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, Jess Goulart talks about taking er’ easy with the Dudely Lama, the leader of a religion based on the Coen brothers’ classic 1998 stoner comedy, The Big Lebowski. But first, Brian Fencil talks about the relationship between music and the development of language.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Melissa May and Jaha Zainabu.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Pro-Russian Separatist Leader Survives Assassination Attempt in Ukraine” (May 13, Mashable)
“A Controversial Missouri Bill is Putting Reproductive Rights in Jeopardy” (May 16, Policy Mic)
“Iraq War inquiry report to be published months before general election” (May 16, The Telegraph)
“Sentenced to Wait: efforts to End Prison Rape Stall Again” (May 16, ProPublica)
“DePaul students to vote on Israeli-Palestinian conflict” (May 18, The Chicago Tribune)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“US cyber experts warn Iranian hackers becoming more aggressive” (May 13, Reuters)
“Pakistani prisoners released from US custody” (May 15, Al Jazeera English)
“Stand Your Ground ruling delayed in Marissa Alexander case” (May 16, First Coast News)
“Top Veterans Affairs Health Care Official Resigns” (May 16, TIME magazine)
“VA scandal tells bigger health-care story” (May 19, CNBC)
“Conyers files appeal to get back on ballot” (May 16, The Merced Sun-Star)
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