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 chatting with Brian Fencil about a housing auction in Detroit to help save their city budget (also their housing problems); and later, Zach Schepis joins us to talk about a controversial law in California that backfires on affordable housing.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Derrick Brown and Amaris Diaz.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Libya Condemns Rogue General’s Attack on Parliament” (May 19, VOA News)
“Cisco CEO asks Obama to control NSA surveillance” (May 19, CNET)
“Feds investigating allegations that Humana Inc. overcharged Medicare Advantage program” (May 16, The Center of Public Integrity)
“Masterpieces Stolen from Gardner in 1990 Have Been Sighted” (May 22, Techsonia)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Thai army detains former PM Yingluck a day after coup” (May 23, Reuters)
“Syrian troops break Aleppo prison siege” (May 22, Al Jazeera English)
“Long-time Dem Rep. Conyers loses appeal to get on ballot” (May 23, Fox News)
“FBI ‘weed’ problem in cyber-war” (May 21, The Independent)
“U.S. Home Sales Come Out of Deep Freeze” (May 23, Bloomberg)
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May 16 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
June 27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
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Live:No upcoming dates.
What Moon Things
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May 30 – BSP – Kingston, NY
May 31 – Suburbia – Brooklyn, NY
June 04 – The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC
June 05 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
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