The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 15, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:46 Top Story
02:33 Agnes Obel Riverside
06:15 World News
07:13 PROMO
07:28 In Other News
08:59 Betty LaVette Yesterday Is Here
12:27 Finish

You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat!

The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.

Not to mention, we’ll also feature some of BTR’s top tracks.

Don’t miss a beat!

TOP STORY

Yesterday we covered the One Billion Rising campaign. Today we’re talking about an article that questions whether or not the money spent coordinating the One Billion Rising campaign might have been better spent on grassroots efforts.

Let us know what you think in the comments section!

WORLD NEWS

Yesterday, an asylum seeker from the Ivory Coast set himself on fire in an airport in Rome, officials have said

A study has shown that anti-depressants can be used to help former lab chimps combat depression and trauma.

IN OTHER NEWS

Yesterday, Democracy Now! reported:

Forty-eight people, including civil rights leader Julian Bond and NASA climate scientist James Hansen, were arrested Wednesday in front of the White House as part of an ongoing protest calling on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The action came before a rally planned for Sunday on Washington’s National Mall, which organizers have dubbed “the largest climate rally in history.”

Yesterday, we talked about the discriminatory practices of the Boy Scouts of America.

Today we bring you a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, that found 45 percent of Americans said it was unacceptable for businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians, even if serving the customer violated the owner’s religious beliefs. But almost as many Americans — 40 percent — said that it was acceptable.

You might remember an Oregon bakery refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian bride, saying that doing so would violate their religious beliefs. Since then, Huffington Post reports, business for the bakery is booming.

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