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, Sara Coughlin chats about Germany’s “stone age” approach to problems posed by NSA surveillance, and Brian Fencil pulls apart ageism in the tech industry.
And later, co-host of The Hash podcast on BTR, Molly Freeman joins us to talk about Sharknado 2: The Second One and what to make of it. Plus, we feature interview audio from BTR’s Q&A column, Tune Up, featuring John Ringhofer—the brains behind indie christian orchestral act, Half-Handed Cloud.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Stephen James Smith and Rafeef Siadah.
The Week in Independent Media:
“OECD’s plan to end bank secrecy blasted by activists” (July 23, ICIJ)
“Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block” (July 21, ProPublica)
“Demonizing Migrant Children Proves An Epic Fail For Anti-Immigrant Groups” (July 22, ThinkProgress)
“The Crisis in Gaza is Creating Horrifying Backlash for Jews Around the World” (Jul 23, World-Mic)
“Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia?” (July 22, The Center of Public Integrity)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Arizona killer takes 2 hours to die, fueling lethal-injection debate” (Jul 23, The Los Angeles Times)
“Egypt media applaud tough security check on John Kerry” (Jul 23, BBC)
“New York Governor Cuomo’s office intervened in corruption probe: NY Times” (Jul 23, Reuters)
“Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by the Mooreland Commission” (Jul 23,The New York Times)
“Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal says Key West bartenders can’t marry yet” (Jul, 23, The Miami Herald)
“Split Obamacare Court Rulings Revive Health-Care Debate” (Jul, 23, Bloomberg)
Without further ado …
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November 13 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
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September 5 – The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
September 7 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
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