The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMar 26, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:39 Top Story
02:41 Robyn Hitchcock I Love You
06:10 World News
06:47 PROMO
07:05 In Other News
08:55 Rachel Zeffira Here On In
13:07 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

Your DOMA and Prop 8 Cheat Sheet:

Listen to today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court website.

Read the Washington Post’s “Whatever the Supreme Court decides, these nine charts show gay marriage is winning.”

Watch the action outside of the Supreme Court courtesy of The Pella Report on Ustream.

And for some extra credit, brush up on the nine justices of the Supreme Court with this Politico photo gallery.

WORLD NEWS

Today we feature a Reuter’s article titled “NATO says has no intention of intervening in Syria.”

The article reads:

NATO said on Tuesday it had no intention of intervening militarily in Syria after a Syrian opposition leader said the United States should use Patriot missiles to protect rebel-held areas from President Bashar al-Assad’s airpower.

IN OTHER NEWS

Today we’re wrapping up with a story from The New York Times titled “Rise in Sexual Assaults in Egypt Sets Off Clash Over Blame.”

Mayy El Sheikh and David D. Kirkpatrick write:

The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore. Conservative Islamists in Egypt’s new political elite were outraged — at the women.

“Sometimes,” said Adel Abdel Maqsoud Afifi, a police general, lawmaker and ultraconservative Islamist, “a girl contributes 100 percent to her own raping when she puts herself in these conditions.”

The increase in sexual assaults over the last two years has set off a new battle over who is to blame, and the debate has become a stark and painful illustration of the convulsions racking Egypt as it tries to reinvent itself.

Under President Hosni Mubarak, the omnipresent police kept sexual assault out of the public squares and the public eye. But since Mr. Mubarak’s exit in 2011, the withdrawal of the security forces has allowed sexual assault to explode into the open, terrorizing Egyptian women.

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