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 on the phone with filmmaker Francesca Chaney whose recent short documentary submission into the 9th Annual Belize Film Festival tells the story of what its like for immigrant children to grow up in America.
Check out a trailer for Bigger Than US below:
But first, Dane Feldman and Molly Freeman, co-hosts of the Hash podcast on BTR join us to talk about transphobia in the media.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Seth Walker and Amiri Baraka. As always, don’t forget to check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, for the latest in independent media and underreported news.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law” (Jun 23, ABC News)
“Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released” (Jun 05, The Advocate)
“Jailed Connecticut transgender teen moved to psych center” (Jun 24, The New Haven Register)
“Medicare Advantage Plans Require More Scrutiny” (Jun 27, The Center of Public Integrity)
“Update on our lawsuit against the FBI…Directly from our homeboy Michael Steinberg at the ACLU!” (Insane Clown Posse official website)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
““Court Releases Large parts of Memo Approving Killing of American in Yemen” (Jun 23, The New York Times)
“Pick for V.A. Is Former Corporate Chief” (Jun 30, The New York Times)
“In Military Care, a Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny” (Jun 29, The New York Times)
“Whistle-Blowers Ignored By VA Management” (Jun 24, Bankrupting America)
“US violated rights of those on ‘no-fly’ list” (Jun 25, CNN)
“Why the no-fly list was declared unconstitutional” (Jun 25, The Washington Post)
“DHS chief to Congress: I can’t explain surge of illegal immigrant children” (Jun 24, The Washington Times)
“Boko Haram kidnap more than 90 people in Nigeria” (Jun 25, The Irish Times)
“Nigeria: ‘Boko Haram’ attack villages near Chibok” (Jun 29, BBC News)
So without further ado…
The Young Leaves
(Official Alive and Well cover art)
(Official Cayetana cover art)
July 3 – The Social – Orlando, FL
(Official All the Kids cover art)
July 5 – Cake Shop – New York, NY
July 6 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
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