The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMay 29, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:34 Top Story
01:46 Treetop Flyers Haunted House
08:33 World News
09:14 PROMO
09:33 In Other News
10:28 Wampire Orchards
13:28 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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TOP STORY

Yesterday The Raw Story published a Guardian article titled “Lack of global reproductive health data threatens progress for women around the world.”

The article reads:

Lack of reliable data is hampering progress on improving reproductive health services for women and “must be seriously addressed” at global and national levels, according to the World Bank.

The bank’s report, Investing in women’s reproductive health: closing the deadly gap between what we know and what we do, launched at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, outlines the health, social and economic benefits of improving women’s reproductive care, but says insufficient data makes it difficult to monitor progress and improve services.

“The lack of data constrains our understanding and possibilities for holding ourselves to account for results,” says the report. “Because only a third of countries have complete civil registration systems, our ability to understand the burden of disease associated with maternal mortality is limited.

WORLD NEWS

Yesterday BBC News Africa published an article titled “Suspected US drone crashes in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle.”

The article reads:

A suspected US drone has crashed the southern Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, according to reports.

The militant group al-Shabab said on Twitter that an American unmanned aircraft had come down near a town under its control.

A regional governor told Reuters that fighters had shot at the object.

The US uses drones in Somalia to support the Somali government and African Union (AU) forces as they battle the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab.

IN OTHER NEWS

On Monday Think Progress published an article titled “Texas Will Deny Health Coverage To 1.5 Million Low-Income Residents.”

The article’s author Igor Volsky writes:

1.5 million low-income Texans may go without health care coverage after lawmakers in the state voted against expanding Medicaid using $100 billion in federal funds offered under President Obama’s health care law. The decision comes almost a year after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government cannot require states to enroll more Medicaid beneficiaries.

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