The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMay 21, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:34 Top Story
01:32 Saturday Looks Good to Me Space Children
07:49 World News
08:19 PROMO
08:38 In Other News
09:50 Wampire Spirit Forest
12:58 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 Think Progress published an article titled “Before Deadly Tornado Hit, Oklahoma Senators Worked To Undermine Disaster Relief.”

The article’s author Rebecca Leber writes:

Oklahoma residents will now turn to government assistance for emergency disaster aid after a tornado ripped through the state on Monday, leaving dozens dead and tearing apart hundreds of buildings. But the same night that many residents lost their homes, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) told CQ Roll Call insisted he would “absolutely” require any federal disaster aid to be offset by other budget cuts. He later clarified on Tuesday, promising, “I can assure Oklahomans that any and all available aid will be delivered without delay.”


Today The Raw Story published an AFP article titled “Factory blast in China leaves 13 dead, 20 missing.”

The article reads:

A blast at an explosives plant in China has left 13 people dead and another 20 missing, state media said Tuesday, compounding the country’s poor industrial safety record.


Today Queerty published an article titled “PHOTOS: New Yorkers Join Christine Quinn And Edith Windsor In A March Against Hate Violence.”

The article reads:

New Yorkers always have a way of coming together to share and strengthen the sense of community in the midst of tragedy. Thousands gathered at New York City’s LGBT Community Center Monday night to join City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, DOMA Supreme Court plaintiff Edith Windsor, Corey Johnson, and representatives from the New York City Anti-Violence Project, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Bronx LGBTQ Center, GLAAD, Make the Road NY, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, and other partnering organizations in a peaceful march to the spot where Mark Carson was murdered last week.