The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 13, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:46 Top Story
01:56 Pissed Jeans Health Plan
04:10 World News
04:43 PROMO
04:53 In Other News
06:55 Pissed Jeans Male Gaze
11:01 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

Obama emphasized the need for a better education system in his State of the Union Address last night. Meanwhile, a Republican-hyped for-profit school deletes students’ failing grades, according to The Raw Story.

WORLD NEWS

After Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in hundreds of years to voluntarily resign, the Roman Catholic Church could be in for another first in recent history—an African pope, according to ABC News.

IN OTHER NEWS

  • The U.S Senate renewed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Tuesday afternoon , with 78 votes in favor and 22 against According to Think Progress, all of the 22 votes against renewing the Act were Republican men, including rising GOP star, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R). Republicans had threatened to obstruct VAWA, which is renewed every five years, over new provisions that would enshrine protections for LGBT people, immigrants and women on Native American reservations into the law, according to The Raw Story.
  • A new report by Michele Simon’s watchdog firm Eat Drink Politics alleges that the top nutrition organization in the US has been compromised by its extensive ties with the food industry, says Al-Jazeera.

Also, check out this amazing interactive transcript of Obama’s State of the Union Address last night, courtesy of Al-Jazeera.

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