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 staff writer and co-host of the Scotch & Cinema podcast, Jess Goulart, joins us to discuss how video game movies may someday become the new comic book movies, as far as Hollywood blockbusters go.
And later, freelance journalist and spoken word artist Jennifer Leigh Oprihory joins us to discuss a slew of foreign policy issues, her recent story for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative on the US military’s role in international disaster relief, and read us some poems!
Hence, this week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Jennifer Leigh Oprihory.
So without further ado…
The Week in Independent Media:
“Company That Sues Soldiers Pledges Reform, Changes Name” (Oct 7, ProPublica)
“Virginia’s Black-Majority District Map Rejected” (Oct 8, Black Press USA/AP)
“COURT SPOTLIGHTS THE F-B-I’S SUPER-SECRET NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS” (Oct 9, The Intercept)
“Twitter Inc Sues government For Breaching First Amendment” (Oct 8, The Street)
“Senator questions Bank of America’s no-bid prison deal” (Oct 6, The Center for Public Integrity)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“9th Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho” (Oct 7, The Washington Post)
“Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality” (Oct 7, The Baltimore Sun)
“Voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin Blocked by the courts” (Oct 10, CBS News/AP)
“Wisconsin and Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts” (Oct 09, The Los Angeles Times)
“Renewed assault on Kobani; 21 dead in Turkey as Kurds rise” (Oct 8, Reuters)
“Aurora theater shooting study gives suggestions to first responders” (Oct 8, The Los Angeles Times)
(Official …And Star Power cover art.)
Oct 16 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 18 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
(Official Syro cover art.)
(Official Control cover art.)
Oct 23 – The Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 24 – Cake Shop – New York, NY
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