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 celebrating the legacy of Surf Rock. Join Tanya Silverman as she speaks with George Tomsco of the Fireballs about the influences on the legendary ‘50s group.
And later, we feature exclusive audio from Jess Goulart’s interview with documentarian Sarah Blecher, whose 2010 film Surfing Soweto shed light on the hottest trend among African daredevil teens–”train surfing”.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Lyndsey Redding and Alysia Harris.
The Week in Independent Media:
“South Texas lawmaker: Immigrants’ mass graves are a crime” (Jun 22, Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
“Credit rating industry dodges reforms despite role in financial meltdown” (June 18, The Center for Public Integrity)
“Fort Myers burn victim identified as trans woman” (June 20, Naples Daily News)
“U.S. probing circumstances around Puckett’s resignation” (Jun 19, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“CDC Anthrax Blunder: Numbers Could Climb Higher” (Jun 20, NBC News/Reuters)
“Director of lab behind Atlanta anthrax blunder moved” (Jun 23, Sydney Morning Herald)
“AP Impact: VA Falls Short on Female Medical Issues” (Jun 22, The Associated Press)
“High court restricts some software patents” (Jun 19, Politico)
“Angry Japanese farmers say their animals are poisoned by radiation” (Jun 22, AFP/Global Post/Raw Story)
“Israeli rockets strike targets in Syria in retaliation for killing of teen in cross-border attack” (Jun 23, The Washington Post)
“Syria: 4 dead, 9 wounded in Israeli airstrikes” (Jun 23, Fox News)
So without further ado…
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September 10 – The Waiting Room – London, UK
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