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, Tanya Silverman talks with the editor of SciArt in America, a bimonthly publication dedicated to science-based art.
Plus, we chat with Stephen Savage, acclaimed illustrator and head of the Save Kentile committee, working to preserve the Kentile Floors sign in Gowanus, Booklyn. Stephen talks about his new movement, reacting to breaking news, and the public meaning of privately owned derelict.
And later, we bring you a brief conversation with award-winning, New York Times best selling author and activist, Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan. Capt. Luis and his service dog, Tuesday, stop by our studios to share their experiences in helping manage PTSD as well as his personal experiences dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Natalie Illum and Ian Khadan.
The Week in Independent Media:
“VIDEO SHOWS PITTSBURGH COP PUNCHING TEEN AT GAY PRIDE IN AN APARENT USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE” (Jun 16, The Gaily Grind)
“Army upgrades lesbian’s discharge to honorable 35 years after booting her for being gay” (Jun 16, Raw Story)
“Restore Honor to Service Members Act (S. 1956)” (Brian Schatz, United States Senator for Hawaii)
“Gay Oklahoma Soldier’s Discharge Upgraded to Honorable” (Jun 16, The Oklahoman)
“Here’s What the U.S. Is Doing to $36 Billion Worth of Military Equipment in Afghanistan” (Jun 5, PolicyMic)
“Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close” (June 13, ProPublica)
“Limited Liability Corporations and the LLC Loophole” (Aug 20, 2010, WNYC)
“US Appeals Court Ruling Favors AZ Inmates in Suit over Medical Care” (June 10, Public News Service)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“US military appoints general to probe Bergdahl disappearance” (Jun 15, Reuters)
“Long Waits At the VA for Mental Health Care” (Jun 11, The Associated Press)
“Egypt rights groups condemn conviction and 15-year sentence for prominent activist” (Jun 12, AP/Fox News)
“20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls” (Jun 9, The Los Angeles Times)
So without further ado…
(Official Maui Tears cover art)
August 23 – First City Festival 2014 – Monterey, CA
September 11 – Pysch Out Fest 2014 – Madrid, Spain
Skyzoo & Torae
(Official Barrel Brothers Album Sampler cover art)
(Official In Conflict cover art)
July 15 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
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