Welcome to Third Eye Weekly — a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, BTR’s own Brian Fencil talks to us about his story that’s live on the BreakThru Radio frontpage today about the role that music plays in bringing hate groups together. Plus, BTR staff writer Nicole Stinson gives us a peek at life on the other side of the border, beyond the drug cartel-filled headlines surrounding Mexico.
And after the promotional air raid, Blake Jamieson of Medium is on the phone with Molly Freeman of the Hash podcast on BTR talking about his little social media experiment of tricking out his Tinder profile using his marketing background, gaining 800 matches on the popular dating app in the process and living to tell about it.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Lily Myers and Meghann Plunkett.
The Week in Independent Media:
“What Happens When a Dark Money Group blows Off IRS Rules? Nothing” (Apr 25, ProPublica)
“IRS awards more than $1 million in bonuses to tax collector tax cheats” (Apr 22, Watchdog)
“Texas freezes agency’s funding after air pollution data released” (Apr 23, Center for Public Integrity)
“Brazil police clash with angry mourners in Rio” (Apr 25, PressTV)
“Inside the Brutality of Egypt’s New Regime: 2,500 Killed, 16,000 Political Prisoners, Torture Allegations Are Widespread” (Apr 21, Alternet)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban” (Apr 22, NBC News)
“U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Drug Testing” (Apr 21, The Tampa Bay Times)
“Boehner Acknowledges That Repealing Obamacare ‘Isn’t the Answer’” (Apr 25, Think Progress)
“Gun, Bomb Attacks in Northwest Pakistan Kill 9” (Apr 22, TIME magazine)
“Pakistani Rivals Announce Unity Pact, Drawing U.S. and Israeli Rebuke” (Apr 24, The New York Times)
Without further ado …
The Hold Steady
(Official Teeth Dreams cover art)
June 27 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
June 28 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
(Official Shriek cover art)
May 5 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
May 7 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 2 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
(Official Range of Light cover art)
May 16 – Rue Royale – Leeds, UK
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