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, we’re talking to Zach Schepis about an illegal bicycle racing collective in NYC called the Alley Cats, and BTR’s new lifestyle columnist Chloe Kent explains why she’s a terrible sleeping partner.
And later, we bring you Jess Goulart’s interview with Nicole Donardio, the brains behind a viral parody video of The Wolf of Wall Street, titled “The Women of Wall Street”, taking on gender inequality in the financial sector.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of J.G. and Neil Hilborn.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Millennials Have ‘Historically Low’ Levels Of Trust In Government” (Apr 29, Business Insider)
“Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic is Fighting to Stay Open” (Apr 28, ThinkProgress)
“Federal judges plead guilty” (Apr 28, Center of Public Integrity)
“Nearly 1,200 Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada” (May 3, Indian Country Today Media Network)
“OIG: Phila. Census workers didn’t manipulate jobless data” (May 2, Philly.com)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Pentagon Study Finds 50% Increase in Reports of Military Sexual Assaults” (May 1, The New York Times)
“Cease-fire in Homs another defeat for Syria opposition forces” (May 2, Aljazeera America)
“Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children” (May 2, The Los Angeles Times)
“In time for May Day, Seattle mayor proposes $15 minimum wage phase-in plan” (May 01, AP/OregonLive.com)
“California governor issues second drought emergency proclamation” (Apr 25, Reuters)
Without further ado …
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