The Daily Beat

Premiere DateJul 2, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:40 Top Story
01:53 Cheyenne Mize Through the Window Pane
06:45 World News
07:22 PROMO
07:40 In Other News
08:36 Lightning Dust Diamonds
12:10 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 The New York Times editorial board published an opinion piece titled “Mr. Bloomberg’s Logic.”

The article reads:

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg was trying to stem the criticism of his constitutionally suspect stop-and-frisk policy over the weekend, he took a rather strange approach with his loopy logic and discredited arguments. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mr. Bloomberg dismissed the idea that the policy, under which hundreds of thousands of mainly minority citizens are stopped on the streets every year, is racially imbalanced because it singles out people based on race.

Focusing on murders, Mr. Bloomberg said those crimes are mainly committed by minority residents and that witnesses identify the suspects that way. “In that case, incidentally, I think, we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” the mayor said. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they say.”

WORLD NEWS

Following up on our coverage on Edward Snowden’s quest for asylum, today we have an article from The Times of India.

The article reads:

India on Tuesday refused to grant political asylum to USA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

“Our embassy in Moscow did receive a communication dated 30 June from Mr Edward Snowden. That communication did contain a request for asylum,” foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.

“Following careful examination, we have concluded that we see no reason to accede to Snowden’s request,” Syed Akbaruddin said.

IN OTHER NEWS

Today Yahoo! News published an AP article titled “Calif. jury says if it’s chalk, he walks; erases vandalism charges against sidewalk sloganeer.”

The article reads:

The mayor called the case “stupid” and a jury swiftly said it shouldn’t stick, taking the eraser to vandalism charges for a man who wrote anti-bank slogans on San Diego sidewalks.

A Superior Court jury deliberated for five hours after a four-day trial before acquitting Jeff Olson Monday of the 13 misdemeanour charges that could have brought 13 years in jail and $13,000 in fines.

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