The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMar 28, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:39 Top Story
01:37 Charles Bradley Let Love Stand A Chance
05:33 World News
06:17 PROMO
06:34 In Other News
07:42 Dark Horses Road to Nowhere
11:18 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 Queerty published an article titled “CA Chick-fil-A Gives Away Free Food At Marriage-Equality Rally.”

The article reads:

The owner of a California Chick-fil-A surprised supporters at a marriage-equality rally by giving out dozens of free meal coupons.

Chick-Fil-A owner Dan Cathy has repeatedly voiced his opposition to gay marriage, and the chain has continued its donations to anti-gay organizations, but Corey Braun, the owner-operator of a Rancho Cucamonga Chick-fil-A, said that despite its fowl foul record with the LGBT community, the franchise “has never been about hate.”


Today The Raw Story picked up an AFP article titled “U.S flies stealth bombers over South Korea.”

The article reads:

The United States said two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers flew “deterrence” missions over South Korea on Thursday, defying apocalyptic threats of retribution from North Korea against ongoing war games.

The deployment of the stealth bombers was clearly meant to deliver a potent message to Pyongyang about the US commitment to defending South Korea against any aggression as military tensions on the Korean peninsula soar.


Today we have a breaking story from John Christoffersen of the Associated Press.

ABC News also picked up the story titled “Search Warrants Released in Newtown Investigation.”

Christoffersen writes:

Search warrants used in the investigation of the Newtown school shooting by a 20-year-old gunman were released Thursday, with some information withheld at the request of a prosecutor.

The warrants are related to searches of Adam Lanza’s home and car. They have been under a sealing order that expired Wednesday, and prosecutors until now have made few details available, despite pressure to do so.

According to an article in the Hartford Courant, the search warrants released today indicate that “Adam Lanza kept an arsenal of guns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, Samurai swords, a bayonet and knives at his home.”