The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 21, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:39 Top Story
01:29 Pascal Pinon Good and Bad Things
03:42 World News
04:48 PROMO
05:04 In Other News
06:04 Sally Ford & The Sound Outside Devil
08:19 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

According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Catholics believe a new pope should maintain traditional  positions while 46 percent believe a new pope should move in new directions. There’s an obvious split in opinion amongst Catholics who have graduated college. Thirty eight percent believe the church should maintain traditional positions while 60 percent believe the church should move in new directions.
Last week, BTR’s video journalist and host of Pulse Lauren Hawker hit the streets to find out what New Yorkers think about a new pope. Here’s the video courtesy of BTRtv.

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WORLD NEWS

Today Democracy Now! reports on the death toll of the drone war.

According to Democracy Now!:

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has revealed what he says is the death toll in the U.S. drone war overseas. At a speech in South Carolina Wednesday night, Graham said: “We’ve killed 4,700. Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of al-Qaeda.”

The Women’s Media Center is documenting sexualized violence in Syria with an initiative called Women Under Siege.

According to their website, Women Under Siege is calling on women and men from Syria and those working with Syrian refugees to provide reports of sexualized violence as the crisis unfolds.

Women Under Siege reports:

A group calling itself Translator Syrian posted a video to YouTube on January 17 in which a woman recounts her imprisonment and torture at the hands of pro-government forces, as well as the rape of a 16-year-old activist she was detained with.

IN OTHER NEWS

An article published by The Atlantic says you can be too beautiful.

The articles author James Hamblin writes:

In one study of job applicants, beautiful women who included a photo with their résumé were 41 percent less likely to land an interview than “plain” women who did the same. When accused of homicide, beautiful women are more likely to be presumed guilty And attractive people are also more likely to be associated with a number of negative traits, such as conformity and self-promotion.

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