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, Pamela Rutledge helps us dig deep beneath headlines about why technology is almost always bad for our fragile millennial psyches. But first, BTR’s own Brian Fencil joins us to talk about how radical violent groups are fighting the war on terror using social media.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Kevin Yang and Taylor Mali.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Supreme Court Broadens Hobby Lobby Ruling to All Forms of Birth Control” (July 2, Mother Jones)
“First female black student-president at nation’s most expensive prep school is forced to resign after ‘offensive’ photographs of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerge online” (Jun 30, The Daily Mail)
“How Politics Derailed EPA Science on Arsenic, Endagering Public Health” (June 26, The Center for Public Integrity)
“Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front” (Jul 2, ProPublica)
“Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier” (July 1, ProPublica)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“US Launches Media Campaign In Central America Highlighting Illegal Immigration Dangers” (Jul 2, Associated Press)
“ACLU Chief: Greenwald Will Reveal Spying on U.S. Muslims” (Jul 2, The Atlantic)
“Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On” (Jul 9, The Intercept)
“In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are” (Jul 5, The Washington Post)
“Under Pressure to Form New Government, Iraq Parliament to Convene Sunday” (July 8, The Washington Post)
Without further ado …
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Check out the latest edition of our Q&A column, Tune Up, featuring Little Lapin, whose track “Waiting Room” you can hear on today’s show.
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July 27 – The Comet Bar – Cincinnatti, Ohio
August 16 – Palisades 906 – Brooklyn, New York
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