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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!
The Associated Press reports that a 22-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Marco McMillian, who was potentially the first openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
Haiti’s Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier finally appears in court and denies allegations of human rights abuses under his 15-year rule.
Also, check out this project by Avi Molavi, who asks citizens of Tehran to think of one wish they want to see fulfilled by the end of the day.
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