The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMar 21, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:39 Top Story
07:08 World News
07:51 PROMO
08:09 In Other News
11:55 Finish

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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.

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Today on BTRtv’s Pulse journalist Lauren Hawker takes to the streets to ask the women of New York City what they think of the views expressed in Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In.”

Yesterday, The Huffington Post reported that “Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ sold 140,000 copies its first week of publication, has gone back to press seven times for additional printings and now has 400,000 copies in print, publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday.”

Also, The Guardian published an article yesterday asking women in tech to weigh in on some of the assertions in Sandberg’s book.

Join in on the conversation by letting us know what you think in the comments section below!



Today Al Jazeera reports that “Tamils in India are demanding that India and the international community take a firm stand against Sri Lanka on issues of human rights violations.”

The article reads:

Human rights group allege there may have been war crimes committed during the final stages of the civil war in 2009.

The conflict between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil groups had been going on for thirty years. It is believed as many as 40,000 civilians may have died.


Today Think Progress published an article titled “Washington Police Retraining Drug Dogs Not To Sniff For Marijuana After Legalization.”

The article reads:

In Washington state, however, it is no longer a crime for someone of legal drinking age to carry up to an ounce of marijuana — and that changes the constitutional status of dog sniff. If a dog is trained to sniff out marijuana and cocaine, and it alerts after sniffing an adult suspect, that no longer would lead a “reasonably prudent person think that a search would reveal contraband or evidence of a crime” because it is likely the dog only reacted to the presence of marijuana on the suspect.