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, BTR’s Brian Fencil joins us to discuss how our justice system is sort of like one giant debtors’ prison–which you can find out more about by clicking his article on the BTR frontpage.
And later, millions of American students may spend the next few decades of their lives paying off their student loan debt. But what is life like where the government picks up the bill for students? Is getting a (mostly) free ride all that it’s cracked up to be? Geert Faber is a graduate student from Holland who gives us a bit more perspective on whether the grass is truly greener on the other side.
Plus, the week in news that corporate media didn’t think you needed to know–from white-washing history books in Colorado public schools to the latest details on the upcoming Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Elysia Glover, Cambria Ruth, and Tayler Whitehead.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Non-candidate spending increases in state elections” (Sept. 24, The Center for Public Integrity)
“Student loan defaults drop nationally, not in Michigan” (Sep 24, Detroit Free Press)
“Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban” (Sept. 24, ProPublica)
“Hague court opens probe in Central African Republic” (Sep 24, Deutsche Welle)
“Snowden Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize” (Sept. 24, Voice of America)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Denver area students walk out in protest” (Sep 23, AP/Yahoo! News)
“O’HARE TERMINAL 1 REOPENS AFTER UNATTENDED BAG PROMPTED EVACUATION” (Sep 24, ABC 7 Chicago)
“FAA orders security review after O’Hare airport fire, as it warns air traffic will not return to normal for TWO WEEKS” (Sep 29, The Daily Mail)
“Drill Sergeant Found Guilty of Sex Assaults” (Sep 24, ABC News)
“Israel, Hamas to resume cease-fire talks in Egypt next month” (Sep 23, The Jerusalem Post)
“Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 21” (Sep 22, Reuters)
“21 Deaths Now Tied to GM Ignition Defect” (Sep 22, Consumerist)
Without further ado …
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October 7 – Townehouse Tavern – Sudbury, Canada
October 8 – The Outpost – Thunder Bay, Canada
October 10 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
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Hiss Golden Messenger
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October 12 – West Virginia Culture Center – Charleston, WV
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