred horse as the Belmont wraps up the Triple Crown this weekend.
Reintroducing hard-boiled detective Ben Drake to a whole new generation, By the Balls: The Complete Collection assembles all the early writing of Jim Pascoe and Tom Fassbender—including the bowling alley murder mystery that launched crime fiction house UglyTown—in a redesigned 15th anniversary edition. This deluxe package contains the two underground cult-classic novels By the Balls and Five Shots and a Funeral, along with two brand-new short stories, a new introduction, and over a dozen short essays by industry luminaries.
Restricted Audience Required has found the best summer movie of all time! Plus, reactions to the Red Wedding, discussing the soundtrack and score of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and a hilariously scary Mystery Science Trailer. Spoiler Alert!
Your gender/sexism news round-up
This week on Sew & Tell, I'm honored to feature an interview with a woman of many talents, Cecilia De Bucourt. She started a modeling career at the tender age of 14 and traveled the world, gracing the pages of top fashion publications like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle. At 28, she shifted her focus to behind-the-scenes work, and received a fashion design degree from FIT. While she was still a student, her designs were picked up by Barney's, and she went on to supply top brands like GUESS, Bebe, and Arden B. Cecilia is now focused on developing her eponymous label, which is a favorite of celebs like Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton. She's also busy creating new photography work, and pursuing her unending passions for dance and design! On today's show, Cecilia will talk about the lessons she learned from working as a model for 14 years, what led her to pursue fashion design, how she gained business savvy before going solo, an upcoming jewelry line, and her pick for favorite iPhone app. Plus, brand new music from the debut album of SoCal's GRMLN, London's Americana folk group Treetop Flyers, the sophomore release from Eleanor Friedberger, and more. So stick around for some serious style on BreakThru Radio!
The issues to think about during Pride Month.
Female senators grill military leaders on their failure to address epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, an LGBT activist heckles Michelle Obama, and threats directed at Lindy West for going on TV and saying words about rape culture.
For App Week on BTR, social media maven Veronica De Souza (who created the 'Binders Full of Woman' Tumblr account) talks to Molly Freeman about the new changes to the social media platform since they were acquired by Yahoo last month. But first, Molly's on the phone with Rich Jones, the CEO of OpenWatch, a suite of apps that help turn your smartphone into a surveillance device to help keep authorities in check.
Stories about Guantanamo Bay that may have slipped under your radar.
Today I talk about & play music from Zorch, Jon Hopkins, Eleanor Friedberger and GRMLN
Lindy West and Jim Norton debate on Totally Biased, and the grassroots campaign to hold Facebook accountable for gendered hate speech.
Native American student denied diploma + poultry plant fire kills 120 workers
Ryan Devereaux on the conclusion of the Stop and Frisk trial in New York City, and the historic context for the case. Also, a listener letter about Palestine.
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, is a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian on view now in New York at the NYC Public Library for the Performing Arts. The show focuses on five American cities -- New York, L.A., SF, San Antonio and Miami -- to explore the different ways Latinos have shaped the landscape of popular music in the United States. American Sabor addresses themes of migration, cultural cross pollination, and racial politics and the ways that social and musical intermixing produced musical genre's ranging from from Salsa and the Boogaloo to Chicano punk and Reggaeton.
WooHoo! It's Tuesday on BTR! Enjoy this fabulous 90 minute mix!
A look at the Obama administration's crackdown on whistle-blowers
Today, a conversation with the founder of Tommy Boy Records, Tom Silverman, regarding the New Music Seminar taking place in NYC from June 9th - June 11th
Checking your privilege and relationships over labels in the pursuit of being an ally. Also, airstrikes since Obama's national security speech cast confusion over what rules are applied where. And listener mail!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Best of Summer we talk some hockey, ask if the inundation of sports news in the off-season is overkill, and explain why baseball is the perfect summer sport.
In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as their every pregnancy fails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife’s beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house. A powerful exploration of the limits of parenthood and marriage—and of what happens when a marriage’s success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the sorrow that marks their absence.
RAR decided to check out Doin' It In The Park, New York's first pick up basketball documentary.
Obama pushed Congress to halt student loan interest rate increase + Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square
This week's Sew & Tell is a re-broadcast, perfect for BTR's "Best of Summer" theme! Today I have two fabulous guests whose line of sun-protective clothing will help get you and your wardrobe ready for all that summer sun in the months ahead! "But wait," you say, "don't all clothes protect you from the sun?" Well, yes and no. While your favorite organic cotton white tee might shield you from a burn, it doesn't keep out the rays that can cause longer-term damage and contribute to your risk of developing skin cancer. What's a beach-loving lady or lad to do? Anne Botica and Monique Moore developed just what the doctor ordered: Mott 50. This line of stylish garments are well-constructed, fashion-friendly basics, and each piece has an SPF of 50 or higher! Which means that you can relax and enjoy beach days, picnics, and summer music festivals with confidence. On today's show they'll share about how they developed the idea for Mott 50, what makes these clothes so sun-friendly, and a few important skin care statistics that everyone should know. Plus, some great music tracks from artists like Agnes Obel, Julian Lynch, of Montreal, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more! It's fashion Friday here on BTR...
Michele Bachmann leaves Congress + the truth comes out about Artic oil drill run aground + Femen protesters arrested.
Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor hack, faces up to 10 years in prison and potential restitution costs of 2.5 million dollars. Also, Molly thinks that air travel foreshadows a horrible future on an even further stratified society. Also, listener mail.
It's Best of Summer Week on BTR! First up, BTR contributing DJ and author of our brand new food column, Dane Feldman talks about being a foodie in the Big Apple. And later, activist Lawrence Lessig chats about Citizens United, political corruption, and copyright reform.
Texas shuts 1.5 million low-income workers out of basic health coverage + suspected US drone crashes in Somalia
I talk about new albums from Mount Kimbie, Shannon and the Clams, Scout Niblett and Baths
It's Radio Dispatch LIVE! Our guests on today's show are Maysoon Zayid, Anna Lekas Miller, and Ali Gharib, and our topic for the show is Palestine.
Texas okays guns on college campuses + New York Anti-Violence Project responds to rash of gay bashings.
Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss President Obama's latest speech, the DOJ's war on journalism, and the effects of constant surveillance in the United States. Also, what Obama's speech means for Guantanamo.
Curator Elizabeth Armstrong's current exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is all about this slippery slope between truth and fiction in the 21st century. Her show is called More/Real: Art In the Age of Truthiness. The show looks at how artists are responding to a world in which fabrications, fictions or blatant falsehoods are often accepted as truth without regard to logic or reason. A world where news and entertainment are interchangeable and our social relationships and even our wars are conducted in virtual reality.
It's all about veterans on this Memorial Day episode of The Daily Beat!
**ENCORE EPISODE - Originally Aired April 22, 2013** Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Craft Week we discuss sport as an art form, take few quizzes—some better planned than others—and learn about how some sacred sports objects are crafted.
Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career–if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel’s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur’s. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene’s unexpected phone call to Arthur–a plea for help–that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel’s own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.
Tune in for the rundown on Greetings from Tim Buckley and the Apocalypse Now Soundtrack.
Boy Scouts of America lift ban on gay members, still discriminates against leaders + Pakistan on Obama's counter-terrorism speech.
It's Craft Week here on BTR, and craft + fashion can only mean one thing: DIY project time! I'm joined this week by Jenni Radosevich, editorial staff member at InStyle, and creative mastermind behind the popular fashion project blog I Spy DIY. From make-it-yourself crystal necklaces to the latest nail art trends, sprucing up a pair of shoes, or adding a unique look to that Ikea lamp, Jenni's tutorials have you covered. Plus, she's got a ton of great inspiration posts that keep you up-to-date on all the latest styles! On today's show, Jenni will talk about the start of I Spy DIY, how *not* learning to sew made her who she is today, a few of her favorite style icons, and her top shops for craft supplies. All that, plus a set of brand new music from artists Mikal Cronin, Wampires, and Bibio, along with a set dedicated to the stylistically diverse roster of Toronto's record label Arts & Crafts. Grab that glue gun, and get ready to bedazzle here on BTR with Sew & Tell!
Boy Scouts of America vote on gay ban + a look into the blossoming, and devastating, coal mining industry of Mozambique.
TF Charlton joins us to discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes, the scrutiny of Beyonce, and how sisterhood gets used in feminist discourse. Also, more on the protest outside the DOJ, and listener mail.
It's Craft Week on BTR! First up, more with Phillip Patterson, a 63-year-old retiree who completed a handwritten copy of the Holy Bible this week. And later, Dr. Rufus Pollock tells us why small data - not big - is the future of information.
Judge orders closed session in Bradley Manning court-martial + Guatemala genocide conviction overturned
recorded in: Today I talk about and play songs from Majical Cloudz and Saturday Looks Good To Me (this is what the cry of a Minske whale looks like, as a wavelet created in a program designed by Mark Fischer) 00:00 Dentro 01:25 Latola talks Majical Cloudz 06:33 Impersonator - Majical Cloudz 09:47 Latola talks Majical Cloudz 14:44 Childhood's End - Majical Cloudz 18:33 Latola talks Majical Cloudz 23:44 Bugs Don't Buzz - Majical Cloudz 27:18 Latola talks Majical Cloudz 32:19 Broken Glass - Jesse Futerman 35:16 Latola talks Saturday Looks Good To Me 37:29 Invisible Friend - Saturday Looks Good To Me 39:54 Latola talks Saturday Looks Good To Me 44:55 Sunglasses - Saturday Looks Good To Me 49:14 Latola talks Saturday Looks Good To Me 53:01 Break In - Saturday Looks Good To Me 56:03 Latola says goodbye 57:48 Music For A Moire Pattern - Steve Hauschildt 68:52 Finish ("Impersonator" art) Majical Cloudz live: May 21 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY May 22 at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR May 23 at Venue Vancouver in Vancouver, BC Sep 5-7 at Hopscotch Music Fest in Raleigh, NC ("One Kiss Ends It All" art) Saturday Looks Good To Me live: May 23    at Schuba's w/ Like Pioneers in Chicago, IL May 24    at Mainstreet in Toledo, OH May 25    at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI Sep 26    at Hunter's Ale House (Midwest Fest) in Mount Pleasant, MI ("Dead Gaze" art) Dead Gaze live: Jun 15 at Schubas Tavern in Chicago IL Jun 16 at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis MN Jun 25 at The Mill in Iowa City IA Jun 26 at Ace of Cups in Columbus OH
Homeowners stage acts of civil disobedience outside the DOJ calling for the prosecution of bankers. Also, DOE reforms facilitate special ed entry into selective NYC schools. And listener mail.
Factory blast in China leaves 13 dead + Oklahoma plunged into spending cut debate after tornado
MSNBC's Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the epidemic levels of sexual assault in the military, and what people are doing or not doing to address the issue. Also, a new development in Obama's war on journalism, and the clear silencing message that comes through when women write about gender.
This week on Art Uncovered a conversation with artist Carrie Mae Rose. I visited her at her Bushwick studio to talk about her interest in fashion, technology and the interactive wearable sculptures she makes from items confiscated at airport security. Carrie Mae has exhibited around the United States, and she is currently a Computational Fashion Fellow at Eyebeam.
New stats on military sexual trauma + the disturbing fetal death bill of the Virgina GOP nominee for state attorney general.
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the DOJ/AP story, the on-going war on terror, and the continuing embarrassment of Guantanamo Bay. Also, military sexual assault continues at epidemic levels.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Girls Week we welcome a very special guest to the studio as we talk about the future of women’s sports and also sexism in the male-dominated sporting world.
Ellie McEnroe is back in HOUR OF THE RAT, the sequel to Lisa Brackmann’s smash hit debut, Rock Paper Tiger a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Eager to shed the haunting memories of the last year, Ellie agrees to do a favor for an old war buddy that gets her out of Beijing (and away from her mother, who has long overstayed her welcome). The breathtaking Chinese countryside is totally worth the endless hours of train travel, and Ellie is just starting to relax. But there are depths to this favor that she couldn’t have predicted, and soon Ellie finds herself in the middle of a bottomless conspiracy that threatens millions of lives—including her own.
Welcome to Restricted Audience Required! Photo courtesy of Valerie Hardt RAR is a movie review and entertainment news podcast that is not afraid of spreading spoilers or rumors. We review new films as well as yesterdays soundtracks that still resonate with us. Tune in for what's hot and what's not on the silver screen. The Playlist 00:00 Intro 00:57 Top Movie News 05:17 Chit Chat 12:02 Am I Wrong - Mikal Cronin 14:31 SPOILERS: The Great Gatsbty (Part 1) 24:20 Special Edition 3-D Trends with DJ Falanga 33:35 SPOILERS: The Great Gatsby (Part 2) 41:07 Time To Kill - Gold & Youth 45:28 Send Off and Buffering Time 47:10 Mystery Science Trailer - Gravity 48:38 Finish This week we decided to check out The Great Gatsby, the Baz Luhrmann adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald classic. The Great Gatsby: when a loquacious midwestern Yale educated bean counter discovers his Polo playing college buddy is cheating on his cousin, he decides to help his charismatic millionaire neighbor wreck that home across the bay. The kicker, the neighbor is already his cousin's stalker. Yup... Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. The film was in 3-D and while Nords was enjoying this, Dillon couldn't help but ask, "Why?" Photo courtesy of Valerie Hardt Also featured on todays program is BTR's DJ (Mark) Falanga talking to us about the history and trends of 3-D cinema. For some more information on 3-D technology and its developments be sure to check out Lastly, be sure to check out the Mystery Science Trailer at the end of the program for our commentary on the upcoming space drama Gravity. MYSTERY SCIENCE TRAILER For ideal viewing we suggest you turn the volume down to 50%, and as always, be sure to buffer!
Women in developing countries lack access to birth control, study shows + International Day Against Homophobia
When you hear the phrase "plastic dress," chances are, at least for fans of the uber-popular fashion phenom TV show "Girls" on HBO, you think of character Marnie's wave-making dress from Season 2. This week's guest needs no further introduction - I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Jenn Rogien, costume designer and style mastermind behind the youthful Brooklyn styles. (Incidentally, Jenn made the infamous plastic dress herself!) Join us on Sew & Tell to hear Jenn talk about her path from chemical engineering to fashion, the work of a costume designer, the boys of "Girls," a new Netflix series she just designed, her weakness for British costume dramas, and more. Plus, a playlist full of "Girls" soundtrack-inspired songs, including Oh Land, Generationals, fun., and Lia Ices. So break out your sleeping bag coat and best fascinator, and join us for an hour of "Girl"-y fashion here on BTR!
Florida student won't face charges for science experiment gone awry + the latest threat on workers' rights to organize
More on the DOJ's seizing of two months of AP phone records, a new study says children are the poorest group in the United States, and listener mail.
It's Girls Week on BTR! First, feminist blogger and author Amanda Marcotte joins us to talk about the curious role women have played in the gun control debate, starting with Sarah Palin's appearance at this year's NRA convention. And later, more of our chat with Andrew W.K. and Cherie Lily for BTRtv.
Evening cable news shows white-washed, study finds + brothel owners on LinkedIn's anti-prostitution policy.
Today DJ Patrick (host of the Rock Show and Overnight Sensation on BTR) drops In The Den to talk Yo La Tengo, Radiohead, Ace of Base and more
The ACLU's Kade Crockford on what the Boston bombing tells us about militarized police, and the broader state of surveillance in the United States. Also, the DOJ seizes two months of the Associated Press' phone records, and listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 This thing keeps going 14:25 Kade Crockford on liberties and surveillance 32:58 AP and DOJ fiasco 59:59 “Real Good Men” Emilyn Brodsky 61:23 Finish Kade Crockford Stand Up Comedy
Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto + Sen. Elizabeth Warren sets sights on student loan interest rates.
Maurice Pianko of Intern Justice joins us to discuss the effects that free labor has throughout the economy. Also, the intersection of the drone program and stop and frisk, and force feeding at Guantanamo and reproductive rights.
This week on the show, a conversation with artist Melissa Brown. Melissa's  kaleidoscopic  prints and collages  draw on  graphics from  lottery tickets, playing cards and currency  to explore questions of value and fantasy. I dropped by her studio to talk about dumpster diving for lottery tickets, something called a"Hexahexaflexagon" and what it's like to make a woodcut print with a steamroller. Hexahexaflexagon, 2009, Two tesselated prints installed, Woodcut on hand dyed paper with stencil,  64 in x 192 in $2485 in Discarded Scratch Off Tickets, 28 in x 28in 00:00 Thomas Intro 00:47 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 1 04:46 Myth - Brilliant Colors 06:41 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 2 11:43 36 Inches High - Nick Lowe 14:26 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 3 11:36 Part Time Punks - Television Personalities 20:13 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 4 23:40 Vacation - Beach Fossils 27:10 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 5 30:50 I Hate The 80s - The Vaselines 34:18 Melissa Brown Interview pt. 6 38:42 Lulu's Lips - Grass Widow 39:10 Finish
Enjoy your 90-minute music mix this Tuesday with DJ Emily!
NYC sees streak of gay bashings + Detroit fast food workers go on strike
recorded in: Today I take a break from music to talk movies with my friend Adrian. Dude lives in Malaysia, where the government won't allow the new Evil Dead film in theaters. Luckily it was still playing in NYC, so we bore witness and recorded a conversation about it... 00:00 Dentro 01:50 Latola talks Evil Dead 03:40 Latola and Adrian talk Evil Dead whilst walking through Queens 13:53 All The Secrets - Flying Lotus 15:49 Latola and Adrian talk Evil Dead whilst walking through Queens 25:24 QueenS - TheeSatisfaction 28:28 Latola and Adrian talk Evil Dead whilst walking through Queens 37:57 Evil Dub - Trentemoeller 43:51 Latola and Adrian talk Evil Dead whilst walking through Queens 54:42 Evil Tongue - Lee "Scratch" Perry 58:40 Latola and Adrian talk Evil Dead whilst walking through Queens 67:48 Old News Baby - Reatards 69:32 Latola and Adrian say goodbye from the 36th Ave subway stop in Queens 71:23 Over - Portishead 75:24 Finish ("Until The Quiet Comes" art) Flying Lotus live: May 13 Montreal, QC, Metropolis May 15 Toronto, ON, Sound Academy May 16 Cleveland, OH, House of Blues Cleveland May 17 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom May 18 Chicago, IL , Metro May 19 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue May 22 Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo May 23 Vancouver, BC, Vouge Theater May 24 Portland, OR, Roseland Theater May 25 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater ("Awe Naturale" art) TheeSatisfaction live: May 14  Berlin, Germany, Kantine Am Berghain May 15  Cologne, Germany, Studio 672 May 16  Leuven, Belgium, Foyer at Depot May 17  Amsterdam, Holland, Right About Now Festival ("Acid Rap" art) Chance the Rapper live: May 25 at Metro in Chicago, IL May 26 at Metro in Chicago, IL Jun 28 at Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans, LA Jul 1 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN Jul 5 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL Jul 6 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL Jul 11 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA Jul 12 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA Jul 21 at Buffalo Outer Harbor in Buffalo, NY Jul 27 at The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI
The Wall Street Journal's Jess Bravin joins us to discuss his new book The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. Also, connecting the dots between exceptional violence and normalized violence.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Psych Week we break down the NHL and NBA playoffs, look at some sports psychology, and debate the importance of the “mental edge.”
When syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman trades in her TV job and cool NYC existence for the New Jersey suburbs, she doesn’t expect to also trade in her entire identity. But her new life as a stay-at-home mom knocks her for a loop in more ways than one. From the embarrassment of being ticketed while driving in her bathrobe to the challenge of making friends in the land of big hair and minivans, Beckerman shares her struggles with self-deprecating humor as she endeavors to reclaim her “cool.”
For the restricted audience this week, we went to catch "The Iceman" starring Michael Shannon as the ruthless killer Richard Kuklinski.
Texas authorities launch criminal investigation into West, Texas explosion + sports clubs for women crop up in Kuwait.
This week's guest is Jessica Schreiber, Program Manager for New York City's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling. Jessica share details about re-fashioNYC, the city's textile recycling program, and how you can participate to help reduce the 200,000 tons of textile waste produced each year in New York City. She'll also talk about the ingenious idea behind Directional Dining, the food blog she co-authors with roommate Jules, and a few of her favorite eateries in the city. Later in the show, Dane and I dissect the red carpet styles from Monday's punk-themed Met Gala, and recap last Sunday's action-packed episode of Mad Men, in anticipation of big changes ahead for SCDP. Plus! The latest music from artists like She & Him, Small Black, AM & Shawn Lee, and ADULT. Celebrate Friday in fashion on BTR!
Crime rate drops with review of Stop and Frisk + another sport star's coming out
On today's show, final thoughts on the latest comedy controversy, and catching up on tons of listener mail.
It's Psych Week on BTR! On today's show, Caroline Rothstein talks about her most recent story for Narrative.ly on the child actors who starred in the controversial 1995 film Kids. Later, Psychologist Jennifer O. Grimes joins us to talk about her work exploring extroversion and introversion in creative personalities by profiling musicians at Ozzfest. Plus, we bring you a sneak preview of our upcoming BTR TV episode with Andrew W.K. and Cherie Lily.
The truth behind LGBT discrimination at work + how to navigate the garment industry as an ethical shopper
Today I talk about and play songs from Chance the Rapper, Jesse Futerman and the Adventure
Another controversy about jokes about violence against women engulfs the comedy community. We spend the hour on what happened, and why pushing back against cultural misogyny is important.
James Holmes to plea not guilty by reasons of insanity + Department of Defense releases military sexual assault report.
Striving for sisterhood while encouraging and embracing criticism, and a flawed theory of how people become terrorists refuses to die.
The artist Paisley Kang is interested in the messier, baser functions of the human body. According to Paisley, "bleeding, shedding, scabs falling off, ejaculation, sweating ... everything that's a byproduct of human life" are all fair game when it comes to her her artwork. In her new solo show, appropriately titled Baser Functions, Paisley  explores the ways that power relationships, sexual desires and memories reveal themselves through our bodies less than glamourous parts and functions. Along with more traditional oil paintings, Paisley's show also includes installations made from a range of  less than traditional materials. There's a wall piece made from the clothing of an ex-lover, semen displayed in petri-dishes below a painting, and even an installation that incorporates sixty-dozen live leeches. Last week, I met up with Paisley at Associated Gallery in Bushwick where Baser Functions is on view. We talked about her interest in bodily fluids, her painting style, and the relationship between visual art and music.
Sequestration threatens domestic abuse and sexual assault victims services
Today I talk about and play songs from Wax Idols, TV Ghost, Co La and Savages
Obama's awful policy on Plan B, Bloomberg and Kelly on stop and frisk, and listener mail, including an update on Lavonte Douglas.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Data Week we discuss the Jason Collins news, ask have stats gone too far and gotten too complex, and take a few quizzes to close it down.
The Morel – Arthur, Penny, and Will – are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family unit apart at the seams? Arthur’s old schoolmate Chris, who narrates the book, is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. A single, aspiring filmmaker who works in a movie theater, Chris envies everything Arthur has, from his beautiful wife to his charming son to his seemingly effortless creativity. But things are not always what they seem.
We went to see Mud, which is both the title and where you thought you were stuck while you were watching it.
Apple avoids $9.2 billion in taxes + Minnesota moves to expand tuition aid to undocumented students
The warm weather is here, and it's time to start getting all those cute summer clothes back out! This week's guest knows a thing or two about summer style: Calley Dawson is a designer for the label Free People, and curator/editor of trend-centric fashion blog The Cult of Style. On today's show, she'll talk about the art of trend forecasting, the perks and challenges of designing for a major label, and what it takes to grow a solid blog following. Plus, new music from Daughter, Alessi's Ark, !!! and more, along with tons of headlines from this week in fashion and entertainment (Gwyneth! Gatsby! Punk! Don Draper! Oh my!) So turn up, tune in, and stay on trend with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Maryland signs abolition of the death penalty + South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum
Porn Star Stoya joins us to discuss street harassment and the politics of porn. Also, how zero tolerance criminalizes the youth, and some thoughts on lethal autonomous robots. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Molly's students 11:20 Stoya on street harassment and porn 22:28 chemistry arrest in FL 50:00 LAR 59:22 “Yoshimi battles the pink robots” Flaming Lips / Credits 60:42 Finish Stoya Protesting US Drones Drone
It's Data Week on BTR! On today's show, more with Kris Sanchez, the 21-year-old founder of Uber-Facts, a website specializing in especially useless knowledge. Later, Timothy Dillon talks with Matthew Beirbaum and Jesse Silverberg, two Cornell graduates in pursuit of the math behind mosh pits. And after the promotional air raid, we speak with Dr. Tobias Preis, a professor at the Warwick Business School who recently co-authored a study looking at whether Google searches can help predict the stock market.
The facts about the discrimination of Roma + a campaign in California demands healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
Today I talk about and play songs from Prism House, Wax Monsters, North Dakota and Cayucas. Plus, Pat and Margaret from The Music Digest drop by to talk about the ethics of listening to Surfer Blood
We spend the hour on gender, whether it is innate, constructed, both, or neither. We may also get to some other listener mail too.
Chris Broussard's remarks on Jason Collins + High Court of Bangladesh takes action against collapsed building owners
Duchess Harris joins us to discuss Michelle Obama, working motherhood, and white feminism through a black feminist lens, John was on the TV, and as usual some great listener mail.
Suzan Hoeltzel and Yuni Villalonga are the curators of Contemporary Cartographies, an exhibition at the Lehman College Art Gallery, that looks at the ways artists are using the visual language of maps to explore their ideas. For some of the artists in the show, maps are a format to organize information, while others use the concepts of mapping to tell a personal narrative or invent imaginary places. Others use maps themselves as the materials for their artwork.
Tuesday's 90 minute music mix is ready for you!
Jason Collins comes out + black voters make history
Today I talk about and play songs from Akron/Family, !!! and King Tuff (all of whom have new LPs out this week)
It's our fourth Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, we welcome comedians Phoebe Robinson and Aparna Nancherla. We're talking political, social, and cultural commentary in comedy, and maybe we'll get into some identity politics while we're at it! Plus, John and Molly spent the afternoon trolling misogynists on Twitter.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Earth Week Kory teaches us about baseball bats and where they come from, we take a spin around the globe through the sports headlines and Kristy is back from Louisiana to tell us all about the Prison Rodeo.
This is a story about accepting the people we love—the people we have to love and the people we choose to love, the families we’re given and the families we make. It’s the story of two women adrift in New York, a widow and an almost orphan, each searching for someone she’s lost. It’s the story of how, even in moments of grief and darkness, there are joys waiting nearby.
Welcome to Restricted Audience Required! Photo courtesy of Valerie Hardt RAR is a movie review and entertainment news podcast that is not afraid of spreading spoilers or rumors. We review new films as well as yesterdays soundtracks that still resonate with us. Tune in for what's hot and what's not on the silver screen. The Playlist 00:00 Intro 01:00 Top Movie News 03:32 Chit Chat 05:26 Dark to Light - The Thermals 07:52 SPOILERS (Part 1) 16:34 Rewound Soundtrack 23:12 SPOILERS (Part 2) 29:27 B Movie Breakdown 30:48 Sour/Sweet - Lilacs & Champagne 32:47 Send Off and Buffering Time 34:39 Mystery Science Trailer - Thor: The Dark World 36:36 Finish This week we went to see Frankenstein's Army at the Tribeca Film Festival! Our reaction was pretty similar to Evil Dead: Photo courtesy of Valerie Hardt Also featured on todays program is BTR's own Molly Freeman talking to us about the Empire Records Soundtrack. Below is a choice favorite track, Sugar High by Coyote Shiver: Lastly, be sure to check out the Mystery Science Trailer at the end of the program for our commentary on the upcoming Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World MYSTERY SCIENCE TRAILER For ideal viewing we suggest you turn the volume down to 50%
A bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people in Washington + Women can now legally pray at Western Wall.
In honor of BTR's Earth Week, I'm joined on Sew & Tell today by special guest Natalia Allen, a pioneer in sustainable fashion design and technology. After graduating as Designer of the Year from Parson's, Natalia worked as a consultant for top-level fashion brands, helping them create accessories and apparel that merged fashion with new technology. It wasn't long before Natalia had seen enough of fashion production to know that it needed to change, and she decided to address those changes by launching her own sustainability-focused company and eponymous label. On today's show, Natalia will talk about the path she took from corporate fashion consultant to sustainable design pioneer, what "sustainable" means for her company and production process, the carefully considered aesthetics of her designs, what it means to be a Young Global Leader, and more. Plus, the latest music from John Grant, No Joy, Beacon, Phoenix, The Thermals, and more in today's mix! (Sadly, we have no update with Dane this week, but he'll be back again next week to talk Mad Men and menswear!) So turn up the volume and celebrate Earth Week with us, as we learn more about how technological advancements can help create responsible fashion!
New Department of Justice guidelines for rape victim emergency care + Boston hospitals and insurers waive medical fees
Farea al-Muslimi testifies before a Senate subcommittee on drones, we discuss the Gosnell case in Philadelphia, and a listener mail about stripping.
It's Earth Week on BTR! On today's show, we take a look at a solar mirror manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania that recently shut its doors after receiving generous government subsidies. Later, founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, Les U. Knight talks to BTR's Mark Falanga about our moral imperative not to procreate.
Hospitals conducting de facto deportations + an 8-story building of garment factories in Bangladesh collapses, dozens dead.
Latola talks in-depth with Mark Wood, founder of the Electrify Your Strings Foundation and an original member of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, regarding his 5 Borough Youth Rock Symphony (performing this Friday at Brooklyn Technical High School)
Salon's Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the problems of federal grand juries, and how those who resist them can wind up in solitary confinement for up to 18 months. Also, normalizing Constitutional infringements and sweet sweet listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Ice palace in The Bronx 12:44 Natasha Lennard on Grand Juries 26:46 Normalizing erosion of liberties 41:00 Listener mail 59:42 “What is your secret” Nada Surf / Credits 61:02 Finish Natasha Lennard Support Jerry Listener Mail
TSA postpones controversial rule change + high school student pushes back against abstinence-only education.
The surviving suspect in the Boston bombing case was not read his Miranda rights for at least 48 hours, the Dove commercial that masquerades as feminist-y, and some UK-based listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 No Miranda rights for Boston suspect 35:00 Dove's awful commercial 52:53 Listener mail 58:47 “Dixie Cups and Jars” Waxahatchee / Credits 60:11 Finish Flowers in Boston Dove Commercial Listener Mail
Artist Luisa Kazanas makes sculptures and prints that explore psychological states of being and draw on the aesthetics of science fiction and imagery from alchemical texts. Luisa sometimes described her work as "A bit of a Victorian plus mid-century modern plus Kubrickian 2001 train wreck." I sat down with Luisa at her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to talk about her sculpture her transition to printmaking and the time she spent as an art director and production designer on big budget hip hop videos.
Tuesday on BTR is set. Enjoy great new music alongside DJ Emily!
The problem with resorting to labels in times of crisis + discrimination rears its ugly head in school suspension statistics.
Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for What Happened Week we recap the Masters and the Frozen Four along with the incredibly tragic events at the Boston Marathon. We also ask What Happened? to a few things and take a quiz.
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Earlier he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Professor Mayer-Schonberger has published seven books, as well as over a hundred articles (including in Science) and book chapters. His most recent book is the best-selling "Big Data" (co-authored with Kenneth Cukier).
Spoiler Alert! Restricted Audience Required checks out the Evil Dead reboot
Boston on lockdown + Boy Scouts of America discussing lifting discriminatory ban on gay members
In honor of the approaching Earth Day, this week's Sew & Tell guest is a designer who has found a solution for waste management through stylish design. Sheila Odessey weaves together cotton and strips of plastic grocery bags to create fashion-forward, functional handbags and totes! Her Spring 2013 Collection is full of bright colors, whimsical ginghams, and beach-friendly bags. On today's show, Sheila will talk about her decades of experience as a weaver in New York's Garment Center, how she got the idea to turn plastic waste into a chic accessory, the incredible range in "hand" of plastic bags, a few future plans for her line, and more. Plus, Dane and I talk favorite bags and gossip about the latest on Mad Men, and there's a mix full of brand new music from Akron/Family, Oberhofer, Houses, and more. Get ready for some seriously earth-friendly style, here on BTR!
A fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas + Gun violence victims subject to background checks
Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss his latest film, The War on Whistleblowers. Also, a new report says unequivocally that the United States engaged in torture after 9/11, and listener mail on ADHD.
It's What Happened Week on BTR! On today's show, Jordan Reisman catches up with one of our favorite BTR Discovery Artists, Roz Raskin of Rhode Island's The Rice Cakes. And later, what happens to your brain after memory loss? Dr. Walter Koroshetz of the National Institutes of Health and Neurological Disorders gives us some answers along with fresh details on the Obama Administration's new BRAIN initiative.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the death of a protester + study links belief in angry god to mental illness.
We spend the hour on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, what it means and what it doesn't mean, and what the reactions can tell us.
President Obama on the Boston Marathon attack.
The ever deteriorating situation at Guantanamo continues to get worse as detainees are moved into individual cells and defense attorneys are ordered not to use email. Also, listener mail, hooray!
Last month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opened a new exhibition called Great and Mighty Things. The show features the work of twenty seven self-taught or "outsider" artists from the private collection of Philadelphia collectors Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz. In the show are drawings, paintings, sculptures, and even a piece intended to channel the Earth's electromagnetic energy for healing purposes.
Looking ahead to Earth Day + 31 dead in rash of bombings in Iraq + Ohio tries to defund Planned Parenthood (again)
Today we listen to music and choice quotes I recorded during Jamie Lidell's set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss Obama's budget proposal, including the notorious Social Security cuts that progressives are decrying. Also Rand Paul goes to Howard and we discuss his speech as well as criticisms of it.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Demand Week we look back on the NCAA tournament that was and break down the final four, check in with Kristy from New Jersey and lay out our demands for the year ahead in sports.
A little bit of history and a little bit of science. Book Talk discusses to re-releases from the 30s that represent the polar societies in America of that time--one written by Woody Guthrie and the other written by John O’Hara. At the end of the show, I look at how Bill Bryson was able to write a science book that explains everything in our universe while never taking a science class in his adult life.
Reebok pressured into dropping Rick Ross after date rape lyric outrage + Egyptian army denies torturing protesters.
Spring marks the return of bountiful fresh, local food, but what about fresh, local… fashion? Kate Huling and Andrew Tarlow, the husband-and-wife team behind Williamsburg foodie establishments Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman's, Reynard's, and Marlow & Daughters, decided to tackle that challenge, and take a local, seasonal approach to apparel and accessories with Marlow Goods. Using the leftover hides from their farm-fresh meat, along with locally sheered wool, Kate has designed a beautiful collection of hand-crafted sweaters, leather bags, and home accessories. On today's show, Kate joins me to talk about the chain of suppliers and craftspeople involved in Marlow Goods, the challenges and joys of seasonal farm-based fashion, and some of her own favorites for springtime style and food. Plus, late in the show, Dane weighs in on the Mad Men Season 6 premier with some thoughtful insights about character development, and we'll hear new music from Luxury Liners, Kurt Vile, Kids On A Crime Spree, and more. Who cares what it's like outside? It's springtime here on BTR! </