The Daily Beat

Premiere DateFeb 4, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Daily Beat Intro
00:33 Top Story
02:26 World News
03:56 In Other News
04:23 Forever Until Dog Bite
08:26 Finish

You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat and welcome to the very first show!

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!

On today’s show, we reference a Huffington Post article by Eleanor Goldberg titled “Super Bowl Is Single Largest Human Trafficking Incident  In U.S.: Attorney General.”

Also, Colorlines identifies five questionable Super Bowl ads. See the original post here. What do you think? Are these ads offensive?

For our world news segment, we turn to Amnesty International, which is reporting on brutal evictions in Haiti and researching human rights injustices tied to the French intervention in Mali.

Finally, today is the trial of Jeffeth James, a man assaulted and beaten by the NYPD last March.

Music for today’s show provided by Dog Bite and the BTR’s own DJ Latola.

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