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 is on the phone with architect and activist Raphael Sperry talking about ways those who design prisons can preserve human rights by refusing to put in place solitary confinement cells (among other inhumane features) in their blueprints.
And later, Jess Goulart joins us to chat about how a somewhat happy accident in medical research allows us to have a much more clear idea of the nature of human consciousness.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Shoshana Sarah and Megan Falley.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Obama curbs nuclear security goals as bomb-building budget grows” (Jul 29, The Center for Public Integrity)
“Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regs Set Sights on Secretive White House Office” (July 31, ProPublica)
“NYPD Officers Who Shot And Killed Kimani Gray Will Not Face Criminal Charges” (Jul 30, News One)
“India raps ‘unacceptable’ US surveillance” (July 31, The Times of India)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Bank of America’s Countrywide Ordered to Pay $1.3 Billion” (Jul 30, Bloomberg)
“Wisconsin Court Upholds law Curbing Unions’ Rights” (The Wall Street Journal, Jul 31)
“Wisconsin Justice Uphold Union Limits, a Victory for the Governor” (Jul, 31, The New York Times)
“Trial Set for Greenpeace activists in P&G protest (The Associated Press, Jul 31)
“China says pro-government imam murdered in NW” (The Washington Post, Jul 31)
“Greece to help ‘hundreds’ of Chinese leave Libya” (July 31, AP/The Houston Chronicle)
Without further ado …
(Official Sylvan Esso cover art)
September 11 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
September 12 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
How to Dress Well
(Official What Is This Heart? cover art)
September 17 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
September 19 – District N9ne – Philadelphia, PA
(Official Third Time to Harm cover art)
August 22 – The Foundry – Dallas, TX
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers. | read
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch