The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 5, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:22 Top Story
01:11 World News
02:36 PROMO
02:51 In Other News
04:24 Genessaret Anathallo
11:01 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

Today marks the 20th anniversary of  The Family Medical Leave Act. Think Progress kindly introduces us to the white men who voted against it in 1993, 19 of which are still in Congress.

WORLD NEWS

North Korea posts a video to YouTube depicting the ruin of a U.S. city resembling New York.

Turning our attention to Somalia, today a Mogadishu court sentenced a woman who said she was raped by security forces to one year in prison, according to an article in The Washington Post.

IN OTHER NEWS

First up, The Welcome Table recently released an infographic detailing the injustices facing food workers. One cause for concern is the lack of paid sick leave, which may mean food workers cook and handle food while ill.

And lastly, yesterday we picked up a story on racist Super Bowl ads. Today, Bitch Magazine offers up a crop of sexist Super Bowl ads. Not surprisingly Godaddy makes the list … twice!

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