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, Zach Schepis joins us to talk about his article which you can find on the frontpage of BTR today, on the “Birdmen” of Brooklyn. These tender souls find companionship in raising flocks of birds that society has marginalized, and in their own way, keep an age old New York tradition alive.
And later, psychiatrist and geneticist Robert Cloninger is on the phone to talk about his groundbreaking research into the true nature of schizophrenia, which as it turns out may be a combination of eight different genetic disorders rather than one single nebulous mental illness.
Spoken word segments in today’s show feature the talents of Patrick Roche and Jeanann Verlee.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Marine suspected of trans woman’s murder transferred to Philippine custody” (LGBTQ Nation/AP)
“Lawsuit Aims to Break Arizona’s Secrecy Over Experimental Lethal Injections” (Oct 25, Common Dreams)
“Amnesty International: Ferfuson Police Crackdown Violated US and International Law” (Oct 25, Global Research)
“On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson” (Oct 24, Amnesty International)
“CORE SECRETS: NSA SABOTEURS IN CHINA AND GERMANY” (Oct 10, The Intercept)
“Naming the dead: visualized” (Oct 26, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings” (Oct 22, The New York Times)
“Judge dismisses Tea Party group’s lawsuit against IRS over targeting” (Oct 23, Fox News)
“The U.N. Caused Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic. Now the Obama Administration Is Fighting the Victims.” (Oct 24, The New Republic)
“China’s Communist leaders promise legal reforms—under party authority” (Oct 23, The Washington Post)
“Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes” (Oct 24, Reuters)
Without further ado …
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